Monday, September 24, 2012

Slowly going to make the switch to Tumblr

Yes, I finally have given in...or rather...I am going to give it a try and see if I like it. I started up a tumblr a while ago, but now I am going to only post art updates there. If you liked following me here...please follow me now at my Tumblr:

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


An illustration I did for Jetzt Magazine, based in Germany. The art director asked me to do a modern interpretation of the Greek Goddess, Europa...who had a strange twisted story involving being kidnapped, then raped by Zeus (in the form of a bull).

So...this was the solution we both came up with! :)

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Sperry Top-Sider

I had the opportunity to design a banner for a in-store display for Sperry Top-Sider. This was featured in Journeys stores all across the country! As one of my first major advertising jobs - I was/am super excited about this!!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Another one for Businessweek!

Did this piece for Bloomberg Businessweek a little while ago...the story was about whether or not the legalization of marijuana would actually help the economy, as a number of peoeple claim. This article (a book I guess this book) - seemed to think it would NOT help the economy. Probably only the legalization of ALL drugs would help this sort of thing. Good luck with that happening! If you want to read the full story, click here.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Monday, September 3, 2012

Baltimore Citypaper cover

I recently completed this cover for the Bmore Citypaper. The art director really wanted to incorporate photographs into my hand-lettering, something I haven't really done in the past! But I was very happy to experiment and figure out a solution. For this - I printed the photos he provided and photocopied them several times over, to reduce the quality of the image. I then scanned my copies back into the computer, and placed them in my illustration. I'm sure there is some way to get this effect in Photoshop, but I really wanted to get it authentically.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

NYT Sunday Review

This little piece was for the NYT's Sunday Review - an article called "What Would Jesus Do? Skinny-Dip". It was about the recent incident where congressman Kevin Yoder went skinny-dipping in the Sea of Galilee in Israel, stirring up great controversy.

The interesting part about this article, is it delves into the history of skinny-dipping in the Sea of Galilee - including rabbis and Jesus himself! So it seems Congressman Yoder was not alone in this practice...though I am sure he was drunkenly unaware of the history at the time.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Lots of new stuff

Here are some projects that I've been working on...I usually never post photos of the actual papers and I thought I'd switch things up a bit! First off - I did an Op-Ed piece for The New York Times today! The article was about how the Highline has become a huge tourist attraction, similar to Times Square - and how this is destroying (or has already destroyed) the West Chelsea neighborhood. The author bemoans that New York is slowly becoming only for tourists and the extremely wealthy...less and less "real" New York is left for the rest of us.

Then - a cover for a special edition of the Baltimore Citypaper - their annual College Guide! This one was really fun...and the printing quality was great - on actual magazine paper, not newsprint.

And finally - I've been working on this column for Mental Floss each month. Each month this page shares some quick facts that you may or may not know on a random subject...this month - James Bond!!

And this week has been absolutely crazy with work! Lots of new fun stuff to show you soon :)

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Bloomberg Businessweek

Did this illustration for Businessweek last week - the article was about how even though China's economy has been strong all throughout this depression that has affected the rest of the world - even they are starting to feel the effects. Chinese consumers are now being more conscious of how they spend their money - so stores in China are starting to offer sales and discounts, something that never really happend before.

To read the full article, CLICK HERE.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Jungle Pattern

I've been working on a couple different patterns recently...I enjoy seeing how crazy I can make it...and how many random objects/animals/body parts I can hide :)

I'll post some more soon!