Clean edges, angled forms and powerful injections of colour help give Fernando Volken Togni’s illustrations an immediate impact and an attention-grabbing style with flourishes of wonderful details and playful concepts.
While he works with simple, stripped-down forms, adding them together into pockets of smaller, more complex areas gives his work tons of interesting features to take in.
He talks to us about how he creates these illustrations as well as little bit about his day to day process when working on a commission.
“Hello, my name is Fernando Volken Togni, I’m a Brazilian illustrator and graphic designer living in London.”
“I illustrate daily life with clear-cut shapes, geometric elements, precise attention to detail and bold use of colour.”
“My technique is digital, I use mainly Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to illustrate. My equipment is my laptop, a mouse or drawing tablet and pen and paper for sketches. I love working with music, and preferably in a bright room.”
“From time to time I try to change workplace. I used to have a studio, but I like constant change. One of my favourite places to work from is the Barbican Centre in central/East London.”
“It’s brutalist architecture is super inspiring with lots of art and cultural events going on. It’s constantly buzzing.”
All images © Fernando Volken Togni