Mark Ward
Partytime Dynamic Theme
by Mark Ward

It's always party time in Mark Ward's world. Born in South London in the early 80's, Mark grew up surrounded by the grey suburban landscape, where a candy coloured diet of MTV, Looney Tunes and Thrasher skateboard magazine clashed with his environment and ignited Mark's thirst to become an illustrator. Mark combines surreal elements of pop culture with a truthful mundane undertone to create this Playstation theme.

Each and every down-trodden balloon has been hand rendered using the same methods as the old school cartoons Mark grew up watching. Not only do the balloons remind us of the reality of the every day, the colourful cloud of smoke released when they explode reminds us us that the exciting glamorous world we all chase after doesn't actually exist.
Interview for PlayStation Blog