Apr 27, 2015

American Illustration Profiles Interview: Golden Cosmos

My latest American Illustration Profiles interview is with the German illustration team Golden Cosmos, which is Daniel Dolz and Doris Freigofas. They’re based in Berlin, and have been illustrating together since 2010. Since that time they’ve been doing a steady stream of striking editorial illustration, most notably for The New York Times, Wired, and the Swiss Das Magazin, as well as for numerous German publications.

“Everything we do is teamwork and it’s not important who did what” explain Golden Cosmos about how they work and create together. In addition to their editorial illustration work, Golden Cosmos have created a memorable series of limited edition books, most for children. High Times: A History of Aviation was produced for Nobrow press and is a beautiful fold-out package “detailing the history and mythology of flight.” Their books are treasures of illustration and production, rich packages meant to be saved and cherished.

Golden Cosmos produce illustrations that are vibrant and bold, with bright primary colors and a screenprinted feel. Their images are often childlike, and harken back to the simple, beautiful illustrations of childrens’ books of the 1940s and 50s. But the simplicity of their imagery belies the complex and sophisticated message in much of Golden Cosmos’ work.
Read the complete Golden Cosmos American Illustration Profiles interview here.