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High Artist Spotlight: Maxwell Pepper

High Artist Spotlight: Maxwell Pepper

Maxwell Pepper is an illustrator and graphic designer living in Brooklyn. He does editorial illustration and graphic design for a living, and in his free time he loves drawing all sorts of creatures, plants, and many things inspired by mythology and folklore. He also self-publishes zines and comics, most often printed on the risograph. He often employs a minimal palette, using bold colors and strong design. Usually, he starts with traditional media, like pens or ink brushes, before scanning and coloring digitally. He always carries around a pocket sketchbook and pens for whenever an idea strikes him, or he sees something he’d like to draw. He also loves coloring in his sketchbooks with Copic markers.

Max entered “Mechajuana Bongatron MX 4200” during High Art 2019.

For more of his work, support him at:

@maxwellpepper or his website

See all the art submitted to High Art 2020 at: High Art Finalists

Follow High Art on Instagram! @highartcompetition

High Art was created by Dona Frank and The Natural Cannabis Company in 2014 as a crowdsourcing solution to packaging design. From its humble beginnings, High Art has developed into an internationally-known art competition with thousands of entries annually from 100+ countries all over the world.

Each year professional and amateur artists create themed works through a variety of mediums to compete for $50,000 in prize money and to see their work featured on packaging, social media, at the High Art gallery in Santa Rosa, CA and displayed at prestigious art events, in the United States and abroad.

Stay tuned for more information on upcoming High Art events and High Art 2021!