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Matthew Laznicka

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One of Matthew Laznicka’s all time favourite commissions was to create box artwork for an Eidos game. The company wanted a 1960s-style cover with giant invading insects. With a love of the B-movie and pulp poster art of yesteryear, Matthew was in his element. Yet his life and interests are about as far from the chaos of insect invasions as can be. Growing up in Racine, Wisconsin he was minutes away from the mighty Lake Michigan where swimming and fishing were favourite summer pursuits. He still loves fishing, camping and the great outdoors today. With a line in the water he can relax, unwind, and forget about the prospect of giant killer insects.

Training

After high school, Matthew got a degree in Commercial Illustration from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. He worked for over a decade as an in-house designer and illustrator in Minneapolis and Milwaukee and became a full-time illustrator after his daughter was born.

Approach

Each image Matthew creates begins with a sketch that is scanned in and manipulated in Photoshop. Building up overlapping layers of colour that blend together, the final outcome has a very painterly feel despite its digital origins.

Style

Matthew loves classic illustration work from the 1940s through to the 70s and tries to capture the essence of that look, but usually with a contemporary twist. Two of his greatest influences have been Norman Rockwell, and the Popular Mechanics covers of his childhood.

Client list

GQ Carlton Books UK Springer (Hamburg) Mercedes Benz FHM Simon and Shuster Edios Volvo Time/Life Telos Publishing Manhattan Luxury Magazine Caspian Publishing Ltd Hearst Publishing Popular Mechanics
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Illustration of navion plane
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Retro art image of ladies in saloon
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Illustration of volvo truck
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Cover illustration for a Wii video game
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Cover illustration OC Weekly Magazine
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Illustration for GQ
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Black trousers and black shoes illustration by Matthew Laznicka
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Illustration of Movie Poster
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Illustration of statue of liberty
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Illustration of glider planes
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Illustration of a family in fifties
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Illustration of snow skating
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Illustration of shark fish and lady
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Illustration of a boy reading book
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Portrait of a man for a Flying Magazine
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Cover illustration for A Fiery Gal
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Illustration for readers digest cover
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Illustration of fishes
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Illustration for Speakeasy poster
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Illustration of binaclers
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Retro style illustration of a lady
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Realistic illustration of a lady
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Illustration of rockwell spoof
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Graphic design of a rocket
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Illustration of Poster for Off Broadway Musical
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seamless pattern building illustration by Matthew Laznicka
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Portrait illustration of a Arabian man
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Illustration of Lowgrounds film poster
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This looks incredible Matthew, a really good likeness of Jeff! Really good, it looks fantastic!
Simon Freeborough - Creative Director, Nuts Magazine - UK
Thanks for everything Matthew. Outstanding work as usual.
Darol Michael Carr, Believe Entertainment Inc - USA
The illustrations are perfect. Exactly what we were envisioning.
Martha P. Terry, Binghamton University Magazine - USA
Matthew, I can't thank you enough for doing such a GREAT job!
Camille Neilson, Dennis Publishing Ltd - UK
Thanks for everything! It all looks fantastic.
Kelly Lewis, Backstage Magazine - USA
Nice work. Great job on these! They look fantastic!
Jonas Barber, Tru Product