Travis Lampe

Artist Travis Lampe grew up in a small town in Kansas. After earning a degree in Graphic Design, he took a job in advertising as an art director in Chicago. While making ads for breakfast cereals and well-known purveyors of inexpensive furniture over a period of several years, he secretly began developing his own personal illustration style, which he describes as "a mish-mosh of those old-timey influences with some Duccio-inspired mountains and the inevitable light-switch nose," consistently inspired by the likes of Steamboat Willie, Betty Boop, and Dr. Seuss. Lampe's work has been exhibited all across the U.S. and internationally (including in London, Berlin, and Italy). Plus, Lampe has been featured in JuxtapozHi-FructoseFlavorwire, and France‚Äôs Brain Magazine, among others. He currently lives and works in Chicago.