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.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

This was a Christmas mail shot I did for soundtree music. It even inspired them to compose their own carol and have it made into a music box....
Merry Christmas everyone.

Friday, November 30, 2012


I did a poster for Full House Theatre Company
They are putting on a performance of Rapunzel at at Luton Library Theatre starting on the 14th December

David Humphries

Through The Noise

'Through The Noise' is Megan Wyler's debut single available form December 16th. 
I designed this cover for her as well as the album, which is to be released in June 2013 on Nowever Records. See the artwork used on her site and check some beautiful tunes here.

Keep warm!


Thursday, November 29, 2012

Animals Asia Moon Bear products

I've designed several products for the charity Animals Asia, who are working to rescue and support Moon Bears held on bile farms in China.

The profit made from the sales of these products all goes directly to help the bears. They might be the perfect Christmas gift!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Hi all you lovely people. These two pics were for Campaign (Asia Pacific) Mag and the piece was about Nerds and how hard it is to catch them and sell them stuff. I seem to be having a yellow/red head on just now (see below)

These two pics above were for the Washington Post's Outlook mag, I wasn't sure which one I liked more so left the choice to them. I was asked to do the cover as well......Whey hey!

Reincarnation Exhibition

Some of my collage pieces are part of a group show currently running at the London Print Studio in West London. 'Reincarnation' is on until 24th November. Follow this link for more details and go here for my artist page at LPS. 

Also the 'Party Show' at Victor Wynd Fine Art in East London, which includes some of my illustrations from the book 'A Curious Invitation', will be on until 18th November. Find details here.

Hope you can make it over East or West, depending on where you are!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

sweet anthology

I've designed the label and branding for new sweet company Chorley & Baker. The collection is called 'Sweet Anthology' and features a modern-baroque icon, with two lovely ladies making sweets..
 The jars are super nice, and the sweets are crazy tasty.
I've done little illustrations throughout the website also. Please try some and let me know what you think!

Farmer Clegg's Night Out

This is my second picture book with the excellent wordsmith Peter Bently and published by the monolithic Macmillan. Its the story of Farmer Clegg (not the Nick varierty) sleepwalking his way into an animal talent contest. CLUCK!
Buttercup is a moonwalking cow, Dobbin is break-dancing Horse, the Ram twins Ramsey and Ramsden may remind of you of some irritating Irish twins, and of course the lead Judge Simon the Cow sporting the hairstyle of a Grizzly bear. 

You can purchase a copy HERE or better still, buy it from a bookshop.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Hugh's Three Good Things

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's new cook book is out! Filled with tasty recipes, and my illustrations. I've used watercolour and pen & ink, and also made some photo collages using Hugh. Available at all good bookshops....hope you enjoy!


Friday, August 31, 2012

A Curious Invitation

I designed the cover for this fantastic book by Suzette Field, which will be published by Picador in October. I also created 40 black and white chapter illustrations which run through the book. This first hardback edition has gold spot varnish on the details that are here yellow - really beautiful! Check here for details and a sneak preview of the various chapters. There will also we a launch party and exhibition at Viktor Wynd Fine Arts. Please join!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Mountain Biking in Bhutan

Just fininished this for Ride magazine
Bhutan is a tiny mountainous country between India and China
There is now a popular race series and this autumn sees the third running of the Tour of the Dragon Race - 268km in one day with a total height gain of 3790m and loss of 3950m

David Humphries

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Lane Crawford gift card

Happy Summer everyone! My HK toile design has been adapted for a summer electronic gift card for Lane Crawford, a high-end department store in HK. I like the neon bright colours...


Saturday, June 30, 2012

LOKL cafe map in Kuala Lumpur

I did a colourful map for a new coffee shop in KL, Malaysia recently, called LOKL. Hope you can make it there if you're around!


Thursday, May 31, 2012

Orion book covers

These are the first three titles in a series of covers I am currently working on for Orion Publishers.
I have also spring-cleaned my portfolio on the monsters website, follow this link to take a look at new work and browse through some of my old favourites!


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Green Machine!

This was a recent piece I illustrated for Print Week, the article gave tips on how Print companies can save money and do their bit for the environment via their Print Delivery Trucks. I took the tips and gave them a few more, Wind-meals on wheels, giant Rollerboot, sailing boats on wheels, oversized paper aeroplanes and foot powered Flintstone style vehicles. Look out Toyota Prius!


Glasgow Jazz Festival

I was asked by the kind folk at Atalanta to illustrate Pharoah Sanders, the excellent Saxophone jazz musician, for this years Glasgow Jazz Festival. I rarely get to do these sort of commissions all the portrait illustrations I do tend to be personal projects only, so this will be for others eyes too!

I kept the colour palette limited to tie in with the magenta in the Jazz Fest logo, all the white lines for his beard and hat (he's had some awesome beards in his time) were drawn in dip pen, line work was reduced to a minimum to keep it bold and graphic.

The final piece will be a fold out leaflet measuring 530mm x 310mm with details of the festival on the other side. Check out this youtube clip of Pharoah Sanders and James Blood Ulmer doing some 'improv' blues jazz fusion...Nice.


Travels of Marco Polo

This is a just couple of Illustrations I completed this month for a book about the travels of Marco Polo for the educational publishers Cambium Learning Group over in the US of A.


Guardian Sport

This picture was for the Guardian Sports Page earlier this month. The piece was about the race to be the first cricketer to score twenty three centuries.


Growth in China

I did this for the nice people at the FT
It was about economic growth in China, and how fiscal policy was affecting the long term economy.


Monday, May 28, 2012

Peony rug

I've designed some exclusive, hand-made silk and wool carpets for a company in HK called faux. They can be ordered in any size, and take about 2 months to make. They are super soft and cosy...


Monday, April 30, 2012

Tinta: Art Print Exhibition

Lynn Hatzius and David Humphries are part of TwentySixtyFive, an exhibition organised by Tinta, showing 20 artists, 60 prints for 5 days at the Stoke Newington Library Gallery. 
Please join us for the private view on Thursday, May 3rd, 6-9 pm
Exhibition dates: May 2nd - 6th, 2012
Location: 32-40 Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16 0JS
For more Information on the artists showing and opening times visit
This is an illustration I did for Haymarket Asia earlier in the April. I don't normally get asked to do cityscapes but I really enjoyed working on this.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Conde Nast Traveller

I've been doing maps for Conde Nast Traveller magazine for a while, and here a few from recent issues.

Mariko x

Thursday, March 1, 2012

New book cover design

Another book cover design I did for Cassava Republic Press, this time for a teenage audience.
Hope you are all enjoying the early spring weather! Lynn

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

ceramics in the press

Lots of press recently in Hong Kong for my toile ceramics in blue and red. You can buy all the variations at kapok in trendy Wanchai, HK.


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

this month's image on the curious olympic calender is the 56lb weight throw.

David humphries

I saw one of my t-shirts on the telly!
they are available at

David Humphries

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Chicago Tribune

I did a fun illustration recently for the Chicago Tribune about getting advice from professional chefs on how to cook at home...


Tuesday, January 31, 2012

I did a desktop calendar for the nice people at Curious Design just before Xmas.
It has an Olympic theme. It features a defunct event every month.
This is January's image (underwater swimming).

David Humphries

Sri Lankan Website

I've done some icons, a map, and some lettering for the website of a holiday villa in Sri Lanka called Talaramba Reef. You can see it here. Maybe time to book a holiday...


Monday, January 16, 2012

DLD magazine

I was asked to illustrate a number of articles in the latest DLD magazine, which brings together the many exciting topics covered at the DLD Women's Conference last year. To see further illustrations and have a look through the magazine click here.

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