Unlike her fashion-inspired drawings, Decue uses a more restrained palette for her lifestyle illustrations. This particular piece was made for Wissen Magazine's issue #14, and beautifully frames the city of Marseille. With a minimal selection of colours, heavy patterns, and sharp geometry, Decue’s illustration conveys the energy of this bustling port city.
About Decue Wu
Decue's work has been featured in Vogue, The New York Times and Esquire. Originally from Shenzhen, China, she graduated from Maryland Institute College of Arts with a Master in Illustration Practice. In 2014, she moved to Boston and began working for MIT as a Graphic Artist and Production Designer. Pursuing greater design opportunities, Decue recently transplanted to LA where she is focusing on her freelance work, and working at a startup as head graphic designer.
Decue has always been greatly influenced by fashion. Some of inspirations include Yves St Laurent, Helmut Lang, Hussein Chalayan, Alexander McQueen and Rei Kawakubo. More than fashion, Decue’s clients include Airbnb, Sony Music, MIT and Singapore Airlines.
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