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.

ADDERALLWednesday, April 30, 2014
I am working on a new commissioned piece of "Acid" artwork.  I have widdled away on the graphite part of the piece, rendering out the multiple limbs and I'm starting the fun part.. the color! 

USA TODAY & TOMORROWWednesday, April 23, 2014
I recently received these large scale drawings back from Copenhagen.  USA Today and USA Tomorrow are both graphite and watercolor on paper.  For inquiries please email

I have a fondness for typographic maps and pretty much all things topographic in general. Having based a number of designs of late around topo lines, I decided to start playing around with painting topo maps of various sorts on panels of glass.  Layering multiple layers of glass with different topographic line elements is starting to look great right off the jump! Here is an experiment with the topography of Mt. Hood, Oregon.