“Fast turnarounds appeal to me; I like the idea of not working on something for a long time. I work quickly – for most of my projects at least, the initial composition stage is completed in one day, so it gets a bit stale if I work on it for too long.”
British illustrator Miles Donovan grew up surrounded by retro ephemera from his dad’s second-hand shop. Annuals, magazines, toys and music from the 1950s to 1970s were a major influence on his early work, and many of his editorial projects still involve collaging cuttings from his ever-increasing hoard of source material, before honing composition and colour. Working with Peepshow Collective, he has ben involved in animation and installation projects as well as delivering briefs for big guns such as Toyota and Channel Four.