Martin Nicolausson created these fantastic and ornate backdrops for a recent Fashion Gala hosted Swedish Department Store 'NK'.

View Martin's full portfolio here.


Posted: 15 November 2016

Commissioned by Nike Amsterdam, Martin created this typographic illustration for a new store in Stockholm.

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Posted: 14 June 2016

Recently commissioned by Generator Hostels, Martin was asked to produce a large illustration to be used as a temporary hoarding for a brand new site of the soon to be opened Stockholm design lead chain of hostels. 

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Posted: 5 May 2016

Wallpaper* Magazine commissioned Martin for this years Design Awards Issue. The illustrations are tailored towards the different categories that are nominated this year, from fashion, architecture and product innovation.

Check out Martin's full portfolio here.

Posted: 20 January 2016

Longer catch-ups over coffee?

Martin continues his collaboration with Transport for London, with his 8th illustrated message centered around live arrival times.

View the full set of illustrations in Martin's full portfolio here.

Posted: 2 December 2015

Check out this series of illustrations that Swedish illustrator Martin Nicolausson recently produced for the popular blogging site The Publishers. The illustrations have been used as markers for different section headers within the site. 

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Posted: 23 October 2015

Sweden based MP Arts illustrator Martin Nicolausson was recently commissioned by Refinery29 to produce a series of 10 eye-catching illustrations to accompany an article called 'The weird kitchen secrets you won't read in cookbooks.' From home-made ice-cream in 5 minutes to having a canine companion helping you cook in the kitchen.

You can view the full article here.

Check out the work in Martin's full portfolio here.


Posted: 25 August 2015

Martin was commisioned by Pentagram to create this impressive cover illusrartion for the HHMI Bulletin.

The story is about the role of mechanical forces in causing change in cells; everything from size, shape, number, position, and gene expression. The illustration represents this process of cell manipulation in an abstract way. 

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Posted: 2 June 2015

Martin has created a series of really cool illustrations for Transport For London over the last year. Below is the newest in the series!

Click here to see the full set.

Posted: 16 March 2015

Martin was commissioned to produce a portrait of the philosopher Jürgen Habermas for German philosophy magazine Hohe Luft.

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Posted: 7 January 2015



MP Arts is the sister agency to photographic counterpart Making Pictures. We currently represent 30 leading image-makers, designers and illustrators.

We develop, nurture, and maintain lasting careers for our artists through high production standards, curating quality portfolios, encouraging exceptional artistic and personal projects, and providing a platform through which to identify, direct and facilitate commercial work. MP have a team of 8 industry specialists to guide and manage our artists careers.

We understand the changing face of the visual industry – offering a forward thinking approach combined with an ability to create fully integrated campaigns through new media.

Our aim is to extend our passion and enthusiasm for representation beyond photography, and widen our horizons to new and existing platforms, audiences and clients. The development and creation of our roster has taken time and care - please contact Tim Higgs if you would like to discuss a project or commission one of our illustrators.

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