Illustration

Matte Stephens


You are most like­ly no stranger to the illus­tra­tions of Mat­te Stephens. He has worked for many large clients, includ­ing Her­man Miller, NPR, and Chron­i­cle Books. A fan of vin­tage-esque illus­tra­tions, I am cap­ti­vat­ed by his mut­ed palette, live­ly scenes, and knack for design. I am impressed that Mat­te uses col­ors that can become so eas­i­ly mud­dled — but I don’t think that they are. The col­or adds to his aes­thet­ic of a flat­tened space, sup­port­ed by bold shape design and crisp lines. 

All images via his blog. He also has an Etsy that does very well. 

Matte

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