Hugo Guinness is a London-born New York-based artist, illustrator, model and writer. He is known for his illustrations in The New York Times, and his bold graphic black-and-white block prints have appeared in numerous films and publications.
As a young student, Hugo spent much of his spare time in the art department making figures from empty toilet rolls and corn flake packets. Eventually, this led Hugo to art school in London to study studio pottery. The success of this business brought Hugo to New York in 1995. In 2002, Hugo showed his early linocuts of underpants and battleships to John Derian. They became friends and John encouraged him to do larger work. Since then, Hugo has had four shows at the legendary store. When not working, Hugo works as an illustrator for the New Yorker. Hugo lives in Brooklyn with his wife Elliot Puckette, the painter, and they have two daughters and a canary.