Select Page

Chris von Szombathy is a visual/audio artist and designer based in Vancouver,
BC. Since 2014 he has been the creative director and a partner at RXVP: a studio focused on identity, illustration, websites, and graphic and communications design.

His diverse body of work includes graphic novels, videos, lm, and music which has seen contributions to a wide variety of projects and published editions around the world.


E: hello (at)

IG: @yupzone


2018: Hot Torta (w/Ehren Salazar), Toast Collective
2012: Love is in the Error (w/ Drew Shaffer), Catalog Gallery, Vancouver
2012: Parlour Tricks are for Kids, Good Luck Gallery, Vancouver
2011: Esophagus Now, UNIT/Pitt Project, Vancouver

2006: Good God!, WRKS DVSN Gallery, Vancouver

Selected Group Shows

2013: Projectile Vomit, Fuse, VAG, Vancouver
2012: Get In Where You Fit In, W2, Vancouver
2012: DTES: SAG, Gallery Gachet, Vancouver
2011: Ill Repute, UNIT/Pitt Project , Vancouver 2011: Post-it 7, GR2, Los Angeles
2011: Zine Machine, Museum London, London Ont. 2011: La Noche de los Libros Mutantes, DFest, Madrid
2010: the Cheaper Show 9, W2, Vancouver
2009: Junk in theTrunk, GR2, Los Angeles
2007: Fecalface’s 7.5, 111 Minna, San Francisco 2004: Free Jazz Pinball, the Or Gallery, Vancouver

Solo Publications

2019: Shrouds, YupZone
2016: 1000 Ducks, YupZone
2011: Esophagus Now, Publication Studios
2008: Fire Away, Drawn & Quarterly

Selected Publications

2020: Spirits of the Coast, Royal BC Museum
2018: Otaku Life, Sendpoint (CH)
2012: New Design, LNPress (CH)
2011: S.A.S, Bad Boy Bookclub (CA)
2011: We Give a Shit Because We Care, Publication Studios (US/ CA)
2011: Package 2, Gestalten (DE)
2010: Mutante Trineo, Trineo (ES)
2009: Gutter,TV Books (US)
2008: Fire Away (solo), Drawn & Quarterly (CA) 2008: the Make, Anteism (CA)

Selected Discography

2020: YupZone EP, YupZone
2016: 100 Duck Calls: 1000 Ducks Companion
2015: The Taste of a New Generation, AAA (Squiggle Dot)
2014: Fruit, AAA (Elestial Sound)
2013: ZooAge, ZooAge 
2010: Good For What Fails You, AAA (Totally Square)
2008: The New Standard, Tour de Fours (Atlantis)
2006: Let’s Prevent Noise by Ourselves, AAA (Totally Square)
2006: Nine Lives, AAA (Totally Square)
2006: Ready When You Are, AAA (Totally Square)

Selected Clients

Royal BC Museum
Western University
Simon Fraser University
University of British Columbia
BC Translink
Joel Solomon
Vancouver Foundation
Centre for Drug Policy Evaluation
Ontario Supervised Injection Services
Society for Children & Youth BC
Pacific Screenwriting Program
Burton Snowboards
Lucky Peach Magazine
District Development
Ericka Hart
Kelly & Kelly
Page Two Publishing
Populous Map
Door Number 3 Productions


2014: Gourmand Award (World), nom.
2014: Leo Award (British Columbia), nom.
2012: Leo Award (British Columbia), nom.
2011: Leo Award (British Columbia), nom.
2010: Olio Festival (Vancouver), 1st place
2010: Stiffed Film Festival (Toronto), 3rd place 2008: Doug Wright Award/Pigskin Peters Award (national), nom.
2007: Western Canadian Music Award, nom.
2003: Shindig (Vancouver), 1st place