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editorial

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publishing

adult fiction book covers book jackets childrens books publishing

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animals beauty bicycle birds boats buildings cars celebrity christmas cityscapes computers consumerism crest crime crowds death eyes faces fantasy fashion festivals film fish floral food & drink furniture hair hands health hearts history horror housing industrial insects interiors landmark landscape machinery men military money motorbike mountains music neon numbers people places political portrait relationships religion robots science seascape sex skeleton skies smoke space sport technology telecommunications tourism transport travel water weather women wood

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Kurt Vonnegut In Space

Kurt Vonnegut In Space

Exhibition Poster

Exhibition Poster

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Roald Dahl

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Lionel Shriver / Telegraph

Once Upon A Time In The West

Once Upon A Time In The West

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Carol Ann Duffy / Telegraph

Famous Belgians / The Telegraph

Famous Belgians / The Telegraph

Eddy Merckx VS Pacman Gif

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Hay Festival By Air

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Pest Control Magazine / Jazz Crickets

Summer Books / The Telegraph

Summer Books / The Telegraph

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Donald Trump / The Telegraph

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Asian Investor / Techwars

The Wild Bunch

The Wild Bunch

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Alexandre Dumas Self-Initiated

Chechnya / Good Governance In Europe OSCE

Chechnya / Good Governance In Europe OSCE

Howard Jacobson and Jeannette Winterson / The Telegraph

Howard Jacobson and Jeannette Winterson / The Telegraph

Finance Playing Cards 2 / The Telegraph

Finance Playing Cards 2 / The Telegraph

Kiehl's Dark Spot

Kiehl's Dark Spot

The Telegraph Oppenheimer Bomb

The Telegraph Oppenheimer Bomb

Tour 1910

Tour 1910

Norman Mailer / The Telegraph

Norman Mailer / The Telegraph

Bill + Jenny Entertainment Weekly

Bill + Jenny Entertainment Weekly

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Asian Investor / Happy New Year

Jules Verne / RSA Journal

Jules Verne / RSA Journal

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A Scattering Of Collaborations / CT Brown

Heart of Darkness / Boat

Heart of Darkness / Boat

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John Fin / The Telegraph

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Colm Toibin / Telegraph

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Asian Investor / Raiders Of The Lost Yen

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Phil Power Taylor / Sport Magazine

A Bit Of The Old Ludwig Van / The Telegraph

A Bit Of The Old Ludwig Van / The Telegraph

Wishful Writing / The Telegraph

Wishful Writing / The Telegraph

Sam Beckett / The Telegraph

Sam Beckett / The Telegraph

Ukraine Map For OSCE Magazine

Ukraine Map For OSCE Magazine

Piggy Bankers / The Telegraph

Piggy Bankers / The Telegraph

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Margaret Atwood / Telegraph

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20th Century Writers / Telegraph

Giuseppe Garibaldi / The Telegraph

Giuseppe Garibaldi / The Telegraph

Cycling Is Not A Trivial Pursuit

Cycling Is Not A Trivial Pursuit

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Hoarding / Inside Housing

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George Orwell / Telegraph

Food Trucks / The London Magazine

Food Trucks / The London Magazine

Shakespeare's Fairies Washington Post

Shakespeare's Fairies Washington Post

BS Johson / The Telegraph

BS Johson / The Telegraph

SLAPP / California Lawyer

SLAPP / California Lawyer

Heart of Darkness / Sea

Heart of Darkness / Sea

George / Telegraph

George / Telegraph

Historic Pubs / Heineken Magazine

Historic Pubs / Heineken Magazine

Roosevelt & Bullock

Roosevelt & Bullock

Monitors

Monitors

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B'Gawk

Typewriter / The Telegraph

Typewriter / The Telegraph

Dr Who / The Telegraph

Dr Who / The Telegraph

Michael Gove's History / The Telegraph

Michael Gove's History / The Telegraph

Will Self Will Need A Bigger Boat / The Telegraph

Will Self Will Need A Bigger Boat / The Telegraph

Grammarian / The Telegraph

Grammarian / The Telegraph

With Bells On / Kinky Times

With Bells On / Kinky Times

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Byron / Telegraph

Haruki Murakami / The Telegraph

Haruki Murakami / The Telegraph

Anton Chekhov / The Telegraph

Anton Chekhov / The Telegraph

Vending Machine Bear

Vending Machine Bear

Ancient Mariner / The Telegraph

Ancient Mariner / The Telegraph

A Compact Dictionary Of Hair

A Compact Dictionary Of Hair

Samuel Johnson / The Telegraph

Samuel Johnson / The Telegraph

Philip Roth the Nighthawk

Philip Roth the Nighthawk

Tour de Yorkshire

Tour de Yorkshire

JD Salinger / The Telegraph

JD Salinger / The Telegraph

A Car Door Slams Shut / The Telegraph

A Car Door Slams Shut / The Telegraph

The Telegraph Italo Calvino

The Telegraph Italo Calvino

The Telegraph Mohsin Hamid

The Telegraph Mohsin Hamid

Heart of Darkness / Knitters

Heart of Darkness / Knitters

Hay Festival / The Telegraph

Hay Festival / The Telegraph

John Updike / The Telegraph

John Updike / The Telegraph

Fames Drunks / Men's Health Magazine

Fames Drunks / Men's Health Magazine

WIlliam Burroughs / Telegraph

WIlliam Burroughs / Telegraph

JK Rowling

JK Rowling

Bohumil Hrabal / The Telegraph

Bohumil Hrabal / The Telegraph

Conan Doyle and Ian Rankin / The Telegraph

Conan Doyle and Ian Rankin / The Telegraph

Nitto Shop Japan

Nitto Shop Japan

Death Rides A Horse

Death Rides A Horse

For a Few Dollars More

For a Few Dollars More

Falling Coconuts

Falling Coconuts

Soldiers

Soldiers

Dan Brown / The Telegraph

Dan Brown / The Telegraph

Charlotte Bronte / The Telegraph

Charlotte Bronte / The Telegraph

Steven Soderbergh The Telegraph

Steven Soderbergh The Telegraph

Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie

The Telegraph Napoleon

The Telegraph Napoleon

Lawyers

Lawyers

Emily Dickinson / The Telegraph

Emily Dickinson / The Telegraph

Odysseus / The Telegraph

Odysseus / The Telegraph

Ian Hamilton

Ian Hamilton

Paris, Texas Poster

Paris, Texas Poster

Christmas With The Dog Telegraph Review

Christmas With The Dog Telegraph Review

Gustave Flaubert Telegraph Review

Gustave Flaubert Telegraph Review

Nicholson

Nicholson

Toasted Piranhas

Toasted Piranhas

Heart of Darkness / Cover

Heart of Darkness / Cover

The Man With His Staff

The Man With His Staff

Best Party 2

Best Party 2

NY Mag Holiday Shopping

NY Mag Holiday Shopping

Technoball / The Telegraph

Technoball / The Telegraph

Leaving an institution / The Telegraph

Leaving an institution / The Telegraph

Robots

Robots

TS ELiot / The Telegraph

TS ELiot / The Telegraph

Marcel Proust / The Telegraph

Marcel Proust / The Telegraph

Global Communications

Global Communications

Will I Am and Chris Bosh / Rhapsody Magazine

Will I Am and Chris Bosh / Rhapsody Magazine

Kidnapped / The Telegraph

Kidnapped / The Telegraph

Isaiah Berlin / The Telegraph

Isaiah Berlin / The Telegraph

Guard / The Telegraph

Guard / The Telegraph

Resurrections for The Telegraph

Resurrections for The Telegraph

Ja Yes Oui Si Ha Ayo OSCE Magazine

Ja Yes Oui Si Ha Ayo OSCE Magazine

James Salter / The Telegraph

James Salter / The Telegraph

Kafka's Writing Bug / The Telegraph

Kafka's Writing Bug / The Telegraph

Office

Office

Esperto

Esperto

Head For OSCE Magazine

Head For OSCE Magazine

Are You Up For it? / Kinky Times

Are You Up For it? / Kinky Times

JS Bach

JS Bach

Dave Eggers Telegraph Review

Dave Eggers Telegraph Review

Guthrie Ping!

Guthrie Ping!

Tennyson

Tennyson

Sir Mick

Sir Mick

George Orwell / Telegraph

George Orwell / Telegraph

Bloomberg Businessweek Shakespeare In The Board Room

Bloomberg Businessweek Shakespeare In The Board Room

Walts

Walts

JM Coatzee / The Telegraph

JM Coatzee / The Telegraph

Chechnya Peace

Chechnya Peace

Eddy Merckx Fiddle

Eddy Merckx Fiddle

Van

Van

Kickers

Kickers

The Fornication Game / Kinky Times

The Fornication Game / Kinky Times

Fausto & The Magic Mountain

Fausto & The Magic Mountain

OSCE Magazine Spot Illustrations

OSCE Magazine Spot Illustrations

Rommel

Rommel

Without Fear

Without Fear

Coppi Bartali

Coppi Bartali

Japanese War Machine Raphy

Japanese War Machine Raphy

Biography

Wesley Merritt can draw anything except mice.
He’s a hybrid of a real Lancastrian upbringing and an imagined life in the American heartlands, and he loves traditional, neo-, postmodern and spaghetti westerns. His work begins in a fairly traditional fashion; line drawing, lots of looking, with lots of digital colour and photocopied magic. Wesley’s work is playful, experimenting with vector, typography and animation as well as line.

Wesley had his first exhibition “Going Wrong Ain’t The End Of Things” in Autumn 2014 at The Coningsby Gallery. He was a runner-up in the Folio Prize 2014 for his work on Conrad’s Heart of Darkness. He’d really like to do a Folio book, to illustrate A Confederacy of Dunces, and to work on a historical Graphic Novel.

Wesley is hugely influenced by David Hockney, Saul Bass, Robert Frank, Sergio Leone, and advertising from the 1960s. He loves Renaissance paintings, Wim Wenders, Bruce Springsteen, mash-ups, Postmodernist ideologies, Penguin’s Great Ideas, Wim Crouwel, Graham Greene, Dadaism, Eric Ravillious and Battersea Power Station. When not required to be visual, he can be found on his bicycle, or swimming in wild places.

He has worked for, Publicis, Vodafone, Penguin Books, Random House, Hodder and Stoughton, Harper Collins, The Guardian, GQ, Esquire, New York Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Jamesons, Remember A Charity, Snickers, Kiehl’s, Wall Street Journal, Canadian Globe + Mail, Bloomberg Media, FIFA, Journal Condé Nast, Men’s Health, Reader’s Digest, Time Magazine, Waitrose Magazine and The Washington Post.

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