Mario Hugo (born Mario Hugo Gonzalez) is a Brooklyn-based artist and designer. Hugo studied art and sociology at Boston College and Art Direction at Pratt Institute before spending a year working for the multi-disciplinary design firm Syrup NYC in 2005-06. After leaving Syrup NYC, Hugo began publishing “fake” album art online. Of this time, he says, “I got kind of famous for a series of rejected Beck covers that got used for t-shirts and other stuff.” Such projects led him to design real covers for ESP Institute, an electronic music label, as well as for big acts like Rihanna and Alabama Shakes. Hugo co-founded the design firm Hugo & Marie in 2008. In addition to music clients, Hugo has worked for... more.