We’ve fallen for John Malta‘s imaginative, vibrantly-hued illustrations over the past year. The East Cleveland-bred, NYC-stationed artist has been creating illustrated zines full of colorful punk-rock kids, lizards and pyramids, gig posters for bands like Queens’ The Beets, and commissioned work for publications and clothing companies. You could imagine our excitement when we asked John to give us a peek inside his Chelsea studio and the records, books, comics, and art that inspires him, and he obliged with an insightful collection of photographs. Check out Mr. Malta’s killer studio and influences below, and visit him over on his website.
John Malta is a magical, NYC-based artist with an affinity for The Beets and an exemplary use of color. He has an impressive list of exhibitions and clients under his belt, with work that has been featured in a slew of publications, as well as on band posters, all the while earning an MFA in the arts. Check out his killer illustrated interview with Doodlers Anonymous, and more of his mind-bending work below.