Ruby Taylor is a London-based illustrator with a flair for creating cheerful images that tell lively stories of intrigue, adventure and the exotic. Her bold outlines and unfaltering use of attention-grabbing colour combinations set her in a league of her own. Her illustrations are instantly recognisable and have been utilised in collaboration with some of the most exciting independent publications and brands, some of the best creative events in the world. Try Adidas, Little White Lies, Wrap and Spindle Magazines and The London Illustration Fair for starters.
A member of Puck Collective, Ruby has exhibited at a host of great shows and venues, including Pick Me Up, Boxpark and the London Illustration Fair, for which she produced a top-notch mural last year. A self-described lover of pattern, the hustle and bustle of the city, and collecting old objects from thrift stores, charity shops and vintage emporiums, Ruby’s work seems to be influenced by countless items, phenomenon, and exchanges. In particular, we love her surface designs and the varied bits and pieces that they depict, from pencils to watermelon each design is a bright and beautiful ode to something or other.
Ruby’s illustrations are created using a mix of traditional drawing and painting techniques and digital editing software which explains her exceptional way with colour. She settled in London by way of Bristol University and has since stormed the illustration scene like a pro. We can’t wait to see more of her brand and editorial collaborations and fresh exhibitions this year, especially if this means more of those great illustrations of tattooed careerists and gorgeous naturally-inspired patterns.
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Words: Emily Beeson | @younggoldteeth