Neil Keating is an illustrator and graphic designer from Liverpool who makes creations halfway between comic art and urban art. His style mixes different characteristics of these arts, combining the caricature of comics, the definition of graffiti and the texture of typography.
Neil Keating graduated from the Liverpool School of Art in 2004 with a degree in Graphic Design and Illustration. Since then he has been working in his hometown’s art scene, creating illustrations, logos, 2D animations, posters and murals.
With a clear, uniform stroke, Neil creates simple, linear images, free of excessive detail and colour. When put together in a large table, however, his drawings become extraordinary illustrated maps, full of links, connections and conjunctions.
Essential in form and nuance, yet refined in detail, his illustrations are original and iconic.
Amongst many projects, Neil Keating has created the new graphic identity for Melodic Distraction (M.D.), Liverpool’s independent and community radio station. His clients include Honest Burgers, Deliveroo, Amaro Montenegro, adidas, Levis and Converse.
Words by Federica Cimorelli