David Shillinglaw: Street and Studio Art

Street art in Capetown, UK, David Shillinglaw, Dodie Boy, illustration, graphic designStreet art in Capetown, UK, David Shillinglaw, Dodie Boy, illustration, graphic designStreet art in Capetown, UK, David Shillinglaw, Dodie Boy, illustration, graphic designClick to enlarge

London based artist David Shillinglaw’s (aka Dodie Boy) work is new to me, at least by name, but by the number of street art blogs that came up when googling, I have a feeling I may be in the minority. Either way, I really love it. Shillinglaw’s work moves between street and studio, usually working on multiple projects at once…no time for boredom! His bold, colorful, type-infused illustrations convey the ups and downs of life, often including humorous idioms and metaphors.

From the artist:
“I enjoy the way people use language to define a feeling or physical condition. We support what we think, feel, say, and mean, with often ridiculous idioms and metaphors; placing frogs in throats and fires in belly’s, in order to paint a picture of something invisible and abstract. I feed on these very human expressions. I find day-to-day, conversational poetry casts a warm light on an otherwise very calculated, systematic, clinical and scientific world. My work is about people. Human nature. Both the civilized and monstrous, the stupid and articulate.”

Here’s a nice interview with Shillinglaw, and you can see more of his work on his website and blog.

via dirtcheapmag

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