Oscar Droege 1898 - 1982 Oscar Droege was an exceptional woodblock artist and one of the best of the German woodblock practitioners. He was born and died in Hamburg, and is a quintessential German proponent of the woodblock, or the “farbholzschnitt”.
We tried loads of photographic approaches for this cover before arriving at this. I created this illustration as a last-minute entry to the Cover Meeting, and amazingly it ended up being the finished jacket. Here's the finished cover, plus a close-up of
Designer of The Week — April 21 Matt Blease is an illustrator based in London. After working as a Designer and Illustrator at a creative agency for brands including Nike, Nokia and Eley Kishimoto, Matt went on to lead the Graphic Design team at.