We’ve fallen head over heels with Marc Martin’s illustrations. Based in Melbourne, Australia, the artist and bookmaker has worked with publications that include GQ, The Financial Review, and Wired, and has authored and illustrated five books (all published by the esteemed Penguin Random House).
Talking about his inspiration with the Milligram blog he said: “I have lots of influences. I think my design background gave me an appreciation for people like Ray and Charles Eames, Charley Harper, Bruno Munari and other designers from the ’60s, but these days I’ve branched out a lot with my influences. I really enjoy the paintings of David Hockney, Peter Doig, Fred Williams, and Adrian Genie, as well as folk artists and other illustrators.”
He’s also inspired by the outdoors, admitting that he enjoys “exploring the world.” “Most people live in urban areas where there’s no connection to the local environment, so it’s important to get out and about and remind ourselves that we’re part of the natural world,” he says.
His advice for other creatives who want to follow his footsteps? “Just keep working hard, don’t worry about what other people are doing, and don’t be afraid to take some risks in your career!”
Delve inside his colorful worlds.