Band Flier

It’s abstract and off music enough for me to like!

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Band Flier

Whole Foods poster

I designed this for Whole Foods Markets. It’s pretty cool! I worked with their art director to create this.

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Whole Foods poster

Nashville 2010

Car show poster. I had a few people making requests for themes, cars and colors… I really like the typography, I feel I captured vintage Nashville quite well. The car is a little cut and paste but that’s how design works with 9 people in charge. I did the best I could to please the committee. More (personal) design coming soon, I promise.

Lastly, The car has been gray scaled and hand colored, I also used a really tight half tone screen on it. The before and after is pretty dramatic, but it’s subtle when placed on the poster.

Nashville 2010

Vintage Press Textures!

I fell in love with the printing press way back when I had a job at the Newspaper. My work printed daily on a vintage Heidelberg press. The press men would break my art into 4 plates and load them onto a machine that took up the better part of a three story warehouse. The best prints would be the first ones off the run, the plates were never quite lined up right and the work printed off center with amazing ink textures. The press men would calibrate the machine and eventually have perfect prints.

My issue with digital press’ and printers are that they are to perfect… Somewhere between then and now I’ve been obsessed with re creating the plate shift effects. That’s what this exercise was about.

What do you think?

Helvetica Sucks

Press Textures Sample

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Devils in my closet

Devil Block Print

Devil Block Print

Check these out! I forgot I had them, this was my first wood block attempt. I basically inked the block and then jumped up and down on the sidewalk to press it to the paper. I still don’t have a press… But jumping works all the same.

I still have some left if you would like one.

What is brass photo etching?

I burn an image into a brass plate using ferric chloride acid. It’s the same stuff used to etch circuit boards. HOW DO I DO IT?! Well, I’m afraid it’s a trade secret… But I can say all of the supplies can be bought at RadioShack! I’m sure if you wanted to do it hard enough you could figure it out… I did.

Dan, a musician

Brass Photo Etching Sample

Look at his arm, I have no control over where the mistakes happen. I actually feel it’s what gives the brass etching it’s charm. If you are looking for a perfect art, this is not for you.

New Bonneville Riders Forum Shirt

NewBonnevilleRiders.com is a web forum I use daily. I designed this shirt to be sold, to raise money to keep the forum open.

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