Mike Perry is a Brooklyn based designer and artist working in a variety of mediums, including—but not limited to—books, magazines, newspapers, clothing, drawing, painting, and illustration. Compelled by the ways in which the hand-drawn informs and deepens contemporary visual culture, Perry doodles night and day, creating new typefaces and sundry graphics that inevitably evolve into his new work, believing that the generating of piles is the sincerest form of creative process. By ceaselessly mixing colors, pulling prints and building sculptures, he exercises his belief in the transformative power of making things. And the fruits of his labors do not go unnoticed as his work pops up just about everywhere.
Perry works regularly for a number of editorial and commercial clients including Apple, The New York Times, Dwell, Target, Urban Outfitters, eMusic, and Nike. In 2004, he was chosen as one of Step magazine’s 30 under 30, and, in 2007, as a “Groundbreaking Illustrator” by Computer Arts Projects. In 2008, he received Print magazine’s New Visual Artist award and the ADC Young Guns 6. His work has been exhibited around the world in numerous gallery shows. In addition to his commercial, non-profit, and art work, Perry has also published extensively with 4 books and a magazine under his belt with plans for more.