Once called a ‘visual arsonist,’ Rich Jacobs’ savage, sprawling illustrations have been shown throughout the world and have appeared on CDs, buildings, skateboards and more. Inspired by psychedelic and folk art, and deeply involved in skate and street art culture, Rich is also the curator of Move, a series of group art exhibitions born out of a hand lettered ‘zine he started in the 90s.
Rich currently lives and works in Oakland, CA. Jacobs has exhibited in the United States, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. In 2008 his work Minor Threat Family Tree was featured prominently along with other works by Jacobs at the London Ontario Live Arts Festival in Canada. Inspired by graffiti, psychedelic and folk art, Jacobs’ raw, colorful work frequently appears on a broad range of materials such as magazines, books, CD and LP covers, footwear, apparel (including parkas, skirts and dresses), skateboards, buildings, pillows and now in typography.