Martina Paukova

“Slovakian illustrator Martina Paukova’s work is a treat for the eyes.”
— It's Nice That

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Biography

“My work consists of daily mundane scenes and lanky characters, often with perplexed expressions and dated hairdos, sitting behind computers or sipping coffee,” says Berlin-based illustrator Martina Paukova. “I like to to explore and mould the everyday, the awkward and bendy.” Martina’s work has rocketed in popularity in the last couple of years, seeing her create humorous, jam-packed images in a trademark palette and Memphis-inspired patterns for an increasingly impressive list of clients. Previously Martina studied politics in Slovakia before changing tack to go and study illustration at Camberwell College of Arts. She now spends her days on various editorial and commercial commissions. Martina injects personality into an image in a way that photography just can’t do. Like a modern-day MC Escher, her colourful, quirky perspectives move and change, yet make perfect sense. Elements slot together like magic, while also working on their own.

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Apple, CNN, Érudit, IKEA, Condé Nast, Bloomberg, Cannes Lions, ASOS, WeTransfer, Squarespace, Die Zeit, Google, Isetan, 25hours Hotels, Riposte, Refinery29, Fast Company, Johnson & Johnson, Lippincott, Lexus, The Guardian, Converse, The New York Times, Wired, Protein Journal, Natural History Museum, Pull & Bear.

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“My work consists of daily mundane scenes and lanky characters, often with perplexed expressions and dated hairdos, sitting behind computers or sipping coffee,” says Berlin-based illustrator Martina Paukova. “I like to to explore and mould the everyday, the awkward and bendy.” Martina’s work has rocketed in popularity in the last couple of years, seeing her create humorous, jam-packed images in a trademark palette and Memphis-inspired patterns for an increasingly impressive list of clients. Previously Martina studied politics in Slovakia before changing tack to go and study illustration at Camberwell College of Arts. She now spends her days on various editorial and commercial commissions. Martina injects personality into an image in a way that photography just can’t do. Like a modern-day MC Escher, her colourful, quirky perspectives move and change, yet make perfect sense. Elements slot together like magic, while also working on their own.

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Apple, CNN, Érudit, IKEA, Condé Nast, Bloomberg, Cannes Lions, ASOS, WeTransfer, Squarespace, Die Zeit, Google, Isetan, 25hours Hotels, Riposte, Refinery29, Fast Company, Johnson & Johnson, Lippincott, Lexus, The Guardian, Converse, The New York Times, Wired, Protein Journal, Natural History Museum, Pull & Bear.

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Biography

“My work consists of daily mundane scenes and lanky characters, often with perplexed expressions and dated hairdos, sitting behind computers or sipping coffee,” says Berlin-based illustrator Martina Paukova. “I like to to explore and mould the everyday, the awkward and bendy.” Martina’s work has rocketed in popularity in the last couple of years, seeing her create humorous, jam-packed images in a trademark palette and Memphis-inspired patterns for an increasingly impressive list of clients. Previously Martina studied politics in Slovakia before changing tack to go and study illustration at Camberwell College of Arts. She now spends her days on various editorial and commercial commissions. Martina injects personality into an image in a way that photography just can’t do. Like a modern-day MC Escher, her colourful, quirky perspectives move and change, yet make perfect sense. Elements slot together like magic, while also working on their own.

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Apple, CNN, Érudit, IKEA, Condé Nast, Bloomberg, Cannes Lions, ASOS, WeTransfer, Squarespace, Die Zeit, Google, Isetan, 25hours Hotels, Riposte, Refinery29, Fast Company, Johnson & Johnson, Lippincott, Lexus, The Guardian, Converse, The New York Times, Wired, Protein Journal, Natural History Museum, Pull & Bear.

Followers 20.5k

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Biography

“My work consists of daily mundane scenes and lanky characters, often with perplexed expressions and dated hairdos, sitting behind computers or sipping coffee,” says Berlin-based illustrator Martina Paukova. “I like to to explore and mould the everyday, the awkward and bendy.” Martina’s work has rocketed in popularity in the last couple of years, seeing her create humorous, jam-packed images in a trademark palette and Memphis-inspired patterns for an increasingly impressive list of clients. Previously Martina studied politics in Slovakia before changing tack to go and study illustration at Camberwell College of Arts. She now spends her days on various editorial and commercial commissions. Martina injects personality into an image in a way that photography just can’t do. Like a modern-day MC Escher, her colourful, quirky perspectives move and change, yet make perfect sense. Elements slot together like magic, while also working on their own.

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Apple, CNN, Érudit, IKEA, Condé Nast, Bloomberg, Cannes Lions, ASOS, WeTransfer, Squarespace, Die Zeit, Google, Isetan, 25hours Hotels, Riposte, Refinery29, Fast Company, Johnson & Johnson, Lippincott, Lexus, The Guardian, Converse, The New York Times, Wired, Protein Journal, Natural History Museum, Pull & Bear.

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The Economist — Special Report Illustrations for The Economist's special report on banking.

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The Economist — Special Report

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The Economist — Special Report Illustrations for The Economist's special report on banking.

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The Economist — Special Report

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The Economist — Special Report Illustrations for The Economist's special report on banking.

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The Economist — Special Report

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Lustr Festival 2019 Poster for Lustr Festival 2019.

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Lustr Festival 2019

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Poster for Lustr Festival 2019.

Healthy Living Magazine Editorial illustration for Healthy Living Magazine.

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Healthy Living Magazine

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Editorial illustration for Healthy Living Magazine.

Brummell Magazine Cover for Brummell Magazine.

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Brummell Magazine

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Cover for Brummell Magazine.

Johns Hopkins Health Review

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iZettle Editorial illustrations for iZettle's magazine.

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iZettle

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Editorial illustrations for iZettle's magazine.

iZettle Editorial illustrations for iZettle's magazine.

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iZettle

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Editorial illustrations for iZettle's magazine.

Take Control of Your Inbox Illustration for a feature on new, efficiency-boosting email apps.

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Take Control of Your Inbox

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Meet a New Mentor Martina's illustration for a feature on the Career Advice feature of LinkedIn's app.

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Meet a New Mentor

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Martina's illustration for a feature on the Career Advice feature of LinkedIn's app.

Meet a New Mentor Martina's illustration for a feature on the Career Advice feature of LinkedIn's app.

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Meet a New Mentor

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Martina's illustration for a feature on the Career Advice feature of LinkedIn's app.

Chirp Martina's illustration for Chirp.

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Chirp

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Martina's illustration for Chirp.

Hohe Luft

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Hohe Luft

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Girls A piece from Martina's first major show, Girls, at Shoreditch’s The Book Club.

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A piece from Martina's first major show, Girls, at Shoreditch’s The Book Club.

Girls A piece from Martina's first major show, Girls, at Shoreditch’s The Book Club.

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A piece from Martina's first major show, Girls, at Shoreditch’s The Book Club.

Forbes Japan An editorial piece for Forbes Japan on new technologies.

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Forbes Japan

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An editorial piece for Forbes Japan on new technologies.

Nylon Wallpaper Nylon asked Martina to design a wallpaper for their website.

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Nylon Wallpaper

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Nylon asked Martina to design a wallpaper for their website.

Cosmic Picnic Poster Poster for Malibu Athletics' Cosmic Picnic.

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Cosmic Picnic Poster

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Poster for Malibu Athletics' Cosmic Picnic.

Icon Design From a set of illustrations for Italian publication Icon Design.

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Icon Design

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From a set of illustrations for Italian publication Icon Design.

Icon Design From a set of illustrations for Italian publication Icon Design.

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Icon Design

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From a set of illustrations for Italian publication Icon Design.

goTenna From a series of illustrations for mesh network developer goTenna.

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goTenna

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From a series of illustrations for mesh network developer goTenna.

goTenna From a series of illustrations for mesh network developer goTenna.

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From a series of illustrations for mesh network developer goTenna.

goTenna From a series of illustrations for mesh network developer goTenna.

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From a series of illustrations for mesh network developer goTenna.

goTenna From a series of illustrations for mesh network developer goTenna.

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From a series of illustrations for mesh network developer goTenna.

House Of Vans Presents: Chroma Martina's illustration for the launch event of Vans' new online shoe editor, Customs.

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House Of Vans Presents: Chroma

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Martina's illustration for the launch event of Vans' new online shoe editor, Customs.

House Of Vans Presents: Chroma Martina's illustration for the launch event of Vans' new online shoe editor, Customs.

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House Of Vans Presents: Chroma

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Martina's illustration for the launch event of Vans' new online shoe editor, Customs.

Fedrigoni 365 Martina's contribution to Fedrigoni's annual calendar.

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Fedrigoni 365

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Martina's contribution to Fedrigoni's annual calendar.

Onoffice Magazine

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Onoffice Magazine

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Kickstarter Hardware Studio Illustration for Kickstarter's Hardware Studio.

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Kickstarter Hardware Studio

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Illustration for Kickstarter's Hardware Studio.

Campaign Magazine

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Campaign Magazine

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ASOS T-shirt design for ASOS.

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ASOS

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T-shirt design for ASOS.

AIGA Eye on Design Self-portrait for AIGA's Eye on Design magazine.

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AIGA Eye on Design

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Self-portrait for AIGA's Eye on Design magazine.

Paper Cup Exhibition

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Paper Cup Exhibition

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It's Nice That x Joto

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It's Nice That x Joto

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Riposte Magazine

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Riposte Magazine

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The Washington Post Martina created a set of illustrations for The Washington Post's article on how to transition from college to the real world.

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The Washington Post

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Martina created a set of illustrations for The Washington Post's article on how to transition from college to the real world.

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls Martina's illustration for a children's book celebrating real female heroes.

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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

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Martina's illustration for a children's book celebrating real female heroes.

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls Martina's illustration for a children's book celebrating real female heroes.

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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

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Martina's illustration for a children's book celebrating real female heroes.

Work and Technology Editorial illustration for Forbes Japan to accompany an article about how new technologies make us more creative and productive.

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Work and Technology

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Editorial illustration for Forbes Japan to accompany an article about how new technologies make us more creative and productive.

The Globe and Mail Feature illustration for Canadian newspaper, The Globe and Mail.

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The Globe and Mail

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Feature illustration for Canadian newspaper, The Globe and Mail.

Insert User One of three images for Dutch startup, Insert User.

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Insert User

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One of three images for Dutch startup, Insert User.

Till Doomsday Martina's contribution to the Till Doomsday zine.

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Till Doomsday

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Martina's contribution to the Till Doomsday zine.

Érudit Campagin illustrations for Érudit.

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Érudit

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Campagin illustrations for Érudit.

Érudit Campagin illustrations for Érudit.

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Érudit

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Campagin illustrations for Érudit.

Érudit Campagin illustrations for Érudit.

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Érudit

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Campagin illustrations for Érudit.

Érudit Campagin illustrations for Érudit.

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Érudit

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Campagin illustrations for Érudit.

Érudit Campagin illustrations for Érudit.

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Érudit

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Campagin illustrations for Érudit.

RA Magazine Editorial illustration for the Royal Academy of Arts' magazine.

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RA Magazine

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Editorial illustration for the Royal Academy of Arts' magazine.

Brummell Magazine Illustration for the December issue of Brummell to accompany a feature about future food technologies.

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Brummell Magazine

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Illustration for the December issue of Brummell to accompany a feature about future food technologies.

Dwell Mortgages Brochure cover for Dwell Mortgages.

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Dwell Mortgages

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Brochure cover for Dwell Mortgages.

Dwell Mortgages Brochure cover for Dwell Mortgages.

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Dwell Mortgages

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Brochure cover for Dwell Mortgages.

CNN Econundrum Martina collaborated with animator Will Samuel on episode four of an ongoing series for CNN about ecological conundrums.

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CNN Econundrum

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Martina collaborated with animator Will Samuel on episode four of an ongoing series for CNN about ecological conundrums.

Catman Xmas Martina's contribution to Provide's advent calendar.

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Catman Xmas

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Martina's contribution to Provide's advent calendar.

Kim Kardashian Editorial illustration for LYRA Magazine.

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Kim Kardashian

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Editorial illustration for LYRA Magazine.

Wharton Magazine Martina collaborated with Pentagram for a recent issue of Wharton Magazine.

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Wharton Magazine

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Martina collaborated with Pentagram for a recent issue of Wharton Magazine.

Sense Perspectives Illustration for Lippincott's Sense Perspectives publication.

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Sense Perspectives

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Illustration for Lippincott's Sense Perspectives publication.

Sense Perspectives Illustration for Lippincott's Sense Perspectives publication.

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Sense Perspectives

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Illustration for Lippincott's Sense Perspectives publication.

Sense Perspectives Illustration for Lippincott's Sense Perspectives publication.

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Illustration for Lippincott's Sense Perspectives publication.

IKEA Indonesia Illustrations for a print campaign for IKEA Indonesia.

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IKEA Indonesia

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IKEA Indonesia Illustrations for a print campaign for IKEA Indonesia.

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IKEA Indonesia

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Skating Romance One of four notebook cover designs for Bookblock Editions.

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Skating Romance

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One of four notebook cover designs for Bookblock Editions.

LOM A new T-shirt design for LOM.

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LOM

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A new T-shirt design for LOM.

Dalston & Stoke Newington Map Martina illustrated her neighbourhood for Walk With Me.

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Dalston & Stoke Newington Map

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Martina illustrated her neighbourhood for Walk With Me.

Couple

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Cannes Lions 2016 Cannes Lions teamed up with Martina and commissioned 40 illustrations from her for the identity of Cannes Lions 2016.

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Cannes Lions 2016

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Cannes Lions teamed up with Martina and commissioned 40 illustrations from her for the identity of Cannes Lions 2016.

Cannes Lions 2016 Cannes Lions teamed up with Martina and commissioned 40 illustrations from her for the identity of Cannes Lions 2016.

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Cannes Lions 2016

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Cannes Lions teamed up with Martina and commissioned 40 illustrations from her for the identity of Cannes Lions 2016.

Cannes Lions 2016 Cannes Lions teamed up with Martina and commissioned 40 illustrations from her for the identity of Cannes Lions 2016.

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Cannes Lions 2016

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Cannes Lions teamed up with Martina and commissioned 40 illustrations from her for the identity of Cannes Lions 2016.

Cannes Lions 2016 Cannes Lions teamed up with Martina and commissioned 40 illustrations from her for the identity of Cannes Lions 2016.

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Cannes Lions teamed up with Martina and commissioned 40 illustrations from her for the identity of Cannes Lions 2016.

Cannes Lions 2016 Cannes Lions teamed up with Martina and commissioned 40 illustrations from her for the identity of Cannes Lions 2016.

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Cannes Lions teamed up with Martina and commissioned 40 illustrations from her for the identity of Cannes Lions 2016.

Cannes Lions 2016 Cannes Lions teamed up with Martina and commissioned 40 illustrations from her for the identity of Cannes Lions 2016.

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Cannes Lions teamed up with Martina and commissioned 40 illustrations from her for the identity of Cannes Lions 2016.

Cannes Lions 2016 Cannes Lions teamed up with Martina and commissioned 40 illustrations from her for the identity of Cannes Lions 2016.

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Cannes Lions teamed up with Martina and commissioned 40 illustrations from her for the identity of Cannes Lions 2016.

Buddhist Insights Illustration for non-profit organisation Buddhist Insights.

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Buddhist Insights

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Secret 7 Martina's contribution to the Secret 7 charity exhibition.

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Martina's contribution to the Secret 7 charity exhibition.

EasyJet Traveller Editorial illustration for an article about Manchester's tiki bars.

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EasyJet Traveller

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25hours Hotels

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The Sunday Times Magazine

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The Sunday Times Magazine

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Die Zeit Illustration for a feature on the future of television watching.

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Die Zeit

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Illustration for a feature on the future of television watching.

Die Zeit Illustration for a feature on the future of television watching.

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Blueprint Magazine

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Blueprint Magazine

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This Year I Will Work Without Distraction It’s Nice That teamed up with Squarespace to commission illustrators to create works that depict their new year’s resolution. Here is Martina's piece for the series.

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It’s Nice That teamed up with Squarespace to commission illustrators to create works that depict their new year’s resolution. Here is Martina's piece for the series.

Google Impact Challenge Martina collaborated with Heimat Berlin on Google's Impact Challenge campaign for Germany.

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Martina collaborated with Heimat Berlin on Google's Impact Challenge campaign for Germany.

Google Impact Challenge Martina collaborated with Heimat Berlin on Google's Impact Challenge campaign for Germany.

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Martina collaborated with Heimat Berlin on Google's Impact Challenge campaign for Germany.

Google Impact Challenge Martina collaborated with Heimat Berlin on Google's Impact Challenge campaign for Germany.

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Martina collaborated with Heimat Berlin on Google's Impact Challenge campaign for Germany.

Brummell Magazine

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Woman on the Table

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Off Life

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LOM T-Shirt design for LOM.

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LOM

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T-Shirt design for LOM.

Sunbury House

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Pull & Bear

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Pull & Bear

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