This illustrated magazine's animated cover is mesmerising

Illustrator Thomas Danthony and animator Christopher van Wilson have dreamt up a gorgeous magazine cover for Popshot magazine's new illustrated edition.

Thomas's original illustration is simple, whimsical and in his characteristic style, with a striking use of shadow, light and bold colour. We're glad the London-based illustrator is doing so well after including him in our feature on illustrators to look out for.

As beautiful as Thomas' art alone is, even more life has been breathed into it through Christopher's subtle animation. We love the way the Paris-based animator has layered it so the magazine cover is slowly, intriguingly revealed.

"My thinking was that the cover artwork would gradually emerge," says Christopher. "I loved the idea that you open on this Edward Hopper-style scene and then the elements slowly build themselves into the cover."

Thomas has also worked for clients including Google, The New York Times and TFL; and Christopher has been commissioned by Christie's, Chanel and Save the Children.

Image: Thomas's cover illustration wraps around the front and back cover of the magazine. 

Image: Illustration by Tom Radclyffe, whose characteristic style is hand drawn and intensely detailed - just like this. 

Image: Illustration by Plantmonster aka Christopher Park, who makes it very hard to turn the page. Short story by James Hatton.

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Image: Illustration by Adams Carvalho - whose illustrations tend to have a well-drawn grit. Short story by Abigail Hodge.

Image: Illustration by Stephan Schmitz, showing off a simple but engaging style. Poem by Jacqueline Saphra. 

Image: Illustration by Matt Harrison Clough - clever and striking, just like the rest of his work (which you should definitely check out). Poem by Sophie Fenella. 

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Image: Illustration by Mitt Roshin, typical of his intricate, lively and dramatic style. Short story by Draw Tapley. 

Image: Illustration by Paul Lacolley, which feels like it could jump off the page. Short story by Georgia Oman.

Image: Illustration by Bren Luke, whose creations are often moody and dramatic. Poem by John Rowland. 

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