Illustrator, Designer

Mark Matcho

MARK MATCHO is an LA-based illustrator and artist. His bold, concept-driven illustrations have been featured in publications far and wide since 1990.

Matchos striking work has been selected and acknowledged in award annuals such as American Illustration, 3x3, Society of Illustrators, Society of Illustrators (LA), The Society of Publication Designers, and Prints Regional Design Annual.

He looks forward to working with you!


Clients Include:

The New York Times
The Hollywood Reporter
The Wall Street Journal
Frankfurt Allgemeine
The Los Angeles Times
Penguin Books
Random House
Reader's Digest
Vanity Fair
Entertainment Weekly
Sports Illustrated
Food & Wine
Marin Theater Company

...and many more
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    Hey Now!
    Self-promo piece, featuring yers truly
    Mark Matcho - Hey Now!
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    Victory Garden
    For 5280 Magazine, for a story on a man who goes to battle- with his vegetable garden
    Mark Matcho - Victory Garden
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    Michael Shannon
    Portrait of actor Michael Shannon, for Public Eye magazine's Heroes issue
    Mark Matcho - Michael Shannon
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    Foreseeable Future
    Double-page spread + type for Stanford Magazine, for a feature on how life may change, in 2021. (Body type ran lower right.)
    Mark Matcho - Foreseeable Future
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    Frequent Fler
    For the Wall Street Journal, for a piece on redeeming all those frequent-flyer miles that piled up during the pandemic
    Mark Matcho - Frequent Fler
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    How's Your Year Going?
    Personal piece posing the question, How's Your Year Going?
    Mark Matcho - How's Your Year Going?
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    Lockdown Romance
    For The Wall Street Journal, for a piece on keeping romance alive during lockdown
    Mark Matcho - Lockdown Romance
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    Murder Mystery
    For Mother Jones, for a review of a book in which a female superhero becomes embroiled in a murder mystery
    Mark Matcho - Murder Mystery
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    Undesirable Employees
    For Gulfshore Business Magazine, for a story on undesirable employees
    Mark Matcho - Undesirable Employees
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    For the Wall Street Journal: my shameless homage to the Fleischer Brothers Superman cartoons of the '40s, for a piece on the heroism of whistleblowers
    Mark Matcho - Whistleblower
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    Bad Gifts
    For The Wall Street Journal, for a story on the thorny issue of inappropriate gifts
    Mark Matcho - Bad Gifts
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    Taylor Swift
    For Rolling Stone magazine, for a review of Taylor Swift's album 1989. Also included in the book, ROLLING STONE: THE ILLUSTRATED PORTRAITS, on sale at an Amazon near you
    Mark Matcho - Taylor Swift
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    Humor In Uniform
    Piece for Reader's Digest's Humor In Uniform section
    Mark Matcho - Humor In Uniform
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    Sad Pants
    For D Magazine, in which the author must come to terms with no longer having the body for her favorite jeans
    Mark Matcho - Sad Pants
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    Learning To Write
    For Field & Stream, for a piece on learning to write, before learning to write about hunting
    Mark Matcho - Learning To Write
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    Trans Athletes
    For ESPN Magazine, for a story on the implications of trans athletes competing against athletes of the gender they identify with
    Mark Matcho - Trans Athletes
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    Best Retirement Towns
    Full page for Fortune Magazine, for a story on the best towns in the country to retire to
    Mark Matcho - Best Retirement Towns
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    For Esquire Magazine, for a story on acid, maaan
    Mark Matcho - Acid
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    Without Sin
    For Men's Health, for a piece about a millennial who vows to go 30 days without sinning
    Mark Matcho - Without Sin
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    Charlie Sheen
    Design and illustrations for a Charlie Sheen board game, which ran as a double-page spread in Entertainment Weekly
    Mark Matcho - Charlie Sheen
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    The New Socialism
    For Boston Magazine, for a story on the rise of socialist-style social clubs for millennials
    Mark Matcho - The New Socialism
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    For Pacific Standard, for story on depression
    Mark Matcho - Depression

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  • Technology 14 files
  • The Covid Files 8 files
  • Business and Finance 34 files
  • People 23 files
  • Sports and Health 23 files
  • Typography 11 files

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