I spend the majority of my day completely alone, working away in a tiny attic studio space with little to no human interaction or distractions. So, like we all do when things get slow, I like to take a not so leisurely stroll down the interweb worm hole in hopes of finding some new inspiration. About a year ago, I came across the poster work of Ken Taylor, a Melbourne based illustrator and designer, and was completely blown away by his overall sick style and the pain staking detail in his line work. And I was equally stoked to see this board graphic he did for Australia’s Elan skateboards. So sick. Ever since, whenever I complete an illustration that I’m super stoked on, I make sure I go back and browse through Ken’s work, just to keep my ego in check and to remind myself that there’s still a long way to go.
Anyway, below are just a few samples of his work – you can check out more at kentaylor.com.au. And I just found out that he’ll be showing some work at the Mondo Gallery, March 15th, as part of SXSW in Austin this year. 4115 Guadalupe St., Austin, TX. 7-10 pm. Worth checking out if your in the area.
Thanks for the inspiration man – much respect.