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illustration of My homage to the
illustration of Granville Gee Bee R-2 racer taken from storage & re-purposed for interceptor work in the days after the Japanese conflict.
illustration of The bright moon keeps our brave & bold Batgirl company.
illustration of Death-Ray Charles is a Sci-Fi take of an American Icon inspired by the name of a now defunct Oakland band.

Ray Charles now has a Death-Ray!
illustration of Cold, drunk & bored?
Why not get paid for it?
Enlist in the Imperial russian Navy!
illustration of Portrait of Frida Khalo rendered in the style of Patrick Nagel.
illustration of Bad Spock!

The sinister portrait of Spock was inspired by the classic Star Trek episode
illustration of Double Plus Good!

Don't be without BB, and his protective gaze, EVER!

Now with VICTORY GOGGLES, you can take and be Big Brother wherever you go!

Get your own at any Party Approved Commissariat!
illustration of Klaus Daimler. Calm. Collected. German.
illustration of Our homage to Oakland the brave, the iconic Tribune Tower, and the Doggy Diner heads.
illustration of They're still running with shields down.

Of course! We are one big happy fleet! Ah, Kirk, my old friend, do you know the Klingon proverb that tells us fruitcake is a dish best served at room temperature?

(pause)

It is room temperature in the kitchen!
illustration of Album cover.
illustration of US Park rangers, protectors of our national heritage.
illustration of Willie Mays, the quintessential San Francisco Giant.
illustration of Pitcher and three time World Series Winner for the San Francisco Giants.
illustration of Timothy Leroy Lincecum, pitcher.
illustration of Charles Dickens portrait commemorating the 200th anniversary of his birth.
illustration of The 1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint & Spider are iconic Italian cars hand built by both Pininfarina and Bertone that continue to inspire new car design to this day.
illustration of The Batman roars into action behind the wheel of the Batmobile.
illustration of Alec Issigonis’s tiny Mini sedan can lay claim to being one of the most significant automobile design of the 20th Century.
illustration of Popularly called the
illustration of 1955 Packard Clipper - The Packard Clipper name was reintroduced and applied to the company's entry-level models, previously known as the Packard 200, beginning in 1953. For 1955, Packard became a marque in the newly formed Studebaker-Packard Corporation.
illustration of “It’s not a good car and it’s not a good boat, but it does just fine” largely because of modest performance in and out of water. Another added, “We like to think of it as the fastest car on the water and fastest boat on the road.”
Time’s Dan Neil called it “a vehicle that promised to revolutionize drowning.”
illustration of GTO built by Pontiac (General Motors) from 1964 to 1974. and is the first generation of American muscle cars.
illustration of In Diva, Jean-Jacques Beineix's cult 1981 film, Gorodish drives a Traction Avant, a car used both by the police and by gangsters.
illustration of Citroen 2CV - Noted British automotive author L. J. K. Setright described the 2CV as
illustration of Mercedes-Benz 300SL Hovercraft - Mercedes Benz have unveiled their first successful production HOVER-AUTO. 

They also took the opportunity to combine the styling with the classic lines of the 300 SL body, modeled here with the lovely Ann Francis.
illustration of Commemorating  the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination.
illustration of An adaptation of a VW Kombi body and the F Class Shuttlecraft.

During the mid-2260s Class-F shuttles were based at Starbases and aboard Constitution Class Starships.
illustration of Lufthansa poster, featuring the Heinkel He 70
illustration of The Etrich Taube, also known by the names of the various later manufacturers who build versions of the type, such as the Rumpler Taube, was a pre-World War I monoplane aircraft.
illustration of 70th Anniversary of the Doolittle Raid.

The Raid was a total secret to all involved and the members of the raid were chosen by volunteering for a
illustration of Zeppelin L4, a piece marking the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Great War.
illustration of The USS OLYMPIA was the flagship of the Asiatic Squadron. It is the only naval vessel from the American Spanish-American War fleet still in existence.
illustration of A French Dragoon as he would appear in 1914, during the battle of the frontiers.
illustration of British armoured car used during the First World War.
illustration of Poster of the film Sahara, staring  Humphrey Bogart (1943).
illustration of Char B bis in service with the French Army May 1940.
illustration of Defend Against the Monster Menace!

Inspired by the original 1954 Gojira.
illustration of Imperial Japanese Army medium tank Type 89.

Profile

MercenaryGraphics is the vision of illustrator and graphic designer Erik Chipchase, and is the best kept secret of the international design world. Sources such as history, geography, technology, modernism, socio-realism, and pop-culture are evident in his use of bold lines and evocative typography. Deftly balancing the juxtaposition of real and surreal, Erik weaves color and technique for subtle and effective results.

Style/Techniques

Abstract, Caricature, Cartoon, Conceptual, Design, Digital, Figurative, Graphic, Lettering, Line with Color, Realism, Silhouette, Stylized, Technical, 3-D Rendering, Concept Art, Film/Entertainment, CGI, Motion, Vector

Subject/Specialties

Humor, Action, Adventure, Architecture, Celebrities, Comic Book, Fantasy, Futuristic, Historical, Holidays, Industrial, Music, People, Political, Portrait, Posters, Product, Science, Sci-Fi, Sports, Technology, Transportation, Travel, Lifestyle, Vintage / Retro, Feminine, Edgy