So wow! I just got back from Desert Gold at the Ace Hotel Palm Springs. It was waaaaaay rad. I was hard at work alongside my SXSW friends from Levi's, Converse, Ray Ban creating signage + posters at their every beckon. EVERYONE was incredibly nice, hospitable, and fun to work with. Big thanks to Belin Liu, graphic designer at Ace Hotel PDX. (mentioned her a few weeks ago!)
This is the poster and branding elements I created to be used for the entire event. They were silkscreened and hung in each room!
Here's is the hand painted entrance sign. Belin helped me big time with all the sponsor logos.
One of three gifting suites, this one was for Levi's. Here bands/artists would get hooked up on swag. I do believe Josh Hartnett rolled by as well as Little Boots, Deer Tick, Black Lips and many others.
Here's me working on some signage for the Commune. I ended up making a lot of signs! Unfortunately I didn't get pics of everything. As soon as I finished one, someone would have thought of something else for me to make. It was fast paced and non stop throughout the day.
All the while there were people soaking up the rays and jamming to music.
Here's my really hip room they put me in!
This was my little work station where I spent some free time drawing on Scout Books for Nicole!
Take a peek at that poster hanging in my room; next to my favorite hat.
Belin helping me paint my mural for Ray Ban!
Tu Fawning playing poolside
Evaro also by the pool.
I wish I could have spent more time in here, but working hard in the sun was a good substitute.
Every night there were sweet dance parties in the Commune.
The Brothers Macklovitch (A-Trak + Dave 1 from Chromeo)
Ace Hotel Palm Springs nestled up to the mountains. So surreal. I had a great time and so thankful for the opportunity to work with such nice folks! If you happen to visit Seattle, Portland, Palm Springs, or NYC you should definitely get a room at the Ace. They're good people.
I'm excited to say that Public School was awarded an opportunity by Society6 to create a cover for GOOD Magazine's "Neighborhood" Issue! Members Cody Haltom, Casey Dunn, Jay B Sauceda, and myself worked together to come up with this shot. Cody and I worked together on the concept with loads of additional styling by Casey. Jay B and Casey worked together to produce the photograph.
Here's a look at close up of the cover shot. That's my hand holding the street sign! It was quite the undertaking and was definitely a challenging experience filled with good vibes.
This is the original image. The sun with shades was retouched so there was room for the subhead. Keep your eyes peeled for a making of compilation by Jay B!
Winners Press presents Winners Winning! My good buddy Paul Windle asked me to contribute to his latest Winners Press project. My four submissions are below. Followed by Paul's spread and Rand Renfrow. Other contributing artists are Alan Tolleson, Adam Werner, Jasmine Silver, Whitney Phillips, Joonbug McIntosh, Garrett Burnett, and Spencer Moorman.
You should contact Paul and see how you can get involved. Winners Press is raaaaad!
I was asked by the incredibly talented Meg Hunt to participate in a new illustration project called Picture Book Report. It's a complete honor and will be very challenging for me due to the fact that I crudely draw words and kitties 90% of the time.
There are a total of 15 illustrators creating a new scene from one of their favorite books each month. I selected Peter and Wendy because, well BANGARANG! Meg not only asked me to participate, but she also asked if I would contribute to the design of the blog. Currently I've just created the header and a bit of icon. Hopefully more coding will take place later.
Check out some of my progress and my first scene featuring Peter Pan himself!
I was asked by the lovely Nicole Lavelle of the might Pinball Publishing to fill up some Scout Books. I love these little books so much. I use them mostly for lists, notes, but plan to theme doodling and collage in some. Here's my first one filled with patterns. My goal was to complete an entire Scoutbook in one sitting. So one afternoon, while away from the internet (and a trip to Sonic) I fired this out.