Best of What's Next: Designer Mark Weaver
FOR FANS OF: John James Audubon, Stanley Kubrick, mid-century design
In Mark Weaver’s world, mastodons wear dapper suits and carry pistols, dodos pose for regal military portraits and children bite the heads off of lizards. The Atlanta-based illustrator (who, we aren’t too humble to say, got his start at Metaleap Design, the firm that made Paste look so damn pretty) combines a fascination with nature and an affection for slightly-dystopic mid-century style in his work for clients including Wired and The New York Times, and screen-prints he sells at mrkwvr.com.
WHAT’S NEXT: “I would love to get into street art, mostly because I just saw that Banksy film the other day,” he says. Beyond that, his goals are to “keep growing my business, evolve my work, and someday have a piece or two in the MoMA.”