photo by sheila gim

photo by sheila gim

ASHKAHN (pronounced ash-con) is the studio & company of artist, designer, illustrator, art director, director, stationery prince and all around bon vivant, Ashkahn Shahparnia. Ashkahn lives in Silver Lake, California and works in Downtown Los Angeles. He loves bananas, poopheads, coconuts, burritos, 1985 300d mercedes, BORING, beer, gold, silver, centerfolds, neon, pastels, open bars, los angeles, tiki drinks, slackers and blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah to name a few.  

Ashkahn has been featured in Interview Magazine, Paper Magazine,The New York Times & Taschen to name a few. in 2011 he was nominated by Print Magazine’s prestigious Top 20 Under 30. Ashkahn also has a line of stationery that is sold in more than 200+ stores worldwide. 


"Picasso said it took him a lifetime to learn to draw like a child. It took Ashkahn a couple hours."-Gavin McInnes

"Ashkahn clearly creates work that he likes which is the reason I like it too and why I suspect many other people will like it as well."-Stefan Sagmeister 

"Ashkahn is 100% hot-head. Hire him for sure, but keep him away from your daughters." -James Victore

"Original & Fresh!" -Walter Van Beirendonck

 "Ashkahn is a miserable, worthless, no good, creep,but damn...the guy does some great fucking work." -Brian Rea

"Sweet & Naughty." -The New York Times

"Bold reds, banana yellow and kelly greens bedeck his work in a manner that calls to mind Babara Kruger on nitrous oxide." -Sylvia Adams 

"Nice to see some simple unaffected work." -Rebecca Wolkenstein

 "This kid is it!" -Glenn O'Brian

"Ashkahn is taking names." -Richard Prince