This week we look at the weird and wonderful work of Glasgow based illustrator Ali Horn.
Having graduated from The Glasgow School of Art with a BA (Hons) in Illustration, Ali Horn has produced illustrations and logos for a variety of clothing companies, bands and individual clients. She also worked for three years contributing editorial illustrations to the website Something Awful and produced the original concept art for the TV show Golan The Insatiable on The FOX Network in America. Additionally, Ali has sold prints and other merchandise at several boutiques in Glasgow as well as from her online shop.
Most recently, Ali has had solo exhibitions at Broadcast and The Good Spirits Co., both located in Glasgow. These exhibitions featured A2 digital prints of her illustrations on foamboard, the illustrations themselves being digitally-coloured ink drawings with themes of fantasy, science-fiction and horror. A lot of her recent work features detailed frames or vignettes meant to be as much a part of the piece as the main drawing itself, invoking the idea of the children’s storybook drawings. Humour is also an important element in Ali’s illustrations which, with their bright, lurid colours, are designed to be a sort of colourful celebration of strangeness.
In the future, Ali would like to be able to have more exhibitions and take part in more craft fairs. This year, she hopes to get started on exciting new collaborations including taking part in an interesting project created by Scottish artist Twistwood, a collaboration with award-winning Glasgow comic writer Craig Collins and a possible cross-media effort with her sister Susie Reid who is a ceramicist.
To see more of Ali's work visit www.alihorn.blogspot.co.uk