Tristan Eaton

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Tristan Eaton (1978) is an American artist. Primarily known for his toy designs and street art murals, Eaton is also a graphic designer and illustrator. [1]

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Early life

Eaton was born in Hollywood, California, in 1978. [2] [3] [4] He moved to New York City at 20 years of age and attended the New York School of Visual Arts, [5] He returned to live in Los Angeles 15 years later. [6]

Career

Graphic and toy design

Eaton co-designed the Dunny Toy in 2004 when he was 26. [7] Shortly after Eaton collaborated with the toy designer Paul Budnitz to produce "Kid Robot." [8] [9]

In 2006, Eaton collaborated with Burger King to create a vinyl designer toy, “Subservient Chicken

Eaton created posters for Barack Obama's 2008 presidential election campaign. [10]

In 2009, Eaton was the designer of Soul Train Music Awards for BET, a subsidiary of Viacom. [11]

In 2020 he designed the tickets and game program for the Superbowl. [12] [13]

Public murals

In 2013, Eaton created the mural Audrey of Mulberry in Little Italy, Manhattan. [14] [15]

Eaton's 2014 public mural I was a Botox Junkie is located at the corner of Traction and East Third streets in Los Angeles. [16] [17] [18]

In 2014 Eaton painted a six-story public mural of Alexander Graham Bell, titles the Spirit of Communiction, in West Palm Beach, Florida. [19] [20] On March 3, 2016, part of the wall that the mural was painted on collapsed. [20] [21] The entire wall and mural was demolished the same year. [21]

In 2015 Eaton executed a commissioned mural for the Long Beach Art Museum as part of the exhibition Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape. [22] [23]

In 2019 he sued an Ottawa, Canada real estate developer for using his work in the promotional material for a student residence. [24] [25] The same year, he executed a large-scale commissioned public mural large scale mural on the 236 Fifth Avenue building in Manhattan, New York City. [26] [27]

Eaton's 2019 mural of a monster was commissioned by and installed at Universal Studios, Los Angeles. [28] [10]

Collections

Eaton’s work is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. [29]

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