Archive for the ‘fashion’ Category

Society of Illustrators Update/Silver Medal

January 24, 2012

I am very proud that the three pieces shown below will be on display as part of the Editorial and Book Show next month at the Society of Illustrators. It’s my first opportunity to display some larger art work that has been mounted to wood and varnished with an oil based medium. I look forward to some feedback…

Also, I am extremely excited that this year I have been awarded a silver medal for the “Greenland” poster I worked on with The Bridge Theatre Company. Winning the medal means a lot to me; it’s incredibly humbling and something I will always be grateful for. The two images below will appear in the Advertising/institutional show.

Thank you to SI and all of the judges!

Editorial and book opening: February 3
Institutional and advertising: March 2

See everyone there!

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Flora/ Fauna

November 21, 2011

A student recently asked why I draw so many animals and plants and my answer, to the best of my understanding, is that it’s what was around when I was growing up. I only mention that because here are two new images that involve both! Shazam, I guess the student is on to something!

First image is about having luck in the workplace and was for “your favorite illustrator’s favorite publication*”. The second is for a fun project from some designers in Germany. My job was to visually interpret a quote (go figure) from a German musician which will then be screen printed and sold on t-shirts. That’s the short version of the project, for more information go here. My design will be available in the next 2 months, I believe.  I took the opportunity to make a full on painting and then translate it to a screen print friendly version. The quote is “I am the horseman”.

I should probably thank my studio mate for this. She did a painting of some flytraps that has been staring at me for the past 9 months. I couldn’t help myself…

Pierrepont Hicks Look Book 2011

September 10, 2011

I love bow ties so when the opportunity to illustrate a series of images for a tie maker came along I jumped at the chance. I am extremely excited to finally be able to share the results of my collaboration with the lovely folks over at Pierrepont Hicks. They make extraordinary ties and have put together a unique approach to their Fall/Winter 2011 look book. Had way too much fun working with this concept. Enjoy!

I will be selling 8″x10″ archival prints of these images as well. Go here to purchase

Visit Pierrepont Hicks

View the pdf look book

So many images to share so lets get to it:


PREVIEW

July 25, 2011

A small promotional image I did with Pierrepont Hicks!

A little sample of a sweet project I’m working on for Pierrepont Hicks

 

 

 

 

 

“LOOK HAPPY, BUT NOT TOO HAPPY.”

March 16, 2011

Work it. In news (mostly) unrelated to illustration, I will be joining the curators over on the website, Everlane, and yesterday was the day for my photo shoot.  (Obviously) I’ve never done something like this before, it was kind of strange and fun all at the same time.  Here are some shots my studio mate Kelley took of the process.

Once Everlane is up and running I will talk more about it.

THE BALANCE OF POWER

January 4, 2011

Hey, its a new year! To start off with some effort I thought I would thematically dissect one of my recent images.

From time to time,  stories can change and symbols can evolve beyond their origins. “The Balance of Power” began as an interpretation of the David and Goliath story, showcasing a small meager man giving the giant his due. The idea was inspired by an old tale set in the Dust Bowl era in which a poor farmer seeks and delivers revenge on a corrupt, wealthy entrepreneur who stole his house and land. The less fortunate hunts down the privileged, making him pay for his crimes.

However, as I kept working, the characters began to exchange roles; this realization brought up an interesting point regarding contradicting symbols. Traditionally, size represents strength; however, high fashion implies wealth, which is a different kind of power. That being said, who, in fact, has the upper hand in this situation? The physically intimidating “Goliath” or the smaller yet well-dressed and arrogant “David”? Is this giant the bully or the victim? While rendering the giant, I began to sympathize with him more so than the brash, young fighter in the background. He looks beaten, broken, and clearly not as affluent as the gentleman he faces. In my imagination, he no longer is the oppressor, but the oppressed on display for the entertainment of the crowd– a freak show, a circus act.

The image raises numerous questions with answers that could go in either direction depending on how each individual interprets what he or she sees.

It is interesting to reevaluate traditional assumptions about size versus audacity. Is it too hard to see “Goliath” as the victim seeking retribution? These questions, which might have not originally existed, hopefully bring new depth to the story and metaphor.

 

Who do you sympathize with?

DIAMOND POINT BOW TIE

November 4, 2010

DOUBLE BREASTED BLUE BLAZER

November 3, 2010