Less is definitely more in these minimalist illustrations by London-based illustrator and designer, Thomas Danthony. Mystery is what comes to mind when viewing these low-lit, somewhat eerie compositions which he explains on an interview with Evil Tender:
â€œThe mystery is one of the things I love the most in illustration. Since most of the time you have to tell a story with one single image, it gives space to play with the viewerâ€™s mind, what happened before, after? Who knows, everybody can make up hisÂ own story and thatâ€™s what is so fun about it.
I donâ€™t think I would be able to do comics for example, I like to spend too much time perfecting a few pictures than drawingÂ hundredsÂ of them to tell a story. I have been a huge fan of Belgian / French comics since I wasÂ a kid, so there is probably an influence there though. I worked on a graphic novel project last year but I am not sure it will ever see the light of the day!â€
Images: Courtesy of Thomas Danthony.