Oliver Munday is a designer and illustrator. He is from Washington, D.C. and still lives their now. He is 25 years old. Munday’s designs and illustrations include things being morph into other things. While in school at the institute College of Art, Munday created a typeface out of plastic soldiers that he strategically set on fire and melted, producing an alphabetical army of the wounded and maimed. Munday is particularly attuned to his sense of social consciousness, he has also produced
for and a poster for an Angela Davis lecture at MICA. Soon after graduating in 2007, he sent his portfolio to Nicholas Blechman, the art director of The New York Times Book Review. He called him that night with an assignment. Munday said “that changed everything for me.” Since then he completed more than 50 illustrations for the Times. His first book-jacket designs for such projects as a poetry book and an alternative history of the United States, will appear later this. Munday’s work to date is elemental and immediately arresting, an approach that might have been inspired by his early life as a sports fan. “In football,” he says, “the helmets were what drew me to a team. I like really graphic helmets, like the Cincinnati Bengals with their black stripes on orange.”
Oilver’s work has been recognized by many of the major design publications including Print, CMYK, TDC, Communcation Arts, STEP magazine’s 25 freshest minds in design, Young Gunz 7, and in 2010 was named as one of PRINT magazine’s “20 under 30,” in the new visual artiest issue. He has worked on Bruno Mars’s CD cover, AARP Magazine, Toytoa, IBM, and Time.