Monday, December 21, 2009
it has been over a year since i have done a gig poster. after all of my work in branding, making brochure, my new focus on type and layout... i really feel out of touch with making posters. this is a sobering feeling because it was gig posters that initially turned me on to graphic design. my respect for certain poster makers has been re-instated.
i looked over my work from the past year, and decided that my website was long overdue for an update. the new material help balance out the style and quality of work that i am putting out these days. you can visit the website at pedaledesign.com
Monday, December 14, 2009
Here is another logo/brochure design for a acts 29 church plant. This church is going to be planted in richmond virginia, the ninth most dangerous city in the U.S. I attempted to bring a street art culture to the brochure, without losing any momentum with the delivery of text, and without alienating those potential supporters from the burbs... hopefully my street cred goes up a notch with this one.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Making design for yourself is tough. A designer will naturally progress in skill and experience changes in taste. This makes creating a long lasting brand for yourself very difficult. I have always found fault in my logo, website, business cards, etc... Which makes promoting myself impossible; for example, i may have a pocket full of business cards, but i dont like how they look anymore, so they will stay in my pocket.
With that said, i have made a attempt to create a better, hopefully more timeless logo mark for myself. The pictures above shows what that logo would look like on a potential business card. Any comments would be sincerely considered.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Nathan from Quills Coffee asked me to layout a new shirt for his shop using an illustration from Douglas Miller. i am happy with how it turned out. the psychedelic lines, hand written font, and wispy banner all work really well with Douglas's fine illustration of a deadly cobra holding tightly to one of Quills signature in-house red cups.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
brooks ritter released his first album a little less then a year ago; the title of the album is "a horse fell lame". the album seeks to express the incomparable God of scripture with a weak insufficient self. As a response to the nature of the album, i decided to create an image that identified everyone(brooks ritter included) as "lame".
the image is off to print and will be for sale at his october 29th show with Sarah Watkins.
Friday, October 2, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
i have had this idea in my head for a couple of weeks... its nothing profound as you can see... infact as i was making it i had a moment of reflection. is my purpose in life to make such things as this? i mean... this thing is pretty absurd, but nonetheless i am happy with how it turned out. i am glad to be slowly introducing drawing into my design.
this might become a large screen print in which i would show at quills coffee. they are working to put together a coffee-inspired print show.
i will let you know if it happens.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
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Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Covenant Community Church. My job was to create a bold memorable image, that used the churches initials CCC, and the image of a pear or star. here are the first 4 concepts i came up with. we will be meeting up soon to discuss which direction is best, and how to develop it even further.
Monday, July 13, 2009
my workload was slow today... so i went on production simples website and looked for upcoming shows.
dinosaur jr. is coming to town! so i put something together. it will probably be a week or 2 before i here back from their managment, but i like how it turned out
Friday, July 10, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
i was asked to make some pieces of art for a proposal my friend is putting together. this piece is called "wrath". i have been looking toward david hockneys early artwork for ispiration. i feel like some of his ideas and elements really came through here. i would like to spend more time, take a group of his work, study it, and recreate more of his ideas and compositions with my own interoperation.
Monday, June 22, 2009
the aspect of art i most enjoy observing is composition and use of space. i like seeing everything in its right place, allthough... i rarely know where that place is, until its put there. i admire those who study composition and have a good explanation of how it works. but for me, i just like spending time adjusting a piece until it feels right.
so i took a light-hearted challenge for myself. i decided that i was going to try to crop/edit/salvage several photographs selected from the 45 photographs i took during my 2 month trip to Guatemala. The camera i used was a Holga(basically a plastic box with a shutter) it was my first time using that type of camera and on my return, after getting the film developed... only a handful of pictures came out the way they were intended to. The rest were a mess of collage exposures, showing only glimpses of the subject.
i enjoy how the edits turned out, and it was a joy for me to experiment with composition on photographs that remind me of many good things.
i hope you guys enjoy them aswell.
Friday, June 19, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
This is a art T-shirt for SpendYourself. The tshirt highlights the work that the organization "Life In Abundance" is doing in Kenya; they specifically help orphans find homes within the community, and empower the poor in that area with grass root programs.
ironically my brother left for Sudan yesterday, and he is meeting some of these guys from this organization unrelated to my relationship with them. weird.