The Illustration & Design World of Zach Johnsen

Works in progress, up and coming, tidbits and extras. Keep posted here for news and information before it hits my site. To catch up on old news please visit my previous blog.

2014 GNU METAL GNURU SNOWBOARDThursday, November 13, 2014
I have become the unofficial artist for the Gnu Snowboards Metal Gnuru model.  I created the topographic skull art for the 2013 model.  Now the 2014 model, which I designed, is available in stores. I devised some wicked sarcophagus artwork for the new model, keeping in line with the skull/metal/death/overlord them which is always a blast to work on. More information at

BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARDWednesday, November 5, 2014
Invariably, I go through intense periods of art making followed by intense perios of freelance work.  I apologize for the lack of posting lately.  I am in the throws of freelancing.  And unfortunately, due to the nature of the work, I cannot share as openly as art show progress.. But I can share some rough sketches and tidbits which help show the process but don't spoil the end product.. just yet.

ACID PRINT SUITE NO. 5 - NICOTINEMonday, October 6, 2014
Number 5 of 6 in the 2014 Acid Print Suite is now up in my shop!  Nicotine is one hell of a drug that has a lot of people around the globe hooked on using it.  In this 5th part of the Acid Print Suite 2014, I celebrate probably THE singular most popular drug in the world - Nicotine.

Size 20x30”
Edition of 50
Signed and numbered

Available now in my store.