Interview: Artist Eric Petersen’s Strange Design

Illustration // Friday, September 26, 2014
The characters in the work of illustrator Eric Petersen inhabit an alien landscape of strange routine. These players, empty-eyed and remote, move through Petersen’s incredibly tight and eerie compositions in simple interactions — on the subway. Swimming. At a desk. His work is deliberate in perspective and its total lack of detail...

The Work of Eric Petersen

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 04, 2012
'My style is influenced by instructional graphics and the look of vintage comics of the 1940s. I draw uniform lines on a computer to strip away some of the human element and expressive quality seen in non-digital work. I use perspective and unnatural colors to set up a voyeuristic feeling and create an unsettling mood. I am interested in the combination of a purely functional illustration style with an emotional scene.' Eric Petersen

Eric Petersen's Vintage Subconscious

Illustration // Monday, December 03, 2012
'My style is influenced by instructional graphics and the look of vintage comics of the 1940s. I draw uniform lines on a computer to strip away some of the human element and expressive quality seen in non-digital work. I use perspective and unnatural colors to set up a voyeuristic feeling and create an unsettling mood. I am interested in the combination of a purely functional illustration style with an emotional scene.' Eric Petersen

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