GRAFILU 4 DUMMIES
offers a concise overview of the most important projects since the founding of Grafilu in 2004. Each entry features a short text and a PDF for download.
CONTRIBUTOR PORTRAITS • 2022 download PDF
These portraits were drawn for a variety of clientele. The lines are kept to a minimum with a focus on the features and attire of each person.
LE MAÎTRE VOLEUR • 2021 download PDF
These illustrations are based on the drawings made for Monocle a year earlier, but use colour in a more expressive way, in order to create different moods throughout this dialogue-driven video game.
MONOCLE • 2020 download PDF
The illustration work created for Monocle spans from loose to controlled echoing various levels of complexity and demand that come with different kinds of subject matter and application.
ZÄSUR • 2019 download PDF
Despite their nonchalance, these cartoons found their voice in a step by step process over the period of months.
COOKING STAR • 2018 download PDF
The illustrations for “Cooking Star” mark a shift to a freer use of line and subject depiction, not unlike drawings in a sketchbook, in order to illustrate this guide to cooking for a younger audience.
NSU PORTRAITS • 2017 download PDF
These portraits combine working methods from the series Bekenntnisse with the looser drawing style from the project Eesti Inspiratsioon.
YOUNG INNOVATORS • 2017 download PDF
Monochrome, digital portraits for smaller applications, inspired by my work for the Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, find here a new level of refinement.
PAUL & DIANA • 2016 download PDF
Two personalities, created from simple geometric shapes and repeating elements, are brought to life by their facial expressions and surroundings.
EESTI INSPIRATSIOON • 2015 download PDF
PROFIL • 2012 download PDF
This series focuses on a clear design language and works with a predetermined color palette and a simplified method of representation in order to illustrate ideas and concepts.
EDIÇÃO VIDEOGAME • 2011 download PDF
The freedom to work abstract and the possibility to apply in a different way what I had learned from the Japanese pixel portraits a year earlier make this project to a personal favorite.
DRAWING AND ILLUSTRATING FOR THE NEW YORKER • 2010 download PDF
The work I was able to create for The New Yorker magazine reflects my interest in different visual languages and was an early inspiration for the creation of “Grafilu eclectic”.
DIGITAL DRAWINGS • 2010 download PDF
Bitmap drawings that bring the hand drawn to mind but at a closer look, their abstract and digital nature is revealed.
JFA PORTRAITS • 2010 download PDF
Portraits of the Japanese soccer team 2010, united by their color palette and reduction to black and white pixel compositions.
I AM SO TINY • 2010 download PDF
High demand, little time and a small budget led to a new style of portrait drawing for Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin.
BEKENNTNISSE • 2007 download PDF
Drawing a portrait every week over a period of three years enabled me to make this project into something of my own. The distinctive look of these drawings in combination with their mixed media technique, made them quickly to one of my most popular styles.
SKETCHBOOKS download PDF
Since I founded Grafilu in 2004, sketchbooks have been a personal and important source of inspiration for my creative work.