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.