Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Venn-like State of Mind, Part 2


Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Venn-like State of Mind, Part 1

.These Venn Diagrams are truly in honor of Julie Hagy's Indexed web site. Her little diagrams and thoughts on life are so enjoyable to read. I highly recommend visiting her site and spending time there. Since they look like so much fun to make, I thought I would create some of my own this week!

Monday, September 28, 2009


A t-shirt I designed for surf & skateboard friends, Jetty. I redrew the GE logo that signifies waves, motion, and energy - words shared by both cultures. Also the fact that GE and Jetty sound similar makes this connection fit nicely.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Fashion Week: Animal Makeover (Lion)

Well, Fashion Week: Animal Makeover Edition is finally coming to a close. We end our show with none other than the King of the Jungle himself. The two most beautiful catwalks can now be seen simultaneously for the first time ever. This is history in the making!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Fashion Week: Animal Makeover (Rhino)

What's rarer than a White Rhino? How about a $3,500 white linen suit in the middle of the Serengeti. Insert "horny" pun here...

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Fashion Week: Animal Makeover (Baboon)

Being called a baboon used to be considered an insult. No longer...

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Fashion Week: Animal Makeover (Crane)

What plumage? All I see is a sleek and radiant European-cut suit...

Monday, September 21, 2009

Fashion Week: Animal Makeover (Zebra)

In honor of Fashion Week, I created some much-needed makeover work to the animals of the Serengeti. Honoring the patterns Mother Nature gave them, I decided to focus on their professional attire, livening up the work place. As you can see with Zebra, some open cuffs and $570 leather carryall will definitely create a buzz at the watering hole Monday morning...

Friday, September 18, 2009

The Recession Beer!

Combining Old World aesthetics with America's red, white and blue, "The Recession Lager"® is born!

A shield was developed to signify quality, strength, and loyalty - all things needed during these dark days. The balance of traditional beer-making and modern design pays respect to those that came before us while understanding the importance of the change and progress that lies ahead.

The band and shield can sit on a bar, or be held in the backyard, as a shining beacon of hope, glory, and the will to carry on. It's to be held high by the beer-drinking warriors as a badge of honor!

To cut on printing costs, we simply took an e out of beer, which reduces one letter to print (also creating a clever name). The typeface, Dampfplatz, was chosen due to it's Eastern-European look (a modern form of blackletter). Since it's not entirely filled in - it reduces ink saturation within the letters by 50%. We then pass those savings on to the beer lovers of the world who just want to drown their troubles.

A griffin mascot was designed to remind people that "The Recession Lager"® is as bad-ass as a flying lion. It was also used to signify the fact that this product is purely imaginary.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Sun-thing Fun

A weird thought I had in bed last night - our Sun is the only star we see during the day and the only one we don't see at night.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Who the Health Cares?

An illustration I did this week for an article on end-of-life care. Newsweek seems to be on the same "wavelength" as well.
My plug is cooler (Click to enlarge).

Monday, September 14, 2009

Choose Your Own Adventure

The littlest decisions in life can alter your entire existence on this planet. It's hard to ever predict which ones will lead you to a happy place, but I've learned not to be passive about things. It's your life and up to you to make things happen. Life: Live it.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Illustrating My Love of Illustrations

A book cover design idea for a compilation of illustrations. All done out of love, obviously...

Thursday, September 10, 2009

A Fine Dine Porcupine

Yet another animal poem from my children's book, A Bovine's Wine.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

I Egg Tennis

The triple meaning of a tennis term in honor of the fantastic match between Nadal and Monfils last night.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


I'll be on vacation beach-side tomorrow through Monday, so no blog posts for a while. I leave you with my favorite gchat emoticon reinterpreted for the beach.

The Columbia University Poster

The next proposal, keeping with the typewriter theme:

The final design, staying simple and more abstract: