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Colin Elgie

Colin Elgie

Overview

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.

Client List

  • The Post Office
  • Samsung
  • World Health Organisation
  • The Times
  • The Daily Telegraph
  • Radio Times
  • Range Rover
  • Peugeot
  • Penguin
  • New Scientist
  • NatWest
  • Mobil
Illustration of Design for a status Quo tour poster
Illustration of  vinyl record label for a fashion company
Peoples faces illustration | Portrait style gallery
Illustration for Der Spiegel series
An illustration of couple in a fifties Buick car
Woman playing violin illustration by Colin Elgie
Kicking Horse illustration | Animal style gallery
Couple drinking champagne illustration by Colin Elgie
Moose illustration | Animal style gallery
An illustration a woman at the beach under a sun parasol
Hen illustration | Animal style gallery
Portrait illustration of a Hell's Angel Harley Davidson
An illustration of CD cover for o0s
Woman riding car illustration by Colin Elgie
An illustration of a fireworks poster
An illustration of black and white stag
Illustration of the 'Green Man for a book on Beermat Mandalas
An illustration of a science fiction rocket sits on a launch pad
An Illustration of a telegraph newspaper for a motoring column
An illustration of a jet engine for Lucas Aerospace
An illustration of cover design for Wiggins
An illustration of cove a kingfisher diving down
Illustration of an airplane on steamed train
Illustration for Tommy Hilfiger runway show
Stag illustration | Animal style gallery
An illustration of dockside travel poster
An illustration of a woman cycling
A portrait illustration of Kevin Pietersen
An illustration of stamps from exotic countries
Rocket illustration | Mural style gallery
An llustration of ski champion Maria Reisch
An llustration of Tyskie beer stamp design
An illustration of Swan in lake
An aeroplane taking off illustration by Colin Elgie
An illustration of a graphic hen
Jewellers stationery | Graphic design style gallery
An illustration of baby nappies
An Illustration of a Bull and Bear in circus ring
An Illustration of a power generator
A traditional illustration of Indian Henna designs

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