#ICYMI Day 5: Elijah Anderson, the breakout graphic artist to look out for in 2017

For the entire month of December your WGSN global editors are coming live and direct to you through the WGSN Insider blog. We’re rounding up this overwhelming year, by cutting through the noise to deliver you, our “WGSN #ICYMI”!

It’s a rundown of the coolest moments of the year, the most innovative ad campaigns, plus super cool products that may have flown under your radar this busy year, and we’ll give you insight into the people (read: key influencers) who used 2016 as their warmup as they plan to take over in 2017.



Emily Ellison, Video Production Associate


In this pool of undiscovered talent that makes up New York City, one artist is making massive waves since his move here, this year, from Florida. Elijah Anderson is hands down one of the best parts of my social media feed and he should definitely be on your radar for 2017.

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Pop culture and the skate world seep through as clear influences for this artist who drips blasé humor and smart puns in each piece he creates. In an interview earlier this year, Anderson describes his art as “…being minimal…the phrases being not too deep but also deep enough to make people think and have a little chuckle.”

His recent collaboration with up-and-coming brand, Peels, further confirms a promising future for his art. He worked with them to design a limited release jacket, still available online for now, that captures (in seemingly equal parts) the brand’s image and his personal style.


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Elijah Anderson, his artwork and the messages they convey resonate deeply with his following. As we enter the new year, he is a key artist to know about in 2017.


Artist : Elijah Anderson
Instagram : @spacehose
Website: elijahandersonart.com

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Look out for our full #ICYMI calendar coming up everyday on WGSN Insider, this month. Check out day four, for the Stranger Things scavenger hunt.

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