So far, 112 unique artists from 31 countries have contributed work to Mythulu.
In addition to paying a initial usage fee, Mythulu pays royalties on all fine art sales, so artists can benefit from the stunning work they've done. Artists who have contributed multiple pieces or specially commissioned work are listed below, in order of prominence.
This visionary digital painter lives in Thailand. He contributed 1/6th of the art we used for Starter Pack A, and has had a more profound impact on our visuals than any other artist.
This German-based hobby artist does kick-butt work. He created the art for Ice, Water, Mother Earth, Threshold, and several other stunning pieces. He's one of our most detailed artists. His dramatic pieces add elegance to the whole set.
Calvin has been our in-house graphic designer from the beginning. He created our logo, selected brand colors, and designed our app, packaging, card layout and typography... Nothing goes to print before Calvin approves its "look". His attention to detail elevated our home-brew cards to something legit. Seriously, you should see the way he agonizes over each pixel.
Thomas Tham of Mio Cade Photography
Back when Mythulu was just a dream in one poor college student's head, this photojournalist donated rights to use one of his photos as reference for the Orphan card. To help children living and working in harsh conditions, Thomas founded the non-profit Empowering Young Warriors of Asia. Thomas has won several major awards for his evocative, humanity-focused photojournalism. He sometimes shoots in film.
Most of the vector art on the card backs was created by Intueri. Their distinctive style has graced every card, and Intueri will continue to be the ambassador for every deck for the foreseeable future. We already have several more decks in the works.
This bright, sassy New Zealander worked as a concept artist for Peter Jackson. We got seriously lucky and snagged her talent while she was on maternity leave. She custom designed the Monster card, and is currently preparing several new pieces for Starter Pack B. Roc is our ultimate secret weapon, and we trust her with our most difficult commissions.
Africa Studio (aka belchonock)
Africa Studio (which we think is based in Africa? lol) is a professional stock photo agency that has contributed multiple reference images we've repainted from---most notably the Healer and Tattoo cards.
SantiPhotoSS is another stock photographer we've licensed reference art from. SantiPhoto is based in Thailand, and shot initial photos for most of the art that has elephants or monks. Art for the Unequal card is one of our favorites.
Le Vuogle contributed the art for Seeing Eye. She was kind enough to extend a special license to us for a pre-existing piece we felt was perfect for the project. Her art is absolutely dynamite, and you should check it out.
We want the right artists to get credit, so we take plagiarism very seriously. We do a detailed vetting of artists before printing, and maintain a plagiarism watch afterwards which we update frequently. However, the internet is big place and oversights are possible.
If you notice art on Mythulu cards that is attributed to the wrong artist, we want to know and we want to make it right.
Please report possible plagiarism right away so we can take action to correct it.