Yehrin Tong : Return Match

Commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
I was briefed to illustrate the short story Return Match by Philip K. Dick. The protagonist is drawn to a pinball machine that is planted and rigged by aliens to lure and kill humans. I shaped the pinball machine into an image of a skull and juxtaposed it with a saccharine colour palette, inspired by video games, to highlight the fatally addictive nature of the game.

How was the illustration used:
The work was used within a special edition of The Complete Short Stories by Philip K. Dick. The illustration was animated so I could bring the piece to life on my website and social media.

How did you make this work:
Initial sketches were drawn in photoshop, then the final piece was drawn in illustrator. The image was layered so that the final illustration could be animated.

Commissioner Name :
Sheri Gee
Commissioner Company :
Folio Society
Commissioned for:
Folio Society

Social Media:
twitter.com/YehrinTong
instagram.com/yehrin_tong

Personal Website:
yehrintong.com/
Agent Website:
https://wearesnyder.com/us


Currently Based:
London

Biography:
Yehrin Tong is a London based illustrator, born in the UK and of Korean descent. Her work is a detailed exploration of hypnotic mathematical patterns and typographic illusions. Her work has encompassed ad campaigns, editorial illustrations as well as graphics for fashion. Yehrin works across a broad range of mediums from print, CG and digital, to motion and physical installations.

Showcase:
https://theaoi.com/showcase/world-illustration-awards-2022/science-fiction

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