James Joyce

Humor is an underrated virtue when it comes to good art. It takes a great deal to make us smile nowadays and the artist who can manage such feats while also making us think is truly worthy of praise. Looking at the deceptively simple work of illustrator James Joyce (insert a Ulysses themed joke here) one is instantly struck by the clean compositions and and whimsical style of his creations. The designs are filled with visual quirks and a droll wit – from the grin painted on George Washington to the rainbow spilling from a coffee cup, the ideas are remarkably succinct yet visually compelling.