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Joey Chou Mid century inspired Artist and Illustrator

March 14, 2014

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Joey Chou is an alumni and graduate of the Art Centre College of Design in Pasadena, CA. Joey was born in Taiwan and moved with his parents and sister to the U.S. when he was 15. He is strongly influenced by the work of Disney artist Mary Blair, comic books and 1950’s and 60’s geometry, as am I ! He has a wonderful vision for creating scenes and settings.

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His art reflects influences by prominent and obscure artists as well as influences by the Southern California lifestyle and culture.

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When not painting or sketching, Joey enjoys independent films, surfing, video games, and travelling.

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He was the artist chosen to illustrate one of the latest ‘It’s A Small World Book’ which much have been a real privilege since Mary Blair was involved in the creation and decoration of the original set at Disney World.

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For me his work is colourful, bold, fresh and happy, everything that works for children’s illustrations.

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There’s an element of exploration and adventure at times.

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A few familiar images from some Disney (and other) classics. How many can you spot ?

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I really admire his painted work too. He is often involved in small gallery events where his work is on sale. Framed or painted onto plates and also crafted into clocks.

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Young adventurers.

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Travels with a clockwork VW.

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Lovely brush strokes here.

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Glitz, glamour and fame too… he’s got it all ! : )

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You can find some original work to purchase over at Q Pop Shop. Also it was interesting to discover that Joey has just taken part in an exhibition with a theme of ‘Little Golden Tales’ this was his entry. Fabulous !

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Joey is now working for Sony Pictures Imageworks. If you enjoyed this post you’ll probably also like these posts on J.P Miller , Flora Chang and Neiko Ng.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. September 27, 2014 5:04 pm

    Hey I love your work! Nice job on the El Dorado bits, one of my favorites.

    • September 27, 2014 5:44 pm

      Hi Felicia , thanks for your comment but I just did the post about Joey, his work I can’t take credit for lol. I’m sure he’ll be glad to hear how well it’s liked though. Cheers for now

  2. February 22, 2015 5:16 pm

    Fantastic, Joey! Keep going!

  3. G.scott permalink
    August 8, 2016 9:49 pm

    Joey you are AMAZING!!!!!! Your work brightens my heart and spirit.just love your Disney work.God has blessed you. WITH A BEAUTIFUL TALENT.KEEP UP THE FANTASTIC ART, BLESSINGS😀

    • August 9, 2016 5:23 pm

      Thanks Greggory, I’m just representing Joey’s work here on my blog. I’m sure if he saw your comment he would be very happy. Thanks for reading Fishinkblog

  4. December 25, 2018 7:33 pm

    Hi Fishink, great blog!

    I’m a huge fan of Joey, and trying to find a way to purchase some of his Disney prints. I’ve googles and searched, and all I found is a site called Nucleus, but they don’t have the prints I’m looking for. Do you know of anything, by any chance?

    Thanks so much!

    • December 27, 2018 9:11 am

      Hi there, hunting around a little, I’ve also come across Which has a good range of artwork, failing that I’m sure if you get in touch with gallery nucleus, they’ll be able to advise you better as to the possibility of obtaining the prints you want. Perhaps even put you through to Joey himself!

      I hope that’s helpful and happy hunting, cheers Craig

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