It’s been a good few months now since we’ve featured the extraordinary artwork of probably our favourite artist here at Coolector HQ, Simon Stålenhag, and given the frequency with which he typically creates new awesomeness, it has been a rather tortuous wait for new pieces from this impeccably talented illustrator. The latest releases are typically dystopian in nature once again and, as always, we’re loving the juxtaposition between seemingly familiar settings with jarring technological innovations.
Simon Stålenhag is, for those not aware, the globally acclaimed author, concept designer and artist responsible for the supremely popular, Tales from the Loop and Things from the Flood. His highly imaginative artwork and stories typically showcase illusive sci-fi phenomena in mundane, hyper-realistic Scandinavian and American landscapes and they have made Stålenhag one of the most sought-after visual storytellers in the world. His latest series of work just continues to show why this is the case.
Back To The Future
It is the parallel universe style design of Simon Stålenhag’s artwork that immediately draws you in with familiar looking landscapes and people being made immediately more ominous by the presence of various robotic entities that look out of place. We’ve been following the incredible work of Stålenhag for a number of years now here at Coolector HQ and we love how he takes many of his design inspirations from the world around him before giving them his unique dystopian spin.
The artwork of Simon Stålenhag has grown exponentially in popularity over the last few years and he is in high demand the world over because his imaginative and exceptionally detailed pieces really do engage the viewer and we’re forever camped on his website hoping there will be a new piece to be enjoyed. The dark nature of these pieces from Stålenhag really do resonate with our sensibilities here at The Coolector and whilst we’re not exactly art enthusiasts, we always find ourselves drawn to these mesmeric pieces.
With the latest collection of designs from Stålenhag seemingly dealing with some sort of nuclear fallout perhaps, there is an even greater starkness and bleakness to the works than usual and if you’ve been following his work for some time now, you’ll join us in being bowled over by this latest series of prints. Once again you’ll be drawn into Stålenhag’s imagination with these new pieces and we can’t stop ourselves from examining each one in minute detail here at The Coolector.
There is a lot going on with the artwork of Simon Stålenhag and there is a real sense of impending doom and recent disaster in the majority of them. This is something that inevitably keeps you coming back because you always want to know more about the breathtaking universe that he has created and continues to build.
This is exactly the sort of artwork that we’re drawn to here at Coolector HQ and Stålenhag’s pieces seem to have some sort of gravitational pull on us because whenever he’s got new releases, you can rest assured that we’ll be right there to see them. This latest collection is expectedly awesome and continues on with his bleak but beautiful dystopian world.