Here's a first for me: Beer can label design for the Sunset Swing annual gala, held by one of my clients (Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corp.). Five Boroughs Brewing Co. created a brew just for the upcoming event, and this is the proof for the finished labels. So fun! Below are some photos of the can and the… Continue reading Sunset Swing beer can labels
I decided against the stained glass approach in the end. I Chose instead, to focus on repeated patterns— a race horse silhouette, with the silks in the spotlight, and a larger repeating pattern behind them. After much experimentation with various backdrops and shifts in color for the silhouettes, I landed on a maximum vintage palette and… Continue reading Stained glass abandoned in favor of a vintage flavor
Observations of a Visualist If you're in the Baltimore area for the last night of the Light City Festival on April 8 at 7:30 pm (that's 19:30 World Time)— do join me in the at the UMBC pop-up gallery in the Inner Harbor for a chat and presentation regarding the importance of multidisciplism (see also: generalism) in the technology-driven world of… Continue reading Multidisciplinism? I’m gonna talk about it in Charm City. (update)
This winter I embarked on a journey into audio media— a podcast to be precise. The idea happened one night when James and I were leafing through a stack of vintage magazines, finding outlandish ad copy or headlines, and reading them aloud, trying not to laugh. Some of the content of course is meant to be provocative, for… Continue reading The Magazine Show! A new project
Above are two versions of the full image from the sneak peek of the waterfront. buildings, this time without photographic sky. I'd like to work more intricately with the window panes of them— maybe create some animations. Imagine the panes being even more kaleidoscopic, color-wise, and all shimmering and shifting— a transition from day to night, showing… Continue reading Buildings, again
Apologies! This was meant to post yesterday— the danger of three day weekends; one forgets what day it is. Anyway, I love this drawing! It's an illustration that I did (in ink) as a full page for a magazine layout project back in the day. It's my friends Kelley, Thomas, and Sean (but they were in the… Continue reading Ink works: art archive
This is a post about a project I've been participating in for a few months. It's a noir-style children's book in which nursery rhymes meet police procedural. A friend and client of mine, R. Andrew Heidel (owner of famous The Way Station bar), wrote True Crimes from Rhymes Square years ago and finally found an illustrator who was right for the job— Eric Hamilton. They hired me on as the publication designer.