Airbrush Throwback of Mattias Lindström

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It’s an age thing, as most things are. The thing that was all that when you first became aware of art and the people and tools that make it, sticks with you. It colors your thinking and forms your personal likes and dislikes. For me one of those things is 1970s style airbrush. It was all the rage in so called “commercial art” in my pre-teen years. You couldn’t pick up a magazine or an album cover without seeing ridiculously great airbrush art.

Which brings us to the work of Barcelona-based Mattias Lindström. You don’t find too many digital artists that try to ape the style nowadays, and the artists that used airbrush were early adopters of digital tools and have long since abandoned the style. So, thanks Mattias. Thanks for work that stands on it’s own and succeeds as a throwback to an earlier era.

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Author:Mark Kaufman

Mark Kaufman is a partner at Vivitiv, an issue oriented design firm providing creative services for organizations involved in housing, technology issues, education, the environment, and the arts. His illustrations have appeared in The New York Times, The Progressive, National Lampoon, The Stranger, and The Oxford American. Mr. Kaufman writes and draws the comic strips American Affairs Desk and I Drew This Thing. Mark is Vice President Communications, ICON9 The Illustration Conference and is an editor at Illustration Age. Mark Kaufman's Illustration Site ///// Vivitiv Issue Oriented Design

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