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Graphic artist, illustrator and art director Justin Marquese (also known as deadbeatt) is a freelancer out of Philadelphia Pennsylvania. With an unique aesthetic and passion for the arts, Justin has worked with some of the best in the commercial design world. He's really excited about being a part of the KDU and looks forward to the wonderful opportunities it'll bring his way. http://www.justinmarquese.com http://www.twitter.com/deadbeatt justinmarquese@gmail.com

I had a little extra time so I made a illustration of Nicki Minaj inspired by one of her newer videos, “Beez In The Trap”. It was an experimental piece for me. Played with some new ideas and techniques. Check it out.

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A4 – 600 dpi

(variation 1)

(variation 2)

Which one do you like better? – justinmarquese@gmail.com

May 2012 / № 029

A new illustration titled “idol”. It’s my response to some social issues. (Some nudity)

17×22in (all digital – wacom tablet)

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idol by Justin Marquese

The Process

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Process of illustration
Process of illustration

More updates coming soon.

October 2011 / № 026

Two recent illustrations.

This one was for the family and loved ones of a close friend who just passed away. (Rest in Peace Parris McNeal)


This one was for another friend, who is alive and well I might add. Entertainment reporter Daryl Archie.


September 2011 / № 025

kdu x justin marquese

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KDU x Justin Marquese

KDU x Justin Marquese


Kings Speech

King's Speech





I’m here! I am so excited to be a part of the KDU! It really is an honor. I’ve been watching the amazing talent in this collective for some time now, and it feels great to say, “I’m one of them.”

I’ll be using this space as my process blog. I’ll be showing how I create some of my artwork, and I’ll also keep everyone updated on my current projects. I’m working on my KDU project now and will be updating with that soon!

Here’s a look at the type of work I produce:








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