Hello Maseman is the work of Mason McFee.
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.
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.
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 contracts for a variety of businesses in Austin and elsewhere, creating artwork, design and projects for print and the web.
Some highlights from the past
In 2014, 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.
In 2013, Mason and Rich Cali collaborated on a mural at Fun Fun Fun Fest for Birds Barbershop and Shiner Beer. In 2013, Mason was also a guest contributor for the blog Doodlers Anonymous. Click here to read his posts.
In 2012, he designed and painted a mural in Birds Barbershop’s Burnet location with assistance from Abi Daniel, Aldo Ramos and Anna Gogusey.
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.
From 2005 to 2012, he was an art director and designer at an Austin start up advertising and design shop, where his work helped the company achieve many advertising awards. While at the agency, he helped the company form an annual art publication which was distributed at launch parties and included entries from around the world.
Letters by Thor Harris
Mason McFee and Jamie Story
Art Nouveau Magazine
Museums Press Anthology
Issue 8, Transitions
Future Perfect Volume 6
Change is Good
A Collaborative Street Art Effort
Shows and projects
Collaboration with Conner O’Leary at Bearded Lady
Ween Tribute show at Madelife
at Centre214 and G-Shock Soho
Rule of Threes
Group show at Common House
Zine release at Longman and Eagle
By Converse at Fader Fort
by Moniker Guitars at Up Collective
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
Group show at Common House
Helmet art show at 1 Moto Show
Much Updo About Somethings
by Crummy House at Maison de’Toile
Collaboration show with Jessica Rose Clark and Alexandra Valenti at Common House
Band of Loners
Collaborative show at Common House
CH X CH Zine Release and Megazine Launch
Share Your Beauty
an exhibition by You Are Beautiful
Video exhibition by Waller Creek Conservancy
Monster Show 6
The Family Show
Good Press Gallery
Museums Press Presents at Islington Mill
Group show by Museums Press
Monster Show 5
Solo show at Thunderbird Coffee
Benefit for Blue Dog Rescue
Bows+Arrows and Spartan
Some Kind of Art Exhibition
Solo show at 1080
Hut on an Island
Collaborative show by Grass Hut and Islands Fold
Special Issue 1
a project by Dublab
Group show at Pump Project
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
The Quiet Life
For A Good Cause Contest
Top 10 Sites for Designers
Fader Fort Artist
Fader Fort Artist
Unplugged in the Sun
at Big Red Sun
Art and Sole
TOMS shoe customizing Event