For the love of movies
Netherlands-based illustrator Jaime Jacob builds her work layer by layer. Many of her pieces pay homage to her love of movies. Starting with black ink, then scanning in and adding color digitally, Jacob draws inspiration from vintage travel posters and childhood book covers. Each piece holds a story-like quality, with creatures and creepers, witches, and plants weaving their way through her work. We're hooked!
Jacob is part of an eight-person illustration collective called Knetterijs. These Netherlands creatives put out collaborative zines on a regular basis. This young collective includes recent art school graduates who've joined together to further their artistic ventures. Keep on keeping on, Knetterijs!
Their motto speaks true to the need for art in our crazy world: "These youths will blow your brainbox with some visual joy."
Jacob continues to focus on the tiny elements. Bugs, leaves, and small creatures are brought into the spotlight so that we can focus on them as the primary, instead of the periphary.
Jacob works late into the night at her studio, but still heads to the movies a couple times a week.
Below is another collaboration with her Knetterijs illustrator, Douwe Dijkstra.
This illustrator is only getting started. Keep up with Jaime Jacob and follow her on Instagram: