Kim Herbst’s ’80s movie illustrations

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Illustration on Monday 2 August 2010

With a full-time job creating illustrations and artwork for Facebook-based games, San Fransisco-based artist Kim Herbst still has time to create some pretty fantastic odes to her favorite ’80s movies and video games.

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Kim Herbst graphic novel influenced artwork

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Illustration on Monday 6 April 2009

We asked Brooklyn-based artist Kim Herbst to tell us about her distinctive illustration style: ‘It’s usually described as an organic looking graphic novel. Recently, I’ve had pieces accepted in CMYK Magazine and the Los Angeles Society of Illustrators. I hope to have a few short comics printed together in the near future as a mini-anthology involving origami. As a child, I always attempted to copy my mother, who folded cranes and other beautiful animals out of paper. But they never came out as crisp and clean as her own. I suppose drawing them crisp and clean with brush and ink was a better alternative!’

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