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advertising

advertising animation characters charity games gif movie posters posters product type design typography

colour

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corporate

annual report business charts corporate decisions financial money

design

conceptual diagrams infographic installation lettering maps signs

editorial

editorial health illustrative journalism lifestyle magazine cover

publishing

adult fiction book covers book jackets childrens books publishing

subject

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

techniques / style

19th century computer games cross hatching figurative hand drawn handwriting humourous likeness line loose optical illusion painterly pen & ink pencil sci-fi sculpture texture traditional victoriana
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Roald Dahl

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Hay Festival By Air

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20th Century Writers / Telegraph

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A Scattering Of Collaborations / CT Brown

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Alexandre Dumas Self-Initiated

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Asian Investor / Happy New Year

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Asian Investor / Raiders Of The Lost Yen

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Asian Investor / Techwars

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B'Gawk

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Byron / Telegraph

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Carol Ann Duffy / Telegraph

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Colm Toibin / Telegraph

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George Orwell / Telegraph 1

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Hoarding / Inside Housing

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Lionel Shriver / Telegraph

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Margaret Atwood / Telegraph

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Pest Control Magazine / Jazz Crickets

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Phil Power Taylor / Sport Magazine

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Donald Trump / The Telegraph

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John Fin / The Telegraph

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Mahatma Gandhi

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Das Octonoots 2

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Pat Goatrett

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Arm Wrestlers / Asian Investor

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Shirley Jackson / Telegraph

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Karl Marx Likes A Fight

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Colour line work

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Centre Parcs

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Del Preston

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Kite / The Telegraph

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Shirley Jackson / The Telegraph

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Das Octonoots 1

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Jack O'Neill

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John Muir

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Lead Belly

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Jane Austen / The Telegraph

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Johnny Cash

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Prince

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Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

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Eroica Hispania

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Charles Dickens / The Telegraph

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Haunted House / Telegraph Review

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Octopus / Answers Magazine

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Passing The Baton / Print Week

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Poem Pharmacy / The Telegraph

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Poem Pharmacy 2 / The Telegraph

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Smart Animals / Answers Magazine

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Aldo Donelli / 11 Freunde Magazine

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Hector Castro / 11 Freunde

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Hugo Lepe / 11 Freunde

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Saeed Al-Owairan / 11 Freunde Magazine

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Piano Favourites / EMI

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Neil Armstrong / Cincinnatti Magazine

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Irish Distilleries / Golf Magazine

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Tinctures / Runners World

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Rameses / Runners World

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Milo / Runners World

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Runners World 1

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Runners World 2

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Super Computer

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A Church

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Go Forward

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Greggs Is Back Open

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My Dad Likes Fishing

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Pig Bat

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The Lighthouse Poster

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Fish Spots / Pished

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Poem Spots / Telegraph

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Alexander Rehding / Harvard Magazine

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Fish Balloon Art / Pished

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Michael Frayn / Telegraph

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Santa / Telegraph

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Lynda Davis / Telegraph

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Gatorade / Runners World

Biography

Wesley Merritt is the alter-ego of illustrator & educator Paul Jackson. Paul discovered Wesley in 2008, and has balanced his not-so-secret identity as a rogue Yankee illustrator with his career as an academic. Paul currently leads the MA in Graphic Branding & Identity at London College of Communication, part of University of the Arts London. He is a graduate of the Royal College of Art and is currently working on a PhD exploring the interface between narrative drawing and world-making, with a particular focus on the cognitive worlds generated by verbal cues, and how drawing acts as a framing device for storyworlds.

Wesley (and Paul) grew up obsessed with the American heartlands, and loves traditional, neo-, postmodern & spaghetti westerns. Wesley's work begins in a fairly traditional fashion; sketchbooks, line drawing, lots of looking, idiosyncratic digital colouring techniques and photocopied magic. Wesley was born out of a love for David Hockney, Saul Bass, Robert Frank, Sergio Leone, and advertising from the 1960s. He (frequently) references Renaissance paintings, Wim Wenders, Bruce Springsteen, Postmodernist ideologies, Penguin’s Great Ideas, Wim Crouwel, Graham Greene, Dadaism, Eric Ravillious and Battersea Power Station.

Wesley has worked with 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. He has exhibited at London's Coningsby Gallery, as well as at London College of Communication and has received an editorial award from the Washington Post and was shortlisted for the Folio Prize.
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