Freelance illustrator, Alexis Marcou, has a style that I had not seen before. His work, done in mostly pencil, charcoal and watercolor look more like a photograph that has been tampered with than a hand done drawing. Alexis’ approach to art seems to have different sections, as if it were a type of mosaic. His geometric ideas definitely take a process to create, and in his portfolios Alexis has step-by-step images showing how he came to reach his final piece. The majority of his work is done in variations of black and white with a bright pop of color to embellish specific areas.
Since graduating from Plymouth Universities College of Art, Alexis has done freelance work for major companies such as Nike, Hewlett Packard, and Cisco. Aside from this, Alexis takes part in Designers Against Child Slavery or DACS. In this program people are able to make a difference by creating art that will promote their movement and rise up against the child sex trade. The illustrations tell a story of the children’s struggles, and there will be an exhibition show to promote this movement in New York City on October 21st of this year.
About Chloe Norred
Fashion journalist and blogger, Chloe Norred, is a Southern California native who is now living in San Francisco to explore the creativity of the cities art and fashion. Currently attending the Academy of Art University, Chloe is pursuing a degree in fashion and journalism, where she is able to mix her fascination for art and design with her love for writing. Chloe also has a personal blog on the side, Neurotic Delirium, where she is able to share her inspirations and write about all that is going on in the fashion world.