Few illustrators' styles match the most serious of subjects as well as Stuart McReath's. His works have a simple composition around a well-thought out concept, which drives home its meaning without feeling obvious or clumsy.

His sombre colours are accompanied by intensely graduated shading, which give a solidness to the objects and people in his works that imbues them with a feeling of weight and depth - both literally and metaphorically.

He's recently updated his site with new work, some of which we've featured here.

In this recent illustration about the Holocaust, the shape of a candle - it's body, wick, flame and smoke - contain both a survivor of Auschwitz and one who died there.

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