Paul Thurlby's Retro Illustrations

June 30, 2014

Originally from Nottingham, now based in London, Paul Thurlby is a full-time illustrator who draws inspiration from mid-century design and illustration. He says that his style has been described as being retro-modern, with the aesthetics being retro and the subject matter, modern. Paul uses old books, postcards and pieces of paper for the backgrounds of his illustrations. Often searching for the diamond in the rough, he is known to make purchases from second hand shops just to incorporate the back cover of a used book into his works.