|ELVIS SEGARICH : elvisdesigns.com
Elvis Segarich is a Croatian artist that was raised in the suburbs of Los Angeles in San Pedro, CA. Bukowski, Richard Prince, Warhol, music, bars, cats, overly-opinionated people, metropolitan capitals, concrete, sidewalks, friends, and his own roving thoughts about life and death influence the work of this prolific artist. Elvis enjoys expressing his unique understanding of the world around him through paintings of an angry God and the grim reaper, DJ sets that echo sounds from Jamaica to Hong Kong, and a playful collision of ideas and mediums in his graphic work at fine art.
|IGNACIO VILLANUEVA : gammaray.tv
Ignacio Villanueva is an Artist based in Southern California. He was born 1975 in Van Nuys, later he moved to Huntington Beach where he brought with him his heavy habit of sketching and doodling. For Ignacio living within the Orange Curtain during the mid 80′s and 90′s was a good place to be exposed to skateboarding and a scene that was fruitful in visuals, music and characters. For a few years he had a stint in the skateboard industry managing teams for two separate shoe companies. Throughout his travels the one thing that remained consistent was the love of skateboarding and sketchbooks that he handily kept nearby documenting his travels, thoughts and experiences. In 2003 he began painting, which landed him his first solo show “Still Movement” at the Costa Mesa gallery Corner USA. More shows soon followed in Long Beach, Los Angeles and New York exhibiting work solo and with fellow skateboarding and creative peers. Ignacio finds inspiration in his surroundings, such as the picture poems of Kenneth Patchen, Charles Mingus on Piano or the minimalist approach of Saul Steinberg. Through the years Ignacio has developed a light, clean aesthetic; minimizing superfluous strokes, colors and accentuating the subject to keep his work straight forward and honest. After covering miles of concrete he is now a graphic designer by trade, and has created graphics for Etnies, Vans, Listen Skateboards, Fallen, and more.
|MICHAEL C HSIUNG : michaelchsiung.com
Michael C Hsiung is characterized by: large mustache (one of the few remaining facially hairy Asians surviving today) with all of the species capable of reaching one ton or more in weight; herbivorous diet; and a thin yellow protective skin, 1.5-5 cm thick, formed from layers of collagen positioned in a lattice structure; and a relatively small brain for a mammal of his size (400-600g). . Michael is prized for its mustache, sometimes his art. Not a true mustache, it is made of thickly matted hair that grows from the skull without skeletal support. Michael has acute hearing and sense of smell, but poor eyesight over any distance. Michael C. Hsiung will probably live to be about 50 years old or more.
|NEIL CLEMMONS HARRISON : futureroadmaps.tumblr.com
Future Road Maps is a long term project of Neil Harrison and Matt Wignall to travel throughout the USA and document the sociology, topography and dynamics of contemporary American living or lack thereof.
Neil has also started a new project called Storny Monday Denim & Goods all made in California.
Check out the cool stuff he's making stormymondaygoods.com
PHILIP MORGAN : philmorganillustration.co.uk
|RYAN RISS : craptical.com
I'm ryan riss and i do some art like drawings of an illustrative variety (generally in black and white). a bit of drafting and cartography in a stream of consciousness manner is one way i see it. it all manifests it's self in the minutia of life influencing us (me)- popular culture references, horror movies, comix, vintage cartoons, hippie psychadelia, rap, etc. a lot of this doesn't make sense- it's all a bit silly. It's basically psychedelic mantras for a tropical future- on repeat. i really just like to draw.
|TEDDY KELLY : humanpyramids.net
Teddy Kelly is an artist and illustrator whose life and designs are the product of converging cultural influences. He grew up in Mazatlan, Mexico the son of Irish/Austrian Background parents from a huge family with deep roots across Mexico. He has been creating art since he could pick up a pen, drawing influence from both the Disney characters he’d see during childhood visits to the United States and his perspective of the rich immigrant-influenced culture of his hometown. He came from a conservative society in Mazatlan, but grew up immersed in the subculture of surfing and skateboarding, inspired from a young age by the skateboard art that defined this culture. Teddy moved to U.S. after high school in search of an education, and he was fortunate that he found a mentor and friend who taught him how to conceptualize his ideas.
Teddy was awarded an honorable mention for Illustration by the American Institute of Graphic Arts. His work has been featured in international exhibitions alongside some fine and skate art icons who have also inspired him throughout his life. He is also part of the Human Pyramid Artists Collective, an international group of painters, illustrators, designers, film makers and photographers from across the world who collaborate on group shows and a multitude of creative endeavors.
Teddy is currently in charge of the art department for Ambiguous Clothing. Whether he’s creating the identify of a worldwide company or painting murals for personal projects, his inspiration comes from every day life, his experiences with his surroundings. His art is how he shows that perspective, how he communicates and how he inspires others the way he’s been inspired throughout his life.He lives by the mantra, “Follow the Bliss” and “Enjoy the Ride.
|TRAVIS MILLARD : fudgefactorycomics.com
Travis Millard (b. 1975), grew up in the backyard creeks of Olathe, Kansas. He founded the Fudge Factory Comics in 1997, now headquartered in Los Angeles. His work has been exhibited in the US and internationally, and has been published in numerous books and magazines. Some of his more highfalutin titles include, "Hey Fudge" , "Hitten' Switches" with Michael Sieben, "Farts - A Spotters Guide" (Chronicle Books) and "How to Speak Zombie" (Chronicle Books)
Travis is part Club Mumble Series, curated by Bob Kronbauer, behind the artist collective and influential online magazine, Club Mumble.
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|BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS : bloodsweatandtearsintl.com
Launched through our flagship boutique in 2003, Blood Sweat & Tears is an internationally distributed mens and womens clothing line based out of Los Angeles. Hailing from Michigan, our two designers/brothers got their first start in the apparel industry through jewelry design. With their extensive art backgrounds and appreciation for fashion, they formed Blood Sweat & Tears because the clothes they wanted to wear simply did not exist. Through hard work and innovation, they have been able to create their own pattern and invent their own original blends of fabric. The end result: a unique cut and sewn piece made from Blood Sweat & Tears.
|BROOKE WEEBER : brookeweeber.com
Brooke Weeber is a Portland-based illustrator who brings whimsical, nature-based scenes to life. Her complex pieces combine animals with instruments, ribbons with clouds and always feature her iconic subtle color palate and playful aesthetic. Brooke finds her inspiration from various natural landscapes as well as Greek and Native American culture. She started drawing when she was a young thing, but started focusing on it in high school and later in college. After receiving her BFA in painting from the University of Oregon in 2003, Brooke flew her native Northwest for the big city, where she focused on her other passion - professional baking. She received a degree in Professional Pastry Baking at the French Culinary Institute of New York in 2005 and worked as a high-end cake decorator immediately. Craving more trees and more drawing space, Brooke packed up her apartment and re-rooted herself in Portland in 2009. She's been cranking out pieces ever since and has had shows locally at Mississippi Studios, the Farm, and Tribute Gallery. She's pleased as punch to be on her bike, thinking of pictures and what kind of cake to make for her next friend's birthday. Find her online: brookeweeberillustration.tumblr.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
|“CHUBBMO” : humanpyramids.net
Chubbmo is awesome. His days are filled with drawing, video games, TV, junk food, and skateboarding. The art that he creates evolve from his personal reflections about pop culture and the influence it wreaks upon the world surrounding him. By translating these personal reflections through his artwork, Chubbmo is constantly attempting to push the surreal deeper and deeper into the abyss.
|DONNY MILLER: donnymiller.com
Here is a partial list of people Donny has worked with on commercial projects:
Emerica, Etnies, éS, Rusty Surfboards, X-Large, Paul Frank Industries, Men’s Health Magazine, Aesthetics Skateboards, Teenage Millionaire, Black Book Magazine, Adidas, Nike, moli.com, Image Club Ltd., RVCA Clothing, Momentum Snowboards, Baker Skateboards, Skate Mental, Orthodox Clothing, Orbit Chewing Gum, LA Circus, Deadly Truth, Jeremy Scott, Nicktoons/Nickelodeon, American Apparel, Rockstar Games, The Now Defunct INDY 103.1 FM R.I.P. and now Wolves Kill Sheep
|JUSTIN LOVATO : justinlovato.com
Justin Lovato is a working painter from Sacramento. He currently resides in Berkeley, California. He creates dreamlike, ethereal landscapes that reflect his thoughts on nature and our relation to it, human belief systems, the psycho-political-control system, multidimensional concepts, and esoteric symbolism.
|NICHOLAS KNUDSON : nicholasknudson.com
"Artist Nicholas Knudson was born March 12, 1980 in Iowa. Nicholas is a short red haired human with freckles. He has been a dishwasher, fire extinguisher salesman, comedian, visual effects artist, house painter, and bum. He is of Norwegian, German, Scottish decent. He cannot tan, wears old clothes, plays hypnotic songs on the organ and eats dill pickles."
|ZAREH : artistzareh.com
Zareh began to draw at a very young age. Born in Aleppo, Syria, in 1956, he moved with his family to Lebanon in 1963. During the Lebanese Civil War of the 1970s, Zareh studied fine art at Beirut’s Al Kaslik University. The atrocities of the war, followed by the breakdown of tolerance and civility between quarreling communities, had a profound effect on the sensitive young artist. What he witnessed in those years would start to define the core concerns and attributes of his art, expressed at turns through sorrow, apprehension, and explosive outrage at manifestations of social and political injustice. After moving to the United States in 1983, Zareh dedicated himself to drawing, painting, and performance pieces, with much of his output designed to raise public awareness of universal issues such as environmental degradation, globalism and its dire consequences for disenfranchised societies, and human-rights violations including genocide. Many of Zareh’s critically acclaimed exhibitions, such as “The Red Trees of the Armenian Genocide” and “Marry the Priest,” have been featured in the U.S. media, including the Los Angeles Times, La Opinion, KTLA, and others.