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Max Erwin

Max Erwin

Max Erwin - United States based illustrator

Quick, clever illustrations that raise a smile are the forté of Max Erwin. Based in Portland, Maine, he has developed his own individual creative style which is bold and graphic, with popping colors and warming touches of tone and texture. It’s the perfect platform for his fresh ideas, intelligent wordplay and weird humor.
Thanks to his ability to visualize concepts in a clear and immediate way, Max has worked with some of the biggest editorial and publishing brands, and with a growing list of advertising clients. They love his professionalism, enthusiasm and friendly demeanor, not to mention the speed at which he works. With a degree in Illustration from Maine College of Art, Max now teaches the subject alongside his professional practice. His biggest influences are film directors such as Stanley Kubrick, Alfred Hitchcock and Wes Anderson, and he loves a good horror movie.

Approach

Max starts a project by assembling ideas, fresh takes and concepts, narrowing them down to find the best way of communicating the message, working from the broad composition down to the detail. “Once my design is ready to take to final, I start in on the line work and flat color before laying in shadows, halftones and traditional textures,” he explains.

Style

Absurdism and post-modernism mix with Pop Art and comic book influences in Max’s illustrations, for a feel that is contemporary, fun and impactful.

Client list

Max’s clients include Popular Science, New York Magazine, Hollywood Reporter, Politico, Vice Media, Marriott, Texas Monthly, Collective Arts Brewing and more.
Portraying NBA player Kawhi Leonard
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Editorial for ProPublica on the topic of home vestors
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Tik Tok
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Design for Altered Past Beer's can label
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Poster featuring Cam of the Dead Sports
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Line and color design of Cherries
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Editorial graphic of Là Boheme's new production
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"Hard Pill to Swallow" as a concept drawing
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Artwork depicting Bloody Mary ingredients
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Illustration of a beer can for Goodfire Brewing Co
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Editorial piece about work-from-home pressure
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Article about Philly's craziest mascots
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Specs beer label design for Goodfire Brewing Co.
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An introspective look at Adrian Wojnarowski's enigmatic ways
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Article on FTX's Sam Bankman-Fried at Jane St
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An Article on the Changing Process
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Piece on Putin's strategic use of edibles
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A digitized image of a Sony Walkman WM-24
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Figure of a Person Hanging Out
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Drowning in Thought
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Concept artwork on fertility benefits for New York Magazine
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Golf scores in order to work the system
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Galaxy Hops
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A culinary interpretation of a mixed drink
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How to Relax
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Goodfire Brewing Co.'s Georgie beer can label design
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Reaching Out
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A naturalistic depiction of melodious flowers
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Helplessness and aimlessness when improving mental health illustration
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Label illustration for Goodfire Brewing Co.
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"Cash for Houses" article for ProPublica
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Cuppa beer label design for Goodfire Brewing co. in Portland, ME
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Article about a lab creating a black matter reactor
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Graphical design of broken leg
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Portraying NBA player Giannis Antetokounmpo
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Packaging of the Goodfire Brewing Co.'s Looky Here beer
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Portrait of Huzzah, Peter
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The retro-style design of "Lillie's"
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Rumble Rumble beer can label design
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Poster promoting the Goodfire Booze-ter Clinic
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A depiction of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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Concept artwork on the financial crisis
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The Spins
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Editorial illustration about the COVID comedy club
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Drilling equipment shown conceptually
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Max Erwin created the 18th logo for the Celtics 2022
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Stylistic portrait of Huzzah, Katherine!
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Collective Arts Brewing's Perpetual Motion 2021 label
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Max Erwin created the Light Sway label
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I'm a God
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Portrait of Jack Nicholson with movie tattoos
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Graphic design of iScreen Sandwich
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Scarlett Johansson's portrait was created by Max Erwin
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Indi-couch
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Humorous portrayal of Bob Odenkirk
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Caution: Extinction
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Editorial on US immigration liberties
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Illustration of a man with headphones by Max Erwin
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Hang Ups
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Rusty Nail. "Dress Down and Drink Up" page
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Jeff Goldblum with their movie tattoos
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Juice
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Goodfire Brewing's Plug Forgot beer packaging
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Political poster of Defund the Police
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Portrait of King James for basketball card mock-ups called Handles
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What's the Password?
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Wall of Sound
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Illustrations of Western spots made for stock
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I Wan To Leave
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Mac & Cheese
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Chef Curry
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Money Issues
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Call Your Mother
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Ticket Scam
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Ticket Scam
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Vote Arizona
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Black History Month
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Twenty-Four Seven
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Beer Poster
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Good Times
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Bill Murray
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Burnout
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Voter Suppression
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Champagne Ray
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Crashing
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Crying
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Down the Hatch
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Edgar Wright
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EGGstra-terrestrial
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Exposed Brick
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Woke Vote
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Flap Jacks
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It's Alive
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Go Away
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In Marge We Trust
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High Fidelity
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Voter Suppression
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Mouse Trap
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Mental Sweat
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Mouse Trap
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Natalie Portman
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Champagne Problems
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Retail
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seance Fiction
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Sound City
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Tears for Fears
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Treehouse
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Helping Hands
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Tweets Fired
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