Saturday, October 23, 2010

Personal Work

My updates here haven't been as frequent as usual, so I apologize to the people out there who check out my blog. I just finished moving and am about to go on an amazing trip to Italy, which has been a dream of mine for a long time now! I can't even imagine that I am about to see artwork in person that I have been studying for years in art history! I'm excited because I feel like this trip might revitalize me as an artist, I've been feeling a little out of it recently and I think this is just what I need.

I won't be gone long, but I wanted to leave you with two pieces I just completed for myself. Magic mole I am actually turning into my next promotion card - I think it is simple and iconic and good for something like that. The other was inspired one night when I was driving home and it was raining...the lighting was interesting and I just wanted to capture that.

Anyways, I am taking a sketchbook with me so I will be sure to post up some of my drawings once I'm back! See you all soon!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

CUNY - Calandra Institute

I designed a poster and brochure for the Calandra Italian American Institute, part of CUNY Queens College. They are having an upcoming symposium on independent music in Italian America and they wanted a more hand-drawn/grungy look to the promotions than their usual corporate clean look. Below is the poster and brochure (seen flat from both sides).

Friday, October 8, 2010

WILCO submission

An idea for a WILCO poster that I submitted for consideration. If printed, this could be color separated into 4 layers (CMYK)...I think this would allow for greater color variation and create a much more subtle and sophisticated screenprint.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Body Remember - Cavafy

Did this a while back but recently rediscovered it (it fell out of one of my pads of paper as I was packing). I used really nice handmade paper for this with marker. The paper soaked up the ink so nicely - it looks almost like the paper was made up of different colored pieces of felt.

Monday, October 4, 2010

childhood drawings

As I go through all my belongings and pack and get ready to move I keep finding old artwork and old photos that I forgot even existed. I found an entire folder of my childhood drawings and quickly looked through them and found these horse portraits. It's crazy, I guess I'm still drawing the same things and nothing much has changed.