Alternative Aesthetics (Colin Kersley)

Alternative Aesthetics – known to some as Colin Kersley – is an illustrator based in Cardiff, UK. With his mastery of monochrome, Colin creates bold linear work with a bite to its personality and a twist of humour for good measure. Over the years, Colin has let his mind wander and spill out through a combination of expressive lettering, darkly adorable characters, and a taste for the weird but wonderful. Having created illustrations for advertising campaigns, publishing, editorial, products, and murals, Colin has worked with clients of all sizes across the globe. Only, on his ‘about’ page does he sometimes refer to himself in the third person. Because it’s weird to do it in conversation…apparently.

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IKEA / Chilly’s Bottles / ESPN / CBS Entertainment / Politico / The Big Issue / The Hygiene Bank / Coral / Black Screen Records / GSMA / Atlantic Books / Degrenne Paris / Science(ish) / Secret7″ / Clwb Ifor Bach