Best Visual Artist

Paul Hammond

If you picked up the Coast from a newspaper box, you’ve already seen Paul Hammond’s work. Hammond, along with Yo Rodeo! partner Seth Smith designed the rock ’n roll graphics screen printed on them. They also produce loud, garish posters for local rock shows. “It’s the gaudy aesthetic,” says Hammond. And he’s a member of Team Willow, a group of roommates striving for pseudo-celebrity.

1st runner-up: Mitchell Wiebe

2nd runner-up: Ivan Murphy