Finding the sweet spot between soft grain and neon zest, the illustrated scenes of Simone Noronha are equal parts sharp and sizzling.
For Rainbow of Hope, Evermade's latest series of prints, we had the pleasure of working with Noronha on a print inspired by the rainbow. You can purchase the final colourful piece below - 100% of the profits will be donated to NHS Charities Together.
Hailing from New York, illustrator Simone Noronha is a tricky artist to pigeon hole. Like any image-maker, we've seen her artwork occupy many styles - but Noronha embraces aesthetic metamorphosis like no other. One day her fruits of labour might be minimalist and botanical, the next searing and noisy. But whether she’s drawing plants or futurist females, Noronha’s fluid, airbrushed quality continues to put her in a lane of her own. No wonder we've seen her work grace the pages of The New York Times, Vanity Fair, WIRED, and Medium - these shades of grain could bring textural depth to any subject matter.
Along with Noronha's satisfying new artwork for our Rainbow of Hope series, some of her recent projects include an intricate soft typeface and an illustrated countdown to her top 10 albums of 2019 (for 10x19). With visual interpretations of Mac Demarco's Here Comes the Cowboy and Lizzo's Cuz I Love You to explore, there's more than enough Noronha to discover during lockdown.
Describe your style in 3 words.
Fluid, bold, sharp
What’s in your art toolkit?
My sketchbook, MacBook, and Cintiq
Who are some artists you really admire at the moment?
Emmanuelle Walker, Andrew Herzog, Saad Moosajee and Braulio Amado
Could you share your playlist for the Rainbow of Hope project with us?
What are the positives you have come across during lockdown and how do you think it will change your point of view in the future?
The lockdown has given me a lot of time to sit and assess stuff. It has made me appreciate what I have and made me more resourceful too. I hope I don't forget that after the lockdown.
What are you looking forward to most when the lockdown is over?
To sit in a park with friends.
What's your message to health workers right now?
I'm incredibly grateful for your service, strength, and stride. You are all heroes.
For Together We Bloom, Noronha’s Rainbow of Hope artwork, the illustrator is playing with the pigments of primary colour - and we at Evermade are mesmerised. Combining shades of opacity, Noronha creates a simple, but satisfying flower to express that “we are in this together, we can only make it through if we work together.”
You can purchase this blossoming print below, while supporting our NHS at the same time.
Simone's artwork titled Together We Bloom, with 100% profits of art print sales going to NHS Charities Together.
You can check out more of Simone's work here.