Back in those heady days of yore, we celebrated Greek/Italian illustrator Chronopoulos’ “eminently commissionable” work, which has been snapped up by the likes of Fred Perry, The New York Times, Lucky Peach, London's Natural History Museum and Anorak Magazine.
Since then, Chronopoulos – also a founding member of Studio Pilar – has once again been celebrated as part of the Illustrators 61 editorial category by New York's Society of Illustrators. He’s also been honing his moving illustration work, and we’re very much into it.
The illustrator is behind a trio of great kinetic images for Bloomberg, commissioned by the brilliant art director Steph Davidson, which take Chronopoulos’ trademark bold linework and bright colour palettes to showcase, variously, the pitfalls of self-driving cars and the “death” of the American sedan car.
There’s also some great recent work for MIT Technology Review, which again lets Chronopoulos’ style shine through in his charmingly simple character design—this time, our protagonist is the hapless face of a piece about “taming killer robots.”
Throughout these recent pieces is a sense of playfulness and humour, even when the works illustrate complex (and occasionally frightening), serious issues. The final new series we’re keen to highlight was created as part of Pentagram London's Do the Green Thing editorial project, which looks to use "world-class creativity to tackle climate change."
Spearheaded by Andy Hobsbawm and Pentagram partner Naresh Ramchandani, each issue of the project uses text, illustrations, films and campaigns to push ideas around sustainability.
Chronopoulos’ illustrations, both static and moving, were used to accompany a rather fascinating piece entitled Why your dog can – and should – go vegan.
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