london, United Kingdom
Monsters is a london based collective of 6 freelance illustrators. we each have our own styles and areas of graphic design and animation. we promote our work collectively through promotional material, a group website, exhibitions, and specially designed monsters products.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


This is my caricatures of a little unknown Liverpool band from the early 60s.


Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Beasts Royal Exhibition

This is one of my collages on display at the Viktor Wynd Fine Art Gallery as part of the Beasts Royal Exhibition which has just opened and runs until 28th January 2011. If you haven't been to this incredible space run by the Last Tuesday Society at 11 Mare Street E8 4EP, go and be inspired by all its wonderful bits and pieces. For more information go to

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Fishy Fingers

This was my entrant for this years 'Blister's on my Fingers' Blackout themed poster competition. The poster design had to work as a glow in the dark poster aswell as in the daylight. They didn't pick it so I'm off to tie a large weight around my leg, climb into a rubble sack and roll into the canal and join the fishes until they change their minds.


Am I Art?

This is a doodle of Damien Hirst I developed into a poster idea after reading the comments on this years Turner Prize on the endless debate, Is that Art? So I added some 'is that art' rants.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Alfie's Market Canvas Bag Competition

Hello there. My design has been shortlisted for the 'Design a Greener Future' canvas bag competition for Alfie's antique market in London. The theme 'Antiques are Green' ties in with National Antiques Week, starting Nov 15th.


Thursday, September 30, 2010

start of a dream

This was the start of an early morning dream that never was, due to the early awakening of my youngest. Not sure if I got the character right, but who will ever know.
Reminds me of the "Magic Roundabout" somehow.


Dream fishing

Had a dream about fishing the other night, it all went horribly wrong.


Apple Day

Growing Communities, a social enterprise run by local people in Hackney, asked me to design a poster for Apple Day, a special event they are putting on at the Stoke Newington Farmer's Market on the 16th of October. Come along!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Monsters Peephole at Anti Design Festival

Had you visited the Anti Design Festival last week curated by Neville Brody as part of the London Design Week you may have seen our Monsters 'Peepholes'...If not here a few pictures of the making of the 'Peephole' and other pieces from the festival. We did our version of the Victorian pier side entertainment with an executioner, a girl with a head balloon, a teapot, a flying fish, a mini-bodied clown, an emu and of course a naked man with added 'hole'.

Pete's Peculiar Pet Shop

Here's a couple of pics from a four book series for Pearson Education entitled 'Pete's Peculiar Pet Shop' written by Sheila Bird and illustrated by myself. I finished these earlier in the year and they are now hitting the shops. The series is about the vertically challenged Pete, his assistant Molly and the highs and lows of running a pet shop full of 'peculiar' pets in a town of Witches, Wizards, Royalty and Flea ridden dogs.


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

thinkgadgets website asked me to make a 'moving office' splashpage for their website, using some of their products. These elephants are based on their LED lights, have a look, they're very cute...

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

This is a cover and inside illustration for a EB magazine supplement.

Classic FM Illustration

This is an illustration I did last month for the newly revamped Classic FM magazine.
The article is about what happened to Joseph Haydn's head after his death.

Panasonic TA1 Illustrations

Some of my skins designs for the new Panasonic TA1

Get yours here!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Saturday Times Review

An illustration I recently did for the Saturday Times Newspaper on new words that have gone in and old ones that have been thrown out of the Oxford Dictionary of English this year.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Character Design

A recent character design for a pitch for Feasters.


Thursday, July 29, 2010

Nature Writing

An illustration I did for a book on Nature Writing. A project that sadly fell through.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

conde nast traveller

Here's a map of Vietnam in the recent issue of Conde Nast Traveller. Watch out for my maps in various issues...


Friday, July 16, 2010

Paul the psychic octopus

I did this for the Guardian last week, it is about the psychic octopus from Germany who can predict World Cup results by choosing mussels from a tank

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Festival of Paper

Lynn Hatzius, Front and back, paper collage, 2010

You are invited to the opening of 'Festival of Paper - unfolding the journey of art through paper', an exhibition at the BHVU Gallery in East London. I will be showing new collage and print pieces along side artists Fiona Hepburn and Mildred Rambaud. Private View: Friday 16th July 6-9pm. Performance at 8pm; Exhibition continues: Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th; Open 12-5pm Performance on Sundays 18th & 25th at 3pm. For details go to

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

I have done a poster, and programme for Plucker a new play at the Southwark Playhouse

David Humphries

V&A awards 2010

Congratulations to Matthew Richardson, Sarah Carr and Marion Deuchars and for scooping the prizes at Monday's V&A illustration awards. It was great to be a small part of such a prestigeous event. You can see Mariko's work and mine on the digital display by the awards exhibition on the first floor at the V&A.

David Humphries

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Koala in a Tree

This is a birthday card I did to save myself £2.50 on buying one.

Unused Artwork

Here is a piece I illustrated for a Classic FM album cover of celebrities reading fairytales. It's not being used now unfortunately due to a 're-think' (I'll get over it one day) so I thought I'd show it somewhere, £1 to the first person who gets ALL the celebrities in the illustration, there is 11 of them in total, answers on a postcard or in the comments below.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Blue Courtyard Gallery

Hello! I just had an exhibition at the Blue Courtyard Gallery with my friends Aude and Lara. Here are some photos. E-mail me if you'd like to go on the mailing list for future exhibitions! We're planning one for Christmas....

Monday, May 31, 2010

Talking Pensions

This is a cover for a Employee Benefits Magazine supplement on Pensions. A colourful topic!

Family picture

This pic' started off as a birthday card for my daughter Daisy, I kind of like it as a poster too.

Builder Magazine

This is a Illustration I've not long finished for Builder Mag', it was for a government piece on zero carbon homes, and how to sell them.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

V&A awards

I have been shortlisted for the V&A illustrator of the year award.
The Russian image (above) will be exhibited on the hallowed walls of the V&A from 21st June.
click to enlarge

David Humphries

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

thinkgadgets website icons

Hello! I did some little icons for the Thinkgadgets lighting website. I also designed a few of their light shapes (angel, snowman, snowflake etc) as a matter of fact...


Lynn for the Guardian

An illustration I did for the Guardian weekend magazine last Saturday. Read the whole article on insomnia here.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Lynn Hatzius at Selfridges

These bird figurines are some of the work I will be selling with Supermarket Sarah at Selfridges. Available 7 - 28 April 2010 Selfridges Concept Store, Ground Floor, Oxford Street. Thereafter online. Visit their blog for regular updates.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Circus stuff

I've never been to a Circus (poor me) so thought it would be nice to do some pictures of how I imagine (want) a circus to be. It's an on going project, expect it to never be finished.

conde nast traveller

Hello! There's a nice article on Rio de Janeiro in the current edition of Conde Nast Traveller, featuring a handy map by me.

The Life-Cycle of an Embarrassing Email

This was a two page DPS illustration for Building Magazine following the Life of an Embarrassing Email, once you hit that 'send' button there's no return! (click to enlarge)


Inside Tommy G's Sketchbook/Brain

A sketch what I did this month.

Monsters @ Research

Latest pics of our fantastic group illustration at Research Studios toilets.. Enjoy!
click for the bigger image

Friday, March 26, 2010

This is an illustration I have just finished for the very last page of The World of Interiors' April Edition. The article is about the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology in Oxford.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Chinese New Year

Wishing everyone a very Happy Year of the Tiger. Kung Hei Fat Choi!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Monsters Bog Blog

Not the usual toilet graffiti...
These are a couple of sneak photos of the work in progress of our artwork for Research Studios toilet We were commissioned by them to 'liven' up the boring magnolia walls with a spot of monsters illustration. Armed with our pens, ink, paint and vinyl cut outs we squeezed the six of us into a rather small toilet for the day. More to come soon, so watch this Bog, I mean Blog...

Straight from the sketchbook

I had the fortune to spend my Christmas last year in Italy. In between stuffing my face with turkey and pasta I did pick up my sketchbook once or twice and these were a few of the locals I sketched going about their daily business.

Eco fashion rough

Here's a rough I've been working on last week, It's a double page for an editorial about Fashion Houses going "Eco" friendly.
Shame, it appears it's not going to be used. Thought it looked Ok myself.

Cam x

Monday, January 25, 2010

Tiffany box

Hi there, I've created an illustrated map of the famous Tiffany store on Fifth Avenue Manhatten, which decorates a lovely little ceramic jewellery box. It's only available in the New York store, so hurry along soon...


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