Donta Santistevan’s Self-Conscious Coffee & Skateboarding Monsters
Donta Santistevan is a San Francisco-based artist and illustrator. Locals may know him from working at the Kidrobot store and drawing at Sketch Tuesdays. It was during the latter that I picked up the great drawing above. Not only is Donta’s coffee character like a caffeinated American version of my favorite Tiny Fuppets, but you gotta admit: Starbucks sizing is wack. The illustration is win-win for me, and now you can get it on T-shirts, pillows and other merch.
Donta recently did the official illustration for the delightful song “F*ck Your Blog” by Childish Gambino and Turquoise Jeep. Here’s a snippet:
Saw your blog on Thursday/ You only re-blog shit girls say / You didn’t re-tweet my birthday / All your comments saying first are so gay.
And here’s the video.
In addition to coffee with a Napoleon complex, Donta Santistevan draws lots of monsters and skaters. Often, he draws monster skaters.
Click through for a few more images. Like Boy George, Donta Santistevan will tumble for ya here. Check out his latest custom toys and illustrations on Facebook here. And pick up some prints here. Nice.