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Owen Gildersleeve : Variety Magazine

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A typographic cover illustration by artist Owen Gildersleeve for the inaugural Variety500, a new initiative by Variety magazine indexing the 500 global leaders in the entertainment industry.

Being the first ever issue Owen wanted to create something special, so he decided to play with the title type to create a graphic and abstract artwork that will hopefully make people look twice.

The design was digitally drawn-up and then hand-cut out of sheets of colored paper, using a sophisticated monotone palette with additional red tones to add a flash of vibrancy. These sheets of paper were then layered up at varying heights to give the artwork an interesting visual depth and photographed in Owen’s studio using natural light.