Photos by Andrew Peters, video by Chad Huff
If there’s such a thing as a ‘surf artist,’ Ty Williams might just be it.
Ty’s playful designs, characters and typefaces are inextricably influenced by his time spent on tropical beaches. ‘I love surfing. It’s where I feel the most at peace, being on the water. So it would only make sense that I would bring that to canvas or to paper as I’ve progressed and gotten older.’
‘I’m warming up to the idea that perhaps I’m an oceanic-oriented or surf-oriented artist. And I’m okay with that because it gives so much to me and it’s what’s on my mind and it’s where I feel really inspired,’ says Ty from a studio at his parents’ horse ranch in Southern Maine. It’s where he often goes to escape, relax, and focus on his work, and where we meet up for a few days to pepper him with questions while he prepares for an upcoming solo show. Hit play, above.