distinctive style and iconography has earned him a permanent space in art and pop culture!
Artist David Cowles was born in Rochester, New York, where his father was a ceramics professor at
Rochester Institute of Technology and his mother managed a gift shop that featured craftwork. Cowles
worked at the Rochester newspaper "The Democrat and Chronicle" for a couple years before beginning
full-time freelance work as an artist. His work has since become ubiquitous, appearing in notable
newspapers and magazines such as "Rolling Stone," "Vanity Fair," and the "New York Times."
Cowles has also dabbled in film; his first short, "Superfunk & Freaky-Dee" won the Grand Jury Prize for
animation at the New York Independent Film & Video Festival in 2000. He also produced award-winning
videos for the band They Might Be Giants as well as working on commercial spots for the Rochester
Philharmonic Orchestra and the Rochester Institute of Technology, among others.