Mr Bingo: drawn to be wild

“When I get back to my studio I’m going to draw a hamburger with arms,” says Mr Bingo, the London-based illustrator. “Then soon I’m going to go to Cornwall on my own for a week, and stay in a beautiful old apartment overlooking the sea and send 100 offensive postcards to strangers.”

This is far from unusual behaviour from the man who once described himself as having the same hairdo as his mum. Nearly all of Mr Bingo’s precise, clean, hand-drawn illustrations include some element of odd humour, whether the client is Microsoft, New York magazine or The Mighty Boosh. “I think it’s just natural and the way I work,” he says. “I don’t like serious things and I don’t like to take anything too seriously. I think it’s fine for designers to take themselves seriously – it’s just not what I do. My job is to entertain and amuse.

New York Times

One of many eclectic illustrations created by Mr Bingo for The New York Times. His images accompany a wide range of features

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