Alé Mercado is a talented advocate of a powerful and edgy style of illustration which is emerging from the underground art scene.
Alé’s work is very graphic and has a strong, dark and witty style that fits into the rock/marginal/lifestyle genres. In his 20-year career as a graphic designer and illustrator, Alé’s work has been used extensively by Government agencies and event organisers.
His designs and illustrations are created digitally while retaining the expression of traditional media, namely pen and ink, screen printing and woodcutting.
In 2005 he was awarded Best Design Illustration from the Illustrators Guild of Ireland.