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Butcher Billy
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Billy Mariano da Luz

Curitiba, Brazil
Education Graphic Design PUCPR
Known for Pop Art
Notable work
The Post-Punk / New Wave Super Friends Series

Tales From The Smith Comic Book Series

Butcher Billy Changes Bowie Project
Movement Pop Art

Butcher Billy (born Billy Mariano da Luz, in Curitiba, March 14, 1978) is a Brazilian artist and graphic designer known for his art pieces and illustration series based on the contemporary pop art movement. His work has a strong vintage comic book and street art influence while also making use of pop cultural references in music, cinema, art, literature, games, history and politics. Often crossing reality and fiction, his projects promote creative concepts that reference fictional characters with real life personalities such as musicians, artists, historical figures and politicians.

His work started going viral on the internet in 2012 via social media and since then he has been getting attention online and offline from newspapers, books, magazines and vehicles such as The Guardian/Observer, Rolling Stone, The Huffington Post, NME, Wired, Elle, Maxim, Vanity Fair, Yahoo!, and MTV.

His body of work has since been leading to exhibitions in contemporary art galleries in cities like London, San Francisco, Chicago, Miami, Lisbon and Dubai, and has attracted collaborations with companies such as ESPN, Michael Jordan, Foot Locker, E.Leclerc, British Gas, Billboard and Winsor & Newton.

Butcher Billy's artistic name derives from an Irish ancestor who earned the nickname "Butcher" for fighting in the Irish War of Independence brandishing a cleaver.

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