Sep.
10

Colorful Illustrations by Andrea Kalfas

Pizza Party After Dark event poster

Pizza Party After Dark event poster

I dig an illustrator who isn’t afraid to use color, and Andrea Kalfas certainly falls into that category. Andrea—who also does kickass lettering—uses texture and vivid palettes thoughtfully: you get the feeling that she considers the brief in all her aesthetic choices, rather than fight against it in favor of a closely-held style.

This Baltimore, MD-based illustrator has worked with a variety of clients in editorial and beyond, including The New York Times, Nautilus Magazine, Anthology Magazine, and Scout Books. Among other anthologies, she’s been included in two of my favorite publications: NoBrow magazine and Ferocious Quarterly.

A stand-out favorite are these cosmic notebooks for Scout Books:

Cosmic Notebooks / Scout Books

Cosmic Notebooks / Scout Books

Illustration by Andrea Kalfas, via Badass Lady Creatives Illustration by Andrea Kalfas, via Badass Lady Creatives Illustration by Andrea Kalfas, via Badass Lady Creatives

Other favorite works by Andrea:

Backseat Drivers No More / BUST Mag

Backseat Drivers No More / BUST Mag

The Isle of Voices / Scout Books - Good Ink Shorts

The Isle of Voices / Scout Books – Good Ink Shorts

Pest Control / Lady Knights/Women Warriors zine

Pest Control / Lady Knights/Women Warriors zine

Tech Share / aiCio

Tech Share / aiCio

Growing Collection / Ferocious Quarterly Issue 2

Growing Collection / Ferocious Quarterly Issue 2

Good Girls Going Bad / BUST Mag Aug/Sep

Good Girls Going Bad / BUST Mag Aug/Sep

Campfire Friends / The Fox is Black wallpaper series

Campfire Friends / The Fox is Black wallpaper series

Doppleganger / NoBrow 6 "The Double"

Doppleganger / NoBrow 6 “The Double”

Aisha / Blooms of Nigeria

Aisha / Blooms of Nigeria

Ambrosia / Scissorhands Show, Gallery Nucleus

Ambrosia / Scissorhands Show, Gallery Nucleus

Severian and The Undine / The Book Show, Galerie Maghen

Severian and The Undine / The Book Show, Galerie Maghen

What are you thinking of Log Lady? / Damn Fine Coffee! Twin Peaks zine

What are you thinking of Log Lady? / Damn Fine Coffee! Twin Peaks zine

Oakland map / Anthology Magazine

Oakland map / Anthology Magazine

Gummie Bear Wizard / "Technotwonic" show (loving the squished gummy bear)

Gummie Bear Wizard / “Technotwonic” show (loving the squished gummy bear)

Plenty more to see on Andrea’s site (her animated logo is wonderful) and Tumblr blog.