Sunday, May 31, 2009

New Kids on the Block show Photos!

Sadly, I did not bring my camera to the show, so I searched facebook to see what others took to post on here. I want to thank Adrienne and Nerissa for putting up the space for such a great show.


Collie Mills

Adrienne Langer

Dan Hughes

Dana Juliano

Nerissa Tutiven

Katelyn Lewis

Graham Palme aka Brooklyn Steel

Millie Landis

Nicole Buglak

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Digital Sampler

Click here to download the No Sleep Records digital sampler I did the illustration and design for.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

U ARTS Portfolio Day

I want to thank all of the Art Directors that came to portfolio day to look at the fresh new illustration graduating from our department. It was truly an honor meeting each and everyone of you. Hopefully I will be able to work with many of you in the near or distant future as your projects come about that need that specific look and conceptual thinking that I can provide. I hope that you will come to next years portfolio day and the year after thats, so that other young professional illustrators can get a good first step in the business of illustration.

I also want to thank some of the alum from the U ARTS illustration department that are two to six years into the game, for coming into the portfolio day. Jon, Chris, and Peter, it was totally rad seeing you guys, and your friend who I forgot his name.

Thank you all for making yesterday one to remember!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Dreamer Preview

Preview detail of Dreamer

Earlier this year I made a post about making a series of fine art work starting with a piece called Dreamer. Well I finished the piece and it will be in The New Kids on the block show.

It is strictly a traditional piece. Even the negative for the screen printed line was drawn, photo copied larger and taped together before setting it to the screen. So I was pretty proud of myself to step away from the computer for once and make a pretty experimental piece. I explored my influences a little heavier in this piece than I would have in my illustration which is a little more under the surface.

I will post the finished images for the show and the whole image next saturday.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Last Friday at the Society of Illustrators...

So I have been meaning to write a post about my trip to New York City to see this years Student show at the Society of illustrators.

I didn't think of buying a bus ticket before friday opposed to buying it that day, so I couldn't take my favorite bus service BOLT. So I settled for Grey Hound. I couldn't get a ticket until 5pm, which ment I would have gotten to the show late. I was pretty determined to go up to the show, see the work, meet and greet with all the other chummy art students, and stellar professionals/Art Directors. About a quarter of way on my trip to New York, I got pretty motion sick and felt nauseated from the bus ride and stayed that way till I got back to Philadelphia.

Even though I had a booming headache the whole night from the ride there, it didn't keep me from seeing the work and trying to socialize with only a few folk. I ran into my fellow peer, Tim Durning whom had two pieces in the show, and got to meet Scott Bakal who is just an awesome guy and equally an amazing illustrator. I also was able to connect with Tory Novikova, her other half Milo (a GD major), and Milo's room mate James Sisti (who's sketchbook is amazing by the way). They all go to Pratt in Brooklyn. I also had the chance to hang out with them and one of their teachers after the reception, looking through the new Society of illustrators annual that is hot off the press, and just general discussion.

Even though I felt sick, it was a great to get out of the studio, and connect with other students about something that you all love and have in common. I can't wait to go back to New York City and re-connect with those folk I have last friday, before I move to Brooklyn later this summer. More information about why later....

Here are some Photos from the show!

On the right, my buddy Tim Durning

Piece in the middle and on top is done by someone I met last year at Society and ICON5, Kali Ciesemier

Heres a piece done by Maria Filar who I met through Lauren Moyer

Monday, May 11, 2009

New Kids on the Block show

My peers in the senior class in the illustration department at UARTS are putting together a group show here in Philadelphia, called The New Kids on the block show. Each artist is showing a minimum of four pieces.

Below is a preview of two of the four works I will be having in the show.

Relieving Stress: Female and Male. 4 Color Silk Screen on wood.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Turn Pike Gates, 3 page teaser

Here are the first three pages of my comic I am writing and illustrating, called Turn Pike Gates, due out this June.

I want to thank Rachel Lesser for giving me some of her hand lettering for more of the feminized type treatments, due to me having a heavy hand at hand lettering.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Into It. Over It.

Heres another cool poster I did for No Sleep records. Its a promo poster for the up and coming release of "(52 Songs in) 52 Weeks" by the indie/emo band Into it. Over it.

I was asked by Chris the A.D. to illustrate and design a poster that was kinda like the cover of the album but to do it in my own way. The artwork was to have two versions. One version that is a web promo that is full color and another that is white on black that I am going to screen print later this week for a package deal.

Below are the sketchs....