Photo credit Marica Melotti
Máté Jakó London based award winning illustrator from South-east Hungary and from a very young age he possessed -according to some - an unfortunate obsession of monsters, fairy tales, and super heroes.
He started a long lasting career in theaters and movies before he turned to illustration to create the stories he wanted to tell. Máté currently works as a freelance illustrator. His client list includes Alexander McQueen, Paul Smith, Fox Searchlight and Momentum Pictures creating fashion prints, book covers, album covers limited edition film posters, concept art for film & video games. Besides all this he is exceptionally talented in watching movies, daydreaming and has a vast trivial knowledge of monsters and super heroes!
Quite cartoony and the always present darkness mixed with peculiar beauty, and 21st century insecurity are the defining trades of his work. His message is clear: losing control is who we really are, orphaned children in a world of scary monsters (technology & apathy) aimlessly wondering around in a world we created, but never meant to connect with.
His illustration techniques combine traditional and digital tools or anything really to project the images in his head onto different mediums.