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Hide & Seek

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Malika Favre

Malika Favre for Brummell Magazine

During my daily search for lovelies, I came across fellow blogger Lexa.Covers’ post about the 2015 World Illustration Awards. The winning images were interesting, but it’s the illustrations of Malika Favre that stopped me in my tracks. I was instantly captivated by her exuberant colors, her judicious use of negative space, and her clean, classic lines. When I got to her website, I knew I was onto something special. The French-born, London-based artist manages to communicate her subjects in the simplest of lines, but the art is elevated by her simplicity rather than reduced by it.

“…there is no point in adding and adding things to a design. If you can live without it, then you don’t need it; get rid of it.” -Malika Favre interview with TheGreatDiscontent.com

One of the hottest illustrators in Europe, her work graces everything from magazine covers and editorial art to package design to building murals. But even when it’s just used as advertising, it manages to be advertising of the type that makes you want to stop and examine rather than mindlessly turn the page. To me, her work feels important and collectible, which is why it’s so fortunate that much of it is for sale! In particular, don’t miss her Karma Sutra series and her zodiac series.

Malika Favre

Malika Favre (This should have been on my wall in 1982!)

Malika Favre

Malika Favre

Malika Favre for Fabric Magazine

Malika Favre for Fabric Magazine

Malika Favre for Sephora

Malika Favre for Sephora

Malika Favre for Gucci

Malika Favre for Gucci

Malika Favre

Malika Favre

Malika Favre for Marie-Claire Magazine

Malika Favre for Marie-Claire Magazine

Malika Favre for The Washington Post

Malika Favre for The Washington Post

Malika Favre for Sephora

Malika Favre for Sephora

Malika Favre for Bafta

Malika Favre for Bafta

Malika Favre for Parisianer Magazine

Malika Favre for Parisianer Magazine

Malika Favre for The New York Times

Malika Favre for The New York Times (Don’t miss the shadow.)

Malika Favre for Sephora

Malika Favre for Sephora

Malika Favre for Domain Hollywood

Malika Favre for Domain Hollywood

Malika Favre for Westbury Hotel

Malika Favre for Westbury Hotel

Malika Favre for Afar Magazine

Malika Favre for Afar Magazine

Malika Favre for Budweiser

Malika Favre for Budweiser

Malika Favre for Vanity Fair

Malika Favre for Vanity Fair

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

15 thoughts on “Hide & Seek

  1. Who has that kind of imagination??? Well, yeah, Malika Favre, apparently. You gave us many OBTs today. Thank you for that.

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  2. THIS IS A WONDERFUL WEBSITE TO YOUR CREDIT. I’M CERTAINLY GLAD I VISITED IT

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  3. Oh wow! I love her stuff. The strength of the line, the use of negative space and the bold use of colour with contrasting monochrome is incredible.

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  4. I just looked at the links you provided. The karma sutra alphabet is amazing! I love it. I also checked out the zodiac series and, since my birthday is soon, I’m going to hint to my husband that the Scorpio would make a nice addition to our art collection. 😀

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  5. Another great find. I will definitely look more into this artist. Thank you.

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  6. Reblogged this on ARHtistic License and commented:
    Guest post by Donna, who writes one of my favorite blogs, My OBT.

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