boy vs dragon is matthew curry

With a career spanning 20 years, Matthew’s award-winning, graphic design and illustration has been profiled by APPLE, earned him two Grammy®-Nominations and an ART TALK feature on VICE®. Beyond his nominated work for Thievery Corporation, Matthew’s artwork has been commissioned by Fortune 500 Companies and hangs in galleries and private collections all over the world. In addition to his work as an artist, Matthew has also been invited to speak about his work and process for National Geographic, The Art Director’s Club, AIGA, and The Corcoran College of Art & Design.Matthew operates out of his studio in Georgetown (Washington D.C.) with the support of his wife Eugenia and their son, Alexander.

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Matthew Curry for Barbarian Days at Rapscallion Gallery
Oct 17th-Jan 5th

These works, finalized in the weeks and days following my Mother’s passing are exercises in abstract anthropology. Each piece represents an entity during a specific point in time and development, all are primarily made of the same materials, colors and artifacts– with each harnessing the surrounding chaos with varied skill, maturation and personality.

Featuring the Works of: Tony Young, Sofia Heftersmith, Niko Burke, Matthew Curry, jROD

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Continuing our design relationship with electronic duo Thievery Corporation, the latest package design direction was inspired by the orchestration that accompanies the music. The visual narrative of butterflies moving through the void of space to find lush organic worlds is the collaborative illustration of Matt Curry and Neal Ashby.

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Matthew Curry (boy vs dragon) was selected by Intel as an important young American artist utilizing technology through artistry. My work was discovered  through a relationship with the San Francisco Art Gallery, “the beholder” curated by the wonderful Suzanne Shade.

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I was brought in to collaborate with Integer Dallas in developing a modular system of graphic narratives to coincide with brand stories. The end result was a series of illustrations that could be interchangeable - to accommodate not only the conceptual narrative, but the physical spaces they needed to occupy.

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three days grace

For Three Day’s Grace’s record: “HUMAN” I was commissioned to create a visual language of bio-mechanical automotons and the environment they inhabit. The final result was an aesthetic that illustrated the conceptual narratives of the album but also matched the aggressive sound of the band.This was a collaboration with the art directors at Sony Music and the band. The final pieces included: Vinyl, CD Digipak, Posters and animation.

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I was asked to create artwork and graphics for the snowboard company monument. Monument worked with designers and artists from all over the world to cultivate a unique stable of product and graphic offerings.

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Inspired by a shared appreciation of The Beatles Revolver album cover by Klaus Voorman, Neal Ashby and design partner Matthew Curry attempted a true collaboration: both artists served as illustrator and designer, handing the storyline and digital files back and forth, over and over, until the lines between design and illustration were blurred. The package went on to be nominated for the Grammy® Award for Best Recording Package.

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esl music

In addition, to designing for ESL Music staples ThieveryCorporation, Matthew Curry (boyvsdragon), Neal Ashby and Patrick Donohue (ashbydesign) served as the art department for the Washington, D.C. record label. This included creating assets and collateral for touring posters,tshirts and merchandise, music video graphics, album artwork and music packaging design for the artists on the record label.

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This internal project is an exercise in digital juxtaposition. Utilizing flattened, rasterized, image files, audio samples and animation, mergevisible serves up science fiction landscapes paired with endless digital looping algorithms. A case in digital recycling, mergevisible also serves as the audio production entity within the studio, providing an outlet for collaboration with other artists, and musicians.

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