Max Machen: Our January 2023 Artist of the Month!
Another month, another artist… of the month! It’s January, the first month of 2023 and we’re kicking off this year with a bang. This month’s artist of the month is fun, creative and his pieces have energy, character and humour - what more could you want? Our artist of the month is none other than Max Machen!
For those who don’t know who Max Machen is, what are you doing? He’s wonderful and totally worth checking out! Max is Yorkshire born, studied illustration in Cambridge and is now living the dream in Glasgow as an incredible award-winning freelance artist and illustrator… quite the title!
Screen Printing and Illustration
Max is most-known for his brilliant screen prints, his pieces are incredibly unique and recognizable! His work is what I can only describe as unusual but yet so beautiful, which is almost definitely a result of the combination of gorgeous colours and strange little characters he includes in each illustration. Max mainly works using a silk screen but also spends a lot of time sketching before he reaches a final design - this fascinating art process you can see glimpses of over on his Instagram within his highlight reels and, whilst you’re there, be sure to check out his work!
For an idea of just how fantastic this artist is, here are some of our favourite pieces from him…
Be sure to check out his website to see more of his wonderful work!
This artist is a man of many talents and also dabbles in textiles too, how cool?! From caps to shirts. Scarves to, more recently, coats! The clothing he has to offer is super trendy and, of course, features his fun designs. I need to order me one of those hats ASAP! Again, you can find all these fabulous pieces over on his Instagram page if you’re interested.
Ohh Deer X Max Machen
We at Ohh Deer love Max’s work so much that we partnered up with him to create a card range! Whether you want a personalised card or not, a Happy Birthday card or a Congratulations card - this line has what you need! These cards, of course, radiate Max’s humorous, exciting and energetic energy from his own pieces and look truly gorgeous with their bright colour palettes and interesting little characters!
Check out just a few of our Ohh Deer X Max Machen card designs below…
Party Time Clock Greeting Card
Have a Rootin' Tootin' Day Birthday Card
Lets get Hammered Greeting Card
Well Done Thumbs Up Greeting Card
Max Machen's Valentine's Day Cards
Valentine's Day is just around the corner, slowly creeping up on us. Why not make sure you’re prepared for the special day? If you love Max’s work, you’ll love his Valentine’s Day themed cards! The best thing about these wonderful cards, other than the amazing designs, is the fact they aren’t strictly for Valentine’s Day either - they can be used all year round for celebrations such as anniversaries! Take a look at some of the adorable Valentine’s Day designs this fabulous artist created below…
Personalised Love You More Than Coffee Card
Personalised Love Bug Greeting Card
Personalised You Are Hot Greeting Card
And with that, we come to an end of our January artist of the month feature. Be sure to show Max Machen some love over on his Instagram and check out more from him over on his website! If you enjoyed this blog, make sure to keep an eye out for our monthly artist of the month spotlights, released every end of the month! You can read more blogs from us at Ohh Deer here!