Project Description

Illustrative Beginnings

In 1996, Colorola founder, Stuart Patterson practically learned the illustration trade traytabling his PowerBook 5300 on the way to Toronto to work on the inaugural issue of Wallpaper*.

The rather naive line and color of his earlier work contributed to the approachable, human quality of the early Wallpaper* editorial, and was an integral part of the Wallpaper*’look’ for its first several years of publication— an illustrative style that has influenced the publishing industry and popular aesthetics to this day.