ARTIST NEWS

What's all the rage you ask? Ask any teenager with a phone! Here's a great illo by RYAN JOHNSON for The New Yorker titled "How Fortnite Captured Teens' Hearts & Minds: The craze for the third-person shooter game has elements of Beatlemania, the opioid crisis , and eating Tide Pods." Huge thanks to Aviva for getting ...

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05/14/2018

We're loving this new poster art & packaging by RYAN JOHNSON for Ritual Coffee Roasters, the only bummer is that they are located in California and we can't share in the excitement of the week. Ritual's coffee is just as amazing as the artists they use & Ryan's favorite coffee roaster to boot (and I know he takes ...

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05/08/2018

More great art by RYAN JOHNSON for The Portland Mercury about housing. This one called "Why Isn’t the City’s Plan to Reverse Gentrification in NE Portland Working? We'll give you a hint: It's expensive."

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04/11/2018

Here's another great piece by RYAN JOHNSON for SevenFiftyDaily on "Making the Case for Restaurants as Third Spaces: Beyond offering food and drinks, restaurants can serve as important cultural hubs." Are restaurants indeed turning into cultural hubs, this one highlights Roberta's in Brooklyn, a restaurant that is definitely ...

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04/04/2018

Here's an amazing illo by RYAN JOHNSON for United Airlines Rhapsody Magazine! Here comes the new Babe Ruth of Japan!!! "The Shogun of Swat: Is Major League Baseball ready for Shohei Ohtani, The Babe Ruth of Japan?" Are you all ready for Ohtani???

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04/02/2018

Super excited to share this amazing new cover by RYAN JOHNSON for Variety Magazine! The feature article called "Talent Agencies Face Conflicts of Interest as Parent Companies Storm Into Production Arena" is about how Hollywood agents are aggressively moving into production. This play by the agents is full of "conflicts ...

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02/13/2018

Are you addicted to your phone? Here's a fantastic illo by RYAN JOHNSON for NPR! The article, which is in their Health category is called "Smartphone Detox: How To Power Down In A Wired World." Technology is definitely not going away so best to find a happy medium that works for everyone!

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02/13/2018

Here's another fun illo by RYAN JOHNSON for SevenFifty Daily about "Horror Stories Importers Lived To Tell."  It's about the days on the international wine-trade route that went very, very wrong. This illo accompanies a funny store about oysters! “It was 1973—my first wine-buying trip to France. I had just turned 32 ...

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02/08/2018

We're absolutely loving this new piece by RYAN JOHNSON for The Washington Post. This was a cover assignment for the Weekend section of "Going Out Guide" titled "A movie lover’s guide to Washington cinema, from hipster film house to Imax." Movie streaming services have made it harder than ever to leave your home and get ...

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01/26/2018

We're excited to share this great piece by RYAN JOHNSON, the first project he's done with our agency and it's a smashing success (no pun intended)! This piece for Seven Fifty Daily called "Somms Spill on Nights from Hell" is about Sommeliers from around the country recalling their worst—and funniest—experiences working ...

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01/08/2018

Huge congratulations goes out to RYAN JOHNSON on being accepted into the Society of Illustrators 60th Annual Exhibition -- for his work "Basement Cash" originally commissioned by The Commercial Observer. The piece was accepted into the Book & Editorial Show. The exhibition opening kicks off on February 2nd so hope to ...

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01/05/2018

New fun piece by RYAN JOHNSON for The Stranger about a Vinyl obsessed collector. The title is great, it's called "My Name Is Dave, I Collect Vinyl Records, and I Have a Problem: My record collection and I got priced out of my apartment."  

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12/19/2017

We are beyond thrilled to welcome our newest award-winning artist RYAN JOHNSON!!! Ryan describes himself as a fish out of water. He lives and survives in Oakland, CA, but  originally hails from Montana & Idaho. He makes art, paints, draws and moves pixels -- and also make coffee (huge bummer he's not in NYC). He has ...

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12/18/2017

This terrifying yet very moving illustration RYAN JOHNSON made for NPR is about bullying in school. Did you know that one in four kids get bullied in school? The article called "Learning How Bullying Happens In Order To Prevent It" is a must read.

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01/08/2017

Great new illo by RYAN JOHNSON for The Stranger. This piece is about the rich squashing Seattle's plans to build affordable housing. The article is called "Could Wealthy Neighbors Kill Seattle's Plan to Build Affordable Housing in Magnolia (Again)? Magnolia residents stopped Seattle's last attempt to develop Fort Lawton." ...

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01/04/2017