So, my dissertation is focusing on Vogue, discussing illustration and photography. I knew David Downton, as one of my favourite illustrators, would be great to look at in this case. I knew he had done work for Vogue China and some for British Vogue.
When I discovered the covers he did for Vogue Australia I was in love. For Vogue Australia's 50th anniversary, the magazine celebrated with a commemorative issue, illustrated by David Downton. He designed four different covers, featuring Cate Blanchett, in vintage styles linking back to the days before photography.
Take a look, they're beautiful!
My next mission- get hold of one of these!! They were limited edition, but fingers crossed. I think it's vital for my dissertation!
While i'm here, take a look at some of his Vogue China work!
I really do love his work!