We’ve featured the work of Justin Mezzell on this site before. Back in 2011 he won the Re-Covered contest with his fantastic design for Philip K. Dick’s ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?’ (see it here). I was checking in on his site recently and discovered these beautiful illustrations he created called La Telephone – A Love Story. I just love them.
“La Telephone is an experiment in opposition” he says. “I wanted to illustrate an environment wherein human connections are made through various scenes that may have otherwise been perceived as cold or inhuman. To me, large monolithic architecture provides a fantastic juxtaposition to play within. The idea that we can remain connected to one another in this oftentimes overwhelming life by such small, beautiful strands. I loved thinking about these stone buildings being somehow held together by a simple, almost anachronistic string-and-can telephone.”
It’s a beautiful idea and I love the execution! Simple, restrained and efforless. You can see more from Mezzell on his website here.