Thursday, May 26, 2011

Alexander Ink

I was lucky enough to have one of my prints chosen for the Alexander Ink Exhibition.  If you're in Savannah tomorrow, come to the opening at Alexander Hall from 6:00-7:30.  See you there!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Thesis Show

Crystal Kanney at "Hot Hot Big Time Press" made the awesome poster (above) for the SCAD Illustration MFA thesis show that's happening next (not this) Friday, June 3rd at the Kennedy Pharmacy on Broughton St.  It's my thesis show!  Come!  If you're in Savannah and have an hour to kill before Cold War Kids play in Forsyth Park (BOTH shows will be great, I swears) please stop by.  There will be food and drink and lot and lots of great art.  On our website (made by the great Jonathan Cumberland and Stephen Wood, video by Min Ahwon) you can find links to all the artists showing:

Min Ahwon
Lauren Brown
Erin Grace Burns
Krishna Chavda
Jonathan Cumberland
Lori B. Day
Brianne Farley
Rusty Gaechter
Mike Goings
Jeff Hinchee
Sarah Jackson
Young Ju Kim
Jana LaChance
Jonathan Mayer
Blythe Russo
Lis Sartori
Bohyun Son
Angela Stork
Stephen Wood

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Oberon for Summer

March 28th is officially Oberon Day, the day when Bell's Brewery starts serving their famous Oberon Ale.  This delicious beer is only available in the summer, so hey you know it's summer if there is Oberon (though if you're in Michigan it's probably still snowing).
In honor of my Michigander heritage (and with a shout out to my good friend Sam, Lord of the Cellar at Bell's) I picked the Bell's Oberon six pack case to redesign for my Type and Image class.
Not my image
Below are some of the thumbnails I started with.  I decided to go with, roughly, the one on the bottom left (next to my million dollar idea of Edible Googly Eyes).  Then I made a collage made with beeswax and tissue paper for the sun rays, and drew the rest of the image and type with pencil, scanned it in, and colored it digitally. 

And here is the unfolded box with a digital mock-up I made of the folded box.  I'll be printing up and folding a dummy box next week, so I'll post that when, exists.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

The Glowing Mountain Goat

I've never submitted to, but I thought today I would give it a whirl.  They are having a Griffin iPhone Design Challenge and I came up with the design above.  I started out with a collage, which I actually made for a different project (more on that later).  But, as the one requirement for the challenge was a black background, I had to make some adjustments...

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Henry Sugar and Six More Book Cover

I've just finished a book cover design for Roald Dahl's The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More.  I love this book!  These are some of the sketches I started with.