Talented. Yeah just a little. He's only a director at the Mill, an Illustrator, guitarist in a band, you know the usual all rounder. I personally adore black and white illustrations and design, partly because colour intimidates me and partly because I think theres something more skillful about creating artwork with such a limited colour palette - I definitely think that Mc Bess proves the latter.
As you can see Mc Bess's illustrations have a mixture of 80s cartoon style characters contrasted against a lot of detailed shading and contemporary typefaces.
Now if you didn't know, I am a massive lover of hand render typefaces and anyone who absorbs such typefaces into their illustrative work is a win in my book, so I think you can understand why Mc Bess is right up my street. What I only discovered recently however is the work Mc Bess has done with animation, heres an animation he's produced for the band he's in 'The dead pirates':
WOOD from mc bess on Vimeo.