Today’s Fri-llustrator is the Icelandic wunderjunge Siggi Eggertsson. He’s one of my favourite young illustrators working now – an individual so full of talent, I wanted to put all of his work in this post – I had real difficulty deciding what images to put in and which to leave out.
Since 2005, he has been ping-ponging around the world, choosing to live, work and study in (deep breath) Reykjavik, New York, Berlin, Reykjavik again, London, then back to Berlin via Tálknafjordur. In that time he’s worked for the likes of (deep breath again) Gnarls Barkley (via Tom Hingston), Coke, John Brown Group, Mulberry, The New York Times, Nike, Stüssy, Wallpaper* and Wired among others. And he recently created the cover image for the Star Trek edition of Little White Lies. His work reminds me of a modern mash-up of Ian Wright (one of his influences) and George Hardie.
And he is an equally talented designer – Siggi Eggertsson’s website is based on a disciplined six-column grid and is a joy to behold itself. Even down to the little details of having fine zig-zagging lines to separate content. Wonderful, wonderful stuff!
From top: Illustration of British band Zoot Woman (cropped), ‘squint’ portrait (personal work) and ‘E’ for Grafik Magazine.
All images © 2005-2009 Siggi Eggertsson.