Mike Jones + Mikhail Bortnik// Art
Applying his shit-kicking Midwest upbringing to the no-nonsense approach of the East Coast, Brooklyn-based artist Mike Jones has subtly infiltrated the apparel world with his bold graphic style. His clients include Mishka, Mighty Healthy, Reason Beautiful / Decay, SHQ, Mad Decent, Kid Robot, and now Altamont. Mike's graphic work embodies a diverse array of styles and draws on his fondness for crass humor, tits and ass, loud music and cartoon mutants. Currently, he can be found drawing pictures, drinking beer and keeping it thrill.
Mikhail Bortnik was born in 1978 in the former Soviet Republic of the Ukraine. At the age of one, his family left their country of birth for Brooklyn, New York. Due to limited resources and permission, Mikhail had to be smuggled out of the USSR in a suitcase. He has done art and design work for Marvel comics, advertising and children's book publishing before founding Mishka NYC in 2003. He is currently the co-owner and creative director of Mishka NYC and still lives in Brooklyn.