Kiersten Essenpreis composes the most beautifully surreal, intimate paintings, generally depicting twisted, metaphorical childhood themes. Her dry sense of humor is sublime. She recently began a series of illustrations for Paper magazine’s monthly end page, featuring her signature surreal themes but with the characters clothed in the latest designer fashions. It’s a fantastic example of fashion illustration fusing with contemporary illustration trends. I’ll be looking forward to seeing these illustrations every month.