• Owen Gildersleeve : Time Out Los Angeles

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Owen Gildersleeve : Time Out Los Angeles

Editorial, Illustration, Illustrators/Designers, Owen Gildersleeve

Paper cutting master Owen Gildersleeve created this recent cover art for Time Out L.A. We spoke to Owen about his creative process for this piece:
“For the Time Out L.A. cover I wanted to create a bold and eye-catching image, exploring the theme of the Los Angeles canyons in a playful and abstract manner. We decided on a topographic design, to represent the rolling canyons, and then positioned the headline typography so that it would appear as a cut-through of the white layers revealing some nice bright colors below”
“To create the artwork I began by drawing the design digitally, allowing me to work out the forms and colors. I then used these designs to create the physical artwork, cutting each layer out of sheets of coloured paper. The individual pieces were then layered up at varying heights using pieces of card and tac to add an interesting visual depth to the piece. The final artwork was shot in my studio using natural light to give some nice soft shadows”