From found images to layered spheres and pyramids, artist Natalie Nicklin creates otherworldly escapes through her graphic design. Though her clients range from New Scientist to Urban Outfitters, her work recalls pop culture moments from another dimension. And while she hints at the retro and nods towards the whimsical, there’s something entirely modern about her vision.
“Somewhere there’s a parallel universe made up of all our previously imagined technopias,” Nicklin says. “I’d like to think my work reflects that place.” While Nicklin’s work encompasses everything from illustration and screen-printing to abstract typography, her layering of images truly conjures scenes that take you somewhere. There’s a complexity to her frequent use of concentric circles and various shades of pastel pink that forces you to focus in on an image, be it a camera-straddling koala or a young boy shooting a laser out of his hands. The seriousness of her construction—much more than straightforward collage—juxtaposed with absurd subject matter is what makes Nicklin’s work so compelling. Check out available prints here.