Chris Turnham's Illustrations Are Crafty and Distressed

 - Feb 21, 2014
References: christurnham.tumblr & designworklife
Looking like an authentic scene from the 80s or even 60s, Chris Turnham's retro architecture illustrations are subtle, but stunning.

Not needing to add crazy colors and over-the-top drawing techniques, Turnham's architecture illustrations are so well-drawn and crafted that they actually look like postcards from an era long gone.

The Los Angeles-based illustrator and printmaker's pieces are all about lines; he uses thin angular lines to portray his architectural subjects in the most professional of ways. Not only is the quality of the craftsmanship of these illustrations incredible, but using subtle and relaxing sun-washed hues gives them the ultimate vintage feel.

The artist has had his work featured in television animation, various publications and children’s books.