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Strange fascination

The inimitable Jesse Auersalo has updated his site with a raft of new work, all in his signature dark and twisted style. Jesse has long been a favourite in the Computer Arts office and with a client list boasting the likes of Converse, Mark Ronson and Little White Lies, the illustrator is bringing macabre to the masses.

Jesse Auersalo Little White Lies cover

An illustration featured on the cover of Little White Lies magazine based on the film "The skin I live in"

Not satisfied to rest on his laurels, Jesse has also recently setup his own creative studio: Project 999. P999 is based out of Helsinki and is a 'creative solutions studio' working in the fields of illustration, photography, fashion, music, architecture and fine art.

Sleepwalkers, a print produced for the launch of Project 999

Sleepwalkers, a print produced for the launch of Project 999

To coincide with the launch of P999, Jesse collaborated with four of the world's leading designers and illustrators to launch a limited range of four T-shirts entitled 'X+X'. Working with Laurent Fetis, Marcus Burrowes, Jeremyville and Galaxxxy, the T-shirts feature stylised monochrome designs that are fashion forward and typically idiosyncratic to match Jesse's own personal aesthetic. The T-shirts are available to buy through the online store Caliroots.

Jesse Auersalo T-shirts

Clockwise from top left: T-shirt designs by Jeremyville, Laurent Fetis, Marcus Burrowes and Galaxxxy

Jesse Auersalo Complex collab

A special collaboration with Complex magazine to coincide with the launch of the X+X T-shirt range

Jeremyville and Jesse Auersalo

Jeremyville and Jesse Auersalo at the launch of P999

The Creative Bloq team is made up of a group of design fans, and has changed and evolved since Creative Bloq began over a decade ago. The current website team consists of five people: Editor Kerrie Hughes, Deputy Editor Rosie Hilder, Deals Editor Beren Neale, Senior News Editor Daniel Piper, and Staff Writer Amelia Bamsey. The 3D World and ImagineFX magazine teams also pitch in, ensuring that content from 3D World and ImagineFX is represented on Creative Bloq.