Maroon 5 Honda Civic

ty-mattson-maroon5-civic-05The Honda Civic Tour features the biggest names in music and draws hundreds of thousands of fans. Each year the headlining band creates a custom Civic that is featured at every show and ultimately won by a lucky fan. This summer Maroon 5 will headline the tour, and we worked closely with the band to create a truly one-of-a-kind 2013 Honda Civic Si Coupe.

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Here are some images from various stages of the design process. I worked closely with the band to capture their vision for the design. Then the car was custom-painted by hand.

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The car is autographed by the band and will be given away to a very lucky fan at the end of the tour. You can enter to win here.

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Be sure to catch Maroon 5 on the Honda Civic Tour this summer! Both the custom Civic and the motorcycle will be featured at every venue. Learn more at CivicTour.Honda.com

 

- Ty + 7.5.13 | 3:19 pm

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AWESOME! design wraps well on the car and reads incredibly!

- Justin Bernard + 7.6.13 | 9:58 pm

This is so awesome! Fantastic work.

- Adrian Thompson + 7.23.13 | 10:30 am

Sweet— what a cool project.

How come it’s not maroon?

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- God + 8.8.13 | 4:04 am

I like Maroon 5 also and Honda Civic. I think this is a very good combinations

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Dexter Prints Featured on Hulu

Our Dexter prints were featured today on Hulu’s exclusive show, “The Morning After”! The posters were featured as part of their pop culture holiday gift guide this year. I’m honored to be included! Check out the clip here.

All of the Dexter prints are available on the Showtime website at www.sho.com/tymattson

- Ty + 11.26.12 | 10:29 am

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Dexter Silkscreen Intro

This is cool. My friends at Vahalla Studios print all of the Dexter posters I make. This is what it looks like.

- Ty + 1.19.12 | 1:28 pm

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That is AWESOME. I have all your Dex posters and love their work! Mad love.

- Ginger + 1.19.12 | 2:04 pm

This is kind of the best thing ever. oh man!

- steve + 1.19.12 | 2:38 pm

what steve said!

- God + 1.19.12 | 4:01 pm

That is one of the coolest things I have ever seen. The best part: The text message that says “Print it”. You know you have reached a certain “level” with your printer when you can just send a text. In other words, I cannot send a text message to my printer. :-)

- Teresa + 1.23.12 | 9:55 am

That was just plain entertaining. And very clever.

- Michelle + 2.10.12 | 4:25 pm

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Ty Mattson on Dexter

Last year I designed a poster series inspired by Dexter. My artwork was so well received, that Showtime invited me to make a guest appearance on the show! You can see me above, searching the crime scene with a flashlight.

 

I also walk behind Deb and Laguerta in the hallway of the police department. Don’t blink. It was such a fun experience to be a part of the show. When I designed the prints, I never imagined that they would land me a part on the program. So cool.

I even got to pal around with Dexter himself, aka Michael C. Hall – who was cool enough to customize my outgoing voicemail greeting. Which you can listen to below.

 


 

- Ty + 11.14.11 | 10:05 am

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[...] so well received, that Showtime invited me to make a guest appearance on the show”. Uh-uhhh, here it is! (behind Deb and [...]

Congrats!

- Teresa + 11.14.11 | 7:09 pm

AWESOME.

- CapreeK + 11.15.11 | 4:33 pm

Love it! Cool to see all you are up to!

- Craig Johnson + 11.15.11 | 4:35 pm

awesome.

- joven + 11.15.11 | 5:23 pm

Nice job Ty! Watched this a few nights ago and definitely missed your Dexter debut…but how cool is that?!

- Jeff + 11.16.11 | 8:13 am

You are an inspiration to all fellow graphic designers. Way to go!

- Brent + 11.28.11 | 11:36 am

So amazing! What a treat!

- Leigh Ghesquiere + 11.30.11 | 8:25 pm

That is so awesome! The voicemail is gold.

- Von Glitschka + 12.1.11 | 7:21 pm

that is so epic

- matthew hernandez + 12.5.11 | 1:12 pm

That is so awesome man. Congrats. Dexter is raddest show on TV.

- Joseph Szala + 12.6.11 | 7:08 am

That is sooooo sweet man! Acting career is in the works!

- marek hosek + 12.9.11 | 3:01 pm

I’m predicting a speaking role next season!

- Tim Frame + 12.20.11 | 10:50 am

Ha! “Paging Dexter Morgan. Dexter Morgan, you have a message at the front desk.”

- Ty + 12.20.11 | 10:53 am

[...] y concretamente en el trabajo de Saul Bass. Curiosamente, estas obras tuvieron como recompensa un breve cameo en la serie. A raíz de estos carteles se creó todo un merchandising con este diseño. Incluso cuenta con [...]

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Ty Mattson Guest Stars on Dexter Season 6

Okay, this is awesome.

So, if you haven’t been following my blog, here is a quick recap: Last year, I created a poster series inspired by the Showtime television series, Dexter. Each print represented an entire season of the show, highlighting the iconic moments from each episode. I designed the artwork as a fan and posted them here on this blog.

The next day Showtime called, which was the beginning of an exciting series of events:
We wound up releasing limited editions of the prints through a dedicated section of the Showtime website
I had the opportunity to meet the amazingly talented people who write, produce and star on the show…
Target featured the artwork in every copy of the Season 5 DVD
They filmed an interview with me as a DVD bonus feature
The posters have been recognized in several design annuals including Communication Arts and Print Magazine.

…but of all the amazing things that have happened because of the artwork, I think this is the coolest:

Showtime asked if I’d like to be on DEXTER.

 

So last week I actually got to go to the set and film an episode of the show! They let me play a detective, so you will see me briefly in the background towards the end of Season 6. The entire experience was really incredible. It was amazing to actually see everything that goes into creating each scene of every episode of the show. The cast, crew, producers and writers of the show are unbelievably creative and talented – it was such a honor to get to see them work and to be a part of the show!

I can’t  begin to explain how surreal it is to suddenly find yourself on a show that you’re a fan of. When I designed the prints, I never imagined that they would land me a part on the program. So fun!

 

So what was the one question I asked Emmy-nominated actor and Executive Producer, Michael C. Hall?

 

“Will you record my voicemail greeting?”

 

His answer…

- Ty + 8.29.11 | 3:55 pm

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EPIC! so epic. did he initially want to say something about Dodge cars? :) congrats, dude!

- Matt Roeser + 8.29.11 | 4:05 pm

Ahhhhh, omg! That voicemail message is the shiz!! :)

- Ginger + 8.29.11 | 4:13 pm

I’m so completely jealous of your voicemail message! That is such an amazing experience. Your design rocks, you deserve every second of it!

- Wendy Wade + 8.29.11 | 4:52 pm

brilliant!!

- James + 8.29.11 | 7:44 pm

What?! This is insanity! Talk about being immersed in your work. Congrats man!

- Ty Wilkins + 8.29.11 | 9:12 pm

Ohhh my God !!! You’re a genius ! xDD

- Terry + 8.30.11 | 5:21 am

brilliant. I come here to see what’s possible.

- Robert + 9.1.11 | 11:21 am

I am thinking that your talent is boundless Ty. You speak of the cast and producers talent and skill . . . yours is immeasurable. Congratulations on landing one of your dream “assignments”. May all projects you pursue be “dreams” in the making of an incredible career.

- Ann Griffith + 9.5.11 | 4:57 pm

The best voice mail greeting ever. Congratulations on all the success! (I own the season 4 poster, and it is truly beautiful to look at, so.. thanks!)

- Adriana Mazariegos + 9.8.11 | 6:54 am

^^ ditto ;D Great work and fantastic voice message. Ultra jealous.

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[...] A questo indirizzo, invece, i poster su cui il lavoro si basa. [...]

[...] What’s even cooler is that Ty Mattson got meet the cast and be an extra on the show. Listen to the voicemail greeting that Michael C. Hall created for him here. [...]

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[...] What began as personal side projects has turned into what seems like a Hollywood-graphic-designer’s dream come true. His design work for both shows has been widely recognized by the public, trade publications, and even the television networks. Showtime, for example, released limited edition prints of the Dexter posters and even invited Mattson to guest star on the show. [...]

That voicemail message is way awesome! So did you hold out till this evening to catch the first episode? What an exciting start…

Just wrapped up 7 new icons entitled “opening title sequence” Check them out when you get a chance. http://andyeveland.com/dexter-icons

- Andy Eveland + 10.3.11 | 12:54 am

So jealous! Way to go and good move on getting Dexter to record your greeting.

- Greg Spraker + 10.21.11 | 10:39 am

Wow, what a cool opportunity! Just wondering, how did you make the posters? What program did you use?

- Julia M + 9.27.12 | 5:40 am
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