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Homo Passiens Book Cover - the Evolution of Soccer

Expounding the farcical theory that football (or soccer) is the force that has driven our evolution and development as a species.

Keywords: Conceptual, Design, Digital, Realism, Humor, Book Covers, Historical, Landscape, Posters, Sports

© Matt Kenyon

UK Exits the European Union (Brexit)

Suggesting the next Prime Minister must help the UK exit the EU.

Keywords: Conceptual, Design, Digital, Graphic, Mixed Media, Editorial, Icons, Information Graphics, Maps, Political

© Matt Kenyon

Separatist politics thriving in the US and UK

Highlighting strong parallels between those backing Brexit in the UK and Donald Trump's supporters in the US.

Keywords: Conceptual, Design, Digital, Graphic, Mixed Media, Texture, Editorial, Maps, Political, Americana

© Matt Kenyon

Consumer anger

Reporting on growing consumer anger in the US.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Line, Line with Color, Logo Design, Mixed Media, Editorial, Icons, Information Graphics

© Matt Kenyon

Ghosts of Chicago 1968

The ghosts of Chicago 1968' (the infamous riots at the contested Democartic convention) may haunt the upcoming Republican convention if Trump has not secured his nomination.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Figurative, Graphic, Realism, Editorial, Historical, Political, Portrait, Americana

© Matt Kenyon

US Presidential Election Banner

US Presidential Election Banner featuring Hillary Clinton & Donald Trump.

Keywords: Digital, Graphic, Logo Design, Mixed Media, Realism, Editorial, Icons, Political, Portrait, Americana

© Matt Kenyon

Hillary Clinton will win Presidential race

Arguing that Hillary Clinton will defeat Donald Trump and become the next President of the United States.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Logo Design, Mixed Media, Editorial, Icons, Information Graphics, Political, Americana

© Matt Kenyon

Hillary Clinton lacks a campaign theme

Arguing Hillary Clinton lacks a clearly defined and easy to grasp 'theme' in her campaign (especially compared to Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump).

Keywords: Digital, Figurative, Graphic, Logo Design, Mixed Media, Editorial, Icons, People, Political, Americana

© Matt Kenyon

Last Night of the Proms UK Nationalism

Reporting on the jingoism or nationalism displayed in the Last Night of the Proms.

Keywords:

© Matt Kenyon

Race related shootings in the US

Growing racial tensions in the wake of the shootings in Dallas, and previous Police shootings across the US.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Mixed Media, Silhouette, Stylized, Editorial, Icons, Portrait, Masculine

© Matt Kenyon

Trump Tweeting

Trump beating himself via his ill-advised tweets.

Keywords: Conceptual, Line, Line with Color, Humor, Editorial, Icons, Information Graphics, Political, Portrait, Wildlife

© Matt Kenyon

Verdi vs Wagner

Comparing Verdi and Wagner, the two Classical music giants of the 19th Century.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Figurative, Graphic, Mixed Media, Editorial, Icons, Music, People, Branding

© Matt Kenyon

Mixed economic recovery in the US

Growing inequality and mixed fortunes for the rich and poor in the US economic recovery.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Figurative, Graphic, Mixed Media, Editorial, Nature, People, Americana, Financial

© Matt Kenyon

Terrorist hand puppet

Accusing Western governments of (cynically) exaggerating the threat of terrorism.

Keywords: Caricature, Cartoon, Conceptual, Graphic, Mixed Media, Humor, Editorial, Information Graphics, Political, Religious

© Matt Kenyon

Trump's Hostile takeover of the Republican Party

Donald Trump's continuing hostile takeover of the Republican Party in the race for US President.

Keywords: Cartoon, Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Logo Design, Humor, Icons, Political, Wildlife, Americana

© Matt Kenyon

The Rise of Banana Republicans

Illustrating the brilliant headline - 'The Rise of Banana Republicans' - as the race for the Republican Presidential nomination becomes increasingly fractious and unpredictable.

Keywords: Cartoon, Conceptual, Digital, Mixed Media, Humor, Animals, Editorial, Icons, Political, Wildlife

© Matt Kenyon

Complicated conflict in Syria.

Reporting on the increasingly complicated conflict in Syria, as more protagonists join the fray.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Stylized, Editorial, Icons, Information Graphics, Maps, Political, Game

© Matt Kenyon

The Absurdist and Surrealist Football/Soccer Team

The Absurdist and Surrealist Football/Soccer Team (please enlarge image for the full squad)

Keywords: Black & White, Digital, Photoillustration, Realism, Leisure, People, Portrait, Posters, Sports, Vintage / Retro

© Matt Kenyon

The end of the Bush Era - 'Thats all folks'

Illustrating end of the 'Bush era', with Jeb falling away in the contest for Republican Nomination.

Keywords: Cartoon, Conceptual, Digital, Figurative, Graphic, Humor, Editorial, Family, Political, Portrait

© Matt Kenyon

Sex and Consumerism

Exploring the treatment of women, sex and consumerism in 'Fifty Shades of Grey'.

Keywords: Black & White, Conceptual, Graphic, Line, Logo Design, Icons, Leisure, Romance, Lifestyle, Feminine

© Matt Kenyon

Eurozone clamp

Suggesting that Europe, the European Union, and the Euro zone in particular, has become a marketplace in which working class wages are driven down.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Figurative, Graphic, Technical, Editorial, Icons, Industrial, People, Financial

© Matt Kenyon

Pedestrian fatalities

Illustrating the high level of pedestrain fatalities on our streets.

Keywords: Black & White, Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Line, Editorial, Health, Icons, Still Life, Transportation

© Matt Kenyon

Heads Obama loses, tails his rivals win

Illustrating the headline 'Heads Obama loses, tails his rivals win', with regards to the US mid-term elections.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Line with Color, Mixed Media, Icons, People, Political, Portrait, Financial

© Matt Kenyon

Cuts and Austerity

Describing the impact a succession of Government cuts has had on the life of a disabled woman.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Figurative, Graphic, Line, Stylized, Editorial, People, Feminine, Financial

© Matt Kenyon

IT failures and computer errors

Cataloging the many IT glitches, errors and technology failures Obama has presided over.

Keywords: Cartoon, Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Line with Color, Humor, Computers, Icons, People, Technology

© Matt Kenyon

Terrorism is Obama's 'Achilles heel'

Describing terrorists and terrorism as Obama's 'Achilles heel'.

Keywords: Abstract, Conceptual, Figurative, Stylized, Decorative, Editorial, Historical, People, Political, Americana

© Matt Kenyon

Biological clock

Exploring recent scientific 'progress' reversing the menopause, and its cultural implications.

Keywords: Abstract, Conceptual, Graphic, Technical, Pattern, Editorial, Health, Science, Scientific, Feminine

© Matt Kenyon

After the tsunami and nuclear disaster in Japan

Illustrating a glimmer of hope for the future of Japan in the wake of the tsunami and nuclear disaster.

Keywords: Black & White, Digital, Graphic, Line with Color, Stylized, Editorial, Landscape, People, Travel, Urban

© Matt Kenyon

War, Disaster and the Global Aid Market

Book cover for 'Humanitarian Economics - War, Disaster and the Global Aid Market' by Giles Carbonnier.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Mixed Media, Realism, Book Covers, Landscape, Nature, Travel, Environmental

© Matt Kenyon

Football / Soccer Genius - Lionel Messi

The atomic power of Football / Soccer Genius - Lionel Messi

Keywords: Digital, Figurative, Graphic, Line with Color, Celebrities, People, Portrait, Science, Scientific, Sports

© Matt Kenyon

Europe disjointed

Illustrating the EU issuing an array of national statements rather than speaking with a single voice on Foreign Policy issues.

Keywords: Cartoon, Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Line with Color, Humor, Editorial, Maps, Political, Travel

© Matt Kenyon

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Mixed Media, Technical, Editorial, Landscape, Maps, Toys & Games, Game

© Matt Kenyon

Ineffective refugee crisis legislation

Illustrating the Geneva Convention failing to deal with the current refugee crisis.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Figurative, Graphic, Mixed Media, Charts, Editorial, People, Political, Travel

© Matt Kenyon

The impact of Fracking on the local environment

Examining the impact of Fracking on local residents and the environment.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Line with Color, Stylized, Charts, Information Graphics, Landscape, Science, Environmental

© Matt Kenyon

David 'Golden Balls' Beckham as David

'Golden Balls' David Beckham as Michelangelo's David

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Figurative, Realism, Humor, Celebrities, Historical, Portrait, Sports, Vintage / Retro

© Matt Kenyon

Eric Cantona - Soccer Trawler

Illustrating Manchester United legend Eric Cantona's famous (surreal) jibe at the Press: 'When the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea.'

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Fine Art, Montage, Painterly, Humor, Celebrities, Landscape, Portrait, Sports

© Matt Kenyon

Book Cover for 'Famine in Somalia'

Book Cover for 'Famine in Somalia' examining the factors contributing to poverty, war and conflict in East Africa.

Keywords: Collage, Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Montage, Book Covers, Landscape, People, Political, Travel

© Matt Kenyon

Romantic visions of independence for Scotland

Suggesting romantic arguments in favour of Scottish independence blissfully ignore the global problems facing everyone in the UK.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Figurative, Graphic, Mixed Media, Landscape, Maps, Political, Sports, Travel

© Matt Kenyon

Polarised opinions

Illustrating increasingly polarised opinions across the West, with simple unambiguous political messages attracting voters to the the (left and right) extremes of politics.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Figurative, Graphic, Mixed Media, Humor, People, Political, Science, Scientific

© Matt Kenyon

Bush / Clinton Dynasty

Illustrating the (disturbing) likelihood of another dynastic Bush or Clinton Presidency (before Jeb's chances fell away).

Keywords: Cartoon, Conceptual, Design, Graphic, Line with Color, Humor, Charts, Political, Portrait, Posters

© Matt Kenyon

China as the core of the Global Economy

Illustrating China as the driving force and center of the World Economy.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Charts, Landscape, Maps, Political, Science, Scientific, Financial

© Matt Kenyon

Keywords: Conceptual, Design, Digital, Graphic, Charts, Corporate, Information Graphics, Licensing, Financial, Branding

© Matt Kenyon

The Spectre of Iraq

Illustrating the Spectre of Iraq - haunting US foreign policy decision makers.

Keywords: Black & White, Cartoon, Conceptual, Digital, Line, Editorial, Historical, Icons, People, Political

© Matt Kenyon

Boko Haram - War in Nigeria

Cover Illustration for "Eat the Heart of the Infidel - The Harrowing of Nigeria and the Rise of Boko Haram' by Andrew Walker.

Keywords: Abstract, Conceptual, Design, Digital, Graphic, Book Covers, Landscape, People, Political, Travel

© Matt Kenyon

Algorithm man

Examining the role of mathematics and statistics in our understanding of human behaviour.

Keywords: Abstract, Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Medical, People, Science, Scientific, Technology, Masculine

© Matt Kenyon

Economic Growth in Africa.

Celebrating a decade of African growth and financial improvement.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Mixed Media, Editorial, Landscape, Maps, Nature, Political, Financial

© Matt Kenyon

Fighting Fairies

Fighting Christmas tree fairies Christmas card.

Keywords: Conceptual, Figurative, Graphic, Mixed Media, Stylized, Humor, Greeting Cards, Holidays, People, Toys & Games

© Matt Kenyon

Working Class Generosity

For an article suggesting the working class is more 'caring' and socially aware than the bourgeoisie.

Keywords: Digital, Figurative, Graphic, Line, Line with Color, Stylized, Editorial, Icons, People, Political

© Matt Kenyon

Google Data Harvesting

Reporting on the vast amount of personal data harvested by Google.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Line, Mixed Media, Computers, Editorial, Industrial, Technology, Transportation

© Matt Kenyon

Fund Manager Bonuses

Reporting how 'compensation' for fund managers varies wildly from one part of the world to another.

Keywords: Collage, Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Mixed Media, Corporate, Editorial, Landscape, Still Life, Financial

© Matt Kenyon

Football Evolution of Man

Evolution of Man as a footballer

Keywords: Digital, Engraving, Figurative, Graphic, Line, Pen & Ink, Pencil, Humor, Historical, Sports

© Matt Kenyon

The Spirit of Christmas

The Spirit of Christmas

Keywords: Collage, Digital, Graphic, Montage, Humor, Animals, Greeting Cards, Still Life, Wildlife, Edgy

© Matt Kenyon

Freedom of speech curtailed

Freedom of speech curtailed.

Keywords: Collage, Digital, Figurative, Graphic, Mixed Media, Montage, Editorial, Education, People, Political

© Matt Kenyon

Freedom of Speech laws smashed

Freedom of Speech laws smashed by Government.

Keywords: Cartoon, Digital, Figurative, Graphic, Mixed Media, Editorial, Icons, Information Graphics, People, Political

© Matt Kenyon

Poison Pen

Reporting on the nasty and underhand way the press have dealt with London Mayoral candidate, Sadiq Khan.

Keywords: Collage, Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Mixed Media, Montage, Editorial, Licensing, Political, Urban

© Matt Kenyon

Obama and India

Obama's 'existential challenge' diplomatically dealing with India.

Keywords: Caricature, Conceptual, Digital, Montage, Celebrities, Editorial, Maps, Political, Portrait, Travel

© Matt Kenyon

East and West

In favour of Obama's meeting with Putin, and attempts to bridge the gap between East and West.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Mixed Media, Editorial, Icons, Information Graphics, Maps, People, Political

© Matt Kenyon

Obama and Surveillance

Highlighting Obama's dangerous support for, and obsession with, surveillance, drawing comparisons with George Orwell's '1984'.

Keywords: Conceptual, Graphic, Mixed Media, Stylized, Editorial, Futuristic, People, Political, Portrait, Urban

© Matt Kenyon

Victory and Struggle

Victory followed by the day-to-day struggle against the political and economic forces.

Keywords: Abstract, Conceptual, Graphic, Line with Color, Charts, Historical, Icons, Information Graphics, People, Political

© Matt Kenyon

Complex task

For an article explaining how politicians have an increasingly difficult and complex task positioning themselves to appeal to the electorate. The old left/right axis now co-exists with an open/closed axis and an insider/outsider axis.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Figurative, Graphic, Humor, Editorial, Icons, Information Graphics, Political, Game

© Matt Kenyon

Presidental Simpsons

Likening Hillary to Lisa, and Trump to Homer from the Simpsons.

Keywords: Caricature, Cartoon, Digital, Graphic, Humor, Celebrities, Comic Book, Editorial, Political, Portrait

© Matt Kenyon

Class War

The 'new' class war in the US.

Keywords: Airbrush, Digital, Figurative, Graphic, Realism, Stylized, Editorial, Historical, People, Portrait

© Matt Kenyon

Internet Performance in the US

Identifying a lack of political will to do anything about the digital infrastructure in the US, resulting in woeful internet download speeds for the majority of consumers.

Keywords: Abstract, Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Computers, Editorial, Icons, Information Graphics, Technology, Americana

© Matt Kenyon

Inequality - the Rich and the Poor

Regarding Edmonton in outer London - which, despite its proximity to a booming City of London, is economically and socially depressed, and ignored by politicians.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Mixed Media, Architecture, Editorial, Icons, Information Graphics, Masculine, Urban

© Matt Kenyon

Self Reliant Generation

For a report on the 'self-reliant' generation that has little or no support from (or for) the welfare state.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Figurative, Graphic, Line, Line with Color, Corporate, Editorial, People, Financial

© Matt Kenyon

Restricting access to the Internet.

Illustrating the impact of government and international attempts to control the internet.

Keywords: Conceptual, Design, Digital, Graphic, Line with Color, Computers, Editorial, Icons, Information Graphics, Technology

© Matt Kenyon

The inadequacy of 'ism's'

Railing against 'ism's', and their follower's distortion of the real world.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Figurative, Graphic, Mixed Media, Humor, Editorial, Maps, People, Political

© Matt Kenyon

Labour Party leadership contenders

For a Comment page spread featuring several articles on the Labour Party Leadership Campaign, and the 'directions of travel' on offer.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Line with Color, Mixed Media, Editorial, Icons, Information Graphics, Political, Still Life

© Matt Kenyon

McDonalds World Split

Illustrating the simultaneous falling fortunes of McDonalds and Western influence across the world.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Mixed Media, Corporate, Editorial, Icons, Information Graphics, Maps, Financial

© Matt Kenyon

Damaging effects of medicinal drugs

Condemning the coercive, drug based treatment of the mentally ill.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Figurative, Graphic, Mixed Media, Editorial, Icons, Information Graphics, Medical, People

© Matt Kenyon

Middle Class downturn

The long-running, financial downturn of America's middle class - explaining the success of extreme, populist candidates in the presidential campaign.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Line with Color, Mixed Media, Corporate, Editorial, People, Political, Financial

© Matt Kenyon

The Perpetual War on Terror

The Perpetual War on Terror.

Keywords: Abstract, Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Line with Color, Mixed Media, Stylized, Editorial, Masculine, Edgy

© Matt Kenyon

Social Media Power

Protestors empowering themselves using social media.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Mixed Media, Action, Editorial, Icons, Information Graphics, People, Political

© Matt Kenyon

Growing risk of Terrorism

The growing risks posed by Terrorism in the US in this election year.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Line with Color, Charts, Editorial, People, Political, Religious, Edgy

© Matt Kenyon

UK struggling with its identity.

The UK continues to struggle to define itself, and find an identity and role in the World (post-Empire) that it is comfortable with.

Keywords: Abstract, Conceptual, Figurative, Graphic, Line with Color, Mixed Media, Editorial, People, Masculine, Edgy

© Matt Kenyon

Political gridlock in the US

Political gridlock in the US.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Mixed Media, Charts, Editorial, Icons, Information Graphics, Political, Americana

© Matt Kenyon

Aging energy infrastructure

Illustrating an aging energy infrastructure in the US

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Figurative, Graphic, Mixed Media, Editorial, Industrial, Landscape, Environmental, Financial

© Matt Kenyon

Lethal Injections in the US

Lethal Injections and capital punishment in the US.

Keywords: Abstract, Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Line with Color, Mixed Media, Stylized, Political, Americana, Edgy

© Matt Kenyon

Political correctness stiffling debate

How the growing culture of political correctness (and the systematic denial of platforms to those deemed to be un-PC) is stifling debate in US education and politics.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Lettering, Mixed Media, Editorial, Education, Icons, Information Graphics, Political

© Matt Kenyon

World War One Imperial carve up

Arguing that claiming 'WWI was a fight for freedom' is absurd, when in reality it was a bloodbath, followed by an excuse for the British to carve up more of the world in the name of their Empire.

Keywords: Conceptual, Digital, Graphic, Editorial, Historical, Industrial, Maps, People, Political

© Matt Kenyon

Matt Kenyon

Biography

Since graduating with a 'First' in 'Graphic Design Illustration', I've worked as a freelance illustrator. I now live in the UK (Newbury, Berkshire) and work for a wide variety of clients across Europe and North America, often to very tight deadlines. I've been involved in several projects that have won awards, including the European Newspaper Award for 'Exemplary newspaper design in illustration'.

Style/Techniques

Abstract, Airbrush, Black & White, Caricature, Cartoon, Collage, Conceptual, Design, Digital, Engraving, Figurative, Fine Art, Graphic, Lettering, Line, Line with Color, Logo Design, Mixed Media, Montage, Painterly, Pen & Ink, Pencil, Photoillustration, Realism, Silhouette, Stylized, Technical, Texture, Decorative, Pattern

Subject/Specialties

Humor, Action, Animals, Architecture, Book Covers, Celebrities, Charts, Comic Book, Computers, Corporate, Editorial, Education, Family, Futuristic, Greeting Cards, Health, Historical, Holidays, Icons, Industrial, Information Graphics, Landscape, Leisure, Licensing, Maps, Medical, Music, Nature, People, Political, Portrait, Posters, Religious, Romance, Science, Scientific, Sports, Still Life, Technology, Toys & Games, Transportation, Travel, Wildlife, Americana, Lifestyle, Vintage / Retro, Feminine, Masculine, Game, Edgy, Environmental, Financial, Urban, Branding