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Colin Elgie

Colin Elgie
When Colin Elgie first became an illustrator in the early 1970s, he worked with some of the greatest bands of the vinyl album era. Pink Floyd, Genesis, Peter Gabriel and many more all featured his work on their record sleeves. These days, the artist maintains his clear, graphic style producing striking work for some of the world’s biggest magazines, consumer brands and media companies.

Based in the Kent countryside, his interests include Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, as well as Scandinavian crime fiction. He likes desolate places, and has travelled to the most northern town in the Arctic Circle.

Training

Colin went to East Ham Technical College where he took a Licentiateship of the Society of Industrial Art and Design. It included graphic design, copyrighting, photography, graphics and illustration.

Approach

Colin’s approach to image making is to keep it simple. If elements in the illustration aren’t needed to get the idea across, he leaves them out. First and foremost, illustration is very much a communication tool.

Style

Strongly composed and graphic looking, Colin’s work takes on board many of the aesthetics of the great poster designs of the 30s and 40s. Many of his pieces have an appealing and colourful vintage-made-modern look to them.
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Illustration for Tommy Hilfiger runway show
Illustration of  vinyl record label for a fashion company
Illustration of an airplane on steamed train
Illustration for Der Spiegel series
Kicking Horse illustration | Animal style gallery
A portrait illustration of Kevin Pietersen
Moose illustration | Animal style gallery
An llustration of ski champion Maria Reisch
Hen illustration | Animal style gallery
An illustration of a graphic hen
An illustration of CD cover for o0s
An illustration of baby nappies
An illustration of a science fiction rocket sits on a launch pad
An Illustration of a power generator
An illustration of cover design for Wiggins
Illustration of Design for a status Quo tour poster
Woman playing violin illustration by Colin Elgie
An illustration a woman at the beach under a sun parasol
An illustration of couple in a fifties Buick car
An illustration of dockside travel poster
Couple drinking champagne illustration by Colin Elgie
An illustration of stamps from exotic countries
Rocket illustration | Mural style gallery
An illustration of Swan in lake
An llustration of Tyskie beer stamp design
Woman riding car illustration by Colin Elgie
Jewellers stationery | Graphic design style gallery
Illustration of the 'Green Man for a book on Beermat Mandalas
An Illustration of a Bull and Bear in circus ring
An illustration of a jet engine for Lucas Aerospace
Peoples faces illustration | Portrait style gallery
Stag illustration | Animal style gallery
An illustration of a woman cycling
An aeroplane taking off illustration by Colin Elgie
Portrait illustration of a Hell's Angel Harley Davidson
An illustration of a fireworks poster
An illustration of black and white stag
An Illustration of a telegraph newspaper for a motoring column
A traditional illustration of Indian Henna designs
An illustration of cove a kingfisher diving down

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