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.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Waitrose Christmas Drinks Guide

I've done some festive illustrations in the free wine guide for Waitrose this month. You can pick them up in any branch of Waitrose!


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

New website

I am pleased to announce the launch of my new website, showcasing a fresh pick of my latest projects and some past favourites. When you have a moment, please take a look at


Monday, September 9, 2013

The Modern Peasant

The Modern Peasant was published this summer by Chatto & Windus, a lovely book on bringing the pleasures of a country kitchen into city life. My illustrations run throughout the book. Here is the cover and some sample chapter headings.



Saturday, August 31, 2013

Half full or half empty??

I did this for a feature on optimistic CFO's being more successful than their pessimistic counterparts

David Humphries

Monday, July 29, 2013

mindful magazine

I have some illustrations in the current issue of mindful magazine, in the US. I drew line illustrations, and hand-lettered text, over photographs, to convey everyday sounds and noises all around us...

Mariko x

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

This is a picture of my brain (actual size)
I used it in an article about the urban myth, that we only use 10% of our brains
Scans of the brain show that, in fact, there
are no parts of the brain that are inactive or unused
and detailed probing of the brain has failed to
identify the ‘non-functioning’ 90%

David Humphries

Swimming Logo

My daughter's swim team is called Walthamstow Tritons
We have had a redesign, to make the kids swim faster
For those of you that think a Triton is an electric shower

Triton (mythology)

Triton (Greek: Τρίτων, gen: Τρίτωνος) is a mythological Greek god, the messenger of the sea. He is the son of Poseidon and
Amphitrite, god and goddess of the sea respectively, and is herald for his father. He is usually represented as a merman, having
the upper body of a human and the tail of a fish, "sea-hued", according to Ovid[1] "his shoulders barnacled with sea-shells".

Like his father, Poseidon, he carried a trident. However, Triton's special attribute was a twisted conch shell, on which he blew
like a trumpet to calm or raise the waves. Its sound was such a cacophony, that when loudly blown, it put the giants to flight,
who imagined it to be the roar of a dark wild beast

David Humphries

Data Protection Illustration

The nice people over at Wardour asked me to realise an idea they had for an article on Data Protection for Code Red Magazine, fun characters, fun job.


Corporate Treasurer Illustration

The Corporate Treasurer Magazine commissioned six double page Illustrations from me, here are a couple that were to run into each other over four pages. It was a pretty free brief, which was enjoyable.


Grocer Portrait

I don't do a whole lot of portraits but enjoyed doing this for the Grocer Mag' a few days ago.


Friday, March 1, 2013

Hello everybody

I have a new website! I still have lots of images to upload but it's up and running so please come along to and have a look.


Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Condé Nast Traveller maps

I've been doing maps for Condé Nast Traveller for a while now, and thought I'd show some that I think work quite well!


Thursday, January 31, 2013

Las Vegas Tech

This Illo' was for Haymarket Publishing HK, they wanted a pic' to run with a story about a huge Tech convention in Las Vegas, The headline will run across most of the illustration, so the colours had to be keep minimal.

Cam Law

Eating Their Own

This Illustration (it actually came out last month) was for an article on Japanese Income-distribution fund products, titled "Eating Their Own". I was given the idea of a snake eating it's tail, I thought it would be nice to try and make it look a bit like a japanese wood cut print. Think it works Ok.


Chocolate Box Packaging

I've design two exclusive gift box wrappers for HK chocolatier chocoyou. One is for Chinese New Year (Feb 10) in red & gold, celebrating the Year of the Snake, the other for Valentine's Day with red and white flowers. Enjoy!


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