Hallmark designer and illustrator Marcos Román has been sketching and doodling since he was very young. He has always found inspiration in the religious vestments of African and South American cultures.
“I think my first obsession started in grade school when we had to research the Taíno, the indigenous people of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean,” says Marcos.
One can see the influence of a rich cultural history apparent in his work. He continues, “I actually love to make masks and costumes on my own time. Not all of them are wearable or really practical masks.” Recently Marcos has been exploring translating his two-dimensional sketches and designs onto three-dimensional ceramic forms. You can (and should) follow Marcos on his Tumblr. And click through to see more of his amazing work!