Studio 1482 was formed in 2005 as an illustration cooperative, allowing our members to support and promote the artistic ambitions of each other. With drawing as our primary tool of communication, we share a passion to create tasteful and aesthetic visual solutions for our clients.

Together, the founding members of the studio have more than 25 years of professional experience, in the areas of reportage, publishing, animation, advertising, editorial, graphic design, concept development, fine art, education and more. Our efforts have been recognized by the Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Communication Arts, American Graphic Design and the Rx Club, to name a few.

Working with our clients, be it independently or together on larger projects, each of our members brings a unique point of view and personal understanding to every assignment, striving to create the most effective communication possible.

We invite you to peruse our website and hope you enjoy what we’ve created over the years. If you have any questions or comments, we’d love to hear from you. Thank you!


Cherokee Station
PO Box 20119
New York, NY 10075
United States of America (USA)

tel: 212-570-5187
email: info@studio1482.com


What is “1482”?
We are an illustration and design collective. We offer visual solutions for just about any communication medium and format.

Is Studio 1482 an illustration representative/agency?
No. Studio 1482 is an artist’s collective, maintained and operated by the artists. You deal directly with the artist you want to work with.

Can I work with one artist or must I hire the whole studio?
Each of our seven members is hired directly based on a client’s choice. We can also be hired as teams for larger projects.

Do you do spec work?
It is against our studio policy to do spec work. Any of our artists would be happy to quote you a fee for comp illustrations for your client presentation.

Where does the name Studio 1482 come from?
No, it’s not a significant year. In our formative days we met and worked out of a small studio at 1482 York Avenue in New York City. The studio was named to pay homage to the location that holds special meaning to us.

What is reportage?
The word reportage comes from the old French, “to report,” or to give an account of something observed, heard, or investigated. Reportage illustration can be descriptive of places or events, and can become an editorial or essay on a subject, through direct observation. Of course, the artist’s interpretation will become apparent. Reportage may be seen as a stylistic choice, but we also use it on a different level. We take our drawings and observations as a point of departure for further exploration, understanding, and interpretation of a subject. We translate that understanding to meet our clients illustrations needs, and translate it into the graphic style that makes sense for the project.

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