Alexander Lendrum

Editorial curator, born and raised in Hong Kong.

A Look at the Incredible Work of ‘Tank Girl’ & ‘Gorillaz’ Artist Jamie Hewlett

While the recent return of Gorillaz has definitely helped bring the incredible artwork of Jamie Hewlett to light for new millennials, there’s a lot of fans out there that can easily spot a Hewlett piece from a mile away. His signature illustrative style artwork that seamlessly blends the hyperreal with the hyper-fantasy and almost comic-like style has earned him cult status. From being known as the artist behind the Tank Girl comics, to having exhibitions at Saatchi, Hewlett is without doubt a man whose work is well worth delving in to. Thanks to publication house Taschen, we now can.

For anyone looking to explore the Jamie Hewlett’s body of work, Taschen has graced us with the artist’s first ever comprehensive chronicle that spans a good 25 years. The art book, entitled Inside the Mind
of Jamie Hewlett
, is filled with everything from completed works to drafts, to projects that unfortunately have never seen the light of day. To top it off, the book comes with an entertaining candid conversation between Hewlett and French photographer Jean-Baptiste Mondino and actress/Hewlett’s wife Emma de Caunes, which has the artist detailing a diverse range of topics, as well as coming out with gems like this: “I like misfits. I like ugly people who are interesting. Ugly-looking people who dress well are more interesting to me.” Check out some of his work throughout, then head to Taschen to look into getting the book for yourself.

Alexander Lendrum

Editorial curator, born and raised in Hong Kong.