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.

DEATH AND TAXES!Friday, October 9, 2015
I have a new print available in my shop... called DEATH +TAXES. This is a 20x32" giclee reproduction of an original painting with an edition of 50 prints.  All prints are signed and numbered and will ship with a couple 4 color Lord Overseer stickers I recently had made.  Visit my shop for more info.

GIF-ITI!Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Here is my latest mural collaboration with Portugal the Man and INSA under the Gif-iti filter!

FOREST FOR THE TREES 2015Friday, September 18, 2015
I just completed collaborative mural for Forest of the Trees in Portland, Oregon alongside UK artist INSA and Portland based artist/band super team Portugal the Man. This was one of the largest murals I have undertaken and I'm super happy with the results.  It was super fun working with super talented people for a super fun event now in it's 3rd year.  The wall was 17 feet high by 177 feet long.  We opted for a filmstrip type idea that rang along the wall in 12 identical diamonds.. Psychadelic radiating color pattern by INSA with a blowfish floating in space by me that rotates and expands as you travel along the wall until it ultimately pops to reveal another little blowfish in it's place.  The text is a lyric from a Portugal the Man song and the circling comet around each diamond was painted by John Gourley, the lead singer of the band.  

Traveling by train or bike along the wall gives the impression of a transformation... The entire mural lends itself to animation, so keep your eyes peeled, there may be just that in the future!

Forest for the Trees is a Portland, Oregon based non-profit project dedicated to the creation of contemporary public art in Portland. Some great photos, documentation and more information at: