It's been too long since I designed a band poster and I forgot how much I like designing them. Well here is one for Rebels & Rogues a local band from here in Jacksonville that needed a tour poster. Rebels & Rogues play rock & roll and have a bit of an alt country sound, but they wanted something that wasn't country looking so I steered cleat of the typical western themes and decided to keep it fairly simple with an old school look and feel. Good luck on the tour boys!
http://vimeo.com/22360210 The creative guys 5ivecanons about helping them create some type treatments for one of their clients. After an initial meeting and looking at the creative brief, I knew this would be an awesome project right up my ally. There were certain words throughout the animation that needed to be big and bold to emphasize certain words within the script and keep a consistent look and feel. After a few rounds of design and some great dialog with the guys at 5ivecannons the following animation was created.
This project has been going so well more pieces have been requested and it looks like this is turning into a large campaign. I'll post more once it's all finished. Until then, If you live in Jacksonville, "like" Community First's facebook page and you can submit an idea to help improve Jacksonville.
Mmmmmmmmmm, Beer. I am a pretty big beer fan, or beer snob depending on how you look at it and when I was contacted by Green Room Brewing about creating their logo I jumped at the chance. After talking with one of the owners over a few rounds about what they wanted in a logo and the idea behind the name Green Room I had a good starting point for the logo. The term "Green Room" is a surf term for the sweet spot in a large barrel and I wanted the logo to convey that. I decided to have everything enclosed in a circle to re-emphasize being in a wave while also giving a slight nod to classic surf designs. They also just had a write up in the Florida Times Union and you can read the story here
Recently the AIGA held their annual Always Summer Poster Show where designers created a poster based on a summer time song. Mine just happened to be "40 Day Dream" by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros. I actually designed this a while ago while doing some work with Vagrant records for the band, but they decided not to use the design so instead of letting the design go to waste I tweaked the design and used it for the poster and I think it turned out pretty rad.
Momma said knock you out! Well Ol'Cracker is my Ol'der brother and he asked me to draw up a pic of him giving WWE star Shamus the smackdown. I used to be a pretty big wrestling fan when I was younger and growing up in the 80's I feel I experienced wrestling's Golden Age. We had Hulk Hogan, Andre the Giant, The Ultimate Warrior, The Legion of Doom and so on. Well' I decided to channel all those memories and show Ol'Cracker giving the ginger a devastating uppercut to his chin strap.
Bill is a CPA who needed his business identity revamped, he also has an awesome moustache and a good sense of humor. Bill deals with blue collar types who are planning on retirement and wanted a look that would let his personality show through and leave an impact on his clients and attract new ones with a strong visual presence. With all of that in mind, and his moustache of course, Ask Bill was created.
I know I've been slow with the updates lately but with good reason. I've been extremely busy working on various projects. It feels great to have some exciting projects to work on, and they've been keeping me busier then ever. I hope to have some of these wrapped up soon and complete write ups on the projects once completed so stay tuned.
Josh Hoye and I exchanged illustrations a few months ago at the 3rd Annual Drawing for Life Marathon, an all day drawing events that helps raise money for the American Cancer Society. When he informed me that he colored a line art illustration I did, I was totally flattered. He has such an awesome style and does it so effortlessly, he is what I would call an illustrators illustrator. Thanks Josh!
I've finally got some product shots of the 5 Points Honey jars and I couldn't be happier with the final results. When designing the labels the client wanted a vintage look and I took all of their requirements and combined them into a retro looking label while giving it a contemporary feel. Thanks to Dennis Eusebio for the great photography.
Pedal Consumption just received their custom designed Burro Bag x Chad Landenberger collaboration for their Totally Spoked event. It's always fun working with the guys over at Burro Bags and it's cool to see the bag going to such a rad event. I'm also working on a T-Shirt collaboration with Burro Bags so keep your eyes peeled.
[vimeo 12100278] In other news I competed in the first round of Krunf Fu, a design event which pits 2 designer against one another in a timed design challenge. It was a fun and exciting event and I have to give it up to my man Dennis Eusbio of Thought & Theory for taking home the win. It felt good to get out of my comfort zone and be forced to use a number of photos and fonts to create something. Check out AIGA Jacksonville for more info and wrap up of the event and while you're there check out some upcoming design events.
I just wrapped up this fun logo design for a new website David Park of Prefix Mag will be launching soon. Showlistix will be an events website where visitors can find information on various shows and events in their area. For the design of the logo we wanted it to include an image of a ticket but not overpower the logo type. Since the logo will primarily be used on the web I had to make sure it would be recognizable at various sizes as well. Overall, I think incorporating the image into the type worked really well. To say the client was great to work with would be a understatement, he was quite possibly one of the easiest clients I've ever worked with. It also solidified my view that a client who trusts you will let you do your thing without getting too involved and lets your creative work show through. In all, this was a great logo project and I can't wait to see how the website turns out.
OK, so I'm not a huge baseball fan but I love my home team, the Jacksonville Suns. They're the AA feeder team for the Florida Marlins and were the Southern League Champs last year. I really enjoying biking up to the games with friends and having some ice cold beers while watching baseball. Well, I always thought their old colors (Blue, Red and Yellow) were a bit horrible and there logo looked really outdated (in a bad way, not classic). So I decided to make a new one, with a mascot more fitting to the stadiums surrounding area, downtown. So, I introduce to you the Jacksonville Bums! Now I'm sure there will be a lot of people who take this logo parody the wrong way but I think it is a true representation of Downtown Jacksonville. If you've ever spent a small amount of time in Downtown Jacksonville you were sure to notice the abundance of homeless bums asking you for change. With baseball season starting I see it as opportunity to bring up the homeless issue in a playful way that will hopefully make people do some double takes when they see these parodies I created.
So I've been laid off from the agency I was currently working at due to lack of work. This slow economy is hitting some advertising agencies pretty hard as clients are cutting back on budgets and I think it will be some time before things recover. Anyways, since I'm on the job hunt I've been trying to take on freelance gigs when they become available and I've been lucky enough to get a few projects to keep me going. I'm also taking this time to update my portfolio and connect with old clients and possibly new ones. So if you or someone you know need some design work please feel free to contact me.
Also check out the new APPAREL page, it includes a few T Shirt designs I've done.
It's been a process in the making but My Black Guitar is slowing going through a redesign. With some awesome recent work that we've been doing we want a site that is easier to update with projects and content so keep your eyes and ears peeled for the new launch.
5 Points Honey is made right here in 5 Points (Jacksonville, FL) thanks in part to the lovely lady bees of G&G Apiaries. I was going to post some product shots of the jars once they were printed but a number of people saw the mockups I did and the response has been so great I decided to post this anyways. Let me just say this project has been awesome to work on and Jason Grimes and Marlene Gandoza have been great clients to work with. They trusted me and gave me the freedom to take their ideas and run with them to create a label that represents their beekeeping lineage and ties to 5 Points. Overall I think it turned out pretty sweet! (Sorry I couldn't help myself)
[vimeo 9853187]Dang! This video turned out awesome. Special thanks to Dennis at Thought & Theory and Varickfor making it, you guys rule. Sorry If I've been overloading everyone with I'M BOARD IV recaps but I just had to show this video. I feel it does a great job capturing the look and feel of the show.