Monday, August 31, 2009

Columbia University, Rejected Poster 1


I was commissioned to design The Creative Writing Lecture Series poster for 2009-2010 for Columbia University's Writing Program. This was my first idea, using these amazing typewriter sculptures from the talented artist, Jeremy Mayer. Maybe a little too out there for such a literary bunch, this one was rejected. I'm quite sad about it...

Friday, August 28, 2009

Donny Vowels



Thursday, August 27, 2009

My PortraiNet

I guess technically I didn't create this, but in a weird way I also kind of did! So it still counts as an official blog post.



MIT's latest gizmo, Persona, provides you with your online identity
by tabulating information and showing you how the Internet sees you. The first image shows MIT working hard gathering my data
(the program itself is quite beautiful to look at).



This image is my online portrait. I guess you can conclude that Persona exposes how little we can trust digital history compared to oral/written history at this point. I think it actually tells us the exact opposite - that oral and written history are loose interpretations of mankind's exact historical past, based solely on perceptions.

It's good to see design squeezed in at the end like an afterthought...
(Click to enlarge)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Moleskine Line Series Redux 3

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Moleskine Line Series Redux 2

Monday, August 24, 2009

Moleskine Line Series Redux 1


This time I'm taking my Moleskine drawings from a few weeks ago and bringing them into the computer to try and switch up the feeling with blocks of large, flat colors.

Friday, August 21, 2009

A Site To See

Well, I've spent the last 2 weeks revising and updating my website. Refining the type treatment, improving the navigation, etc...
Stop in and take a look!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Torbjörn

An old Viking name meaning ThorBear. Pretty badass, eh?
It's also my middle name...

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Animal Chairs: Leopard

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Animal Chairs: Elephant


What a friendly animal, to keep your child's back straight like that...

Monday, August 17, 2009

Animal Chairs: Giraffe

Made from an EVA Foam, these fun and colorful chairs will brighten up any kid's playroom.

Friday, August 14, 2009

The Science of Art

Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Art of Science



Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Moleskine Line Series: Wave


The final of this series, paying respect to The Great Wave Off Kanagawa, the famous Japanese woodblock print.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Moleskine Line Series: Dog

I was just invited to start posting my Moleskine sketches at the invite-only site, Moleskiners, which was a nice morning surprise. Thanks, Moleskiners - I'm honored to share my images with you!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Moleskine Lines Series: Rain

Here it is, the long-awaited return of the Moleskine sketches. This series incorporates long, thin lines.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Welcome To The Real World


A fun poster idea to hang up before any graduation. A humorous take on what lies ahead... In my case I used Pratt, my ol' alma mater.
(Click to enlarge)

Thursday, August 6, 2009

The New World, Redux


A video from my camping trip to Hermit Island, Maine.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

What Is Graphic Design?

People usually ask what I do as a graphic designer. I created this sketch to show people, which now fits nicely in my wallet.

“Anyone can make the simple complicated, creativity is making the complicated simple.” ~Charlie Mingus

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Abracadabra!

Type study for a current project that I'm working on. I'm unsure about the focus of the story at the moment, but it revolves around the last surviving magicians of a certain time period, dating back to Houdini. After talking with one of the old magicians and going through his photos, books and posters - this should be a very interesting story! (Click to enlarge)

*Here's a cool tidbit about abracadabra that I didn't know until this morning...

Monday, August 3, 2009

This Colorful World