Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Here's an illustration/design I did recently for an Express Jeans project to promote an entertainment industry backed 'responsible driving' campaign targeting young drivers and texting later this year. Potential use would be for T shirts, stickers etc. I've admired some of the great graphics Express has put out over the years so it was cool to be able to have a chance to work with them on this. gtg.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Last weekend I checked out a piece of Richmond's subculture called Slaughterrama. I'd heard about this event for a few years and couldn't pass up the opportunity to see it when my brother-in- law called and said he was going. Local bike clubs and their national 'chapters' compete for bragging rights in the steel skeleton of an abandoned factory along the James River. The favorite bicycle competition I saw had to be the bike jousting, where competitors holding PVC poles with stuffed animals attached to the 'business end' of them are pulled into combat on metal chariots.
The various club 'coat of arms' displayed on banners and the back of denim vests, along with the 'unrehearsed' organization of the event gave it the feel of something you might see in Mad Max or some renegade biker gang movie. There were also some incredible modified bikes being peddled around. I got to take a short spin on the chopper bike above, which was just there for viewing purposes. Being 6'3" it wasn't exactly smooth peddling, but still fun (fortunately no pics of that).
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
This was an illustration I did recently that appeared on the cover of the Arts and Leisure section of the New York Times. The article was about 'Reinventing America's Cities" by improving their infrastructure with WPA styled initiatives like functioning public transportation and public park systems, and innovative architecture.
In a small nod to the newspaper industry (and actual investigative journalism) in the future, while the web will be bigger and better than ever, people will still read newspapers- at least on their morning hi-speed train commute. : )