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Colour & Materials
Published: 3 Feb 2015

Thomas Burden: Colourful Illustration

British illustrator and art director Thomas Burden creates captivating 3D type and character animations. The vibrant and colourful artworks draw on visual references from Burden's own childhood to present a charming, nostalgic narrative.

The meticulous CGI renderings of wonderful miniature worlds and odd creatures are based on his own vivid memories, as well as his vast collection of vintage toys, souvenirs and printed material. Incredibly realistic typographic illustrations also feature in his work. Maximised colours and textures and odd juxtapositions bring these forms to life.

This quirky and inspiring portfolio demonstrates how designers are combining digital wizardry with nostalgic elements to craft something new and hyperreal.

Our report Colour Me In: Handcrafted Visuals explores how inventive approaches to digital media and a playful nod to childhood memories can create an emotional connection with consumers.

Look to Augmented Colour and Digital Chromatics reports for more inspiring multimedia projects and slick graphic visuals.

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