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Iconic illustrations full of coastal character

Muti studio illustrations

Bringing the magazine to life with bold, colourful illustrations

Each year, global affairs and lifestyle magazine Monocle releases a summer newspaper - Monocle Mediterraneo. For issue seven, Cape Town-based creative studio MUTI (opens in new tab) crafted the title’s illustrations.

"The brief was to create illustrations that accompanied a selection of essays in the publication," explains MUTI co-founder Clint Campbell. "They all deal with various topics relating to the ocean and coastlines around the world."

The five-strong studio, which specialises in illustration, typography and design, created an understated visual language perfectly befitting of the high-end publication. "The overall aesthetic could be described as 'simple, fun and iconic," Campbell concludes, "with a sense of tactile character."

Muti studio illustrations

Muti studio illustrations

Muti studio illustrations

See more work over on the studio MUTI (opens in new tab) website.

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