Jack Hughes

“London-based illustrator Jack Hughes exploits the subtle power of shadow and tone to produce works that feel, at once, strikingly sparse and filled with intricacy.” — YCN Professional Awards

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Biography

Oozing the cigarette-and-cocktail style of the 1950s, YCN Professional Award winner Jack Hughes’ characters live in a world of sharp suits, coiffed hair and fast cars. London-based Jack graduated from Kingston University in 2011 and now dedicates his time to conjuring up worlds for clients seeking a touch of class to their publications, campaigns and products. “My work contains a lot of mid-century inspired aloof looking men and women dressed impeccably, sat on designer furniture looking out nonchalantly through ceiling high windows at a utopia of wooden and steel buildings, green trees, blue skies and exaggerated white clouds,” says Jack. And he’s not wrong; the crisp aesthetic in which he creates these images panders to the needs of a multitude of brands. A sartorially-aware man himself, Jack’s keen to continue working on fashion-related projects. “It gives a commission an added element that I don’t get with other types of jobs, you have to really think about the outfits you’re piecing together and how they work with other elements.”

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Harrods, Wired, Topman, Levi’s, Esquire, River Island, The New York Times, Mr Porter, Burberry, Honda, Rimowa, The Telegraph, Google, The Atlantic, Elle.

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Biography

Oozing the cigarette-and-cocktail style of the 1950s, YCN Professional Award winner Jack Hughes’ characters live in a world of sharp suits, coiffed hair and fast cars. London-based Jack graduated from Kingston University in 2011 and now dedicates his time to conjuring up worlds for clients seeking a touch of class to their publications, campaigns and products. “My work contains a lot of mid-century inspired aloof looking men and women dressed impeccably, sat on designer furniture looking out nonchalantly through ceiling high windows at a utopia of wooden and steel buildings, green trees, blue skies and exaggerated white clouds,” says Jack. And he’s not wrong; the crisp aesthetic in which he creates these images panders to the needs of a multitude of brands. A sartorially-aware man himself, Jack’s keen to continue working on fashion-related projects. “It gives a commission an added element that I don’t get with other types of jobs, you have to really think about the outfits you’re piecing together and how they work with other elements.”

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Harrods, Wired, Topman, Levi’s, Esquire, River Island, The New York Times, Mr Porter, Burberry, Honda, Rimowa, The Telegraph, Google, The Atlantic, Elle.

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Biography

Oozing the cigarette-and-cocktail style of the 1950s, YCN Professional Award winner Jack Hughes’ characters live in a world of sharp suits, coiffed hair and fast cars. London-based Jack graduated from Kingston University in 2011 and now dedicates his time to conjuring up worlds for clients seeking a touch of class to their publications, campaigns and products. “My work contains a lot of mid-century inspired aloof looking men and women dressed impeccably, sat on designer furniture looking out nonchalantly through ceiling high windows at a utopia of wooden and steel buildings, green trees, blue skies and exaggerated white clouds,” says Jack. And he’s not wrong; the crisp aesthetic in which he creates these images panders to the needs of a multitude of brands. A sartorially-aware man himself, Jack’s keen to continue working on fashion-related projects. “It gives a commission an added element that I don’t get with other types of jobs, you have to really think about the outfits you’re piecing together and how they work with other elements.”

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Harrods, Wired, Topman, Levi’s, Esquire, River Island, The New York Times, Mr Porter, Burberry, Honda, Rimowa, The Telegraph, Google, The Atlantic, Elle.

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Biography

Oozing the cigarette-and-cocktail style of the 1950s, YCN Professional Award winner Jack Hughes’ characters live in a world of sharp suits, coiffed hair and fast cars. London-based Jack graduated from Kingston University in 2011 and now dedicates his time to conjuring up worlds for clients seeking a touch of class to their publications, campaigns and products. “My work contains a lot of mid-century inspired aloof looking men and women dressed impeccably, sat on designer furniture looking out nonchalantly through ceiling high windows at a utopia of wooden and steel buildings, green trees, blue skies and exaggerated white clouds,” says Jack. And he’s not wrong; the crisp aesthetic in which he creates these images panders to the needs of a multitude of brands. A sartorially-aware man himself, Jack’s keen to continue working on fashion-related projects. “It gives a commission an added element that I don’t get with other types of jobs, you have to really think about the outfits you’re piecing together and how they work with other elements.”

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Harrods, Wired, Topman, Levi’s, Esquire, River Island, The New York Times, Mr Porter, Burberry, Honda, Rimowa, The Telegraph, Google, The Atlantic, Elle.

Broadway Nites One of two poster illustrations to promote a series of events in Sydney.

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Broadway Nites

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One of two poster illustrations to promote a series of events in Sydney.

Broadway Nites One of two poster illustrations to promote a series of events in Sydney.

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Broadway Nites

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One of two poster illustrations to promote a series of events in Sydney.

Footwear From a set of illustrations for the first issue of WattsWhat Magazine.

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Footwear

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From a set of illustrations for the first issue of WattsWhat Magazine.

Footwear From a set of illustrations for the first issue of WattsWhat Magazine.

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Footwear

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From a set of illustrations for the first issue of WattsWhat Magazine.

Footwear From a set of illustrations for the first issue of WattsWhat Magazine.

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From a set of illustrations for the first issue of WattsWhat Magazine.

Pat McGrath for Vogue An illustration for Pat McGrath for Vogue in honour of the 50th anniversary of Truman Capote's Black and White Ball.

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Pat McGrath for Vogue

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An illustration for Pat McGrath for Vogue in honour of the 50th anniversary of Truman Capote's Black and White Ball.

Onward Magazine

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Onward Magazine

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Frank Ocean A collage inspired portrait of Frank Ocean for the latest issue of Village Voice.

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Frank Ocean

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A collage inspired portrait of Frank Ocean for the latest issue of Village Voice.

Scarf An editorial illustration for BEAU Magazine.

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Scarf

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An editorial illustration for BEAU Magazine.

Barcelona Cover for SHOP Magazine's Barcelona issue.

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Cover for SHOP Magazine's Barcelona issue.

WWD Cover Jack illustrates the cover of Women's Wear Daily with this incredible beauty image.

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Jack illustrates the cover of Women's Wear Daily with this incredible beauty image.

Giambattista Valli Personal work inspired by Giambattista Valli's S/S16 collection.

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Personal work inspired by Giambattista Valli's S/S16 collection.

Christmas A 'season's greetings' card for Scottish cloth merchants Holland & Sherry. The scene depicts their fabric mill and headquarters in Peebles, Scotland.

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A 'season's greetings' card for Scottish cloth merchants Holland & Sherry. The scene depicts their fabric mill and headquarters in Peebles, Scotland.

St. Vincent Editorial illustration about St. Vincent's custom guitar.

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St. Vincent

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Editorial illustration about St. Vincent's custom guitar.

Gucci F/W16 A selection of illustrations in response to Gucci's F/W16 collection.

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A selection of illustrations in response to Gucci's F/W16 collection.

Gucci F/W16 A selection of illustrations in response to Gucci's F/W16 collection.

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A selection of illustrations in response to Gucci's F/W16 collection.

Gucci F/W16 A selection of illustrations in response to Gucci's F/W16 collection.

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A selection of illustrations in response to Gucci's F/W16 collection.

Gucci F/W16 A selection of illustrations in response to Gucci's F/W16 collection.

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A selection of illustrations in response to Gucci's F/W16 collection.

Cashique S/S15 A set of illustrations for Savile Row based cloth merchant Holland & Sherry's S/S15 lookbook.

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Cashique S/S15

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A set of illustrations for Savile Row based cloth merchant Holland & Sherry's S/S15 lookbook.

Cashique S/S15 A set of illustrations for Savile Row based cloth merchant Holland & Sherry's S/S15 lookbook.

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Cashique S/S15

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A set of illustrations for Savile Row based cloth merchant Holland & Sherry's S/S15 lookbook.

Cashique S/S15 A set of illustrations for Savile Row based cloth merchant Holland & Sherry's S/S15 lookbook.

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Cashique S/S15

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A set of illustrations for Savile Row based cloth merchant Holland & Sherry's S/S15 lookbook.

Cashique S/S15 A set of illustrations for Savile Row based cloth merchant Holland & Sherry's S/S15 lookbook.

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Cashique S/S15

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A set of illustrations for Savile Row based cloth merchant Holland & Sherry's S/S15 lookbook.

Cashique S/S15 A set of illustrations for Savile Row based cloth merchant Holland & Sherry's S/S15 lookbook.

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A set of illustrations for Savile Row based cloth merchant Holland & Sherry's S/S15 lookbook.

Golden Age of Travel Social media and print campaign for Scottish whiskey brand The Macallan.

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Golden Age of Travel

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Social media and print campaign for Scottish whiskey brand The Macallan.

Golden Age of Travel Social media and print campaign for Scottish whiskey brand The Macallan.

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Golden Age of Travel

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Social media and print campaign for Scottish whiskey brand The Macallan.

Golden Age of Travel Social media and print campaign for Scottish whiskey brand The Macallan.

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Social media and print campaign for Scottish whiskey brand The Macallan.

Golden Age of Travel Social media and print campaign for Scottish whiskey brand The Macallan.

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Social media and print campaign for Scottish whiskey brand The Macallan.

Golden Age of Travel Social media and print campaign for Scottish whiskey brand The Macallan.

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Golden Age of Travel

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Social media and print campaign for Scottish whiskey brand The Macallan.

Golden Age of Travel Social media and print campaign for Scottish whiskey brand The Macallan.

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Social media and print campaign for Scottish whiskey brand The Macallan.

Golden Age of Travel Social media and print campaign for Scottish whiskey brand The Macallan.

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Golden Age of Travel

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Social media and print campaign for Scottish whiskey brand The Macallan.

Golden Age of Travel Social media and print campaign for Scottish whiskey brand The Macallan.

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Social media and print campaign for Scottish whiskey brand The Macallan.

Superstar Herringbone Jack illustrated the Superstar shoe for Adidas for their social media, with an emphasis on the unique herringbone sole.

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Superstar Herringbone

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Jack illustrated the Superstar shoe for Adidas for their social media, with an emphasis on the unique herringbone sole.

Hogan Lookbook

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Hogan Lookbook

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Hogan Lookbook

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Paris Illustration for Eurostar's Metropolitan magazine.

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Illustration for Eurostar's Metropolitan magazine.

Stylist

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Stylist

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La Bella Figura

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New York

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New York

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New York

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Winter MOT

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River Island A/W14 Four illustrations to accompany River Island's press for their A7W14 menswear lookbook

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River Island A/W14

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Four illustrations to accompany River Island's press for their A7W14 menswear lookbook

River Island A/W14 Four illustrations to accompany River Island's press for their A7W14 menswear lookbook

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River Island A/W14

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Four illustrations to accompany River Island's press for their A7W14 menswear lookbook

River Island A/W14 Four illustrations to accompany River Island's press for their A7W14 menswear lookbook

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River Island A/W14

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Four illustrations to accompany River Island's press for their A7W14 menswear lookbook

River Island A/W14 Four illustrations to accompany River Island's press for their A7W14 menswear lookbook

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River Island A/W14

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Four illustrations to accompany River Island's press for their A7W14 menswear lookbook

Pulp Fiction

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Pulp Fiction

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Clean Living

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Clean Living

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Summer Cruise

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Summer Cruise

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Summer Cruise

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Summer Cruise

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Stress

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Stress

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Primary Care

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Swim Shorts Illustration for Mr Porter's swimwear feature.

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Swim Shorts

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Illustration for Mr Porter's swimwear feature.

Lebanon

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Lebanon

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