The World Cup is finally here and Modern Notoriety will continue its 6 part series of artist features chosen for this years teams.

The US and England ended up in a surprising tie at Saturday’s game but it won’t be the last time they will be facing off. England’s next runner up will be against Algeria this week while the US is ready to play against Slovenia.

Today’s Arist feature is on England Native, James Jarvis.  Famous for Amos Toys with partner Will Sweeney, Jarvis’ style is well known amongst vinyl toy collectors and has recently done some work with the Stussy company.

More after the Jump.

Born in London in 1970 and raised on a diet of Richard Scarry, Hergé, Judge Dredd and Albert Camus, Jarvis studied Illustration at the University of Brighton and the Royal College of Art, graduating in 1995. Since then he has gone on to establish himself as a graphic artist of international repute.In 1998 Jarvis designed the iconic toy figure ‘Martin’, unwittingly helping start the ‘designer’ toy phenomenon.

In 2003 Jarvis, together with Russell Waterman and Sofia Prantera, established a company, Amos, to independently promote Jarvis’ designs. To date Amos has released nearly 100 character toys, including the iconic King Ken and the mysterious and existential YOD. In 2006 Amos published the comic-book adventure story Vortigern’s Machine and the Great Sage of Wisdom, co-written with Waterman. In 2007 Amos published a collection, James Jarvis Selected Drawings.

Some more of Jarvis’ work after the jump.

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