Editorial illustrations pop from the printed page

This impressive artwork for MODUS magazine is a great example of how to do editorial illustration.

MODUS magazine illustrations

Simple shapes are a staple of Oranges' work

This gorgeous artwork by Ray Oranges for Modus, the magazine of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, is a great example of how to illustrate a magazine article.

Oranges has been commissioned some of the world's top magazines, and for good reason. Combining colour and simple shapes, his creations truly pop from the page.

These particular illustrations accompany an article about the changing status quo in property, construction and UK politics. Their abstract nature mean they successfully evoke the subject while allowing the reader's attention to focus on the words themselves.

MODUS magazine illustrations

MODUS magazine illustrations

MODUS magazine illustrations

MODUS magazine illustrations

MODUS magazine illustrations

MODUS magazine illustrations

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A founder member of the Creative Bloq team, Sammy Maine is now a freelance journalist. She also thinks that Buffy the Vampire Slayer is probably the best television series ever created.