A Brief Look: The Simple Delights of Illustrator Ryan Duggan

 

 

What museums and art galleries will tell you is that art is serious. And it is true, art can be serious. Canvases can speak of wars and communal strife — internal doom.

But that’s not all art can be of course and that’s where illustrator and printmaker Ryan Duggan comes in. Duggan’s work is hilarious. Simple and straightforward design — bold shapes and a dash of color. Direct. His drawings have an overzealous enthusiasm, child-like.

They’re visual jokes, but just the punchlines. Just the yuks.

His posters are all gut — punk rock and street worthy. His gig posters update the black and white photocopies stapled to streetlights of major and minor cities. He has a clear vision and creates all types of brilliance with a few colors and black lines.

In Duggan’s world all great diners are summed up by his simple poster, ‘Good Food, Great Toilets‘ and that’s the kind of art we should all be able to get behind.

 

'Good Food, Great Toilets' by Ryan Duggan

‘Good Food, Great Toilets’ by Ryan Duggan 

 

Sausage Fest poster by Ryan Duggan

Sausage Fest poster by Ryan Duggan

 

'Follow Your Heart' by Ryan Duggan

‘Follow Your Heart’ by Ryan Duggan

 

'Popeshit Axle Grease' by Ryan Duggan

‘Popeshit Axle Grease’ by Ryan Duggan

 

'Skatebutt 2013' by Ryan Duggan

‘Skatebutt 2013’ by Ryan Duggan

 

Fake Limbs gig poster by Ryan Duggan

Fake Limbs gig poster by Ryan Duggan

 

Maps & Atlases gig poster by Ryan Duggan

Maps & Atlases gig poster by Ryan Duggan

 

Guided By Voices gig poster by Ryan Duggan

Guided By Voices gig poster by Ryan Duggan

 

For more information and whatnot from Ryan Duggan. check out these handy links —

Ryan Duggan Dot Com

Ryan Duggan’s Store

Ryan Duggan on Instagram

 

 

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