Illustrator, tattoo designer and Digital Arts contributor Ollie Munden has collaborated on an awesome new project with a guitar-builder and a leatherwork craftsman to create two stunning engraved guitars.

Brighton-based Ollie, aka Megamunden, was approached by Portland-based Jeff Nichols earlier this year about a possible collaboration for the guitars, which led to the recruitment of leather expert Johnny Mateu to craft the guitar straps.

Jeff Nichols, an advertising art director, had received positive feedback for a cigar box guitar he had built, so decided to take the project further and build a "proper guitar."

That's when he approached Ollie, an illustrator who, alongside working as lead designer at ilovedust, also works on side projects under his Megamunden brand. He's worked for Samsung, Levis, Nike Snowboarding, Volvo and more.

Once on board, Ollie reached out to Philadelphia-based Johnny Mateu, who has been working with leather for about three years, to create the straps.

Together, the three creatives have collaborated on the new project, and we caught up with them to find out more about it.

To see more photographs and read what Ollie, Jeff and Johnny had to say about the guitars, use the slideshow controls above and right.

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