07.26.11

Mario Hugo has kept busy with multiple ventures in New York lately but not too busy to update his personal portfolio which he recently did. There are some, as always striking new images in his portfolio earmarked for 2011.

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08.19.10

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Rep agency Hugo and Marie have added one more remarkably talented name to their short but amazing list of artists and that person is Kustaa Saksi. They have updated their website with some of Saksi’s colorful and fantastic work. Last time I was in NY, Mario Hugo was loaded to the gills with work so it sounds like they are doing very well. With the talent they currently have under their umbrella, it’s easy to see why they would be busy.

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05.03.10

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Talented illustrator and designer Mario Hugo has kept busy and recently updated with some new examples of his fantastic work. He remains one of my favorites and it’s great to see him doing so well since he launched his studio.

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01.04.10

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I stumbled upon Hugo & Marie’s Behance-folio this morning and was treated to some really exceptional posters recently completed for the latest album release of superpower-hippy-jam-band Phish. There are several posters completed by different artists and illustrators under the Hugo & Marie umbrella, all of which are expertly accomplished.

After you finish checking out the posters you can also head over to the Hugo & Marie website to take a look at the portfolio of their newly added illustrator Jules Julien.

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11.23.09

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Hugo (Mario Hugo) and Marie have launched a new online boutique featuring goods created by some of the talented people currently under their umbrella. They have some really beautiful items already in the store. Some of them are quite pricey, but if you want to own and wear a real piece of art, you have to pony up. However, they are carrying some inspiring printed goods such as It’s Nice That Issue No. 2 and Newwork Magazine Issue No.3 for very reasonable prices.

If I could hazard a guess, this is only a preview of what is to come. I would expect they will be continually stocking with more and beautiful new things from their amazing cache of talent.

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09.21.09

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I just stepped in from having lunch with Mario Hugo and his partner at Hugo & Marie. They are really lovely people, and I was flattered just to be able to share a meal with them and just talk. Mario is one of those few artists who possesses the kind of genuine talent that has allowed him crossover success within the art, illustration and contemporary design world. I am a big personal fan of everything he puts his hand to.

We had a lengthy discussion about the nature of the art and design world as well as the current trends in the blogosphere. Mario had some interesting and strong opinions. It’s always refreshing to actually get to meet people that you look up to face to face and pick their brain.

They have been on a bit of a wild ride since starting Hugo & Marie but have been amazingly smart about the people they have so far chosen to represent. They have a truly amazing roster of unique individuals under their umbrella so far. Those choices have so far allowed them to work with some ‘dream’ clientele within the music and entertainment world.

It’s always a blessing to see truly passionate and talented people doing what they love and experiencing success. There is nothing more inspirational than witnessing people living their dreams.

The last 2 times we have met, they have given me some prints from some of their artists and illustrators. Today I was handed prints from one of their newest illustration talent Merjin Hos. The prints are nothing short of beautiful and will definitely find their way onto a wall in my home. You can see Hos’s work at Hugo & Marie’s website or at his personal site.

If you are currently seeking art, design or illustration talent for your next big project, then look no further. Not only will you be getting the best, you will also be working with some genuinely nice people. You can’t ask for much more than that.

Thank you Jennifer and Mario.

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04.26.09

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There are a few new things in the portfolio of Micah Lidberg since I last dropped in. Always worth checking up on. Great work all around.

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10.09.08

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The recently established consultancy and talent agency, Hugo and Marie somehow managed to gather some of my favorite designers and illustrators all under one umbrella. Impressive.

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