The 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.
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.
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.
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
+ 7.5.13 | 3:19 pm
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
+ 11.26.12 | 10:29 am
This is cool. My friends at Vahalla Studios print all of the Dexter posters I make. This is what it looks like.
+ 1.19.12 | 1:28 pm
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.
+ 11.14.11 | 10:05 am
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?”
+ 8.29.11 | 3:55 pm