The creator of the animated Oxygene 8 video - which was used as the television commercial for Oxygene 7-13 - is Istvan Banyai. Istvan was born and educated in Budapest, Hungary and currently resides in New York City with his wife and son. He is a commercial illustrator and animator whose work appears regularly in magazies and newspapers.
"My work," explains Istvan, "is an organic combination of turn-of-the-century Viennese retro interjected with American pop, some European absurdity added for flavor, served on cartoon-style color, and garnished with miniature details - but absolutely no social realism added."
Istvan has published three illustrated books with Viking Press: