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Matthew Laznicka

Matthew Laznicka

Matthew Laznicka - International retro illustrator. USA

With robots, rockets and insect invasions, the retro futurism of classic mid-century illustration looms large in the work of Matthew Laznicka, the Wisconsin artist who is in his element creating B-movie and pulp-inspired artworks. For projects with a sense of adventure and a touch of the unknown, he’s the ideal illustrator to work with.
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. But his life and interests are as far from the chaos of insect invasions as can be. He loves fishing, camping and the great outdoors. Movies have always been an influence, Norman Rockwell is a big inspiration, and Matthew still loves old Popular Mechanics covers. He has a degree in Commercial Illustration from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.

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

Inspired by classic illustration from the 1940s through to the 70s, Matthew captures the essence of various styles from that era giving them a contemporary edge. Graphic, comic book or painterly, his images are daring and different.

Client list

Matthew’s clients include GQ, Capital Records, Springer, Mercedes-Benz, Visa, Volvo, Popular Mechanics and more.
Vegetable farm digital painting
Matthew Laznicka
Graphic portrait of women
Matthew Laznicka
Collage of people in mountains
Matthew Laznicka
Pastiche art of Riding boat
Matthew Laznicka
Graphic Lettering Willie Nelson
Matthew Laznicka
People in car filling fuel
Matthew Laznicka
Graphic Cannabis water scarcity
Matthew Laznicka
Lifestyle kitchen area
Matthew Laznicka
Graphic Big Stump Beer
Matthew Laznicka
Graphic Hell Soup in skull
Matthew Laznicka
Graphic cover Cosmic Girl
Matthew Laznicka
Graphic Man with Roaring lion
Matthew Laznicka
People with different moods
Matthew Laznicka
People scary zombies
Matthew Laznicka
People Movie artists
Matthew Laznicka
People woman with hot turkey
Matthew Laznicka
People meeting
Matthew Laznicka
People enjoying snow skating
Matthew Laznicka
Monster graphic design
Matthew Laznicka
Graphic Magazine cover outdoors
Matthew Laznicka
Bike racer graphic design
Matthew Laznicka
People posing with gun
Matthew Laznicka
People walking on the planet
Matthew Laznicka
Lettering Gardencenter
Matthew Laznicka
Graphic bullock carts
Matthew Laznicka
poltical bees at USA senate
Matthew Laznicka
Graphic Babet dentist
Matthew Laznicka
People cowboy riding a train
Matthew Laznicka
Portrait of a man for a Flying Magazine
Matthew Laznicka
Illustration for readers digest cover
Matthew Laznicka
Graphic Tomoto in space
Matthew Laznicka
Bar tender graphic design
Matthew Laznicka
Digital painting of car driving
Matthew Laznicka
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