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Need to Know: Carlos Lerma

Need to Know: Carlos Lerma


The illustrator has created artwork for Gorillaz, Radiohead, and The Drift—next up is a videogame

A teenage interest in video games and movies led Carlos Lerma to a career in graphic design "I just wanted to tell stories," he says. And he does, channelling his talent into an exhilarating and vigorous fusion of cartoon and cubism that gives a clear sense of his subject's character. And with assignments like creating concert posters for bands like Gorillaz, Radiohead, and The Drift, there's plenty of material.

Now that he's earned a reputation in his industry, Lerma's delving further into his two passions, animation, and comics, including the independent title The Nermigos . "I want to start doing more complete work," he says. "I've already done a bit of comics and animation and I want to do more of that. Also, I want to try my hand at art directing a video game." We'd play it.

For more examples of the prolific artist's work, visit his tumblr . And check out these sketches of "sexiest actor" Benedict Cumberbatch below:

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