Thursday, November 5, 2009

Kyle T. Webster

Kyle T. Webster has illustrated for most major publications in the United States, and his artwork has appeared on beer bottles, music posters, billboards, apparel, buildings, banners, doughnut boxes, magnets and buttons, menuboards, wine bottles and wine glasses, people's skin, book covers, and even in the form of a giant corn maze.

He was born in New York but spent his youth overseas in Pakistan, Singapore, Cyprus and Taiwan, thanks to his parents' sense of adventure and overseas teaching jobs. While in college, he was awarded a full fellowship from Yale University for study in their prestigious Norfolk art program, and in 1996, he was awarded a scholarship to study drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture in Rennes, France, at the University of Rennes II.

In addition to receiving honors from
The Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts, Print, HOW, Graphis and the AIGA, Kyle created the beloved (and ridiculous) viral video, Original Design Gangsta, in 2006. The follow-up has been recorded and the video will air in late 2009. He also created and maintains the popular Daily Figure website.

Kyle is currently working on three comic book projects, an amazing iPhone game, numerous logos, and many, many magazine, book, and advertising illustrations. He is also an instructor at High Point University, teaching a digital art course. This pile of work makes him very happy, but not as happy as his two German princesses.

Fun Facts: Kyle is fluent in French, has trained for six months with a world-class card magician, is an advanced origami folder, plays too much tennis, was married in Italy, has ridden a camel, is obsessed with Tintin, and he does a spot-on Mickey Mouse impression.

The New Yorker, Time Magazine, The NY Times, BusinessWeek, Entertainment Weekly, The Wall Street Journal, Scholastic, Houghton Mifflin, Plan Sponsor, The Washington Post, USA Today, ESPN,, The Big Money, Worth, UTNE, The Progressive, The Guardian, Paste, Virginia Living, Hachette Filipacchi, San Francisco Magazine, Dallas Observer, Arthritis Today, Broward Palm Beach New Times, Greensboro Monthly, Philadelphia Weekly, Seattle Weekly, Houston Press, Hatrack River Press, Ecoute, Venuszine, Beer Advocate

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