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.

THE WARDTuesday, February 10, 2015
Ward is now up and available in my shop.  Ward is part of my Medicine Men series I started in 2013.  The art is a 6 color screenprint on natural paper stock.  Edition of 100. Size 18x24". Signed and numbered.

THE WARD - SCREENPRINTWednesday, February 4, 2015
I think in 2015 I'll be moving away from the realistic quality of my ongoing Acid work and travel back to my roots..foraging into the realm of fantasy and character design.  I'm itching to just create absurd and jumbled creatures, mixing cartoon with otherwordly spiritual officers with fragments of reality.  Basically, I want to coelesce all the various styles of work I've been doing over the years.. The Acid in the Ice Cream, the House of Uncommons and the Shadow Cabinet and all the work in between and just boil it down.. stew it together and create monsterous work. I will start by picking up where I left off with the Medicine Men screenprint series I started in 2013... Those guys were really fun and I plan to work on a full blown series of Medicine Men screenprints to release over the next 2 years... maybe an exhibition even.  

I'm starting with WARD.. a new Medicine Man for a new year.  
This was printed at Diesel Fuel in Portland Oregon.

NEW YEAR NEW STUDIOMonday, January 26, 2015
Happy 2015!  2014 was quite a busy year and 2015 is proving to be the same.. I fell off on posting for a minute there, but I'm back on track!  The first thing I'd like to post this year is the fact that Zenvironments is now in a new studio!  I moved locations actually the tail end of last year, but was so busy that I couldn't find time to post about it.  Now that I'm settled in a bit more, here are some pics of the new home of Zenvironments Studio.  It's a beautiful spot with natural light and high ceilings.. I've been moving studios every 2 years for the last 4 years.  This studio here I'm staying put in!

Keep posted throughout the year for some events in this new space and some interesting projects ahead!