Thursday, November 18, 2010

Urbanite: The Breakthrough Issue

A cover and interior spread I presented to urbanite.

11 Big Ideas for 2011. Possibly a bit too charley harper.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

A screaming comes across the sky...

I did a cover for Thomas Pynchon's postmodern opus Gravity's Rainbow. (even though I heheh, haven' finished reading it quite yet. But you should pick it up, its great.) I used gouache for the first time in a long time and found it quite nice. I did the lettering by hand too which is probably why they are so messy (oh well, apologies.)

Some Portraits of the Artist by a Young Man

Did some quick portraits of James Joyce for use as color studies. They don't look much like him, but they are in color.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Long Live the New Flesh

A "Poster" for David Cronenburg's Videodrome. Not one person in my class had seen the movie. You probably haven't either. Its probably for the best when one considers the side effects it can have upon the mind.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Salutation de Paris

This is a real quick watercolor drawing I did several weeks ago for a postcard assignment. It's got a few too many of the same values going on and the lettering is rather lamentable but there wasn't much light in the catacombs to paint by (Yuck Yuck Yuck)

Friday, September 24, 2010

Has Anyone Seen the Movie C.H.U.D.?

Some logo ideas for branding an ongoing project in this class. You should probably get one tattooed.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Scelerophibia: Fears of Bad Men

Series of eight stamps on a sheet (with one blow-up.) Each stamp is a phobia. Each stamp is also a creepy dude to haunt your nightmares. Here they are all together:

And also, individual:
Fear of Bald Men

Fear of Erections

Fear of Sexual Abuse

Fear of Old People

Fear of Beards

Fear of Fat People

Fear of Teenagers

Fear of Being Watched

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

So High Grounds is printing my coffee label on their product. Also I switched he art on the back out with my own because I'm a megalomaniac.

And here is how it all looks when they sell it in stores. (I can promise that the coffee is till good even if the label art is not...)
The tale of Orpheus is a classic Greek tragedy of descent into the underworld. For me, it was a descent into madness. The project involved countless hours of minute scribbling until my hand knotted into arthritis and I could scribble no longer. Some are more finished than others, But I would like to fix them up soon. Also I will learn to play the lyre. Chicks dig the lyre.

Not sure about the color, just something I need to further consider

And here they are individually:

Orpheus and Eurydice

Eurydice gets bit (then dies)

Cerberus goes to sleep

Orpheus rocks the underworld (ignore this one)

Orpheus looks back

and Orpheus mopes by the river

...don't look at me

I love books, don' t you love books? I love books. Books is good stuff. You know what is a book? The Wasp Factory is a book, and I designed a cover for it in my hand letters class. Because it's so strange and unsettling I decided to make the letters out of matchsticks. In other news, working with matchsticks is a pain in he ass.

Its an odd little tome, a bildungsroman of sorts set amid the misty banks of Scotland. Extremely polarizing, but probably a must read if juvenile delinquency and uncanny castration are your thing.

Speaking of wallpaper, I designed one based around onions. Everybody loves onions! Use them this to paper your child's bedroom! Your child will never cease crying!

Thinking of using these to make tea towels...

And here is the inked original. It has the heart of an onion but is found to be lacking in SOUL.

Brotha' ain't got no soul (sing this but jazzy)

Obligatory Commencement Fanfare

Now that we have that out of your system...

Why don't you try these out your next night on the town with that certain special someone?

a blind date


You'll be on TV for hosting a polygamist compound!

...Quit looking so jolly.