Kyle Bean is an illustrator, art director and maker. He creates playful, concept-driven works for a variety of clients that appear in editorial and commercial projects as well as installations for fashion brands and events. Kyle’s work is characterised by a whimsical and meticulous reappropriation of everyday materials and handcrafted techniques. He has been featured in a range of art and design publications, held a solo show at Colette in Paris (2013) and exhibited at the Art Directors Club and the International Design Biennial. Although Kyle often works on smaller projects alone, he regularly enjoys collaborating with still life photographers and directors. Below you’ll find a series of portraits carved from wood for the Wallpaper* 2012 Handmade Issue. For more of his works visit www.kylebean.co.uk.