Monday, March 29, 2010


Josh Agle - Poster Designer.

Josh Agle, more commonly known as 'Shag', is an Illustrator, Painter and a Designer in Southern Cali. He initially wanted to become an illustrator-for-hire, but this plan changed when a number of galleries and collectors took a large amount of interest in his work.

Shag has had a number of successful solo exhibitions in Australia, America, Europe and Japan.

The Outré Gallery describes Shag's work as: "The paintings are visually influenced by avant-garde animation of the early fifties and sixties (Terry Toon animated shorts when Gene Deitch headed the studio, Disney's educational short-subjects, beer & cigarette commercials) as well as generic advertising art of the same era (sci-fi pulp art, sixties clip art, etc.). His highly collectable paintings celebrate consumerism through depictions of characters who smoke, drink and socialise in fantasy settings. High profile fans of Shag include Seth Green (Dr Evil's son), Whoopi Goldberg, Ben Stiller, David Arquette who all have Shag originals in their collections."

Shag does the majority in his studio, which overlooks a wooded valley in the hills above L.A. This studio is a part of the home he shares with his family. He is currently in the process of creating a number of works for exhibitions in NY, Paris and Tokyo.

Helpful Shag links:-
x Shag's website
x About the book
x Shag's Wiki
x Earl McGrath Gallery info on Shag
x Outré Gallery

1 comment:

  1. great work nic. i love his work especially how he uses colour