Paul X. Johnson only recently graduated and already he is creating the kind of beautiful illustrations that make an artist totally crush-worthy in our eyes. His work carries the graceful punch of a silent film, rich with narrative detail and tempered by a muted palette; excessive style flowing from a vintage vein. His characters are stone-faced yet replete with emotion, his subjects are dark but unabashedly beautiful — this is the work of a man who Paper Darts will be watching closely, and we know you will do the same. After all, who can resist an artist who loves Blade Runner? We wish we could visit the artist where he makes his home in Newcastle, England, but we will settle for browsing (stalking) his website and purchasing a print or two from his etsy shop.