Mainly working with vector illustration design, Logan Mooney’s work transcends the stigma of textual, straightforward graphic design and moves into the realm of fine art. Mooney creates rich, detailed, clean compositions using Adobe Illustrator and the pen tool that he describes are almost like I Spy. When asked about his process Mooney says he simply begins by taking inspiration from images and things he sees day to day. These images could be anything he finds interesting or abnormal, he then creates a sketch and begins to add detail, or accessories to figures and animals like teeth or jewelry. He then scans his sketches into the computer and begins working with Illustrator, or sometimes a Wacom tablet.
|Convolutions of Eden|
Overall, Mooney states what he is trying to accomplish in his work is a unified composition, asking himself, how many things can I add and still make this work? Mooney wants the viewer to think and question, all the while searching for the small details he has placed in the composition, looking for the easter eggs if you will. Mooney says he gets inspiration from many things but really enjoys art nouveau, flash art, street art, and the work of Dan Mumford and Ken Taylor. All in all, Mooney is a storyteller who asks a lot of what if questions. Looking at the ordinary world and searching for the abnormal, Mooney uses symbolism to convey his own personal thoughts and ideas by adding small details and using interesting subject matter. Using vector illustration as a medium for fine art Mooney steps beyond the world of traditional graphic design and uses his own personal style and ideas to create works of art.
|Mooney at work|
University Art Gallery
Saginaw Valley State University