Karl Kwasny is an illustrator and typographer currently living in Brooklyn, New York.
Going through various different university courses, including multimedia, journalism, creative writing and film analysis, Karl graduated from a Bachelor of Design at Queensland College of Art in Brisbane. Towards the end of his degree, he reignited his childhood love for drawing, deciding to go out on his own as a freelance illustrator.
Karl creates delicate hand-lettering combined with detailed illustration through the use of his favourite tools: a #2 brush, pencils, watercolour and gouache, keeping a traditional and appealing imperfect style to his work.
Karl's ancestors on his mother's side were gardeners, and he has inherited a fondness for the pastime. He has a pet snake named Olivia, and owns a small taxidermy collection.
Place of Birth:
Currently Living in:
Manhattan, NY, USA
Train, bus, bike, or other:
What's the most important object in your studio?
Paper or Plastic?
If you could resurrect one no longer living person to have lunch with, knowing you will have to return them to the grave right after coffee, who would it be?
Elliott Smith. I reckon we’d be pals!
Preferred method of dealing with an encounter with an acquaintance whose name you can't remember.
Go into another room.
Why don't you flip the tortoise over, Leon?
(becomes visibly shaken)
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
As much wood as is made available.
Favourite client so far?
Favourite imaginary client?
Neutral Milk Hotel
How does your mother describe your profession?
“He draws pictures for money!”
Coffee or tea?
What's your earliest drawing memory?
Drawing Scrooge McDuck.
How do you prefer to spend your mornings?
Drinking tea & feeling as though I am accomplishing something.
All images contain invisible and trackable digital watermarks.
The Jacky Winter Group and SEA are members of the AOI and AOP respectively and abides by the required code of practice for artist agents.