Johnathan Swafford’s multidisciplinary work extends the mediums of motion, graphic, and digital arts.
Johnathan’s work has been recognized by American Illustration 30, SXSW, How Magazine’s International Design Annual, and the American Advertising Federation.
Johnathan holds an MFA in Design from the School of Visual Arts and a BFA in Design from the University of Akron Myers School of Art. Johnathan has also served as an adjunct Professor at Purchase college where he has taught digital and interactive design.
Saatchi, DraftFCB, BBH, Toyota, Lucky Brand Jeans, Novartis, Eli Lilly, E*TRADE, Comcast, Yahoo, Jazz @ Lincoln Center, DKMS Americas, U.S. Air Force Reserve, The J.M. Smucker Co., GE, Esopus Magazine, Aqualamb Records, Spectacular Amplification, National City Corporation
Everyone likes PIE! Seen in American Illustration 30. Contact to Purchase 18X24 Poster HERE. Concept, Design & Illustration.
Oceanic themes based on the surprise Slint cover of Good Morning Captain that post rock band HHR would be be performing. Working with calligrapher June Sung.
Fire, hearts and white fingernails were the inspiration for these post rock bands. Concept, Design and Illustration.
Magnets Islands and Hands, man. Get it? Contact to Purchase 18X24 poster HERE. Concept, Design and Illustration.
Octopuses. Concept, Design and Illustration.
Referencing sirens and 18th century paintings. Contact to Purchase 18X24 poster HERE. Concept and Design working with calligrapher June Sung.
This is what the van would look like for the song Murder Van by stoner rock legends FuManchu. Contact to Purchase 18X24 poster HERE. Concept, Design and Illustration.
This bro was as handsome as the bands performing that night. Concept and Design working with calligrapher June Sung.
Inspired by ancient engines and running paper through ancient copiers twice to get a multi-colored design. Concept and Design.
VPs drummer just lost a doggie. This poster was made for him. Concept and Design.
Old Chryslers and car crashes. Design and Illustration with calligrapher June Sung.
Utilizing military propagandist imagery and a DIY attitude in the face of corporate behemoths, these posters for Alliance Skateboards were created to give skate punks everywhere a battle cry: This is your war! Concept and Design.
Dark art from the group's S/T release party. Concept and Design with Jason Alexander Byers.
If Sir Thomas Blake made a poster for VP it might look like this. Contact to Purchase 9X24 poster HERE. Concept, Design and Illustration.
Blatant reference to an influential 60s designer. Later became the inspiration for the bands album cover. Concept, Design and Illustration.