RJ Newton more commonly known as Blackbox Illustration, is a 20-something Illustrator and visual artist from the Midlands. A long time pop-culture fanatic, practicing goth, and lover of low brow art; their work is hugely inspired by figures in popular culture, exiting and imaginative ways to present portraiture, and American traditional style flash-sheets. Blackbox Illustration is your bridge between real, fantastical, art, music and the ever-ethereal inbetween.
For their University Final Major Project, Blackbox Illustration created a music video inspired by the research done for their Critical Research Paper. Featuring over 5000 frames of hand-animation and a love for the cross-over between music and visuals, their music video for “Creative Drug” by NowHere is perhaps their most successful artistic endeavour yet!
See their portfolio here.