Above is some really beautiful work by illustrator Eda Akaltun. Originally from Istanbul but now living in London, I first came across her work when she took part in the Pick Me Up show at Summerset House in London last March. Her mix of traditional printmaking and digital collage is really great, and I absolutely love her sense of color. She recently completed a Masters Degree in Communication Design in Central Saint Martins and has already completed commissions for the likes of New Scientist and The Washington Post.
I particularly love her piece entitled The Jungle (above) which was created for the second issue of Nobrow’s own magazine. Eda is also both a founding member and a contributor to Nobrow, which is pretty terrific as I think those guys are doing some of the most exciting things right now in the world of graphic arts and illustration. Furthermore, Eda will be joining Eleanor Merdith and George Lewin in a new group exhibition at the Nobrow Gallery as part of their Butter collective, so if anyone is near East London, it should be well worth checking out! The exhibition opens June 23rd and runs till the 1st of September. For those who won’t be near London during that time, make sure to check out Eda’s site, and keep you’re eyes peeled when reading your favorite magazine – I’ve a hunch we’ll be seeing plenty more of her work popping up amongst those pages in the very near future.