About

The work of Mason McFee

Artist, Designer, Illustrator, Muralist, Maker, Doodler, Thinker

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Interested in the past, present, future, science, mystery, nature and the unknown, Mason is inspired by the graphics and popular culture that he has been surrounded with during his life.

A doodler and drawer since his early days, Mason combines his love of hand drawn and hand built objects with a knowledge of computer graphics and production processes.

 

 

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Background

Mason spent his childhood in a small town in Texas where he collaborated on projects like building tree houses, rolling giant boulders down hills, building skate ramps and jumping bikes into creeks.

He played varsity basketball in high school, drove a 1971 VW and worked as a cave tour guide for multiple years. After graduating from the university, he spent seven years designing and art directing at an Austin ad agency.

Outside of commissions and his personal work, he collaborates with brands and companies on artwork and design projects for print and the web.

Available for design, illustration and artwork projects and commissions.

Get in contact for more information

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 Clients

Element, Converse, G-Shock, Frank151, Forestbound, Kartwheel Craftsmanship, American Canning, Astral Spirits, Big Commerce, Shiner Beer, Alamo Drafthouse, Design Good, Birds Barbershop, Getaway Motor Club, Johnson's Backyard Garden, Bearded Lady, Cornerstone Productions, Domy Books, Fader Fort, TDK, Islands Fold, Grass Hut, Museums Press, Good Press Gallery, Wooden Toy Magazine, Tribeza Magazine, AGLIFF, Spartan, Bows+Arrows, Dublab, Crooks, Iron Age, Guns of Navarone, Cyclopean Records, Style X, 1080, Pump Project, The Hideout, HOPE Campaign, Toms and more.

 

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Mason formed Crummy House with his partner Jessica Rose Clark in 2010.

The two worked with over 30 artists around the world to produce collaborative zines which were released at art shows and events.

Click to view the archive

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Crummy House is on hiatus at the moment.

 

Publications

Into Quarterly
Austin Edition

Dear god
Letters by Thor Harris

G-SHOCK Profiles
Mason McFee and Jamie Story

Various Zine
THREE

Tribeza
Neighborhoods issue

Art Nouveau Magazine
Feature

Museums Press
Museums Press Anthology

Cantanker
Issue 8, Transitions

Tribeza
Design Issue

Beautiful/Decay
Future Perfect Volume 6

Good Press
Change is Good

Anteism
YGWYG
A Collaborative Street Art Effort

Islands Fold
MEBEMEWEBE

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In 2015, Busy-Being and Hello Maseman collaborated on a limited-edition patch run and release party.

G-SHOCK commissioned Mason to create an original artwork inspired by camouflage for an activation in Dallas and New York. Working with Frank151, Mason created artwork that was applied to a zine, t-shirts and other items which were released in the two cities at launch events.

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In 2014, Mason designed the logo and packaging for the label Astral Spirits, an arm of Monofonus Press, which releases limited edition tapes and albums.

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In 2013, Mason and Rich Cali collaborated on a mural at Fun Fun Fun Fest for Birds Barbershop and Shiner Beer.

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In 2012, he designed and painted a mural at Birds Barbershop Burnet location with assistance from Abi Daniel, Aldo Ramos and Anna Gogusey.bearded-lady-stamp
In 2012, Mason moved his studio into Bearded Lady, a screen print shop in East Austin. He helped update their brand and built a new website and webstore to sell their prints and goods.

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In 2010, along with artist and designer Jessica Rose Clark, he co-founded CRUMMY HOUSE, a small print collective that creates small run prints and zines.

Mason collaborated in 2009 with designer and fabricator David Clark on Euclid Meets Cumberland, a pop-up art show.

2014

Public/Private
Collaboration with Conner O'Leary at Bearded Lady

Irreverent Eclectic
Ween Tribute show at Madelife

G-SHOCK: Profiles
at Centre214 and G-Shock Soho

Rule of Threes
Group show at Common House

Various Zine
Zine release at Longman and Eagle

Chuck Hack
By Converse at Fader Fort

Handplayed
by Moniker Guitars at Up Collective

2013

Love From Texas
Collaboration with Alexandra Valenti at Busy-Being

Neu Folk Revival
Group show at Lequivive Gallery

Pizza Cat Show
Group show at HI5H Gallery

Karate Foot
Group show at Common House

21 Helmets
Helmet art show at 1 Moto Show

Much Updo About Somethings
by Crummy House at Maison de'Toile

Together/Whatever
Collaboration show with Jessica Rose Clark and Alexandra Valenti at Common House

2012

Band of Loners
Collaborative show at Common House

CH X CH Zine Release and Megazine Launch
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Share Your Beauty
an exhibition by You Are Beautiful

Pool Party
Video exhibition by Waller Creek Conservancy

2011

Monster Show 6
Domy Books

The Family Show
Good Press Gallery

Boom!
AGLIFF

Museums Press Presents at Islington Mill
Group show by Museums Press

2010

Monster Show 5
Domy Books

ARTWORK-FRIENDSHIP
Solo show at Thunderbird Coffee

2009

Benefit for Blue Dog Rescue
Bows+Arrows and Spartan

Some Kind of Art Exhibition
Solo show at 1080

2008

Hut on an Island
Collaborative show by Grass Hut and Islands Fold

Shining Magazine
Special Issue 1

Into Infinity
a project by Dublab

Paraphernalia
Group show at Pump Project

2007

Dreams Are Made of These
Solo show at The Hideout

Little Wooden Toy Show
Group show by Wooden Toy Magazine

You Get What You Give
Anteism

Other stuff

The Quiet Life
For A Good Cause Contest
2008

How Design
Top 10 Sites for Designers
2010

Fader Fort Artist
for Fiat
2011

Fader Fort Artist
for Converse
2010

Unplugged in the Sun
at Big Red Sun
HOPE Campaign

Art and Sole
TOMS shoe customizing Event

Into Quarterly

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Artwork included in the Austin edition of Into Quarterly

Made By You

tumblr_nla6dw7iEk1u3805so1_1280Mason's custom Converse All-Stars were featured in a campaign in 2015

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