After graduating from London's prestigious Royal College of Art in 1998, Sweeney embarked on a prolific illustration career; he's doodled for the likes of Silas & Maria, Levi's, and Stüssy, and appeared in the Gas Book
series, The Face
, and Sleazenation
. Musically, he has made his mark as a guitarist for XL Recordings' Zongamin (the brainchild of frequent design collaborator Susumu Mukai
) and by designing album art for Beck, and Architecture in Helsinki, whose Places Like These
cover he spun into a full art show in Melbourne, Australia. Of course, there's the veggie-filled Tales From Greenfuzz
series of comics and its attendant toys, plus his label, Alakazam, an optical acid bath of dancing pharaohs and voodoo jukeboxes from the future past.