Here's a new design I completed today. I started to realize my old cards are pretty dated looking (and almost out, which is a good thing!) So, I created this new design. I used inspiration from the paintings I have been doing lately at live painting events. The two paintings here were completed last night at a PHIT Comedy event called "Untitled." The show meshes improv comedy and visual arts. There are artists paintings or drawing on stage while improvisers create scenes based on the artists' previous work. Then the artists create pieces that are inspired by the scenes. It's very cyclical. And cynical. The sets of 2 paintings were completed start to finish in just under 40 minutes. Yesterday they had a lovely gallery showing afterwards and I sold the farting cardinal and the "Hell is Other People" paintings. Horray!
For the past few weekends I had been working on a food truck for Lunchbox Philly. Lots of people came up to talk to me about the truck wanting to know about it. The food truck serves different variations of gourmet peanut butter and jelly! mmmm! The truck will be in West Philly and North Philly, as far as I know. Check them out on social media...@LunchboxPhilly Below are some process photos to finish. Enjoy!
Flannelpalooza Chuckoachella is "This faux festival will include a variety of Philadelphia based musical acts that cover the spectrum of performance art, satire, parody, and comedy."
Designed the logo which will be used to promote the event, which will be held in Philadelphia! We were looking for a 90s feel, since that's usually what acts in the festival will parody. I am proud of this one, I enjoy its look...can't wait to get a T shirt either :-p
La Va is a cute little coffee house at the corner of 21st and South Streets in Philadelphia. I have been working with the lovely owner Liron on revamping her chalkboard menus and beautiful antique mirror that is hung above their extensive coffee bar. Here are some concept sketches I have laid out in photoshop. The chalkboard is quite large, about 6x4 FEET! The mirror is about 4x2 feet. This is going to be no small job! I believe my best plan of action is printing out the sketches, drawing a grid, and going from there. If you have done large chalk jobs before please tell me your methods! This is my first chalk job of this size.
Above is an actual picture of the mirror above the bar at La Va. Here is an easier-to-read version of the above sketch concept. There are a few items missing (like hot tea...oops!) but overall this is the basic layout:
In order to create the above concept sketches in photoshop, I first used the wonderful website and resource dafont.com to download various fonts. They have some really nice script ones for fair use. Of course I am going to be drawing all of the fonts so they are just references for me to look at, and then ultimately do the job by hand. After creating a text-based image in InDesign I exported the file over to Photoshop, deleted the white background, inverted the colors (because these boards are going to be done in all white chalk markers,) and then layered them over an appropriate background. What do you think?
My parents donated money to a biker fundraiser or whatever, so they get a name on the back of a shirt. Not sure if I'll get a shirt yet, we'll see. They needed a vector graphic so who better to ask than their daughter with the degree in art education!? I didn't have illustrator. But now I do! And I've never made a vector before so what better time to learn?
The Shamrock I used in the design has this creative commons license.
Finally finished my book cover, about to lay out a sample page from the book. I did all the illustration and text layout for this hardcover book jacket. I love the way the twins came out, and I think the maze motif in the background adds a nice theme to the piece, even though there is no maze in the book! (fun fact!) This book (and movie) are 2 of my favorite pieces of art so I am proud to say that this piece is finished. The idea for it came to me while I was falling asleep and I am happy I woke up to write a cryptic email to myself, reminding me about my color vision and illustration ideas for the project, which haven't changed since that night. I gotta do this more often!
Doing a little work for Cult Classic Goods based here in Philadelphia. Check out their site. This design I illustrated, colored, and color-keyed is for the line's new jackets which are coming out shortly. I was also featured on their blog, check it out!
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This is a personal project of mine, I don't have copyright to any material, consider it educational purposes. Here is an update of a couple shots I have so far. I will be updating my blog with the finished product, sketches and all.