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Johanna Basford

Johanna Basford is an illustrator and ink evangelist who prefers pens and pencils to pixels.

She creates intricate, hand drawn illustrations predominately, although not exclusively, in black and white. Much of her work has roots in the flora and fauna that surrounded her growing up on a fish farm in rural Scotland.

She graduated in 2005 from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee with a degree in Printed Textiles and a portfolio stuffed with monochrome silk screen prints and drawings. Following that, she set up a little studio and began on her mission to vanquish the vector and champion the (wobbly) hand drawn line.