Duy Thang Nguyen (aka Monsieur Lonesome) is a gifted illustrator who lives and works in Montreal, in the English-speaking neighborhood, Notre-Dame-de-Grâce.
Depave is devoted to the betterment of the urban condition, and promotes the removal of unnecessary pavement from urban areas.
The WOOZY coalition describes itself as “a premium lifestyle and street wear label with the goal of creating stylish, offbeat and original apparel.”
Currently based in Munich FLATAU started from humble beginnings, stemming from roots using the moniker SHAWN to his period as THESIGNER to his eventual landing on his current name of FLATAU.
Nate Trapnell’s work has been described as an “Ed Roth/Asian tattoo artist” mashup.
Matter Practice is an architecture and exhibition design firm located in the beautiful borough of Brooklyn, New York.
Lead Pencil Studio prides themselves on being a “new voice in the emerging field created from the interdisciplinary overlap of architecture and site-specific art”.
JR is a street artist, activist, and the winner of the 2011 TED prize.
Mr. Gauky describes himself as an Yorkshire-born orphan adopted by a rough-and-tumble gang called “the Slouches” — a group he claims as inspiration.
Superfex’s design aesthetic that has been described as “‘cute yet professional,” and has been sought after by a wide variety of corporate and independent entities.
Mysterious Al is an accomplished artist/animator whose powerful characters and skillful execution have garnered a great deal of acclaim on local, national, and international scales.
Chris Parks has demonstrated his artistic versatility through the production of visually-jarring yet elegant work.
Christian Ward is a freelance illustrator living and working in London. Ward’s work is frenetic and colorful. His unique graphic style draws from art noveau, 1960s fanatasy, manga, and graffiti.
Edina Tokodi is, for lack of a better term, an environmental artist residing in Brooklyn, NY. Under the project name Mosstika, Edina has been conducting urban greenery experiments in and around the boroughs of New York since 2006.
Takashi Murakami was the lone visual artist on Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” list of 2008.
Frank Espinosa is definitely not an up-and-coming designer. He has served as an art director at both Warner Brothers and Disney. Espinosa has also been nominated for three Esiner Awards and taught mythology, world-making, and character design at MIT in the Comparative Media Studies department.
Russell Alton is a self-proclaimed “good samaritan ninja” hailing from the beautiful province of British Columbia, Canada.
Despite being our youngest feature by far, Christian San Jose is one of the most talented illustrators featured to date by Ballista Magazine.
OhNo!Doom Collective likens themselves to a “Wu-Tang Clan for illustrators and designers”.
JM Rizzi creates street art and paintings that are vibrant and colorful. His line is alive and spontaneous and the murals he creates are bursting with activity.