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After the Water Recedes Victo NgaiI had the great pleasure to…

By |August 10th, 2015|Syndicated Content|

After the Water Recedes Victo NgaiI had the great pleasure to...

After the Water Recedes Victo NgaiI had the great pleasure to...

After the Water Recedes Victo NgaiI had the great pleasure to...
Sketch v.1

After the Water Recedes Victo NgaiI had the great pleasure to...
Sketch v.2

After the Water Recedes Victo NgaiI had the great pleasure to...
Sketch v.2

After the Water Recedes 

Victo Ngai

I had the great pleasure to work on the very challenging cover for yesterday’s New York Times Book Review. At this 10th year mark of Hurricane Katrina, the review dedicates itself to books and shorts about the lives in New Orleans after the disaster. 

At first, I wanted to depict the social and racial inequalities that has been exposed by the water line which is still haunting the recovery. But in the end we decided to show more defiance/perseverance/celebration after the waters receded. 

After I came up with new sketch V.2,  I realized I really miss the mix-match perspectives in my original V.1 sketch, hence the V.3 which was picked for the final. 

Big thanks to AD Shannon and Jolene!

Ticketing’s New MachineVicto NgaiA recent piece for the United…

By |August 5th, 2015|Syndicated Content|

Ticketing’s New MachineVicto NgaiA recent piece for the United...
Final

Ticketing’s New MachineVicto NgaiA recent piece for the United...
Sketch

Ticketing’s New MachineVicto NgaiA recent piece for the United...
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Ticketing’s New MachineVicto NgaiA recent piece for the United...
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Ticketing’s New MachineVicto NgaiA recent piece for the United...
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Ticketing’s New Machine

Victo Ngai

A recent piece for the United Airline Rhapsody magazine on ticketing’s new machine. “With the emergence of a legitimate, tech-driven secondary ticket market, the cost of seeing LeBron James dunk or Bono perform live all depends on what the market will bear,”

Big thanks to AD Christos Hannides at Ink Global!

Rafi the flying RhinoVicto NgaiI was asked by Robert Gilbane…

By |July 21st, 2015|Syndicated Content|

Rafi the flying RhinoVicto NgaiI was asked by Robert Gilbane...
Rafi the flying rhino

Rafi the flying RhinoVicto NgaiI was asked by Robert Gilbane...
Preliminary Sketch

Rafi the flying RhinoVicto NgaiI was asked by Robert Gilbane...
Paul Choquette Jr, William Gilbane and Thomas Gilbane (Left to Right)

Rafi the flying RhinoVicto NgaiI was asked by Robert Gilbane...
Dave Zucconi, Robert Gilbane and Sally Gilbane (Left to Right)

Rafi the flying RhinoVicto NgaiI was asked by Robert Gilbane...
Paul Maddock and George Mencott (Top to Bottom)

Rafi the flying RhinoVicto NgaiI was asked by Robert Gilbane...
Left(Top to Bottom:) Jim Bennett, Bobby Gilbane and Tom CookMan Right(Top to Bottom): Sara Gilbane and Barret Hazeltine

Rafi the flying RhinoVicto NgaiI was asked by Robert Gilbane...
Left: Nick Bibbly Right(Left to Right): Victo Ngai, Ann Mencoff and Sam Mencoff

Rafi the flying RhinoVicto NgaiI was asked by Robert Gilbane...
Left (Left to right): Chris Gilbane and Sam Jr. Gilbane Right: Nikki Gilbane

Rafi the flying RhinoVicto NgaiI was asked by Robert Gilbane...
Final piece at the lobby of 275 Thayer Street

Rafi the flying Rhino

Victo Ngai

I was asked by Robert Gilbane from Gilbane Development Company to create a lobby piece for their new student dormitory - 275 Thayer Street at Providence, Rhode Island. Being a RISD grad who took classes at Brown University, the project was very close to my heart. 

I have Rafi the Rhino, mascot of 275 Thayer, flying through the sky with Brown’s historic green on his back. The center of the green has been turned into a football field with players from the 1930’3 and 50’s shown in uniform. Rafi is shown being greeted by a host of Brown alum, friends, professors and students. Rafi’s escort is led by Dean Barrett Hazeltine and Tom Cookman ’72. Standing between Rafi’s ears is Dave Zucconi ’58. The international entourage of Bengal tigers, Chinese dragon, Russian eagles and birds of paradise represent students from different countries and cultures

It was a great and fun challenge incorporating 20 portraits in this piece. Big thanks to Bob Gilbane for this project and Gordon’s ink for the beautiful print job! Go check out the piece if you ever find yourself in Providence, RI!

Audible Stories that Surround YouVicto NgaiI worked on a very…

By |July 13th, 2015|Syndicated Content|

Audible Stories that Surround YouVicto NgaiI worked on a very...

Audible Stories that Surround You

Victo Ngai

I worked on a very special project recently. It was for the Audible #‎StoriesThatSurroundYou‬ Contest winner Bonniejane O'Dea. I had a lot of fun illustrating her original fantasy scene.

Most of the time when I was commissioned, I only have a vague general idea of who my audiences are. This time I am making a piece for one particular person, Bonniejame O’Dea.  It felt very much like preparing a special gift for a dear friend. So I made sure to bring every detail of her fantasy to life, not just her likeness but also her descriptions of the dragon, the wizard’s robe as well as her skewed glasses. 

Audible has been my faithful work companion over the years. I don’t drink coffee or tea so listening to suspenseful stories helps to keep me awake. Also when the protagonist is suffering in the story, it reminds me that being chained to my drawing table, burning the mid-night oil isn’t that bad after-all. 

Check out the process and behind the scene videos!

Big thanks to everyone from Audible and FirstBorn, you rock! 

It Can’t Be For Nothing LithographVicto NgaiI have had the great…

By |June 22nd, 2015|Syndicated Content|

It Can’t Be For Nothing LithographVicto NgaiI have had the great...

It Can’t Be For Nothing Lithograph

Victo Ngai

I have had the great pleasure and honor to work with Naughty Dog and SONY on the latest Last of Us poster. The Last of Us really distinguished itself from other similar games with it’s dimensional characters and heart-warming/wrenching story. One of the moments which really stayed with me was the giraffe scene, which is the inspiration for this piece.

It Can’t Be For Nothing Lithograph 

“So this is everything you hoped for?”
“It’s got its ups and downs…but you can’t deny the view though.”

  • Embossed fur texture adds depth to the print
  • Limited Edition of 300
  • Signed by Artist
  • Individually Numbered
  • 18 x 24”
  • Print on 100lb. paper

The pre-sale is happening right now, get it here

Big thanks to AD Jon Schindehette!!

More from LessVicto NgaiLatest piece for PLANSPONSOR June. The…

By |June 16th, 2015|Syndicated Content|

More from LessVicto NgaiLatest piece for PLANSPONSOR June. The...

More from LessVicto NgaiLatest piece for PLANSPONSOR June. The...

More from LessVicto NgaiLatest piece for PLANSPONSOR June. The...

More from Less

Victo Ngai

Latest piece for PLANSPONSOR June. The prompt was “Core remains the same while the environment changes”. Had a lot of fun working in this flat print-making style this time. Big thanks to AD SooJin!

Another chance to win a free print! Courtesy of Zach at…

By |December 3rd, 2012|Uncategorized|







Another chance to win a free print! Courtesy of Zach at Supersonicelectronic! 

supersonicelectronic:

Victo Ngai Print Give Away!

The always phenomenal Victo Ngai just released new Limited Edition and Open Edition prints on her store.  But Supersonic Electronic is giving one grand prize winner and two runner ups a chance to win some of her beautiful work.  The grand prize winner will receive a signed, limited edition print of “Sweet Dreams.”  Two runner ups will receive a signed, open edition of “Koi Dance.”  

How To Enter:

  1. Reblog this post on Tumblr.  (Be sure and follow Victo on Tumblr)
  2. Follow Supersonic and Victo Ngai on Twitter and Tweet the following (Click to Tweet it):  ”I just entered @supersonicart’s @victongai Print Give Away!  Details on supersonicelectronic.com #victongai

That’s it!  Enter both ways for a better chance at winning.  Winners will be announced via Twitter on Thursday, December 6th at 12:00pm PST.  Good luck!  And don’t forget to check out Victo Ngai’s amazing portfolio.

Thank you Hi-Fructose for the neat write…

By |October 18th, 2012|Uncategorized|







Thank you Hi-Fructose for the neat write up! http://hifructose.com/2012/10/17/victo-ngais-action-packed-illustrations/

hifructosemag:

Originally from Hong Kong, New York-based illustrator Victo Ngai creates action-packed artworks with an expressive approach. Her compositions are always spiraling and moving, engrossing the viewer into worlds where mysterious floods, ghostly hauntings and supernatural beasts are all fair game. Ngai uses a subtle, dusty color palette and loose line work, filling the backgrounds of her pieces with patterns reminiscent of Buddhist painting and Asian textiles. Her works are busy but never overwhelming, with every detail arranged in an order that can’t help but make sense visually.

MORE: http://hifructose.com/2012/10/17/victo-ngais-action-packed-illustrations/