There’s a car you fall in love with. It’s the first car you see after your friends tell you you should love cars. The car is an Iroc Z28. You know this because the name Iroc and letter Z and number 28 are printed on the rocker panel. You love everything about the lettering because…

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Scott Mashlan

Scott Mashlan teaches at Milwaukee Area Technical College. He completed his MFA at Lesley University and has spent time as artist in residence at Can Serrat in Barcelona. This is his first print publication.

Julian Mateus

Julian Mateus, originally from Bogotá, Columbia, moved with his twin brother and their parents, to Canada when he was seven years old, then immigrated to the U.S. After discovering the work of visionary artists such as Syd Mead and classic sci-fi and fantasy films like Blade Runner, Star Wars, and The Lord of the Rings, Julian was inspired to pursue a career in film. Since his graduation from Full Sail University in 2010, he has created artwork for video games, comic books, and feature films. He currently calls Florida his home.

First Featured In: No. 15, spring 2020

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