Black Ink

Black Ink is the partnership between Philly-based artists Jon and David swartz. The name “Black Ink” was thought up to pay homage to the family name Swartz. The name can be traced back to German roots, and when translated it means “black.”  Black Ink is the Swartz brothers' work incorporated into a whole.


The brothers have always been drawing and painting. Both went to the Creative and Performing Arts high school in Philadelphia, and went on to graduate from Tyler School of Art with degrees in Graphic Design. After college they began to sell their work at music and art festivals across the country, turning their love for art, music, and travel into a career.


Heavily inspired by all types of music, different cultures, and the lives they lead; they work in mixed media to create surreal worlds, where the only limit is their imagination. Just a chicken and a dream...


Contact

We're available for inquires regarding any project commercial or personal.

PHONE: 215.287.8110 // 215.287.8125                E-MAIL: Info@BlackInkArt.com

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Education

BFA Tyler School of Art at Temple University
Philadelphia, PA
2010 & 2012

EXHIBITIONS

Hops for Hope
Annual Art & Beer Bazaar
HOPE Gallery
Austin, TX
2014, 2015, 2016

March Showcase
Group show
Arch Enemy Arts
Philadelphia, PA
2015

Art Outside Music and Arts Fesitval
Group show
Rockdale, TX
2015

Envision Music and Arts Festival
Group show
Costa Rica
2015

Small Works Show
FWS Gallery
Philadelphia, PA
2014 & 2015

Sales Gaspillee
Solo show
Philadelphia, PA
2014

Clients

The Lawsuits
Skrewtape
OM Vapors
Noah Breakfast
Bolds Design
The Philadelphia House
Critical Massive
The Graffiti Bar
Coyote Theory
Fanatic Studio

Publications

JUMP Magazine
Head Space Magazine
New City