Mark Ulriksen is a San Francisco-based artist and illustrator whose instantly recognizable portraits and whimsical take on life have led to projects for a variety of major clients. He specializes in figurative work that blends humor and darkness with psychological insight. After initially working for 13 years as a graphic designer and magazine art director, Mark went through a relatively early mid-life crisis and gave up a world of monthly deadlines for a world of weekly ones, pursuing a new career as a freelance illustrator and artist.
Mark Ulriksen is very well known for his work for The New Yorker, where he has been a regular contributor since 1993, with over 62 magazine covers to his credit.
Vahram Muratyan is a French graphic artist, creative director and author of visual books.
In 2010, during a long stay in New York, Vahram launched his first blog, Paris versus New York, a tally of two cities. More than five millions visits later online, Vahram shows this series at colette and The Standard, the book Paris versus New York becomes an international best-seller, (translated and launched in the US, France, Brazil, Italy, Germany, South Korea and Japan) while the prints and postcards are shipped worldwide. After many years developing his visual op-peds in M le magazine du Monde, Vahram works with magazines, collaborates with Prada, Dior and Longchamp.
His second book, “About Time” a visual memoir around the clock, is a celebration of how we spend our fast & curious lives.
Always keen to new concepts and ideas, ready to spice up an elegant take on Parisian culture with a touch of irony and affectionate eccentricity, the artist divides his time between his studio in Paris, a plane to New York or a connected tearoom in Tokyo, while preparing for his next adventures in print and film.
“Springtime 2020. France and a huge part of the world is under lockdown.
The quarantine is strict in Paris, from mid-March to mid-May : Getting out more than 1km around its place is not ok, “stay home” messages is on the loop, once a week grocery shopping is highly advised, people with dogs — like me — can go out for a walk, a lot of people is discovering the up-and-downs of running, everyone is clapping at 8pm each day to celebrate the hospital and essential workers…
Here’s some of the creations from this odd era, mostly published through my instagram”
“To My Dearest New Yorkers”
“Message In A Bubble”
2018. Unveiling “Mon Fuji, Mon Amour”, Vahram’s first woodblock print. Made in Japan by Adachi Hanga, based on his drawing of Mount Fuji. Long process for a unique result. The idea behind his take on ukiyo-e (‘image of a floating world’) is the obsession of Japanese and tourists alike for this mountain. Hokusai & his pals can’t deny : Fujisan is without question the star of this fabulous country, and very much decides when to show up. By chance he could get a glimpse on various occasions from Tokyo or in the Shinkansen 🚅 on his way to Kyoto, usually after a storm or very early in the morning. Each time Vahram’s phone (and so many others!) were ready to shoot the diva mountain.
Watching lives and details in the city : A visual diary
A friendly visual match between two cities told by a lover of Paris wandering through NewYork. Details, clichés, contradictions : This way, please • The book is available in the US, UK, France, Brazil, Japan, Germany, South Korea, Italy. Also available the postcards in a box collection.
Un match visuel amical entre ces deux villes, c’est le regard d’un amoureux de Paris sur un New York rempli de détails, de clichés et de contradictions: suivez le guide.
To be or to be seen : a visual who’s who, from Vahram’s sketchbook.
Each week in M le magazine du Monde.
Photograph by Sarah Soquel Morhaim
Akiko Stehrenberger graduated with distinction from the Art Center College of Design with a BFA in Illustration in 2000. She is a multi-award winning movie poster illustrator and designer, who works with directors, movie studios, advertising agencies and brands.
She was handpicked by directors Roman Polanski, Jonathan Glazer, Charlie McDowell, Joe Swanberg, and celebrated by David Lynch, Michael Haneke and more. Her poster for “Bad Milo” was featured on the Conan show, she was deemed “Poster Girl” by Interview magazine in 2011, Creative Review dedicated their January 2011 Monograph to her illustrated movie posters, and Vanity Fair included her “Funny Games” and “Kiss of the Damned” posters in their “Best Movie Posters of All Time” list.
Her clients include: A24, A&E Network, Brothers Marshall, Criterion Collection, FX, IFC Films, Levi’s, Lifetime, Lionsgate, Netflix, The Orchard, Oscilloscope Laboratories, Neon, Prune Nourry Studio, Radius/TWC, Saatchi & Saatchi NY, Sony Pictures, Weiden + Kennedy Amsterdam, Weiden + Kennedy Portland, Willo Perron, and more.
You may visit Akiko’s website by clicking on the following link: http://akikomatic.com
Gold CLIO Award winner
Akiko Stehrenberger / Karen O + Danger Mouse’s, An Encounter with Lux Prima at The Marciano Art foundationPosted: 15/08/2019
Selected as one of the best movie posters of 2015