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Max Erwin is a freelance illustrator specializing in editorial, surface design and animation. Working primarily digitally, Max pushes the bounds of postmodern humor, using absurdity and wit to comment on the state of the world. Inspired by film, vintage comics and pop art, he uses incorporates texture and grain into his otherwise smooth designs to achieve an aesthetic that sits between crisp vector design and rough, hand drawn illustrations.  He lives in Portland, ME with his wife Taylor and dog Ripley where he teaches illustration at the Maine College of Art.


  • New York Times

  • Popular Science

  • New York Magazine

  • TBS/Miracle Workers

  • Sports Illustrated Kids

  • Golf Digest

  • Politico


  • Marriott

  • VICE Media

  • Creative Mammals

  • Vox Media

  • The Hollywood Reporter

  • Texas Monthly

  • Philadelphia Inquirer

  • LiveNation, LLC.

  • The Lonely Island

  • Goodfire Brewing

  • Collective Arts Brewing

  • The  Center For Investigative Reporting

  • Texas Public Radio

  • Defeat by Tweet

  • Briefly Inc.

  • Texas Veterans Association

  • Nashbox

  • Limmer Education, LLC.

  • And Many More...



  • A Feast for the Eyes: Solo Exhibition Oct. 2018 Pinecone + Chickadee, Portland ME

  • Picnic Arts Festival, Dec. 2018

  • Eat More Art: Group Show June 2017 Pinecone+ Chickadee, Portland, ME

  • VHS: A Tribute to 80's Cinema May 2016

  • Eat More Art: Group Show June 2016 Pinecone + Chickadee, Portland, ME

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