June 25, 2012

Geoff McFetridge

I first found out about very successful Los Angeles-based artist/illustrator Geoff McFetridge a few years ago via Nieves. The Swiss publishing house has published three books with him, unfortunately they are all out of print.



I should have ordered the wonderful "Recent Work" book (on the left, 16 pages, 2009) before with work which he has done for Spike Jonze's film adaption of the book "Where the Wild Things Are", look inside:


(Images: Nieves: Recent Work, It Looks Like A Smile, Bend the Void by Geoff McFetridge)

Then I saw his project for Nike, called Nike Dunks, lately on The Jealous Curator and I think, the original paintings (in total 40) are amazing, aren't they?



These paintings are from the solo show "Us As A Logo" one year ago in V1 Gallery, Copenhagen:


And so much more ... as stated in his biography"Instinctively ignoring creative boundaries McFetridge is a truely multidisciplinary artist, 'an all round visual auteur'. From poetry to animation, from graphics to 3D work, from textile and wallpaper to paintings, McFetridge has complete control over these widely divergent disciplines." Have a look at his great portfolio with wide-ranged work for corporate clients like Patagonia, Stüssy, Pepsi, MTV. Just to name the small ones. Not to forget his work as art director for Beastie Boys magazine "Grand Royal" in the 1990s.