Peter Ryan Creates Retro Artworks with a Twist

 - Jun 2, 2011
References: peterthomasryan & beautifuldecay
Peter Ryan is a Toronto-based illustrator with a knack for creating images that stylishly blend humor and vintage swagger.

One look through Peter Ryan's portfolio and it's easy to understand why he is one of the most prolific and in-demand illustrators in the art world. His work merges a dark sense of humor (the train between grave headstones), with the absurd (man opening an "alternate world" for himself), and the just plain slapstick (a director directing a director). Each illustration seems to capture a retro aesthetic that gives his work an extra hip vibe.

Peter Ryan's work has been used worldwide and appeared in some of the world's most respected publications. The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times and Harvard Business Review are just a few of the names that mark his corporate client list. His work will appear next in the May edition of Cincinnati Magazine.