First it was the album cover for Peter Bjorn and John’s Writers Block. Then came the music video for Young Folks. After that it was the cover and illustrations in Stuart Murdoch’s book The Celestial Café. Every time I see an illustration by Graham Samuels I love it.
Originally from England but now based in Sweden, Graham’s illustrations often come with a nostalgic sensibility. This is informed by his love of vintage commercial art and his collection of old records, paperback and comics. Over the years he’s worked on numerous illustration projects including advertising and editorial work, as well as books and animation projects. You can see more of what he does online here.