The Washington Post hails Filipino artist’s work as one of 2016's best
Dan Matutina makes it big!
(SPOT.ph) The Washington Post, an American daily, commissioned work from more than 450 artists in 2016 to illustrate their stories on politics, entertainment, and pop culture. Out of these hundreds of artworks, they put together a roster of "50 Great Illustrations from 2016" and a Filipino artist's work made the cut. Meet Dan Matutina, a graphic artist, illustrator, and gamer based in Quezon City.
Suffice it to say, he's one of the leading designers in the Metro today. He was awarded the Art Directors Club Young Guns Award in 2013, illustrating for international publications such as Wired, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, and—obviously—The Washington Post. He is also a lecturer of the Visual Communication Department at the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts.
Matutina is known for his angular style, mix of old and modern aesthetics, and creative use of basic shapes. This is reflected in his illustration for The Washington Post's feature on gadgets and technology as the newest trend in gifting.