Up Close With
This month we get up close and personal with Dawid Ryski, a polish illustrator and musician, responsible for some of our kookiest and much-loved cards. Dawid spent his youth listening to hardcore punk and skateboarding, describing his work as “street art meets illustration.” His lifestyle and love of music have fused, leading him to produce album covers for Franz Ferdinand, Bob Dylan and Kasabian. He began designing in black and white using only pencil and fine-liner, before moving to Photoshop and colour.
Dawid also works as an illustrator for books, newspapers and magazines across Europe and in 2014 he illustrated one of our favourite books 'alphabetics' for Little Gestalten. His work is stylish and fun with a twist of nostalgia and a nod to surrealism, communist propaganda and tattoo art. There's no mistaking the work of Dawid Ryski, but let's hear from the man himself.