Rotterdam-based illustrator Xaviera Altena has developed a style that encompasses bold linework, poppy colours and sparse details. Xaviera references modern day issues and news stories in her work, combining them with 90s pop culture influences for a fresh approach to topical illustrations. Throughout her work we see pieces that tackle themes such as feminism, social movements, politics and the everyday. Her personal interests include pop culture, cultural history and the world of comics and print.
Her illustration work has found its way into advertising campaigns, magazines, murals, clothing and products for clients from all over the world.
Xaviera is easy to find on Instagram as @xavieraaltena and available at firstname.lastname@example.org. She’s represented in France by Tiphaine.
︎ Xaviera also initiated Brainstorm Radio, a platform where she asked international artists which music inspires them, and local DJ’s mixed these selections into an unique mix. You can listen to all 49 mixes here.