About Artist Lou Simeone
I love to create vibrant and captivating art pieces that are often characterized by bold and flowing lines. My creations are known for their lively and animated style, often drawing upon diverse themes like music, psychedelia, and spooky motifs. My inspiration stems primarily from the 70s-era art of popular cartoon shows made by Looney Tunes and Disney, as well as the animated movies that were popular during my childhood. I'm also influenced by renowned artists who created album covers during the 70s and 80s.
One of the unique characteristics of my art is the fluid motion that I use to create my characters and environments. This technique is inspired by the "rubber hose" style that was prominent in many animated cartoons during the 1920s and 30s, including popular movies such as Steamboat Willie and other works from the Fleischer Studios.
Boardpusher Skateboard Artist Interview
The skateboard company Boardpusher interviewed me for their blog. During the interview, we talked about my art inspiration, process, and skateboarding. Check out the full interview on the Boardpusher website under their artist profile section.
My Art Featured in Customized Magazin
My work was featured in Customized Magazin (no that's not spelled wrong), issue number 45. Customized Magazin is a Kustom Kulture magazine based out of Germany. It features the work of artists from all around the world. The artists featured in the magazine specialize in various industries, from tattoos, custom cars, motorcycles, and bicycles, to skateboards and stickers. In addition to having my work featured in the magazine, I was asked if my Covid-19 Productions artwork could be used for the free bonus sticker that comes with the issue. Of course, I was thrilled to have my sticker artwork included.
Art in the Community
If you find yourself in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, be sure to check out Baja East Surf Shop. They're displaying my Sonny artwork, which is the authentic surf art that I created for the Feeling Swell brand. The Baja East Surf Shop crew loves the artwork so much that they wanted to showcase it in their storefront window.