Dan Matutina: Design & Illustration

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Philippines based artist, Dan Matutina, has a keen eye for rich textures and geometric shapes in his works. Dan started a poster series inspired by his friends Facebook statuses called Status and Shapes. This piece, titled (Sheena Padilla) “LET’S MAKE BAKA, DON’T BE TAKOT,” translates to “Let’s fight, don’t be afraid.” The hot hues clearly communicate the heated adrenaline in a fight, and the shapes are positioned in a way that looks like two fighters boxing.

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Toast: Facebook Shapes & Statuses

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Amateurs

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The Boy Who Carried the Big Bad Wolf

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Where the Wild Things Are

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Bakunawa

Dan’s work is incredibly vibrant, and frequently weaves intricate shapes and textures with imagery from Filipino folklore. The piece above, created for The Few Gallery titled Bakunawa, depicts a Filipino deity known to cause eclipses. It’s composition is lovely and the deity has a real icy toughness to it.

To see more of Dan’s work, check out his website . He also has iphone skins, t-shirts and prints available in his store.

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It’s nice learning about amazing artists that hail from the motherland. :)

There are loads of talented artists in the Philippines and you picked one of the best ones. Good job for featuring Dan! :)

Denise |

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Rad works! Thanks for sharing this.

Ernest |

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Thank you for sharing this! I am really enjoying looking at these. Especially the last one — you can really sense the frigid power that Bakunawa possesses. Really great illustrations.

Hi! Thank you for showcasing Dan’s work, I believe he’s amazing, I discovered him thanks to the version he gave of Where the Wild Things Are… that I personally love very much!

these will look amazing on print! if you are considering printing, you must try http://www.psprint.com/stickers-labels

I’m a fan of Dan’s work as well. The vibrant color palettes and textures are just a nice addition to the solid work he does. His style almost reminds me of Matthew Lyons on occasion. Anyway, thanks!

Great works! I love colors and textures!

Great shapes, great textures. Thanks for sharing!

@Josh Dan’s textures and palettes do remind me of Matthew Lyons, whose work I also really love.

beautiful work, lovely use of texture, and characterization

I really like his design. His use of texture, shapes and colors are what does it for me.

i would just like to thank sir dan for featuring my status in his work. His artworks are really great and i’m lucky to be one of his students.. go sir dan! :)

Sheena |

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Great work, love coming back to some of these older posts, still looks as fresh as it did two years ago! Nice work.

What kind of illustration should i draw for Shift by Jennifer Bradbury?

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