Owen Gatley

Beautifully hand-painted maps, scenes and characters inspired by mid-century retro illustration from Worcestershire-based illustrator Owen Gatley.

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Biography

Working from his hometown of Worcestershire, Owen Gatley spends his days creating retro-inspired illustrations reminiscent of mid-century hand-painted billboards and magazine spreads. The multi-faceted illustrator is as skilled at detailed crowd scenes and character design as he is at beautiful, intricate maps full of charming details and observations of modern life. Despite his work being easily adaptable, Owen has a soft spot for editorial work. “I like editorial work as I enjoy the quick turnaround, and find it rewarding seeing my illustrations in print,” Owen says. “But I equally enjoy working on larger jobs that allow more time for you to really get stuck into something. I also like to incorporate typography in my work and would love to do more packaging design.”

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AARP, Adidas, Alma Media, Anorak, ASOS, Brisbane Airport, Google, EasyJet, Eurostar, Intel, It’s Nice That, Pan Macmillan, Pitchfork, Sanofi, The New York Times, The Times, Tiny Showcase, Urban Outfitters, Waitrose, Wired.

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Biography

Working from his hometown of Worcestershire, Owen Gatley spends his days creating retro-inspired illustrations reminiscent of mid-century hand-painted billboards and magazine spreads. The multi-faceted illustrator is as skilled at detailed crowd scenes and character design as he is at beautiful, intricate maps full of charming details and observations of modern life. Despite his work being easily adaptable, Owen has a soft spot for editorial work. “I like editorial work as I enjoy the quick turnaround, and find it rewarding seeing my illustrations in print,” Owen says. “But I equally enjoy working on larger jobs that allow more time for you to really get stuck into something. I also like to incorporate typography in my work and would love to do more packaging design.”

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AARP, Adidas, Alma Media, Anorak, ASOS, Brisbane Airport, Google, EasyJet, Eurostar, Intel, It’s Nice That, Pan Macmillan, Pitchfork, Sanofi, The New York Times, The Times, Tiny Showcase, Urban Outfitters, Waitrose, Wired.

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Biography

Working from his hometown of Worcestershire, Owen Gatley spends his days creating retro-inspired illustrations reminiscent of mid-century hand-painted billboards and magazine spreads. The multi-faceted illustrator is as skilled at detailed crowd scenes and character design as he is at beautiful, intricate maps full of charming details and observations of modern life. Despite his work being easily adaptable, Owen has a soft spot for editorial work. “I like editorial work as I enjoy the quick turnaround, and find it rewarding seeing my illustrations in print,” Owen says. “But I equally enjoy working on larger jobs that allow more time for you to really get stuck into something. I also like to incorporate typography in my work and would love to do more packaging design.”

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AARP, Adidas, Alma Media, Anorak, ASOS, Brisbane Airport, Google, EasyJet, Eurostar, Intel, It’s Nice That, Pan Macmillan, Pitchfork, Sanofi, The New York Times, The Times, Tiny Showcase, Urban Outfitters, Waitrose, Wired.

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Biography

Working from his hometown of Worcestershire, Owen Gatley spends his days creating retro-inspired illustrations reminiscent of mid-century hand-painted billboards and magazine spreads. The multi-faceted illustrator is as skilled at detailed crowd scenes and character design as he is at beautiful, intricate maps full of charming details and observations of modern life. Despite his work being easily adaptable, Owen has a soft spot for editorial work. “I like editorial work as I enjoy the quick turnaround, and find it rewarding seeing my illustrations in print,” Owen says. “But I equally enjoy working on larger jobs that allow more time for you to really get stuck into something. I also like to incorporate typography in my work and would love to do more packaging design.”

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AARP, Adidas, Alma Media, Anorak, ASOS, Brisbane Airport, Google, EasyJet, Eurostar, Intel, It’s Nice That, Pan Macmillan, Pitchfork, Sanofi, The New York Times, The Times, Tiny Showcase, Urban Outfitters, Waitrose, Wired.

#AgathaChristie125 A set of illustrations for a BBC short story celebrating Agatha Christie's 125th anniversary.

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A set of illustrations for a BBC short story celebrating Agatha Christie's 125th anniversary.

#AgathaChristie125 A set of illustrations for a BBC short story celebrating Agatha Christie's 125th anniversary.

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A set of illustrations for a BBC short story celebrating Agatha Christie's 125th anniversary.

#AgathaChristie125 A set of illustrations for a BBC short story celebrating Agatha Christie's 125th anniversary.

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A set of illustrations for a BBC short story celebrating Agatha Christie's 125th anniversary.

#AgathaChristie125 A set of illustrations for a BBC short story celebrating Agatha Christie's 125th anniversary.

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An Interesting Day Illustration for an invite-only full-day event hosted by Bakken & Bæck.

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An Interesting Day

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Illustration for an invite-only full-day event hosted by Bakken & Bæck.

Brisbane Airport Owen collaborated with Winkreative on a series of illustrations for Brisbane Airport.

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Owen collaborated with Winkreative on a series of illustrations for Brisbane Airport.

Brisbane Airport Owen collaborated with Winkreative on a series of illustrations for Brisbane Airport.

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Owen collaborated with Winkreative on a series of illustrations for Brisbane Airport.

Brisbane Airport Owen collaborated with Winkreative on a series of illustrations for Brisbane Airport.

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Owen collaborated with Winkreative on a series of illustrations for Brisbane Airport.

French Riviera Cover for SHOP Magazine's French Riviera issue.

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Cover for SHOP Magazine's French Riviera issue.

CMBL T-Shirt design for CMBL.

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T-Shirt design for CMBL.

Roche Diagnostics

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JetAway

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Germanwings

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Metropolitan Magazine Map of Amsterdam for Eurostar's Metropolitan Magazine.

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Map of Amsterdam for Eurostar's Metropolitan Magazine.

Wizz Inflight Magazine

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Potato Head Matchbox designs for the launch of Potato Head Beach Club's new hotel in Bali.

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Matchbox designs for the launch of Potato Head Beach Club's new hotel in Bali.

Potato Head Matchbox designs for the launch of Potato Head Beach Club's new hotel in Bali.

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Matchbox designs for the launch of Potato Head Beach Club's new hotel in Bali.

Los Angeles

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A-Mag Cover for Amsterdam's A-Mag.

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Cover for Amsterdam's A-Mag.

The Quarterly Illustration accompanying an article on traditional and less traditional activities on offer over the skiing season.

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The Quarterly

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Illustration accompanying an article on traditional and less traditional activities on offer over the skiing season.

Pan Macmillan

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The Quarterly

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Ideas Illustrated A series of maps for the 'Luck' issue of Ideas Illustrated.

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A series of maps for the 'Luck' issue of Ideas Illustrated.

Ideas Illustrated A series of maps for the 'Luck' issue of Ideas Illustrated.

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A series of maps for the 'Luck' issue of Ideas Illustrated.

Ideas Illustrated A series of maps for the 'Luck' issue of Ideas Illustrated.

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A series of maps for the 'Luck' issue of Ideas Illustrated.

Ling Magazine

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Think Quarterly

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YCN

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Tommy Devito Illustration of Tommy DeVito for the 'Postcards to Alphaville' project.

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Illustration of Tommy DeVito for the 'Postcards to Alphaville' project.