Mark McGinnis is an illustrator and designer based in Brooklyn, New York. He spent most of his childhood living in various towns across the Midwest and the south and after college continued his nomadic lifestyle working in various cities all over the US until he settled in Brooklyn nearly four years ago.
Informed by his background in printmaking, Mark’s hand-drawn and painted images use simple lines and symbolic themes. Most of his work focuses on the relationships between people and the cultural stereotypes associated with them. Using iconography and archetypes, his images are simplified and stylised but at the same time open to various interpretations.
Mark’s collection for SCP includes the Alphabet mugs, light-hearted and funny, they feature six different letter and picture designs. Also included are his specially commissioned Megatropolis tablewares and the Central Time collection of trays and tea towels; designs inspired by his childhood in the American Midwest and adult life living in New York.