by Christy Hill in New Illustration on Tuesday 21 February 2012

Portland illustrator Matte Stephens captured my attention with his retro imagery, wacky perspectives and subdued palettes.

The geometric shapes and intricate line work he uses to represent thought and speech are marvelous. His dukes and duchesses, his animal characters, and his cityscapes all have wonderful innocent qualities that bring his imaginative scenarios to life.
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