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Heather Landis

Heather Landis's Photo - Vintage, collage illustrator. USA

Los Angeles-based illustrator Heather Landis combines old images, found textures and hand-drawn elements to create illustrations in her own unique style. It’s light, whimsical, nostalgic and surreal, conveying contemporary messages for her clients with the authentic feel of classic illustration.
Heather collects vintage children’s books, analyzing the art and printing techniques used and what they say about the psychology of the people who made them, which feeds into her work. After studying Fine Art in Santa Monica, Heather went to the Art Center in Pasadena to major in Photography and Imaging. With a lifelong passion for collage, she attended illustration courses for fun and by her final year was taking commissions from clients.

Approach

Narrative is an important part of Heather’s approach, and she carefully plans her images, sourcing elements from her library of old books and magazines. Her process is half hand-drawn and half-digital, with physical sketches and vintage images brought together in Photoshop where old paper textures and print patterns are added.

Style

Playful and with a childlike sense of wonder, Heather’s work juxtaposes nostalgic ideals with modern sensibilities, softened by complementary color palettes. Often there’s a sense of humor, or even a hint of the ominous, in her creations.

Client list

Heather has been commissioned by a range of clients including Budweiser, Applegate Farms, The Globe and Mail, ESPN, Heaven Hill Brands, O Magazine, Readers Digest, Black & Decker, Glamour and Seventeen.
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Make good choices typographic
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Community everything you want collage art
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Couple playing ping pong illustration by Heather Landis
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An illustration of couple dancing
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Watercolor drawing of beach party
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Working women illustration by Heather Landis
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Fight or Flight lettering art by Heather Landis
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Portraits of family members
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Abstract illustration by Heather Landis
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Women dressing illustration by Heather Landis
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An illustration concept of play the day away
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Lady sitting near birds illustration by Heather Landis
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Insect toil pattern illustration
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Girls playing illustration by Heather Landis
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The sounds of Christmas illustration for Gramophone Magazine
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Paper art illustration of I am nerd series
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Je T'aime Mon Homme typographic
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Happy Turkey day drawing by Heather Landis
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Cover page design for HR magazine by Heather Landis
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Man listening to birds beat illustration by Heather Landis
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Illustration of Claire, The Gloss Magazine
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Portrait illustration of James Brown
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Collage art of Modern Day Rose Red.
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Book cover poster design for Lead the way
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Conceptual illustration of a strange place
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Digital design of home nursing
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Blue, Lady fashion Illustration by Heather Landis
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An illustration of Whales & Ships
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An illustration of eagles sitting on rocks
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An illustration of process of reproduction
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An illustration of eagle holding the girl
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An illustration of earth
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Rad Dad graphic lettering
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Rose flowers illustration by Heather Landis
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Looking good feeling good calligraphy
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