Jan 24, 2014

Fine Art Friday: Marco Oliva

Arizona based illustrator and artist Marco Oliva (one half of design duo HOBO STEW) recently secured the cover artwork for the upcoming Murs and Curtiss King collaborative EP entitled "Shut Your Trap", which combines Murs style over trap style beats which pays homage to his Bay Area roots and also toys with the listening audience's expectations of what "trap music" should be and sound like.

Marco's work combines the feel of graffiti with more modern illustration techniques, using bold colors and stylized figures as the central features in his work. Check out the samples here and the portfolio on his site (link below) and get a peek at an artist who breaks from the trend of overly Photoshopped photo portraits (which he can do also) and Hollywood style excess for a more hip hop style which works much better.


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