Walrus TV Artist Feature: Kevin LyonsJuxtapoz // Monday, 11 Jan 2010
It all just sorta spiraled out of control before I could say, 'Wait--I'm a film student!'
-Kevin Lyons on getting involved with graphic design
Brooklyn-based graphic designer Kevin Lyons is known for his multi-faceted, heavily textured, and typographical images that often cross the lines of commercial and fine art. This feature documented him as he prepared for his "Fearless Vampire Killers III" exhibition, providing insight into his inspiration for the pieces, the influence of hip hop sampling on his multi-layered images and work process, and the importance of symbiotic storytelling through his pieces.
Having collaborated with and worked for labels such as Nike, HUF, SSUR, Supreme, and Stussy, Kevin Lyons' designs have served as a prominent fixture within the streetwear world. He has also been included in numerous group and solo exhibitions throughout the United States. Watch the interview from "Dithers," available for the first time to the public for free, on Walrus TV.
About Kevin Lyons:
Graphic designer Kevin Lyons carries with his an extensive resume. He has taught typography at Pratt Institute, published the book Pussy and Papers Poetry Power and Pistols, and launched two clothing lines, as well as having served as the original Art Director for Tokion magazine, a Design Director at Stussy, senior designer at Nike, and Creative Director at Urban Outfitters. Additionally, his work has been published in numerous magazines, ranging from Thrasher to Anthem to Lodown.