by dj highman
This is an amazing team! We happen to came across their work while in Columbus, Ohio a few years ago and have been following them ever since. Based in Portland, Oregon, Jon Stommel and Travis Czekalski are the team behind “Rather Severe” . We started working together on murals and animations while attending the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio. After graduating with our BFA’s, we began working together professionally to bring our combined aesthetic styles to the worlds of murals, illustration, animation, and public art. Together we’ve made work for City Target in downtown Portland, the Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Dublin branch, four Mellow Mushroom restaurants in three states, The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Sacramento Elementary School in Portland, Taft Elementary School in Lincoln City, and several other non-profit community organizations in Ohio, Oregon, and Washington. We’ve won First Prize in Clark County Mural Society’s Summer of Murals Competition for the past two years consecutively, for murals honoring the Chinook Native Tribe, and the Vancouver Farmers Market respectively. We will continue working together on illustrations and public art throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond, and constantly strengthen our ability to create works of art that inspire the community and enrich the experience of being in public spaces!