Here are some examples of Poland-based Adam Quest’s tactile illustrations. He uses scanned-in, mix media surfaces and harsh edges in his work. We caught up with him and asked him to tell us a little about himself and what he does.
So, as you already know, my name is Adam Quest. I live in Poznan in Poland. Before I started doing digital art, I was a graffiti writer for a very long time. I think that graffiti is still in me, which can be seen in my work. I love to make pictures with spray effects, textures, sometimes I mix media, which, in the end, makes my work look kind of old. Doing illustration, I try to show the problem in the easiest possible way so it can be understood by everybody.
Most people call my art, ’50s cartoons’ or ‘lounge’ and, in fact, there is a kind of truth in this affirmation. I’ve watched many old cartoons with Betty Boo, Bugs Bunny and others so, like graffiti, it has made me who I am today. I do commercial work, mostly editorial for different magazines, posters and children’s books. You can see more on my blog and website.
© Adam Quest, 2011.