I've been a fan of Dan Christofferson for several years. I had a chance to meet him at WMC Fest last year and also had the honor of having him in the first round of Old & New (see his "Elijah and the Prophets of Baal" design above)
One of the many things I love about Dan's work is the variety of styles he excels in. He does amazingly precise geometric illustration work, gritty screen printed gig posters, and incredibly detailed fine art paintings. I'm always impressed with artists who can master different styles. It seems like the skills and techniques of one style makes its way into everything else resulting in a unique "voice" that comes through in every piece of art/design. Dan inspires me in that way and it's something I'd like to grow in.
Another thing that really attracts me to Dan's work is that much of it is steeped in religion and history. Dan was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, an area rich in religion and history. The way Dan incorporates that into his art and design is both beautiful and very honoring. I always get the sense that he is in awe of his subject matter, and that's pretty awesome.