WRDSMTH is a published author, screenwriter, former advertising copywriter, and an emerging street artist. Born and raised in the Midwest, he relocated to LA and started doing time in Hollywood, chasing the dream like countless others. Past and present worlds merged when he came up with the concept for WRDSMTH — a unique combination of stenciling and wheatpasting — and began temporarily tattooing walls in LA with indelible thoughts and phrases.
Active in the street art community since November 2013, he’s made his mark in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, San Diego, San Francisco, New Orleans, Philadelphia, West Palm Beach, London, Paris, Kraków, Edinburgh, and Melbourne. He’s been featured in Playboy, LA Weekly, LAist, LA Magazine, and The Philadelphia Enquirer. He was named one of The Art of Elsyum’s 2014 Emerging Artists and his work has been sold at Julien’s Auctions, Art Share LA, Q Art Gallery, The Gabba Gallery, and LabArt.
One of the most influential street artists to emerge from New York City, DAIN intriguingly combines the visual language of graffiti with old Hollywood glamour. Often mingling a female visage with male fashion, he creates distinct pieces with characteristics known only to his works.
DAIN selects black and white images that speak to him, often inspired by iconic models and celebrities in addition to Hollywood glamour. His work reflects appreciation for an era when women dressed beautifully, revealing very little and leaving much to the imagination.
DAIN works single pieces between the street and studio, and combines wheat pasting, silk screening, spray paint, collage and acrylic. He commences the process with collage, the foundation for the piece, using a photo that he layers with various images. He then chooses the colors for the piece after which he paints and layers spray paint onto the work. He finishes his works with his unmistakable “circle and drip” around the eye, an unintentional trademark yet clearly distinguishing factor of his dynamic works.
Adam Fujita is a Product Designer and artist living and working in Brooklyn New York. He holds an MFA in Product Design from the Products of Design department at the School of Visual Arts in NYC. As a product designer he is constantly investigating the role that products and services play in our personal and public lives. And they value of use these products hold to effect change and to solve problems.
Adams recent neon style work has been an exploration of protest and resistance through the use of the medium of street art and the internet. As a response to the election results of 2016 in the US Adam has been using the neon as a metaphor for "keeping the lights on " this volatile and dangerous Trump administration. Not willing to let them operate behind the shadows of Washington DC." Adam has been making political statements and protests with his neon street art and graffiti most of his adult life. He has addressed gender issues, police violence, women's rights, corporate greed, nativism and more with his neon style street art. Adam has a 25 year history writing graffiti starting in San Francisco in the early 1990s and has been working and living in NYC since 2001.
As well as being a full time designer and artist Adam is the host a creator of the My Life In Letters podcast where he speaks with prominent graffiti artists from around the globe about their experiences within graffiti culture.
Natasha May Platt is a mural artist based in Brooklyn, New York. She has a BA in philosophy and religion from Harvard College and received the 2010 Gardner Fellowship for a year of international creative exploration after graduation. Her fellowship led her to the embroidery and textile traditions of Kolkata, India, and she spent three years in Kolkata studying and working in textile design.
Her mural work is influenced by the color and rhythm of textile traditions, as well as her personal connection to nature and meditative states. Her murals can be found across the world, in Mexico, Bali, India, Los Angeles, Chicago, New Jersey, Washington, DC, and New York. Her clients include Disney, Governor’s Ball Music Festival, Ballston Quarter Mall, Yumi Kim, and many private clients such as fashion brands, hotels, and restaurants. She is debuting her first mural for the Bushwick Collective this summer.
Jason is an artist, designer, and creative director based in Brooklyn, NY. Originally from Salt Lake City, Jason discovered NY as a teen, and was magnetically drawn to the color, the art, and the culture. Jason’s work ranges from video, to illustration, to typography and murals. It has been seen supporting brands like Mac Cosmetics, Xbox and Fenty Puma, and has been seen in various publications, on clothes, shoes, and even bodies... and of course on walls around city. He loves bright colors, rich blacks, and his work regularly contains messages of positivity as believes that kindness is the key to success.
Mathilde Crétier graduated from l'École Nationale Supérieure des Arts-Appliqués et des Métiers d'Arts (Olivier de Serres) in Paris and started her career as a fashion stylist and trend forecaster, which explains her ease with fashion and design. Thankfully she soon returned to her craft as an illustrator.
Mathilde is a passionate person. Everything around her inspires her to draw, cut, paint a daily life in Paris she loves. Her minimalistic style bet on elegance, efficiency of forms and flat colors.
She collaborates with renowned magazines such as Elle, Grazia, WWD, Robb Report, Die Zeit, and has various clients, LVMH, Chanel, Farfetch, Lifetime Movies, Publicis…
Carlo Cadenas is a 3D Artist & Designer. After working for several years in Advertising Agencies in Argentina and his home country Venezuela, Carlo decided to focus in the beautiful world of 3D where he combines his passions for Typography and Illustration to craft vibrant and stunning visuals.
Carlo's work has been awarded with the Type Directors Club Award and the Certificate of Typographic Excellence, Graphis Award, How international Design Award, Latin American Design Award, Indigo Design Award, IDA International Design Award, and more.
He has participated in exhibitions in more than 20 countries including USA, Germany, England, France, China, Japan, South Korea, Finland, Spain, Russia, Poland, India, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela and many others, being part of very important shows at places like The Cooper Union, The AdobeMAX, TypeCon, Chungmu Art Center, Museum Huelsmann Kunst + Design, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Nantes, Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts, Central House of Artists Moscow, Sans & Seriff AIGA San Antonio; as part of events such as the World’s Best Typography, Global Biennale of Graphic Design Golden Bee Moscow, Mexico Poster Biennial, Lahti Poster Triennial, The Bolivian Poster Biennial, The International Reggae Posters, Typography Day, Show Us Your Type and more.
Clients include Nike Running Global, Methodhome USA, Red Stripe Beer, Cîroc Vodka and others.
Originally from the North of England, Toby Triumph is a London based illustrator. Triumph works mainly with character design, hand drawn typography and eccentric doodles. He has been published in countless magazines, music festivals, and newspapers, as well as being on billboards, t-shirts, and even the wallpaper of a hip new hotel in Shoreditch.
Triumph's characteristic work has taken many forms. Intricately hand drawing each and every one of his projects, Triumph rarely sleeps to keep up with the mass amount of detail in all of his works.
Some of Triumph's clients include Coca Cola, GQ, Sony Music, Google, Adidas, The Hollywood Reporter, Converse, Skype, Youtube and many more.
Sebaldo is a Yorkshire born Illustrator based in East London. His world is full of strange characters, narratives and anything that is considered to be edible.
Sara Blake aka ZSO is a New York City based illustrator and design director originally from Richmond, Virginia. Since graduating from New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study focusing on fine art and creative writing, Sara has worked both as an art director in advertising and a freelance illustrator, giving her a unique perspective to both sides of the creative process. With over a decade of experience, Sara now partners with brands and agencies through her multidisciplinary work as Minetta Design Co, and continues to illustrate as ZSO. Over the years Sara has spoken and exhibited around the world through galleries and design conferences. She works between her Richmond and New York studios.
Select clients: Adobe, Nike, Ford, Hurley, IBM, Wired Magazine, Scotch and Soda, Sakroots, TED, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., Marvel, Syrup NYC, Havas, RIF6, Yen Magazine, SGCNY, Vice, OFFF, FITC
Curriculum Vitae: www.sarablake.nyc/curriculum-vitae
Minetta Design Co.: www.minettadesignco.com
Experiments on Tumblr (mostly design experiments): dadazang.tumblr.com
Emerging New York City Street artist WhIsBe is noted for his whimsical iconography, juxtaposing innocuous and benign images within an edgier context. Mixed with self taught skills and an education from New York’s School of Visual Arts, the artist’s street work began to appear in 2011 across the US and Europe when his work received world wide media attention. Once on the scene, WhIsBe quickly rose from anonymity to acceptance within the international art community.
Subway Doodle is a multi-media artist known for mixing street photography, illustration, and digital collage to create imaginative depictions of New York City. His most recognized creations portray blue creatures as fellow residents of the city.
Subway Doodle is also an accomplished writer, director, motion designer, editor, and creative director. His work has been recognized with dozens of media industry awards and displayed at the Museum of the Moving Image.
Subway Doodle resides in Brooklyn, New York with a house full of monsters.
You can follow @SubwayDoodle on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
Alex Eben Meyer was born and raised in philadelphia, pa and graduated from washington university in st louis, mo. He has been illustrating for bunches of years, and has worked with a wide range of editorial, book, and advertising clients on projects big and small.
Alex’s work is bright, colorful, and fun, often featuring inanimate objects doing animate things. His current dream project is to have his artwork on a blimp. His other dream job is working with you! (especially, if you happen to be a blimp.)
His first two children’s books have recently come out, hero vs. villain and creature vs. teacher.
When not illustrating, Alex can be found playing street hockey and discussing the socio-political implications behind the consumption of the cake donut. He lives in Greenpoint, Brooklyn with his lovely wife, Anna; daughter, Pip; and creative director cat, Frankie.
A child of the 70s into the 80s, Chris' world was often completely flooded with the imagery and ideas presented by his television, his comic books, and the music and movies of the time. Immersed in these various mediums, Chris began to store the images brought forward though these everyday experiences in what he refers to as a "mental journal". This journal was a haven of his thoughts that he could refer back to whenever necessary. Chris' paintings frequently cite past conceptions of popular culture embedded in his psyche's cache. This use of intertextuality also serves to offer a comfort or familiarity of sorts to the viewer. Chris' works frequently reveal everyday musings and people one would pass on the street without looking or thinking about twice. These images also aid Chris in the creation of a visual language comprised of his own iconographic imagery. Through the repetition of this imagery, Chris strives to familiarize his viewers with the language he has constructed. Chris believes that the notions within his pieces serve as a backbone to the many stories created by the onlooker when he or she is viewing the work.
In 2001 Chris set in motion RobotsWillKill.com. Robots Will Kill is an arts site dedicated to community and exposure for artists/media often disregarded by the mainstream art world. Rather than featuring his own work exclusively, he opened it up to allow the possibility for it to become whatever it evolved into being.
After a successful career as an editorial designer in Amsterdam – 20 years developing magazines, giving lectures about editorial design and being an art director for many titles (corporate, commercial, non-profit, newspapers...) – Luis moved to Tokyo where he made a career switch and started working as a drawing artist. From Tokyo he draws on different levels: commercially for shops, fashion brands, magazines and mixing his drawings with his designs. Luis is a versatile illustrator with the eye of a designer and the mind of an art director. Used to work in teams, he understands well that the message to be told is the most important thing.
Specialities are: travel, urban, feelings, people, characters, typography and objects. Works both analogical as digital.
I’m a freelance illustrator based in London. I have worked for a range of clients including Verizon, The Grammys 2015, MasterCard, Tesco Magazine and Starwood Hotels. My passion for making things started at an early age and has developed into a fascination of paper craft. I love the process of turning a flat sheet of paper into a tangible thing of beauty and it still excites me to see a concept come to life.
Juliana was born in Neuquén, Argentina. She discovered a passion for art at a young age and studied film and fashion before deciding to pursue illustration professionally, bringing all of her passions together in her drawings.
Currently living in Buenos Aires, Juliana’s colorful illustrations and gifs can be seen in women’s magazines, local newspapers and fashion blogs.
Jessica Dance is a Textile Artist and Model Maker specialising in creating tactile, handcrafted models and props.
Jessica's commissions span across the worlds of advertising, art, editorial and installation.
Clients include: Christian Louboutin, ITV, Adam & Eve DDB, The Washington Post, Tatler, Stylist, Vogue, Google, Mulberry, Creative Review, Vanity Fair, Liberty, Topshop, Whistles, Hunter, Selfridges, Berghaus, Marie Claire, GAP, Endsliegh and TimeOut.
Robert Frank Hunter is a London based illustrator. He graduated from the University Of The West Of England in Bristol where he developed his work through drawing, printmaking and animation. Keen to apply his work to new disciplines, Robert has several published illustrated books including a children's book adaption of The Jungle Book. His own titles include The New Ghost and Map Of Days. Robert has been a professional illustrator since 2007 working on range of commercial projects in both print and moving image from his studio in east London.
Anna Sudit is a Russian born, Israeli raised, Art director and Illustrator based in NYC.
Her interest in fashion, sex positivity, subculture, and femininity is often reflected in the choice of subject matter in her bold and shiny illustrations. Anna has worked with a wide range of clients, including: Refinery29, Vice, Bullett Magazine, Harper's Bazaar, Condé Nast, ASOS, and TNT.
Nicholas comes from a family of artists. He has been drawing ever since he could hold a pencil. He has lived in NYC for the past twelve years making art full time.
Focused primarily in fine art, Nicholas has been tapped over the years to collaborate with brands such as Marc Jacobs, TIMEX, Levi's, J. Peterman, Playboy, Warner Bros. & Major League Baseball. He uses his skill for hyper-realism to produce one of a kind imagery with a fine art sensibility.
Sofia Pusa is an award-winning illustrator, graphic designer and motion graphics artist. In addition to having a BA in graphic design and illustration, she has studied a master’s degree in business and worked in strategic branding and communications. Her versatile background has taught her to better understand her clients’ business challenges and gain a more holistic understanding about her work as a designer and illustrator.
Sofia is known for her nature-inspired illustrations, clever ideas and bold color use. She has produced a wide range of work for clients in several industries, including music festivals, lifestyle, advertising, technology and fashion and her work has received awards from national and international competitions such as ADC Awards (US), Applied Arts Design Awards (CA) and Best of the Year Design and Advertising Awards (FI) among others.
Tom Connell is an artist who specializes in realistic illustration.
Tom’s commissions span across the worlds of advertising, design, and publishing.
Clients include: Unilever, Honda, Kellogg, British Airways, Simon & Schuster, Harper Collins and Random House.
Jay Shells (Jason Shelowitz) was born in 1979 in Oceanside, New York and has been living and working in New York City since 2001. He attended SUNY New Paltz from 1997-2001 with a focus on printmaking and continued his art education at Pratt Institute, receiving an MFA in Graphic Design in 2003. From 2005-2006, Jason interned with the legendary artist and graphic designer Milton Glaser. He has been working professionally as a fine artist and graphic designer ever since.
His work has been exhibited in galleries throughout the United States, Germany (Burkhard Eikelmann Galerie) and the United Kingdom (Lazarides Editions) as well as featured in publications including The New Yorker, The Los Angeles Times, ARTINFO, Juxtapoz, Complex and The New York Times. Jason’s work appears in the book Seinfeldia by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, and Street Messages by Nicolas Ganz.
Many of Jay’s public art campaigns (Subway Etiquette, Metropolitan Etiquette Authority, Rap Quotes) have been written about extensively on an international scale. In 2016, Jason produced and starred in a docu-series for Red Bull TV (airing summer 2017) based on his Rap Quotes project.
Most of his fine art work focuses on finding the beauty in the overlooked parts of our cities: the grit and grime, the infrastructure, the tiny details, which he painstakingly burns portraits of in intricate detail using a soldering iron on wood panels. While these portraits are photorealistic, the subject matter is often so macro and abstract that the finished pieces may be unrecognizable to the viewer. Jay has been working with some of his contemporaries on collaborative panels which introduce color and a unique juxtaposition of styles and mediums.
Hektad is a New York City graffiti pioneer. In 1982, at the age of 12, the Bronx native began his work. After an intense 12 year campaign on New York’s streets and subways, Hektad took a well-deserved break to focus on his family. In 2013 he returned with vengeance. Jumping into what many consider a cluttered and undefined street art scene, Hektad marked his territory with his whimsical “Love Drunk” hearts and humorous anecdotes. Currently, Hektad is experimenting with new mediums tinged with traditional graffiti. With this collection of pieces, it is evident that Hektad is well on his way to securing a permanent spot in New York street art history.
Ollie is an English Illustrator, based in the London area. He is a jolly, fun loving character, who loves a good cup of tea. Ollie’s personality is reflected in his vector based style, encompassing bold colours, fun and the theme of travel.
Ollie is a passionate world traveller who loves to explore new destinations and experience new cultures. He bases his work on the theme of travel and loves combining the two together.
He creates his work by working against the status quo of sitting at a desk and being limited to one place. Instead choosing the option of illustrating from his iPad Pro and trusty Apple Pencil wherever he goes.
Cali Sales was born in Los Angeles, CA in 1990, and raised in Austin, TX.
She graduated from the Illustration program at Art Center College of Design in December 2012, and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.
You can find her work in The New York Times, She Shreds Magazine, Harpers Bazaar, and on Booooooom, Juxtapoz, Ch.89, Austere Magazine, The Wild Magazine and the online gallery for American Illustration 32.
You can find Cali (as well as her artwork, pencil pouches, and other handmade goods) at her friend Tennessee's shop, The Deep End Club.
Marc Evan is a Brooklyn based artist working in a variety of mediums and disciplines. He is a lead artist for Groundswell Murals, a non profit organization geared towards positively changing communities through public art. Marc has been a contributing artist to Sing For Hope, painting several of their Pop-Up Pianos, which were publicly installed in Central Park, Roosevelt Island, and at Lincoln Center, for all to play and enjoy. A recently completed mural was a 68ft tall wall, overlooking the Cross Bronx Expressway. This mural focused on themes of rebirth and recovery, and was painted with the help of twenty adult men, all who were in various stages of recovery.
Marc is also a skilled illustrator, designer, and concept artist. Marc’s personal works often play with the concept of pareidolia, the ability to see imagery in random patterns and sounds. The surreal details in his paintings can appear amorphous, changing as the viewer approaches closer. His artwork and illustrations have also appeared in movies by Joel Schumacher, Rob Reiner, and others; music videos for Beyonce, Slash, and Eminem; and he has designed commercials for Mercedes, Sprite, and LG. Marc’s artwork has been featured in the prestigious Society of Illustrators’ Museum of American Illustration.
Marc Evan has also carved a niche as one of the preeminent professional pumpkin carvers in the world. In 2008, with Chris Soria, a lifelong friend, fellow artist, and frequent collaborator, they founded the renowned, Maniac Pumpkin Carvers. In 2012 Marc was a winner of Food Network's Halloween Wars, a reality competition TV show. His pumpkin carvings have appeared at the Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum, Yankee Stadium, and on numerous TV shows, printed publications, and across the worldwide web.
Vero Escalante is a stylistic illustrator, living in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She studied fashion design and she is currently working as a textile designer.
Vero currently works from the "Club de Amigos Costa Rica", a co-working space that gathers designers and artists. It was born with the idea of sharing information, working methods, as well as moments and friendships.
The style Vero has is very fresh and experimental. Some of her clients throughout the years were Adidas, The New York times, Pinterest, Johnnie Walker Blue Label, Coca cola, The Ritz-Carlton, just to name a few.
Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Natalia Jheté was brought up in a creative environment. Growing up in an artistic family Natalia realized her interests in illustration & fashion at a young age. After graduating from Miami's Design and Architecture Senior High she moved to San Francisco where she studied women's wear and soon after moved to New York, where she now resides. After working a few years in design, Natalia recognized she was equally as passionate about illustration and now focuses on art.
Today Natalia is steadily making her mark as a watercolor artist while collaborating with fashion & culture magazines, jewelry designers and messaging apps. With a whimsical, but always elegant style, and impeccable attention to detail Natalia continues to find fashion as her true muse.
Recently Natalia has become a sponsored artist by the American art materials manufacturer Grumbacher.
SUCH is a New York based graffiti writer and artist. Starting in 1990 in Long Island, SUCH has been writing graffiti alongside the LIRR and quickly moved to doing work in all five boroughs. His style strongly developed in the mid 90's when he was introduced to the New York graffiti legend, POEM. Honing a traditional New York letter style, SUCH began to tag the streets as well. SUCH's work extends globally to countries such as Taiwan, Korea, Italy, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, France, and many more. SUCH has been featured in Bombin magazine as well as the original graffiti magazine Flashbacks. He is an active member of the FX crew and continues to paint murals all over New York City. SUCH's work continues to evolve and he has recently been focusing on works on canvas as he enters the gallery world.
Through art, @narcossist examines the phenomenon of maturation as a metaphorical interpretation of nature, nurture and creativity, tirelessly attempting to ‘counter-cultivate’ style, meaning and intention.
Technically, @narcossist’s mixed media art is visceral and imperfect, filtered through the innocent eyes of a child's point-of-view. It is intentionally naive, illustrating an idiosyncratic view of belief systems established by the art world, religions and brands. Key creative influencers on @narcossist's work include William Burroughs, Maynard James Keenan, George Barker, Kurt Cobain and Kinki Texas.
@narcossist has exhibited at group shows in NYC, and regularly translates the executions into street art and murals. The artist studied at Goldsmiths College, University of London, and currently lives and works between New York City and Sao Paolo.
GIZ is a U.S. based graffiti artist born and raised in NYC. He began his graffiti career in the New York City area in 1988 at the age of 10. In the early 90’s, he primarily focused on “bombing” clean NYC subway trains.
In 1998 GIZ entered unfamiliar territory - the gallery scene. Despite his fear of exposing his identity as the “all-city street bomber”, he eased into the gallery world and, using his background in woodworking, started to produce work on pieces of wood that were cut into the shapes of his letters. In the late 90’s to early 2000’s, GIZ did multiple gallery shows throughout NYC, followed by several shows in Europe. His work has been featured in many television series, books, and magazines including the NY Times, Village Voice, Al Jazeera, Source Magazine, Mass Appeal, 12oz. Prophet, NYC Street Art, The Profit, ‘The Art of Getting Over,’ and ‘Graffiti NYC’ by Prestel.
Between 2013 and 2016, GIZ’s art has evolved into a playful extension of Pop art. His unique style morphs iconic cartoon characters into the letters of his name in innovative ways. GIZ’s practice continues to evolve as he explores using multiple mediums. Presently, GIZ is highly active in producing work on all levels: for gallery shows, murals, and continuing to “bomb” the streets.
Pest, born in a Parisian suburb, started his graffiti life in the late 80’s. He found inspiration from the hip-hop culture, subway art and European old school style. P19, a crew he founded, was known as one of the most influential crews in all of Europe. His style is a mix between New York and European classics focused on the flow of letters. He is known as the French “flow master” because of his very dynamic and recognizable style. His passion for travel led him to other forms of writing such as calligraphy and vintage typography – another highlight of his brand are his “living caps” which bring caps to life as characters. PEST is always in search of a new challenge and inspiration.
Daria Skrybchenko is a Ukrainian editorial illustrator with a solid background in advertising and game art. Her art can be seen in BBC Focus Magazine, Politico Europe, Scientific American, Popshot Magazine and numerous local magazines and blogs. When not illustrating, Daria can be found learning foreign languages, dancing and taking photos.
Koldo is a cross-functional artist. He is an Illustrator, designer, and creative director based in Madrid, Spain, whose work ranges from editorial design and Illustration to street photography and custom typography design. He looks for the perfect balance of artistic freedom of expression to create and the most high level technique to execute. His art has been exhibited worldwide.
London Kaye is a classically trained dancer who discovered her passion for crochet at the age of thirteen. London received a dance scholarship to NYU and after graduation, dove into the local street-art scene. She began developing her signature style by crocheting on fences.
She has adorned the windows of ABC Carpet and Home and has recently crocheted pieces for major brands including Red Valentino, Starbucks, Miller Lite, Chex Mix, and the TBS Network. According to Condé Nast Traveller, "London Kaye is the one to watch."
Akse is a French Graffiti Artist of Vietnamese heritage based in Manchester UK since 1997. Akse started painting in 1992 and became a member of the P19 Crew (founded by Pest) in 1993. Originally known for his letters and characters, his latest focus is on freehand photo-realistic graffiti portraits.
Nick Chaffe is a Manchester based Artist, Designer and Typographer. He received a BA in Graphic Design Degree from Croydon College and went on to work with various London design, advertising, and marketing agencies. Since 2008 he has worked independently as a designer and consultant, developing robust relationships with his clients and brands alike. His uniquely detailed illustration style continues to succeed with high-profile commissions from his international audience.
Clients include: Amnesty International, Amstel Light, Droga5, EeBria, The Guardian, Hyper Island, JFK Library, London Jazz Festival, Nottingham Contemporary, Lonely Planet, Time Out, The Washington Post, 180LA, BJL, 200 Degrees Coffee and The Oscars.
Awards and Publications include: Restaurant & Bar Design Awards, adforum, Why Space Matters, Creativity Online, DigitalArts, Creative Review Illustration Annual, WeHeart, The Sell! Sell! Blog, Winner of Best Graphics & Advertising Nottingham Creative Business Awards
Luca Babini is a New Yorker, environmentalist and an advocate. Most of his street art is meant to carry a message about the environment and various social causes. Babini, also has a successful career as a fashion photographer, TV commercial director, and filmmaker.
For the past 10 years he has collaborated with UNICEF in Italy, Africa, and Lebanon, helping to market their programs. He has run a Digital Communications Workshop for teen-agers in Sierra Leone and was one of the first to document the Syrian refugee crises into Lebanon. He is an environmentalist and was a member of the crew of the Plastiki expedition. He is the founder of the cult magazine Citizen Brooklyn. Since April 2016 he has begun working as a street artist wheat pasting his environmentally themed art on the walls of different cities under the pseudonym Acool55. His work can be seen on Instagram @acool55 and @lucababiniphoto.
Raised on a steady diet of graffiti and hot rods, Steve “Pheck” Ritsua quickly came to love bold colors and fat lines. As time passed, his appetite grew to include 50′s culture, fast music and old-school horror flicks. Whether employing oils, acrylics, ink, pencil or the ball-point pen, Pheck’s smooth style belies the often fast-paced, frenetic images he conjures from the depths of his hungry soul. Insatiable, Pheck continues to produce art that builds on and encompasses myriad kustom kulture themes.
Salvatore Dell'Aquila is a multi-disciplinary designer specializing in illustration, art direction, brand identity, motion graphics, and interactive design. He has produced a wide range of work for clients in several industries, including advertising agencies, new media companies, sports, record labels, magazines, and fashion/clothing companies. He is constantly working on personal projects, and always making efforts to push the boundaries of his artwork.
Matt D. Williams, better known as “Lambros” is a New York City Contemporary Artist focused on Stencil Art and Graffiti. Born in 1986 outside of San Francisco. Lambros spent his early life exploring countless creative mediums and honing his natural creative abilities that would later become his voice with the World of Street Art.
Primarily self taught, Lambros was able to bypass the traditional Art School route and instead moved directly to creating Artwork for some of the largest brands in the world (Nike, DC Comics, Fox, Warner Brothers, Air Jordan, the Barclay's Center, and many others). He honors his roots by continuing to work with corporate clients to help deliver memorable experiences for their customers.
Lambros’ signature style of stenciling pays homage to the Masters of 18th Century Engraving. Lambros merges his meticulous aesthetic with elements from Art Nouvea, Modern Art, and Graffiti. Further, his trademark style is known worldwide for it’s recurring themes of Power, Lust and Rebellion.
Raquel is an artist. Often, you will find her illustrating, sometimes designing, occasionally shopping…fashion is a passion.
Born in Madrid, Spain, she began studying painting when she was ten years old, and since then she has worked and studied in many facets of plastic arts.
After completing her university studies in Art and Design in Spain, she began to work as a graphic designer. A few years after, she entered in the world of advertising, as a creative and has been there for the last seven years.
During that period, she felt the call of illustration.
She currently has her own illustration and design portfolio. Her main propose is to convey emotions.
Currently she is experimenting mixing illustration and fabrics in search of a fashion expression in new dimensions.
Alex Fish, following in his father’s footsteps, has been drawing and painting since the age of three, and is now himself a recognized artist. A member of the Society for Art of imagination, Alex’s work has been featured in several one-man shows in New York City and Moscow, as well as in a permanent installation at the WAF Museum of Surrealism in Southern California.
Alex’s work can be seen at the Inter Art Gallery and Art leader’s Gallery, where it is currently exhibited.
As a veteran of the advertising industry, Alex Fish brings a unique understanding of both the communicative and commercial requirements of illustration and design. His fine-arts background combined with industry experience enables him to understand the needs of his clients, and the importance of working in a team environment. His broad range of styles and facility with different media enable him to offer custom solutions for a wide variety of illustrative challenges.
Bonnie Clas is a conceptually driven art director and illustrator with field experience in areas of print design, advertising, branding, publishing, lettering, and more. She has previously taught type design as part of SVA's Continuing Education program. Her work has been featured on websites, in books and on book jacket covers, wine labels, Broadway advertising, billboards, and much more.
She frequently accepts freelance projects and works on her personal illustrations in her spare time.