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.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

PhD Funding

The government has increased PhD loans to £25k
The author doubts whether a "carrot" of this size addresses the fundamental problems of attracting graduates and high-fliers onto PhD study
David Humphries


I did this for the Guardian last month.
The article was about American athlete Justin Gatlin, who seems to be getting faster with age!
He has served two lengthy bans for drugs offences, and the article questioned the integrity of his longevity.
David Humphries

Friday, May 8, 2015

Watering Hole

The V&A shop is now stocking my Watering Hole collage as an A2 signed Giclee print
Get yours here for only £65.

Happy springtime from Lynn

Friday, May 1, 2015

Toile Parasol for the Huntington Library

I've designed a new and exclusive toile pattern for the Huntington Library in the USA, a sort of museum/botanical gardens. It has been printed on a lovely paper parasol, with more products coming soon...


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

BBC History Magazine

Here is an illustrated map I did of the UK, which covers a spread in the April Issue of the BBC History Magazine. It accompanies an article about immigration to England during medieval times.

Happy Easter everyone,

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

There is a medical myth that teething causes fever in babies
I did this for Readers Digest
David Humphries

I have been doing some more early mornings for the nice people at South China Morning Post.
This one was about the government and the pan-democrats ditching their bunker mentality and moving towards universal suffrage.
David Humphries

Saturday, January 31, 2015

South China Morning Post

I have had a few early starts for the South China Morning Post this week
4 am start for a 9.30 am deadline
Cornflakes taste funny at that time in the morning

First one was about needless extra powers in Hong Kong law being introduced under Chinese influence
The second image defended China over ongoing border and territory disputes in the South China Sea, it suggested that Philippines, Vietnam and the USA were the source of the problems.

My body clock is nearly back to normal

David Humphries

Chinese New Year

Here is my illustration of the celebration of Spring, featuring the animals of the Chinese zodiac. It has been used in various ways to decorate the luxury shopping mall Pacific Place in Hong Kong.
I designed it in red (a lucky colour) but the pink and brown is quite fun too.
Happy Chinese New Year on the 19th February!

Mariko x

Thursday, January 22, 2015


I have been commissioned to do a monthly illustration for the BBC Countryfile Magazine to go along with a regular column by author Sara Maitland. January is about living in the Scottish countryside.

All the best for 2015.

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