- Caroline Kurze
Jacob Stead is living and working in Bristol, UK. His illustrations are inspired by an interest in history as well as art. Thus characters, colors and symbols he uses are influenced by anything he finds in old books, religious artwork or the occult. His work is somewhat naive, at the same time he is often creating illustrations for serious pieces of journalism that support their texts with complete visual adroitness. Do you understand his pictures as fun and friendly or deeply sinister?