Lettering projects that don't really belong anywhere. Updated periodically so check back every once in a while.
One-off Illustrations that don't really belong anywhere. These are from my personal collection.
Custom red envelopes for the Lunar New Year. Gold metallic ink screen printed on red French Paper. Added a bit of southern flavor using a Magnolia flower instead of the traditional Narcissus flower. Also, I didn't want to depict anything from the Chinese Zodiac as I wanted these to be used for any year. I'll have something else for next year :)
I laid out the design to yield two envelopes off a single 12.5"x 19" sheet of paper. I didn't have access to a die cutter so I had to manually cut out the design with an x-acto knife. A folding bone was used to score and fold the envelopes. The side and bottom flaps were secured using standard glue. The top flap has double sided tape for sealing the envelope.
Lettering the song titles/lyrics from NOLA's vast hip hop/bounce catalog. Updated periodically.
My submissions for the 2016 edition of 36 Days of Type challenge.
I already had A and B done before I knew about this challenge so I just went ahead and added it to the collection (so technically, I didn't start until C). I originally wanted to stick with one style but decided it would be more fun exploring new ideas. It was also an opportunity to go back to my fine art roots on some of the submissions.
"36days is a yearly open call inviting designers, illustrators, and visual artists to share their view on the letters and numbers from our alphabet."
Illustrations inspired by what I was listening to at the time.
Gold foil on 16pt matte black card stock. Map and additional graphics on the back were made by me.
Metallic gold ink screen printed on white French Paper. 19"x 26". Limited edition of 50. Based on a lyric from the song, Paris, Tokyo, by Lupe Fiasco. Printed locally by Inkwell Press.
2012. Graphite on 18"x 24" Bristol board.
Illustrations for Eiffel Society's disco themed New Year's Eve party. Illustrations based on Hajime Sorayama's Gynoids.
An Eyes Wide Shut themed New Year's Eve party at Eiffel Society.
The flyers had spot UV coating on specific spots. The mask illustration were overlaid over the eyes of staff and friends of the venue. Different quotes related to masks were also added.
Art direction by Jaime Garza and myself.
Photographs taken by Karl Ault.
Made these just for fun. Some of these players aren't with the team anymore but they were my favorites.
Illustration for Robin Barnes' fitness company.
Various promotional illustrations for PLAY at Eiffel Society, formally a party series that were held weekly.