Wednesday, November 26, 2008

CUE THE YAKITY SAX

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The caption is a text message I received from Nick Carter:

"In Tim Tebow's attic, there's a picture of Jimmy Clausen."

I assume he sent me that message while drinking a glass of iced champagne. How drole.

ILIKEYOU.015

PALATINE HILL

Palatine Hill

There's nothing like living in Chicago to inspire historically inaccurate sketches of major fires.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

CITY BY THE LAKE

City By The Lake

City By The Lake

I've been combining recent obsessions into illustration. Here we have the Collage & the Holga.

They worked together slightly better than Korean food and Faulkner.

Fermented cabbage and southern decay, who knew?

Ivory Tower By The Lake

Ivory Tower By The Lake

Saturday, November 15, 2008

A PLAY OF ST. GEORGE

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ILIKEYOU.012

This is a sketchbook I received as a graduation gift from my good friend Chad Verly. He gave the book to me when we left Richmond, VA and it's lasted a long time without being filled in. The trouble with working in a book this beautiful is that I can't bear to waste a single page. Which is why I've barely worked in it at all.

I'm making it my mission to cover every remaining page this winter.

Portland Horse

Tele

Lenoir, NC

Silver Bullets

Sunday, November 9, 2008

PROGRESS, CHAPTER 3: LEXOPHILE©

Lexophile: Pt. 1

As with many typography experiments, this one has slowly evolved into an illegible and painfully useless typeface. "Lexophile" will have its coming out party with this post and then it will probably never be spoken of again.

It was created with the best of intentions. I wanted a proper face to express love for my favorite words & phrases. One could say they became "valentines to the english language." One would also be me. And one would also be a nerd who needs to come up with some better ideas.

"Call The Cops" made me laugh, but in the end this typeface just became another monument to typo-futility. I'm going to work on something else for a while.

Lexophile: Pt. 2

Sunday, November 2, 2008

IIIII LOVE... LIVIN-IN-THE-CITY

It's probably the only thing that Lee Ving and I agree on.

Of course, city dwelling hasn't done much for my portfolio. Space is expensive. Even the kind of law-bending and unlivable space needed to screen print ink onto paper is expensive. So while I continue my search for workspace this month, I'm going to have to post some old pieces:

Man Man

El-P

The H&N Roller Races
The first two posters above were completed at NORTH. The third was completed at Hammerquist & Nebeker.