Joshua Billingham

Birmingham, UK.
Birmingham, UK.
character design, visual development, large scale murals/ illustrations, collage, photoshop, graphite drawings, spray painting, portraits, children's book illustration, editorial


Birmingham illustrator, Joshua Billingham creates twisted characters that pay homage to the New York subway art of the early 80s.

He intensifies his creations by layering unusual combinations of textures and drawing influence from the cartoons of his childhood .

Josh, aka Gent 48, also likes to people-watch. He often makes caricatures of the folk he meets on his travels. After all, real life can be pretty warped too.

BBC West Midlands
Aquascutum London
Trebor Cadbury’s Chocolate
Birmingham City University
Estée Lauder Jo Malone
London 2012 Olympics Samsung
Birmingham City Council
Melbourne Grand Prix 2013

You can view Josh’s latest illustrations on his Facebook and Instagram. Josh joined Column Arts Agency in April 2014

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