This cover illustration I did for GRID magazine was selected to appear in Communication Arts Annual 51. Many thanks to Art Director Jamie Leary for a great assignment!
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Tomorrow is the opening of The Autumn Society’s final exhibition for 2009. The show is titled “Dia de los Muertos” (Day of the Dead), after the Mexican celebrated holiday, in which families bring offerings (such as food and mementos) to remember and celebrate their loved ones that have passed away. The holiday is celebrated between October 31st through November 2nd.
The show will consist of 40+ pieces of art from the Autumn Society’s finest artists, each interpreting “Dia de los Muertos” in their own unique way. Above is my piece, “Juego Terminado” (aka “Game Over”). The game over screen in video games, signifying the death of your character, is typically a negative thing, but since the holiday is more of a celebratory take on death, I wanted it to have a positive and festive sentiment.
Dia de Los Muertos
Opening reception Friday, October 2 from 6–9pm
2434 East Dauphin Street
Philadelphia, PA 19125
Back in March, I traveled to Berlin for the 3rd Pictoplasma conference, Pictopia and an installation I had at the Neurotitan gallery as part of the conference’s Character Walk. You can read more about the installation here and here. Two of the coolest Berliners I met were Gabriel Shalom and Patrizia Kommerell, whose creative studio KS12 was commissioned to create a short documentary about the conference and everything that went along with it. I was thrilled to be included (2:45) along with some of my favorite artists such as AJ Fosik, Steven Guarnaccia, Charles Glaubitz, and Gastón Caba. The film, “Poems for Pictopia”, ends with a video montage set to a song that Gastón wrote and performed at the end of his presentation. I was just thrilled to be able to relive the whole conference all over again through this video. Great work KS12!
“The Next 150″, Client: Minnesota Monthly (Art Director: Brian Johnson)
Opener for a two-spread feature on what Minnesota would look like 150 years in the future. To see the full spreads check out my website.
“T.P.S. Reports”, Client: Gallery 1988
For their annual “Crazy 4 Cult” exhibition
“Stapler”, Client: Gallery 1988
For their annual “Crazy 4 Cult” exhibition
The Minnesota Monthly piece was also selected to appear in 3×3′s Pro Show 2009 annual.
I recently worked with Art Director Jamie Leary on an illustration for the cover of GRID Magazine, a local publication that focuses on living more sustainably in Philadelphia. Each issue focuses on a particular issue, and this one is the FOOD issue. They wanted a cover that communicated the idea of local farmers banding together via a co-op to take on big agribusiness. Read the rest of this entry ?
I’m probably going to hell for this piece, but I just couldn’t resist. Jensen from Gallery 1988 was kind enough to invite me to participate in the gallery’s upcoming Idiot Box show. The theme of this exhibition is television’s guilty pleasures, shows so bad they’re good. Dennis “Mr. Belding” Haskins is hosting the show, so Jensen requested I do a SBTB piece. Read the rest of this entry ?
Today I was flipping through the new issue of Communication Arts, which happens to be their 50th anniversary issue. Pages 66–85 contain a timeline of the last fifty years that “provide a brief overview of the evolution of creativity in visual communication and its relationship to society, culture and technology.”
I almost dropped the magazine when I got to the last spread (comprising 2004–2008) when I noticed that The Baby Owner’s Manual that I illustrated and designed with Paul Kepple at Headcase Design was included around the 2004 mark. What a nice surprise, thanks CA!
Friday, August 22nd was the second annual Crazy 4 Cult show at Gallery 1988. 2Cent’s drippy stencil icons greeted the line of attendees that stretched several blocks around the corner. Here’s a pic of me with my pieces, for a better look at the details check out this earlier post. If you’re interested in purchasing the piece, or any other prints or available work from the show, email email@example.com.
There’s plenty of blogs out there where you can see all the work in the show or pics from the opening, so I’m just gonna rep a few locals and share a few celeb pics that I found. VIMBY video footage here. Read the rest of this entry ?