Sunday, July 20, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
JAMES - our good buddy Brian Bonz contacted me recently about doing a poster for a tour he's going on with Jesse Lacey of Brand New, as well as Kevin Devine and amazing guitarist Mike Strandberg backing them all up. brooklyn represent! and i'm glad i got the opportunity to do it, cuz i'm truly proud of what came out of it. a little more 'conceptual' than my usual stuff (which i guess is usually more blunt) - it allowed me to take some things in my life and put them in a perspective that really settled me down, eased me. and the double meaning of the title has alot to do with it all. it was also a chance to do some really fun 'flame' lettering, which i realized i don't do often enough (especially considering my name), as well as continuing to incorporate a grey tone (a soft pencil rubbed in with my finger to even the tone), in addition to the black & white. i realize the risk in overusing greys, especially in this format, but the concept loses alot without the grey.
Jesse and the guys liked it so much, they asked to make it into a t-shirt. so i adjusted the design, and replaced the grey with a halftone to accomodate the silkscreen printers. this image will be the front, and for the back, i rearranged the lettering and the big text panel with the tour dates. can't wait to see it. have a great time on tour fellas!
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
JAMES - the Orange Peel is doing a bunch of Local Showcases this summer...which means a bunch of fun posters for me to work on. i had a ton of fun with this one. it was done on tan Rives BFK paper, and i blocked out the white parts with white ink. black ink and #2 brush for the rest and marker for the lettering on top and bottom. the oozing lettering took FOREVER, but i think it was well worth it. since these posters are printed black & white, i just converted the tan to grey. more to come soon...