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September 18, 2013 / becca shayne

exceptionally unexpected

Oliver Jeffers‘ work has an element of wit and quirkiness that gives his whimsical, imperfect illustrations a macabre underbelly with a sweet lemony coating. Take a look and you’ll know what I mean.

His maps project for United Airlines maps cities in five hours, taking the highlights and then adding a touch of humor, like the girl checking her hair in the reflection of the sculpture in Charlotte. All of the imperfections and layers add character and create a rich story. I spent several minutes in the depths of his site, looking at all of his Illustrations, which seem to be a hidden, unlinked gem on his site.

charlotte-2

frankfurt-2

sanfran-2

brooklyn_circus_1

rhinocorn

sketchbook_2_9

sketchbook_2_12

weight_watchers

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