Adam Hines (b. 1985) is a founding member of Project Onward. A prolific artist who has over 6,000 individual pieces, Hines depicts in color pencil and marker what he has coined “The World Tour” – an extensive listing of places, people, animals and “global phenomena.” His artwork also literally serves as a road map by including directions to his featured sites via road, air and public transit. Another of Hines’ popular series catalogs his vast internal databank of famous people, grouping them in large-scale drawings according to name – Famous Marias, Zillions of Adams, All of the Rachaels – in a grid of guilelessly rendered figures with their names and titles.
Hines is also the soulful lead singer of the rock band, DHF Express, along with fellow artist Louis DeMarco, practicing the same open-hearted confidence on stage as he applies to his art making. “I want to grab colored pencils and markers to start drawing whatever I want and make it into a masterpiece. Art making takes a lot of courage.” Hines lives currently in Chicago’s West Woodlawn neighborhood.