''TAVIS’ UNIQUE STYLE IS INSPIRED BY 1940S COMIC BOOK ART, THE RUSSIAN AVANT-GARDE MOVEMENT & PRINTED MATERIALS FROM THE 1950S/60S'.'
Tavis Coburn graduated from California's prestigious Art Center College of Design with a BFA in Illustration. Since then, Tavis has created countless works for leading publishing, advertising, music companies in North America and Europe.
Tavis' unique style is inspired by 1940s comic book art, the Russian avant-garde movement, and printed materials from the 1950s/60s. Over the years Tavis’ work has garnered many accolades, including top honors from The Society of Publication Designers, the Society of Illustrators, and American Illustration receiving a gold medal in the Illustration: Story category at the Society of Publication Designers annual awards.
Lectures & Workshops
2012 Art Center College of Design, Pasadena California
2012 Sheridan College, Oakville
2012 Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto Ontario
2012 Sheridan College .
2012 UNO, The Art Show, The Brickworks, Toronto,
2012 American Illustration, Angel Orensanz Foundation
2011 Society of Illustrators,
2006 Rumble Rumble, Art Lab, Toronto
2004 Picture Mechanics, Exploading Head Gallery, Sacramento
Illustration Now- 150 illustrators, Taschen
Illustration Now - Portraits, Taschen
Illustrators Unlimited. Gestaltan
American Illustration -
RollingStone - The Illustrated Portraits. Chronicle Books