Bold line work and bright colours in Laura Breiling's editorial illustrations on gender, feminism and politics

in Inspiration / Illustration

Berlin-based illustrator Laura Breiling creates a superb line in editorial illustrations, distilling often complex issues into humorous, beautifully drawn and easily digestible images.

The thoughtful line work and bold colour palettes make for striking work, and Breiling's client list includes Bloomberg Businessweek, The Vinyl Factory, The Debrief, Psychology Today and Reader's Digest (who knew they commissioned such great work?)

Much of Breiling's work explores gender related topics, though she says that her "love for plants also shows up now and then." As well as drawing from these global themes and botany, the illustrator also shows a knack for taking real-life everyday experiences into her work: the image of three girls in headscarves, for instance, was inspired by "three girls I saw at Kottbusser Tor in Kreuzberg [Berlin] a few weeks ago," says Breiling. "I love their style, which is a mixture of traditional clothing and street style."

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