Jakub Stępień aka Hakobo (born 1976) is currently listed among the world’s top fifty most important poster artists (according to John Foster, author of New Masters of Poster Design: Poster Design for the Next Century). He feels at home in visual identity, activities bordering art and design and the generally understood utalitarian graphics. He collaborates with many cultural institutions in Poland, e.g. The Art Museum in Łódź, CSW Zamek Ujazdowski, Design Gallery BWA Wrocław.
His clients include Pogo, The Łódź Design Festival, Wyborowa and others. He has a characteristic style, inspired by traditional graphic crafts as well as street culture. His collection of works consists of both disciplined, simple arrangements and those inspired by his fascination with camouflage, graphic noiz and the excessive.