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Here’s a poster header I designed for some signage in the store I work at.

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Made another Alejandro and the Fame gig poster. It was originally black and white but I made a color version of the main element.

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Some recent freelance work. Signs for Brookline Liquor Mart. Chalk drawings for FreeCause. Gig poster for my Lady Gaga cover band.

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Good news! My portfolio made its way into the showcase at The Artfuls. It’s great to have work there alongside artists I enjoy like Sam Weber, Jack Teagle, and my former schoolmate Jesse Tise. You can check out the showcase page here and be sure to browse the other art they’ve got up. There are great interviews as well.

In other news I bought a sew-your-own apron with a giant John Deere tractor on it. Now I can paint in style.

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Made this type treatment today. Trying to get funky.  Also working on some more signage for the liquor store gig. We settled on a color theme for the whole of the signs and I’m putting together digital samples.

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Krafty and successful Friday my friends. This is what I want for you. Here are some goodies. The first is more of an exercise with type for me. The rest are samples for a series of signs I’ll be doing for Brookline Liquor Mart. I managed to track down the owner of that Dead Kennedys show photo using tineye.com reverse photo search. He’s named Wolfgang Wiggers and he lives in Germany. The things you find doing research. He generously gave his consent to me to use his art for my art and even gave the image a thumbs up so check out his Flickr for more rad photos.

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Happy Friday guys. Hope you like Rebecca Black lyrics. Here’s a little comic on summer reading I did for Jillian Tamaki’s last contest. She raised 800 dollars for UNICEF so word to that.

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This past Friday I found out about a contest Jillian Tamaki had started to raise money for charity and to promote a new book on Irish mythology  she’s illustrated. The entrants were to donate to UNICEF and/or submit an image concerning a summer myth and the winners got copies of her lushly illustrated tomes and other goodies. I didn’t want to miss out on the opportunity so I challenged myself to make it a weekend project as the deadline was a few days away. I got a lot of great inspiration from my friends while laying out on Carson beach on Saturday and quickly assembled a one-page about the myth that students actually complete their summer reading assignments. Give her your traffic at the above link to see the winning pieces and the honorable mentions, of which my piece is a part of.

I’ll post the piece on this blog in a few days but in the mean time here’s some super creepy architectural detail I came across walking to the T one night after watching the new X-Men movie at the Boston Common Cinema.

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On a trip to the Brookline Booksmith this past week I found this great book. It’s a collection of statements by art directors, designers, illustrators, and authors about creating various Penguin book covers. Anyone who’s worked on something like a book cover or album cover knows how bizarre and surreal the negotiation and directing process can get. There are a lot of funny stories about the very deep chasm between sales and creative and how it’s (sometimes) successfully bridged. A few of my illustration heroes are even featured. Among the superstars are Tomer Hanuka, Chris Ware, former Parsons professor Tara McPherson and current professor Viktor Koen.

I’ve been working feverishly on a big painting. I’ve used my color blindness as a crutch for too long so I decided the way to strengthen my color sense is to do more traditional work like this.

Lastly I added some type to this image in my sketchbook late last night and I’m pretty pleased with my twilight doodling

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Everybody likes Jameson right? Here’s a 17th century inspired nip bottle label for some wedding favors for my family. The wedding is in Ireland this coming August and I’m super excited to go. I look forward to seeing these lying spent on the ground.

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