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The Failure to Communicate (Storytelling Cards)

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“The Failure to Communicate” card forms part of a set of storytelling cards that are meant to prompt conversation about challenging situations - as part of a community project by Esplora Science Centre (Malta). Keywords: Conceptual, Editorial, Digital, Silhouette, Stylised, Vector, Texture, Whimsical, Cover, Moody, Mystery, Psychology

JULINU (Julian Mallia)

JULINU (Julian Mallia)

illustration of “The Herb of Healing” card forms part of a set of storytelling cards that are meant to prompt conversation about challenging situations.
eg the process of healing - where a leaf doubles as a bandage sling.

conceptual, editorial, digital, silhouette, stylised, vector, texture, whimsical, cover, moody, mystery, psychology, healing, herb, medicinal, medicine, sling, broken arm, pharmaceutical, metaphor, warm light, teenager, hurt, safety,
illustration of “The Failure to Communicate” card forms part of a set of storytelling cards that are meant to prompt conversation about challenging situations.

conceptual, editorial, digital, silhouette, stylised, vector, texture, whimsical, cover, moody, mystery, psychology, relationships, communication breakdown, dialogue, speech bubble, isolation, block, attempt, perseverance, relationship, partner, inaccessible, withdrawn, escape, face problem, try, persuasion,
illustration of “The Brush of Dreams” card forms part of a set of storytelling cards that are meant to prompt conversation about challenging situations. 

Brush, dreams, ambition, courage, obstacles, create, art, future, passion, motivation, path, difficulty, job, career, follow, lead, negative shape, moon, hidden image, gender stereotype, teenager, girl, teenage, grit, perseverance, dogged, calling, achieve, metaphor
illustration of “The Street” card forms part of a set of storytelling cards that are meant to prompt conversation about challenging situations. 

Street, political, social, society, cross-section, anthropology, psychology, sociology, privilege, women, men, working class, middle class, high class, business class, shadows, barefoot, metaphor, university of life, perspective, disadvantaged, experience, shoe, democracy, representation, life, encounters, stranger, friend, space, meet, public, move, journey
illustration of “The Kitchen” card forms part of a set of storytelling cards that are meant to prompt conversation about challenging situations.

conceptual, editorial, digital, metaphor, cup, coffee, warm, kitchen, top, home, shadow, cupboard, comfort zone, safe, predictable, family, together, smell, herbs, spices, childhood, food, quiet, contemplation, silence, slow down, remember, nostalgia, friends, guests, welcome
illustration of The brief for this academic publication was distilled into keywords such as space, time, data and natural phenomena. This led to a series of implied metaphors presented in a visually appealing manner. 

Keywords: Science, data, statistics, birds, mountains, turbulent, flow, frames, sequential, prediction, maths, mathematics, physics, biology, algorithms, graph, infographic, human, phenomena, research, dramatic, light, colourful, moody.
illustration of Book cover for a Maltese dystopian, low fantasy novel by Loranne Vella (Merlin Publisher).

conceptual, sci-fi, mystery, complex, silhouette, novel, story, narrative, multilayered, rocket, space shuttle, clouds, multiple personality, detailed, dystopia, post-apocalyptic, future, bleak, desolate, society, malta, zebbug, crane, lamp post, shadow, drama, female, hero, ambiguous, closure, time-travel, abandoned, street, vegetation, psychological, psychology
illustration of Winning Entry at the AOI World Illustration Awards 2016. Introspection, falling, doubt, double exposure, oil paint, digital, clouds, ripple, freefall, mental, mental health, introspective, journey, thinking, psychology, depression, introvert, misunderstood, hopeful, rumination, pain, loss, memories, memory, poster, film poster, short film, animation, painting, traditional, digital, morph, combination, amalgamation, monochrome, moody, soft lighting, profile, face, portrait, female, empowerment
illustration of “Ħelsien” (Maltese for “Liberation”) is a psychological novel centred around the intricate interactions involved in a love triangle that escalates in violence. Keywords: Psychology, depth, introspection, conceptual, violence, gun, gun control, smoke, faces, portraits, hidden, puzzle, negative shape, moody, church, historical, social commentary, sociopolitical, political, ambiguous.
animation of Animated Promo for the Malta Book Festival.

Animation, illustration, silhouette, cat, magical, conceptual, chase, trees, mystery, beautiful, turquoise, fireflies, book, literature, immersion, inner world, universe, plants, double exposure, collaboration, exploration, explore, stylised, blues, surprise, run, lost, woods, forest, surprise, comfort zone, reading, event

Profile

JULINU (Julian Mallia) is a freelance illustrator, graphic designer and fine-artist specialising in meticulously-executed visual ideas. Using both traditional and digital media, his most representative work is typically concept-driven, characterised by atmospheric and surreal imagery and occasionally laced with dry humour. Julinu has been awarded at the coveted AOI World Illustration Awards (UK) in 2016, was shortlisted in 2015 and 2017 and has received Honorable Mentions by 3×3 Mag (US) in 2019. His work has featured in various local and international media platforms and was also included in “The Power and Influence of Illustration”, a book about contemporary illustration published by Bloomsbury UK in 2019. Originally a psychology graduate he now combines a range of skills to create thought-provoking imagery for advertising, animation, publishing and editorial contexts.

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Animation, Conceptual, Design, Silhouette, Stylized, Vector

Subject/Specialties

Action, Adventure, Animals, Book Covers, Editorial, Education, Fantasy, Food, Futuristic, Historical, Music, Mystery, Nature, People, Political, Portrait, Posters, Romance, Science, Scientific, Sci-Fi, Still Life, Technology, Lifestyle, Vintage / Retro, Feminine, Spiritual, Ethnic, Edgy, Environmental, Urban, Branding