Illustration for Matter Matters, a new fashion brand from Hong Kong.
by Cheng-Han Wu
Callum Russell is a London-based artist who works on hand-cut paper illustrations. His images are characterized by strong contrasts and large shadows areas which design patterns and textures. The subject are usually street scenes, interior of train stations and bridges with silhouettes of passers-by merging in the building shadows. The refined technique produces images which look somehow out-of-time which may echo far away styles and aesthetics like that of Frank Miller comics or of traditional Japanese woodblock printing.
Prepare for yourself to get lost ( literally ) within Johnny’s illusion based paintings. This really does have to be viewed in full screen to be admired properly.
Get you best paper, cut a circle and fold it so that the circumference falls on a fixed point inside. Repeat, using random folds. Now see the creases. This is how you paper-fold an ellipse.