Crowded Teeth, The Kawaii Art of Self-Taught Illustrator Michelle Romo

Michelle Romo of Crowded Teeth

Michelle Romo at WonderGround Gallery, September 2012, photo by Rusty Blazenhoff

While on a recent trip, I had the pleasure of meeting self-taught illustrator and designer Michelle Romo of Crowded Teeth, the current artist-in-residence at Downtown Disney’s WonderGround Gallery. Her Kawaii art has a colorful retro-modern look that is inspired by mid-century and Japanese designs. She sells prints, bags, books, and lots more great stuff of her work through her brand, Crowded Teeth.

Liz Ohanesian of Meltdown Comics recently featured Michelle in an article titled Crowded Teeth: How Michelle Romo Learned Her Art and Turned It Into a Business. It discusses her influences and how she turned her art in to a successful business.

Here is the project she was working on when I visited WonderGround Gallery:

Ariel

Ariel

Mickey Mouse

images via Crowded Teeth

Here are some photos of her art from her recent show at Japan LA, taken by Supahcute:

Crowded Teeth

Crowded Teeth

Crowded Teeth

Crowded Teeth

Crowded Teeth

photos by Supahcute

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