Our pals at Floating Worlds in Portland, Oregon have published the first monograph of illustration and graphic design work by this Swedish artist. This pint-sized portfolio publication packs a wallop. It's diminutive dimensions – A5 (a tad over 5" x 8") – are more than made up for by the full flat color on all of it's 64 pages. It's a tad on the pricey side, but it's a limited edition of 1000 copies, so one day it may seem cheap at today's price (especially once the Copacetic discount is factored in). There's more than a hint of Moebius influence here, but to this we say, "Hurray!" This is a side of comics we haven't been seeing as much of as we'd like of late, and with Moebius gone, we sorely want to see his legacy live on. And, of course, there's plenty of other sources flowing into the work on display here, all of which are synthesized into a contemporary sensibility that is Mr. Eng's own. Here's hoping that he finds his way to producing (or at least inspiring) some comics in this same mold.
Fans of Object 5 will be pleased by this oversize, full color hardcover that presents the fantastic art to excellent advantage. Learn more with this "book trailer" on Vimeo. This is the signed and numbered, limited (200 copies) edition which has a (small) tipped in signature plate. ONE LEFT!
Just in time for the holidays, it's the definitive edition of Kilian Eng’s otherworldly landscapes and retro-futuristic illustrations. The Object Compendium is a massive, oversize (9.5" x 12.5") hardcover volume running 280 full color pages that collects all of Eng’s first three sold out monographs, Object 5, Object 10, Object 15 as well as unpublished work from that time period, including 30 pages of previously unpublished works, and opens with a foreword by Chris Jalufka.
Publisher, Floating World sez:
"Kilian Eng is one of the most popular and acclaimed digital illustrators working today. His prints of dreamy landscapes and his retro-futuristic style are admired by many. He is known for his Mondo poster series, designing posters for Game of Thrones, The Terminator, Jodorowsky’s Dune, and Sony PlayStation. He has also designed many acclaimed album covers for M83, Sturgill Simpson and soundtracks for Alien, Batman Returns, and Prometheus. Kilian earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Graphic Design & Illustration from Konstfack University of Arts, Craft & Design in Stockholm and has won numerous awards for his illustrative work. Each dreamlike image immerses the viewer in a unique environment, full of engrossing detail and surreal beauty.'