Shan Jiang Mixes Asian and Graphic Novel Styles

 - Aug 2, 2012
References: everynicething & juxtapoz
These Shan Jiang illustrations are a fantastical and exciting bunch of colorful images. The Shanghai-based graphic designer, art director and illustrator uses traditional Chinese elements in his work, like the dragon, and brings life to them using a graphic-novelesque style.

This crop of Shan Jiang illustrations are colorful, but in a restrained way. Muted tones are combined with a saturated hues to accentuate certain elements of each piece. Jiang uses this technique to have odd things pop against the reddish-orange backdrop of Chinese cities, like a man in a blue bunny suit in the middle of a city street.

Now working in London with design company Shotopop, Shan Jiang is a talented artist whose work is stimulating and beautiful to look at.