Kyle Smart

Illustrator
and another, this time about different approaches to maths education and kids getting left behind or not being ‘counted’.

and another, this time about different approaches to maths education and kids getting left behind or not being ‘counted’.

A very small column Illustration on recruitment done super fast for a client.

A very small column Illustration on recruitment done super fast for a client.

Done for http://monthoflove.blogspot.co.uk . Based on 69 Love Songs by The Magnetic Fields.

Done for http://monthoflove.blogspot.co.uk . Based on 69 Love Songs by The Magnetic Fields.

Last year I was asked to do my first book cover, Accidental Ironman, it came out last week. I’ve been trying to get this kind of work for a while so it was really great to work on. I had to leave a lot of room for the type and the brief called for something concise and comedic. The final cover with the type can be seen here, with some minor colour alterations at the last minute. 

Hopefully be able to do more of these soon.

Heres a RoboCop for R-Rated Memories, a show on Paul Verhoeven’s movies. It’s opening in Amsterdam tonight. More info about it here- https://www.facebook.com/events/238473826321395/?source=1

Heres a RoboCop for R-Rated Memories, a show on Paul Verhoeven’s movies. It’s opening in Amsterdam tonight. More info about it here- https://www.facebook.com/events/238473826321395/?source=1

Heres a set of Illustrations I did for Spears Magazine on Technology and Investment. The original set of roughs had a bit more of a strange mythological feeling to them. But, Casual business man and money trees seem to be a stubborn motif in editorial work. It was great to carry through an aesthetic and theme across a few images though. I usually stay away from dark colours too, but here I think it worked.

A few months ago I was asked by the lovely people at Grantland to do a piece for their quarterly, on their Mad Men season 6 review. Which gave me a plausible excuse to watch the show in the studio. The thing is printed in spot colours, so it felt a little bit like a jigsaw puzzle of colour to make. They did ask me to draw Don’s face a little more realistic than I usually would, but I’m really pleased with the result.

Sometimes an idea for an article sticks with you. This was originally done for Grantland on horse deaths at the Grand National. I spent today re-painting and sliding colours around until It felt a bit more concise.. My main concern was giving the 2 most crucial elements the most contrast.
Lots more new work in the following weeks- still waiting for a lot of it to be published in quarterlies. 

Sometimes an idea for an article sticks with you. This was originally done for Grantland on horse deaths at the Grand National. I spent today re-painting and sliding colours around until It felt a bit more concise.. My main concern was giving the 2 most crucial elements the most contrast.

Lots more new work in the following weeks- still waiting for a lot of it to be published in quarterlies. 

This has sat as a sketch on my desktop in a graveyard of rejected ideas for an upcoming book cover. Today, I had some time between emails to finish it up.

This has sat as a sketch on my desktop in a graveyard of rejected ideas for an upcoming book cover. Today, I had some time between emails to finish it up.

Some tiny button Illos for a piece on TIME magazine, in the brilliant PORT magazine. 

Some tiny button Illos for a piece on TIME magazine, in the brilliant PORT magazine.