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Illustration for review of Under Alien Skies: A Sightseers Guide to the Universe

London Ladd

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Painted Words, Inc
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NEW YORK, NY 10025
United States

illustration of Black piano player seen from above, on worn floor boards
illustration of Black woman with afro in shades of blue
illustration of Black couple dancing in front of silhouette of crowd.
illustration of Portrait of American writer and activist James Baldwin, african american, bipoc, black history, diversity
illustration of collage silhouette of black couple with landscape and sun behind, bipoc, love, connection


London Ladd is a graduate of Syracuse University with a BFA in illustration. London works primarily in a painterly style with acrylic, building opaque layers atop a foundation of thin washes, in a way that brings his colors to life. He carries a sketchbook with him everywhere he goes, constantly perfecting his craft. His published books include Midnight Teacher, Frederick’s Journey: The Life of Frederick Douglass, Waiting for Pumpsie, and March On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World. London lives in Syracuse, NY.


Collage, Cut Paper, Figurative, Fine Art, Oil, Painterly, Silhouette, Rich Picture


Action, Celebrities, Editorial, Historical, Icons, Landscape, Music, People, Political, Portrait, Ethnic