Derek Brahney is an artist, designer and illustrator based in New York. Brahney's work is a mixture of fine art and clever design. Often playful, Brahney's work engages the language of consumerism, revealing its incongruencies. Putting unlike things together, he creates a bizarre and wonderful universe, where Rothko's are imitated on iPhones and ties are painted with lemon candy stripes. His work has been featured on Hyperallergic and Core77.