Summer 2020

Malika Favre: Gridlocked

A love of mathematics and geometry underpins the immaculate illustrations of Malika Favre [EXTRACT]

The illustrations of Malika Favre have become familiar over the decade since she left UK studio Airside to become an independent illustrator. Her clients include Penguin Random House, The New Yorker and BAFTA (British Association of Film and Television), and she is known for personal projects such as the sensual ‘Crazy Horse’ print series, exhibited at the Outline Editions gallery in London in 2017.


‘Lucky Hands’ (2018) playing cards for fashion brand Alice Balas Paris.
Top. New Horizons (2014), artwork and grid for Brummell magazine. Favre’s cover image uses a ‘pure perspective’ grid to create depth. ‘Creating volume with a flat, coloured pattern is always a challenge,’ she notes, ‘and the hot air balloon was the perfect object for it.’


John L. Walters, editor of Eye, London

Read the full article in Eye no. 100 vol. 25, 2020


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