Hylton Warburton Combines Powerful Copy and Quirky Design

 - May 5, 2011
References: flickr & 10and5
Look closely at Hylton Warburton quirky illustrations and you will see that it is a childlike series of ingenuity.

From his ‘King of Arts’ monster-like monkey on a card of spades to ‘City Slickers,’ which features a sullen-looking soldier with the powerful headline ‘Blood, Sweat and Tears,’ Hylton Warburton brings clever illustrations that embody his powerful style. The illustrations are creative childlike drawings, each with unique and powerful copy that express the prevailing mentality of some people today. For instance, ‘We are all monsters’ captures an orange furry monster in a suit with a briefcase and a pipe, with his eyes closed and looking quite arrogant. Hylton’s quirky designs and captions could mean anything you want it to mean and hence the artwork’s brilliance.

The '10and5' site's description of the artist: "Hylton is a Durban-based graphic designer and illustrator. During the day he works as a designer for Modern Museum, and moonlights as an illustrator. He has been a part of the art and design scene since 2006."