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A place for my illustration work. Collages and patterns, personal and commissioned. Expect lots of colour. If you want to work with me, click ‘hire me’ in the navigation above.

wired magazine | new collage

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photo of collage by laura redburn, in wired UK magazine

late last year i was commissioned by wired to do a small illustration depicting the film ‘passengers’ to accompany a short write-up. it’s always wonderful to see my work in magazines, and it’s actually one of my goals this year to get my work in more magazines ..and hopefully a book of sorts!

as you can see, this illustration turned out to be a little different from my usual style (which is a bit more bright, minimal and with a femme vibe) but i still like it and feel it fits the vibe of the magazine well.

oh, and no, your eyes haven’t gone all fuzzy, i did double up the photo of chris pratt, reduced the opacity and dragged it back a bit, to make it look like he’s ‘fading’. not sure if it comes across that way though!

what do you think of it? i’d love your opinions. if you want to see it in person, it’s in the ‘tastemakers’ issue, opposite an article on bonobo.

if you’d like to commission a pattern or collage from me, for personal use, licensing or for a publication (or anything else), you can contact me via email.

collage by laura redburn, for wired UK magazine

making something new out of something old | new collages

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collage of collages by laura redburn

i can’t remember precisely how these came about. i think i was a bit bored and wanted to make something, but was also too tired to actually do any cutting and pasting. so i found some previous collages that i had saved on my computer, namely: flower power and this top quick collage and a couple of scans that i made into this cutout pattern and kind of just ..collaged them all together. it was quick and fun and i like the idea of ‘recycling’ work i’ve already made into something new.

think i might do a few more like this in the future!

kathleen | new pattern

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kathleen - pattern by laura redburn

as is now tradition for me, i always make a collage or pattern to begin and/or end the year, and this is no exception…

i actually started this a couple of months ago and accidentally forgot about it, but over the christmas period i started working on it again.

i had intentions to make this a more detailed, layered pattern but i much prefer how it/the variations turned out. i like how they all look together and hope that to other people they look like they belong together. i feel like simple geometric patterns are my ‘go to’, the ones that just come naturally and happily and that i don’t necessarily need to think about too much. i’m all about working on instinct, but i do want to branch out a little more and work on some patterns that have more layers and depth to them. though, i don’t know – i do love making ones like this!

here’s hoping this year is filled with collages, patterns, and as much art as i can make!

kathleen - geometric pattern by laura redburn

kathleen - colourful geometric pattern by laura redburn