When Quango needed a muralist for a series of IoT illustrations, we decided to cast a wide net. Among the project descriptions we posted was a short, vague ad on the Bay Area Craigslist (because we knew the right person could be anywhere). Lucky for us, the right person was artist Nigel Sussman.
Sussman’s work ranges from labyrinthine product packaging and magazine covers to larger-than-life murals of cityscapes and pizza slices. No matter the material, his illustrations are expansive, intricate, and totally alive. It’s easy to get lost in his work—and that’s no coincidence. Sussman claims that his early doodling was heavily influenced both by Martin Handford’s Where’s Waldo? book series and by the original SimCity computer game.