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Let This Colorful, Cool Pop Culture Art Brighten Up Your Day

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A crop of a A Nightmare Before Christmas piece by Kevin Tiernan.
A crop of a A Nightmare Before Christmas piece by Kevin Tiernan.
Image: Kevin Tiernan

If 2020 could use anything, it’s a little shot of happiness. And that’s exactly what the artwork of Kevin Tiernan does. This Connecticut-based artist uses strong designs, deceptively simple illustrations, and bold, bright colors to create work that just makes you smile.

Tiernan’s work has been featured in numerous Gallery 1988 shows and as part of advertising campaigns and books surrounding things like Spider-Man, Rick and Morty and Stranger Things. Beyond that, Tiernan’s work crosses all sort of pop culture lines. So yes, he’s tackled plenty of the classics—Star Wars, Marvel, DC, etc.—but he also ventures into sports, TV, music, humor, and more. He’s an emerging artist with talent to spare.

Here are just a few examples of his work. Head to his site www.tiernandesign.com for more, including write ups discussing his process on several of these pieces.

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The uncropped Nightmare Before Christmas piece.
The uncropped Nightmare Before Christmas piece.
Image: Kevin Tiernan
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And while all of the above images are rather self explanatory (they have the titles on them!) that last one—in case you couldn’t quite place it—is Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, done as part of a gallery show on the films of Focus Features.

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Again, for more on Tiernan’s work, visit his website here, which links to all his socials too.

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