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Monocle’s new issue has just hit the newsstands and it features a very substantial contribution from Machas Artists’ Jonathan Calugi and Ray Oranges.
True to its global approach, Monocle Issue 85 is investigating the best city lifestyles and means of transportation around the planet - and for the very first time it has invited illustrators Jonathan Calugi and Ray Oranges to contribute to startling visuals the magazine has become renewed for.
Jonathan’s brief called for a representation of the latest innovations in the transport industry and he developed a set of minimal elements as a decoding system of each context, adopting his elegant Picasso-inspired line doodle punctuated by bold graphic shapes .
While Jonathan explored this new style, Ray was called to represent the urban lifestyle of eight different cities. By creating the perfect combination of urban elements, geometrical shapes and sophisticated colours he connected apparently distant concepts such as art and social housing.
Jonathan and Ray’s images provide a visual support to uncover how technological evolution can modify the perception of space.