Hands down Rob Ryan has been one of the champions of surface design this century. His medium of choice is paper cutting and screen printing, and he was really the first artist to pioneer the resurgence of the paper cutting craft. Rob has collaborated with the likes of Paul Smith and created various album and book covers. I have always loved Rob's work due to it's conversational quality. Each piece of art is steeped with rich narrative. Rob's work features several reoccurring elements and themes such as love, marriage, birth and life in the city. His work never fails in taking you to a place of simplicity and warmth filled with real human experience.
If you would like to see more of Rob's studio life be sure to look at designs sponge's post on his studio.