Artwork of Dan McPharlin

I wrote about Dan McPharlin briefly in an article for Shook Issue #5 a while back, as the man responsible for the Mr Chop artwork on the producer’s seminal Lightworlds EP. The design on that record was loosely based on the world within the 8-bit format game Marble Madness, stunningly futurised even further according to Dan’s vision for the music.

It was his miniature synth designs (made from cardboard and paper) when Dan’s work first caught the attention of the music scene, and since then he’s established himself as an epic designer and artist, and one of the top sci-fi illustrators in the world.

Based in Melbourne, Dan’s work has been featured worldwide, in exhibitions such as Life in 2050, magazines like Lodown, I Want You and Wired, and as well as Mr Chop has done cover art for Prefuse 73, The Sword and Pretty Lights to name a few.

Although he doesn’t offer a wealth of information on himself with online presence, I did come across an interview for Sci-Fi-Orama in which he divulges a bit more about his creative process, influences and personality.

A few selected works below, but get on his Flickr account – – for a proper run down.