Plying a style that's a mix of street art and fever dreams, Tyler grad Jon Swartz creates and sells otherworldly mixed-media collages and prints utilizing everything from mystical butterflies to wood -- though he still pays the bills designing graphics for indie bands and New Era, even though the old laundry detergent had some pretty sweet graphics on it, too. A sampling:
Krylon Phenomenon A paint splatter-winged butterfly whose body is a can of Icy Grape Enamel, a spray paint that was famously discontinued, and is now highly sought after by graffiti bombers, and also people who love huffing things that sound like Orbitz gum flavors.
Cold Old Gold A wide print showcasing a shaded, cycling dude blissfully letting his 40 pour into the air as he careens down a floating path reminiscent of Mario Kart's Rainbow Road, only no one's blasting you with blue shells causing you to fall off and FRIGGIN' RESTART JUST AS YOU WERE ABOUT TO WIN!!! WHO DESIGNED THIS THING?!
Infestation A surrealist figure of a polygonal-headed dude with six arms sporting pistols, cash, and neckties, which is good, because if his criminal prosecution fails, he's likely gonna have a suit thrown at him.
This Immersive Art Instillation Is Literally out of This World