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Hand Lettering For Food And Wine Magazine

Food & Wine magazine approached me to create a butcher's map of a chicken for their article highlighting locations around the world that best make use of the various parts of a chicken. We used wood block printing and hand drawn type to give the illustration its rootsy feel.

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Beard

I was asked by 10 Speed Press to illustrate a collection of quips and quotes on healthy living by famed American author Walt Whitman. This manifesto contains advice and musings on diet, exercise, grooming, alcohol, dancing, sports, and more. line art, manly, men, men's health, fitness, vintage, beard, beard art, hair, line art, grooming, mustache

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Hand Lettering For Georgie Tech Magazine Cover

Metaleap Creative asked Matthew to collaborate with them and illustrate the type for their "Secret Life Of Ideas" cover for Georgia Tech Magazine.

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V8 Energy Lettering Hand Drawn Type

Brand-Image approached me to create hand lettered designs for V8's new health conscious energy drink. We collaborated on multiple flavors and strove to bring and organic feel to the art to illustrate the difference between V8 Energy and other available energy drinks.

© Matthew Allen

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Man Food

I was asked by 10 Speed Press to illustrate a collection of quips and quotes on healthy living by famed American author Walt Whitman. This manifesto contains advice and musings on diet, exercise, grooming, alcohol, dancing, sports, and more. line art, food, paleo, manly, men, men's health, fitness, vintage, steak, meat, dinner, lunch, fish, carrots, place setting, line art

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Bon Appetit Lettering Hand Drawn Type

Bon Appetit asked me to hand letter the article title, and section header fonts for the "Wake Up Your Breakfast" article in the February 2013 issue.

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Crate And Barrel Lettering, Hand Drawn Type

Crate And Barrel approached Matthew Allen to design and illustrate labels for their Tri-color Popcorn and Popcorn Seasonings. The client wanted labels that evoked a mom and pop country store vibe. Matthew hand illustrated the labels and created a custom font for the body copy.

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Yelling

I was asked by 10 Speed Press to illustrate a collection of quips and quotes on healthy living by famed American author Walt Whitman. This manifesto contains advice and musings on diet, exercise, grooming, alcohol, dancing, sports, and more. line art, portrait, manly, men, men's health, vintage, holler, yell, megaphone, speak out, political, protest, man yelling

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Walt Whitman Guide to Manly Health and Training

I was asked by 10 Speed Press to illustrate a collection of quips and quotes on healthy living by famed American author Walt Whitman. This manifesto contains advice and musings on diet, exercise, grooming, alcohol, dancing, sports, and more. line art, woodcut, portrait, book cover, manly, men, men's health, fitness, vintage

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Food

I was asked by 10 Speed Press to illustrate a collection of quips and quotes on healthy living by famed American author Walt Whitman. This manifesto contains advice and musings on diet, exercise, grooming, alcohol, dancing, sports, and more. line art, woodcut, food, paleo manly, men, men's health, fitness, vintage, steak, meat, dinner, lunch

© Matthew Allen

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The Dirt

Physical type illustration for Happily Magazine

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Canoe

I was asked by 10 Speed Press to illustrate a collection of quips and quotes on healthy living by famed American author Walt Whitman. This manifesto contains advice and musings on diet, exercise, grooming, alcohol, dancing, sports, and more. line art, woodcut, portrait, book cover, manly, men, men's health, fitness, vintage, canoe, lake,

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Manly Pattern

I was asked by 10 Speed Press to illustrate a collection of quips and quotes on healthy living by famed American author Walt Whitman. This manifesto contains advice and musings on diet, exercise, grooming, alcohol, dancing, sports, and more. line art, manly, men, men's health, fitness, vintage, boxing, steak, baseball, feather, paddle, pattern, comb

© Matthew Allen

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Apothecary

I was asked by 10 Speed Press to illustrate a collection of quips and quotes on healthy living by famed American author Walt Whitman. This manifesto contains advice and musings on diet, exercise, grooming, alcohol, dancing, sports, and more. line art, manly, men, men's health, fitness, vintage, apothecary, mirror, soap, shaving, grooming, bathroom items, fashion, beard oil

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Surf Bison

T-shirt graphic for the McFarland Surf Contest

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Wave Bolt

Wave bolt graphic for Verve Coffee Roasters

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Verve Wave

Wave graphic for Verve Coffee Roasters

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Surf Jeep

Surf Jeep graphic for Verve Coffee Roasters

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Surf Beard

Bearded surfer graphic for Verve Coffee Roasters

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Verve Sun

Sun lettering and graphic for Verve Coffee Roasters

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Verve Cactus

Cactus Graphic for Verve Coffee Roasters

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Biography

Matthew Allen is an artist from Southern California. The former Surfer Magazine Art Director is also the creator of clothing lines The Ryde, Brine & Byway and Wavy Days. While much of his fine art and photography revolves around beach and surf culture, his illustration and design work covers many genres. He spends his days creating illustrations for and collaborating with, clients such as Bon Appetite, Pottery Barn, Crate And Barrel, Ron Herman, Fred Segal, Champion, Vans, Lightning Bolt, Melple, Axxe Wetsuits, The Modern Honolulu, Ford Motor Company, Verve Coffee Roasters and the Anaheim Ducks. Most of his other waking hours are spent surfing and making music.

Style/Techniques

Abstract, Acrylic, Black & White, Calligraphy, Caricature, Cartoon, Charcoal, Conceptual, Design, Digital, Engraving, Fine Art, Gouache, Graphic, Impressionistic, Lettering, Line, Line with Color, Logo Design, Mixed Media, Painterly, Pen & Ink, Pencil, Photoillustration, Scratchboard, Stylized, Type Design, Watercolor, Woodcut, Decorative, Pattern, Whimsical, Concept Art, Monoprints, Vector, Chalkboard

Subject/Specialties

Humor, Action, Adventure, Animals, Annual Report, Book Covers, Celebrities, Children, Children's Books, Corporate, Editorial, Education, Family, Fashion/Cosmetics, Food, Futuristic, Health, Icons, Industrial, Information Graphics, Leisure, Music, Mystery, Nature, Packaging, People, Political, Portrait, Posters, Product, Sports, Still Life, Technology, Textiles, Transportation, Travel, Web Illustration, Wildlife, Americana, Food/Beverage, Lifestyle, Vintage / Retro, Feminine, Masculine, Spiritual, Youth, Edgy, Environmental, Grunge, Branding