Paul Thurlby

Hailing from Nottingham, Paul Thurlby is an illustrator who made a name for himself back in 2011 when his children’s book Alphabet took the world by storm. The retro aesthetic he uses in his work stems from his passion for vintage posters, of which he has a large collection. “My work is bold and playful: I use traditional media to draw objects that are then scanned into photoshop and re-assembled. So, while the illustrations are finished off digitally, they still retain a human touch which is important to my work,” says Paul. “Variety is important to me in my work and I enjoy working in advertising, design, children’s books and editorial."