Mad Skills Monday 051: Coté Escriva

Welcome to Mad Skills Monday, where we showcase top work from young creatives to bring some inspiration to beat the post-weekend blues. Today we present the demented drawings of Coté Escriva.

Power tool: My imagination, and my toys (Wacom, iMac,… I love technology)
Power song: When the Sun Goes Down – Arctic Monkeys
Power snack: Nachos with guacamole

Coté Escriva’s illustrations combine traditional tattoo symbols, street style and mutated cartoon icons. His imagery is occasionally dark, but still accessible to all with a retro appeal. Often engaging in collaborative projects, his work has been seen in both his homeland of Spain and overseas, displayed as  prints, murals and on 3D objects.

Cote-Escriva-Illustration-Freackey_Mouse_World-02

Commission for Chicago-based agency BBG.

Cote-Escriva-Illustration_La3club

Illustration for posters advertising nightclub LA3.

Cote-Escriva-Lamonomagazine-standbikeme

Customised handlebars for a project by Standbikeme and Lamono magazine.

Cote-Escriva-McBess_Obsession

Limited edition poster for Chicago agency Kids Creative.

Cote-Escriva-Syntetyk-Art_Toys

Customised Syntetyk toys for a group exhibition.

Cote-Escriva-Old_Skull-Santo_Spirito_Vintage

Old Skull t-shirt design for Santo Spirito Vintage.

Cote-Escriva-Stickers

Stickers!

Cote-Escriva-Bridog

Coté’s interpretation of the logo for Birdog.

Cote-Escriva-Skulls_N_Monkeys_3

Keep Calm & Do the Monkey, Dude

Cote-Escriva-Strap-03

Mural for streetwear and sneaker brand Strap.

Cote-Escriva-Evil_Boy

Evil Boy

Cote-Escriva-Lacoste

Lacoste Girl

Cote-Escriva-Puma_Pride

Personal illustration inspired by tattoos.

Cote-Escriva-True_Love

Freackey Mouse in love

Coté is currently freelancing in Valencia, Spain, and is available for collaboration. You can catch up with or buy his work at his website, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram and Twitter.

Want us to show off your mad skills? We’re always looking for young creatives, students and graduates to showcase for our Monday feature, so send us an email with some samples or a portfolio link with the subject line “Mad Skills Monday” to team@shellsuitzombie.co.uk and we’ll check you out!

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