JUDE BUFFUM is an illustrator and designer from Philadelphia. He graduated from the Tyler School of Art in 2001 with a BFA in Graphic Arts and Design, where he went on to teach design and typography courses for five years. While he was a part of the design and illustration duo Headcase Design (2002–2007), Jude designed books for such pop-culture phenomena as the Broadway show “Wicked” and HBO’s “The Sopranos”, as well as the best-selling book The Baby Owner’s Manual, which he also illustrated. His illustration clients have included the New York Times, GQ, Entertainment Weekly, and Newsweek. Jude’s design and illustration has received awards from publications such as Graphis, Communication Arts, AIGA’s 365 and 50 Books / 50 Covers, Print, and American Illustration, and his non-commercial work has been exhibited internationally. He is currently operating under the studio name Jude Buffum Illustration + Design, and teaches in the Illustration department at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

Photo ©2009 Paul James Miles


  1. Hi Jude,

    I’m sure you’re familiar with Cory Arcangel, but I thought I’d point you toward a couple other lesser-known kindred spirits who mine the 8-bit aesthetic in their own ways:

    Max Capacity: http://www.flickr.com/photos/max-capacity/sets/72157623473900063/

    Ashley Anderson: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pressstarttobegin/

    Have you ever participated in or curated any shows that focus on this sort of art? If so, what, when, and where can I find pics?

    Glad to find your site,
    Justin Kirkwood

  2. I’m flickr friends with Ashley but I was unfamiliar with Max Capacity. The last show I did was actually called Pixel Pushers, but it wasn’t all pixel based art. In fact I was the only one doing 2-D pixel work… Shawn Smith does awesome 3-D pixel sculptures:
    And Daniel Rehn had an installation of his crazy pixel animations.
    If you do a google search for “giant robot pixel pushers” you should be able to find a ton of coverage of the show. Thanks!

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