Kevin Mercer is an illustrator, designer, and educator.
He’s a nice man who is endlessly curious.
His favorite artist is Tom Waits.
He made a lot of gigposters (not for Tom Waits).
Now he draws with scissors.
He loves stories, and ideas, and moments made visual.
There is ink, and paint, and pixels at work too.
But, he’s a carpenter’s son.
He likes to build with his hands.
He teaches illustration at The University of the Arts, where adventures begin.
He lives near Philadelphia with his wife and kids, where adventures never cease.
Kevin is available for new freelance projects and would love to hear from art directors, book publishers, art buyers, type nerds, and you.
kevin (at) thelargemammal.com
The Penn Gazette, Johns Hopkins Magazine, Fortune, Philadelphia Weekly, Portland Willamette Week, Mondadori, 160over90, Allen + Gerritson, The University of the Arts, The College of William and Mary, WXPN, Polyvinyl Records, Secretly Canadian, Constant Artists, Overcoat Management, Velour Music Group, C3 Presents
Society of Illustrators 58
American Illustration 35
Print Regional Design Annual 2004, 2007
Paper and Ink Workshop, Rockport, 2013
1000 Indie Posters, Rockport, 2011
Rock Paper Show: Flatstock Volume 1, Soundscreen Design, 2010
Gigposters: Rock Show Art of the 21st Century, Quirk Books, 2009
Juxtapoz: Poster Art, Gingko Press, 2009
Swag 2, Harry Abrams, 2005
The Art of Modern Rock Chronicle Books, 2004
Society of Illustrators 58, New York City, 2016
Solo Show, Crime & Punishment Brewery, Philly, April 2016
New Habits, collab show with Shawn Hileman, Trinity Framing, February 2016
Welcome to the Jungle, group show, Masthead Gallery, May 2016
Heavy Metal, group show, Masthead Gallery, January 2016
National Poster Retrospecticus, touring exhibition, 2013
Scenic Route | solo show, Masthead Gallery, Philly, 2010
Flatstock Poster Show, SXSW, 2004-2009
Paper Jam, group show, Civilian Art Projects, Washington DC, 2009
Sweet: The Graphic Beauty of the Contemporary Rock Poster, U. of Maryland, 2008
Sound in Print: Contemporary Music Posters, Middle Tennessee State University, 2007
Graphic Noise, Drexel University, Leonard Pearlstein Gallery, 2006
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