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.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Winterland at the V&A

My 'Winterland' tree was commissioned by the V&A as part of their set of Christmas cards this year. The pack features work by four contemporary illustrators and can be purchased hereThe design also spreads across the V&A shop for the 2014 festive season, on display areas, columns and till points.

Have as peaceful Christmas and good start to 2015.
Best wishes, Lynn

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Spectator Health

I have done a few covers for the Spectator recently
This one was about the dangers of rugby
David Humphries

Friday, October 31, 2014


Rich people in Hong Kong and China are ditching their Burberry checks and chunky designer watches
Sartorially, they are becoming more refined and less ostentatious
This was for the nice people at Haymarket Asia

David Humphries


Did your mum used to tell you that we lose up to 50 per cent of heat through our heads? 
It was just to frighten you into wearing that bobble hat that she knitted you for Christmas
Here is a picture I did for Readers Digest to expose this wicked lie 

David Humphries


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Spear's Magazine. Trusted Advisers

The nice people at Spear's Magazine commissioned this Illo' for a piece on "how private client professionals – including lawyers, accountants and private bankers –are increasingly serving as ‘trusted advisers’ for their clients, giving advice that it’s not strictly limited to their area of expertise and ending up becoming a friend". 


Vanity Fair, November Issue

I must be popular with Vanity or the blackmail is working, but they commissioned me again for Novembers On Travel Section. They were reviewing three hotels located in Vienna, Istanbul and Milan in a piece called "The Tale or Three Cities" and wanted to give it a twist with some Illustrations instead of the more usual photos.



Vanity Fair, On Time

They lovely people at Vanity Fair commissioned me do come up with some pics to stretch over the top of 5 pages in Vanity's "On Time". The piece was on the Dangers, trials and adventures undertaken by some of the greats of watchmaking. Really nice job to do.


Corporate Treasurer Illustration.

This pic' was for Haymarket HK. Piece was about Qantas migrating to "Cloud" networking, they wanted the illustration to feature Qantas aircraft.


Monday, October 13, 2014

Big Book of Classical Music

Classic FM's Big Book of Classical Music is now out. A fully illustrated hard cover book published by Elliott & Thompson, detailing each day of the year in classical music. Full page and spot illustrations by me accompany each chapter. 

Maybe a nice Christmas present for a Music lover?

Friday, September 26, 2014

River Cottage Light and Easy

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's new River Cottage cook book is out, full of lovely recipes, photographs, and my illustrations! I've used coloured pencils to create light and airy drawings. Available from all good bookstores. Hope you enjoy!

Monday, September 1, 2014


I have been doing a regular wine column for the Guardian over the summer.
This article suggested wines to drink whilst everyone else was on holiday, and you were stuck in the office or at home.
I have just updated the Monster website with some new images

David Humphries

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Summer Holidays??

It has been a busy summer at Humphries HQ
I have been doing  a lot of short deadline op-ed and letters pages for the Guardian and the South China Morning Post(SCMP) amongst other things.
The SCMP is based in Hong Kong. It involved setting my alarm clock at 4am and finishing work at 10am.
I was jet lagged without leaving the country!

The first image was for SCMP.
A publication called "House News"  Hong Kong’s largest online  news platform, with over 300,000 unique readers a day was shut down as a result of mainland Chinese surveillance, intimidation and pressure.

The second image was for the Guardian letters page.
I had 2 hours to complete an illustration about the  US air strikes on Iraq
Many readers were concerned about the innocent men, women, children and other vulnerable people that the US-led wars are supposed to save.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Chicago Magazine special

I did some fun line illustrations, drawing in and around various headers, photos and text for the Chicago Magazine annual special. Enjoy!


Monday, August 4, 2014

Lynn Hatzius - A Journey into Printed Matter

As part of the Whitechapel's First Thursday of the month Gallery trail, Firely Books on Chatsworth Road is putting on a private view to mark the opening of an exhibition showing some of my more personal work.

Lynn Hatzius: A Journey into Printed Matter - solo exhibition of collages and prints will be on from 07 August - 01 September 2014 at Firefly Books, 53 Chatsworth Road, E5 0LH

Join me for a long Summers evening preview from 5-9pm. I will also be hiding some small prints in books for someone lucky!


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Atlanta magazine

Fun pen and ink illustration for Atlanta Magazine in the States. Vive La France!


Saturday, June 7, 2014

Chicago magazine

I did this fun spread about day-trips from Chicago in the current issue of Chicago Magazine...

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

BBC History Magazine

This illustration will be featured in the June issue of the BBC History Magazine. It accompanies an article about five monks from Canterbury Cathedral who in 1178 reported to have seen an explosion on the moon. I wanted the style to mirror medieval manuscripts. Hope you like it.


Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Hello everyone
Just finished these pics for the CMPA mag from Haymarket HK, lovely people to work with, they were open to having a good bit of fun with quite a dry subject. Everyone happy with the finished illos.

This is a cover illustration for an Employee Benefits Magazine supplement, used again inside to illustrate the piece Convincing Performance, "Finance directors need to be shown the true value of investing in health and wellbeing benefits".
Was a fun one to work on. Hope you think so too.


Hello all. This pic' was for the Guardian Sports page (piece by the very talented Barney Ronay) a couple of weeks ago. He was writing about the Indian Premier League "cricket's whizziest, gaudiest pop-up western town of a sporting sideshow". Hope you like it.


Monday, March 31, 2014

gardening illustration

I did this fun illustration for the US magazine 5280 recently, hope you like it!


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Whilst everyone else in the country was enjoying themselves, or doing DIY,
I was working hard on Sunday, this is the fruit of my labours,
(for non football followers, Arsenal's badge is a cannon, they are commonly known as the Gunners)

David Humphries

Friday, February 28, 2014

Serco Prize for Illustration

I was shortlisted for the 2014 Serco Prize for Illustration

This year's brief was "The Story of London"
My picture is on display at London Transport Museum in Covent Garden

And I’m pleased to report that my illustration has been made available as a print to order poster, it is available from sizes A4- A0


(C) 2012 monsters illustration

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