23. Kaws

More than any of the NY graffiti writers, Brian Donnelly has been able to turn the KAWS mark into a ubiquitous (and desireable) brand. From clothing with Bape and Supreme to vinyl toys, album covers, and fine art, KAWS imagery has been a staple of the past ten years. You have a brand with power when people use your it in their eBay listings, just because they know it will be searched.

Before he was able to eat off of his work alone, KAWS worked on animated television for Disney. He contributed to 101 Dalmations, Doug, and Daria in the late 90s.