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Arm Wrestlers / Asian Investor

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B'Gawk

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Byron / Telegraph

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Carol Ann Duffy / Telegraph

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Colm Toibin / Telegraph

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George Orwell / Telegraph 1

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Hoarding / Inside Housing

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Lionel Shriver / Telegraph

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Margaret Atwood / Telegraph

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Pest Control Magazine / Jazz Crickets

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Phil Power Taylor / Sport Magazine

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Asian Investor / Techwars

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Asian Investor / Raiders Of The Lost Yen

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Shirley Jackson / Telegraph

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Mahatma Gandhi

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Das Octonoots 2

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Pat Goatrett

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John Fin / The Telegraph

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Donald Trump / The Telegraph

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20th Century Writers / Telegraph

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A Scattering Of Collaborations / CT Brown

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Alexandre Dumas Self-Initiated

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Asian Investor / Happy New Year

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Roald Dahl

Kiehl's Dark Spot

Kiehl's Dark Spot

Finance Playing Cards 2 / The Telegraph

Finance Playing Cards 2 / The Telegraph

The Wild Bunch

The Wild Bunch

Once Upon A Time In The West

Once Upon A Time In The West

For a Few Dollars More

For a Few Dollars More

Exhibition Poster

Exhibition Poster

Death Rides A Horse

Death Rides A Horse

Emily Dickinson / The Telegraph

Emily Dickinson / The Telegraph

Samuel Johnson / The Telegraph

Samuel Johnson / The Telegraph

Typewriter / The Telegraph

Typewriter / The Telegraph

Sam Beckett / The Telegraph

Sam Beckett / The Telegraph

A Bit Of The Old Ludwig Van / The Telegraph

A Bit Of The Old Ludwig Van / The Telegraph

Will Self Will Need A Bigger Boat / The Telegraph

Will Self Will Need A Bigger Boat / The Telegraph

Eddy Merckx VS Pacman Gif

George Orwell / Telegraph

George Orwell / Telegraph 2

WIlliam Burroughs / Telegraph

WIlliam Burroughs / Telegraph

Shakespeare's Fairies Washington Post

Shakespeare's Fairies Washington Post

Dr Who / The Telegraph

Dr Who / The Telegraph

Bill + Jenny Entertainment Weekly

Bill + Jenny Entertainment Weekly

Howard Jacobson and Jeannette Winterson / The Telegraph

Howard Jacobson and Jeannette Winterson / The Telegraph

Summer Books / The Telegraph

Summer Books / The Telegraph

Haruki Murakami / The Telegraph

Haruki Murakami / The Telegraph

Piggy Bankers / The Telegraph

Piggy Bankers / The Telegraph

Anton Chekhov / The Telegraph

Anton Chekhov / The Telegraph

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Piano Favourites / EMI

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Runners World 2

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Runners World 1

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Milo / Runners World

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Rameses / Runners World

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Tinctures / Runners World

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Irish Distilleries / Golf Magazine

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Lynda Davis / Telegraph

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Santa / Telegraph

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Michael Frayn / Telegraph

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Charles Dickens / The Telegraph

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Super Computer

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A Church

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Gatorade / Runners World

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Fish Balloon Art / Pished

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Alexander Rehding / Harvard Magazine

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Poem Spots / Telegraph

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Fish Spots / Pished

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Neil Armstrong / Cincinnatti Magazine

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The Lighthouse Poster

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Pig Bat

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My Dad Likes Fishing

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Go Forward

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Smart Animals / Answers Magazine

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Poem Pharmacy 2 / The Telegraph

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Jane Austen / The Telegraph

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Kite / The Telegraph

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Shirley Jackson / The Telegraph

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Das Octonoots 1

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Jack O'Neill

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John Muir

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Centre Parcs

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Lead Belly

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Colour line work

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Del Preston

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Johnny Cash

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Prince

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Poem Pharmacy / The Telegraph

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Passing The Baton / Print Week

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Octopus / Answers Magazine

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Haunted House / Telegraph Review

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Hugo Lepe / 11 Freunde

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Hector Castro / 11 Freunde

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Aldo Donelli / 11 Freunde Magazine

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Saeed Al-Owairan / 11 Freunde Magazine

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Eroica Hispania

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Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

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Karl Marx Likes A Fight

With Bells On / Kinky Times

With Bells On / Kinky Times

Cycling Is Not A Trivial Pursuit

Cycling Is Not A Trivial Pursuit

Ja Yes Oui Si Ha Ayo OSCE Magazine

Ja Yes Oui Si Ha Ayo OSCE Magazine

OSCE Magazine Spot Illustrations

OSCE Magazine Spot Illustrations

Head For OSCE Magazine

Head For OSCE Magazine

Global Communications

Global Communications

Ukraine Map For OSCE Magazine

Ukraine Map For OSCE Magazine

Chechnya / Good Governance In Europe OSCE

Chechnya / Good Governance In Europe OSCE

Gustave Flaubert Telegraph Review

Gustave Flaubert Telegraph Review

Christmas With The Dog Telegraph Review

Christmas With The Dog Telegraph Review

Dave Eggers Telegraph Review

Dave Eggers Telegraph Review

Steven Soderbergh The Telegraph

Steven Soderbergh The Telegraph

The Telegraph Mohsin Hamid

The Telegraph Mohsin Hamid

Dan Brown / The Telegraph

Dan Brown / The Telegraph

Kafka's Writing Bug / The Telegraph

Kafka's Writing Bug / The Telegraph

Tour 1910

Tour 1910

Kurt Vonnegut In Space

Kurt Vonnegut In Space

The Telegraph Italo Calvino

The Telegraph Italo Calvino

Ian Hamilton

Ian Hamilton

Office

Office

JS Bach

JS Bach

Monitors

Monitors

Soldiers

Soldiers

Chechnya Peace

Chechnya Peace

Bloomberg Businessweek Shakespeare In The Board Room

Bloomberg Businessweek Shakespeare In The Board Room

Coppi Bartali

Coppi Bartali

Best Party 2

Best Party 2

Fausto & The Magic Mountain

Fausto & The Magic Mountain

Paris, Texas Poster

Paris, Texas Poster

Kickers

Kickers

Eddy Merckx Fiddle

Eddy Merckx Fiddle

Walts

Walts

Tennyson

Tennyson

Roosevelt & Bullock

Roosevelt & Bullock

Japanese War Machine Raphy

Japanese War Machine Raphy

Guthrie Ping!

Guthrie Ping!

Rommel

Rommel

A Compact Dictionary Of Hair

A Compact Dictionary Of Hair

The Telegraph Oppenheimer Bomb

The Telegraph Oppenheimer Bomb

The Telegraph Napoleon

The Telegraph Napoleon

Esperto

Esperto

Sir Mick

Sir Mick

Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie

Nicholson

Nicholson

JK Rowling

JK Rowling

Nitto Shop Japan

Nitto Shop Japan

Without Fear

Without Fear

Van

Van

John Updike / The Telegraph

John Updike / The Telegraph

Heart of Darkness / Boat

Heart of Darkness / Boat

Heart of Darkness / Knitters

Heart of Darkness / Knitters

Heart of Darkness / Sea

Heart of Darkness / Sea

Heart of Darkness / Cover

Heart of Darkness / Cover

Grammarian / The Telegraph

Grammarian / The Telegraph

George / Telegraph

George / Telegraph

Bohumil Hrabal / The Telegraph

Bohumil Hrabal / The Telegraph

A Car Door Slams Shut / The Telegraph

A Car Door Slams Shut / The Telegraph

The Man With His Staff

The Man With His Staff

Robots

Robots

Lawyers

Lawyers

Leaving an institution / The Telegraph

Leaving an institution / The Telegraph

Giuseppe Garibaldi / The Telegraph

Giuseppe Garibaldi / The Telegraph

Odysseus / The Telegraph

Odysseus / The Telegraph

Hay Festival / The Telegraph

Hay Festival / The Telegraph

Ancient Mariner / The Telegraph

Ancient Mariner / The Telegraph

Tour de Yorkshire

Tour de Yorkshire

Famous Belgians / The Telegraph

Famous Belgians / The Telegraph

Wishful Writing / The Telegraph

Wishful Writing / The Telegraph

Will I Am and Chris Bosh / Rhapsody Magazine

Will I Am and Chris Bosh / Rhapsody Magazine

TS ELiot / The Telegraph

TS ELiot / The Telegraph

SLAPP / California Lawyer

SLAPP / California Lawyer

Philip Roth the Nighthawk

Philip Roth the Nighthawk

Charlotte Bronte / The Telegraph

Charlotte Bronte / The Telegraph

JD Salinger / The Telegraph

JD Salinger / The Telegraph

Falling Coconuts

Falling Coconuts

Toasted Piranhas

Toasted Piranhas

Vending Machine Bear

Vending Machine Bear

The Fornication Game / Kinky Times

The Fornication Game / Kinky Times

Are You Up For it? / Kinky Times

Are You Up For it? / Kinky Times

Kidnapped / The Telegraph

Kidnapped / The Telegraph

JM Coatzee / The Telegraph

JM Coatzee / The Telegraph

James Salter / The Telegraph

James Salter / The Telegraph

Isaiah Berlin / The Telegraph

Isaiah Berlin / The Telegraph

Resurrections for The Telegraph

Resurrections for The Telegraph

Jules Verne / RSA Journal

Jules Verne / RSA Journal

Conan Doyle and Ian Rankin / The Telegraph

Conan Doyle and Ian Rankin / The Telegraph

NY Mag Holiday Shopping

NY Mag Holiday Shopping

Food Trucks / The London Magazine

Food Trucks / The London Magazine

Fames Drunks / Men's Health Magazine

Fames Drunks / Men's Health Magazine

Technoball / The Telegraph

Technoball / The Telegraph

Norman Mailer / The Telegraph

Norman Mailer / The Telegraph

Marcel Proust / The Telegraph

Marcel Proust / The Telegraph

Historic Pubs / Heineken Magazine

Historic Pubs / Heineken Magazine

Guard / The Telegraph

Guard / The Telegraph

BS Johson / The Telegraph

BS Johson / The Telegraph

Michael Gove's History / The Telegraph

Michael Gove's History / The Telegraph

Biography

Wesley Merritt is the alter-ego of illustrator & educator Paul Jackson. Paul discovered Wesley in 2008, and has balanced his not-so-secret identity as a rogue Yankee illustrator with his career as an academic. Paul currently leads the MA in Graphic Branding & Identity at London College of Communication, part of University of the Arts London. He is a graduate of the Royal College of Art and is currently working on a PhD exploring the interface between narrative drawing and world-making, with a particular focus on the cognitive worlds generated by verbal cues, and how drawing acts as a framing device for storyworlds.

Wesley (and Paul) grew up obsessed with the American heartlands, and loves traditional, neo-, postmodern & spaghetti westerns. Wesley's work begins in a fairly traditional fashion; sketchbooks, line drawing, lots of looking, idiosyncratic digital colouring techniques and photocopied magic. Wesley was born out of a love for David Hockney, Saul Bass, Robert Frank, Sergio Leone, and advertising from the 1960s. He (frequently) references Renaissance paintings, Wim Wenders, Bruce Springsteen, Postmodernist ideologies, Penguin’s Great Ideas, Wim Crouwel, Graham Greene, Dadaism, Eric Ravillious and Battersea Power Station.

Wesley has worked with Publicis, Vodafone, Penguin Books, Random House, Hodder and Stoughton, Harper Collins, The Guardian, GQ, Esquire, New York Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Jamesons, Remember A Charity, Snickers, Kiehl’s, Wall Street Journal, Canadian Globe + Mail, Bloomberg Media, FIFA, Journal Condé Nast, Men’s Health, Reader’s Digest, Time Magazine, Waitrose Magazine and The Washington Post. He has exhibited at London's Coningsby Gallery, as well as at London College of Communication and has received an editorial award from the Washington Post and was shortlisted for the Folio Prize.
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