Thursday, July 14, 2016

Fellow Barber sign painting

Got another chance to try my luck at some sign painting for Fellow Barber in the Chelsea Market. Fun and easy assignment and it was rad to work out in the public for a few hours. Thanks again to my friend Justin for hooking it up and William at Fellow Barber.

Some other stuff I'm working on at the moment. More from these two later.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

May C.H.U.D. and The Dude refresh you this summer

New a-frames for Gimme! Coffee on Lorimer St. Really wanted to go nuts on the C.H.U.D. because that movie deserves to be treated like the high class B-movie that it is. These may be my last a-frames for Gimme! for a long time so I wanted to end it on a high note. "The Dude" which is Gimme's summer drink was too easy on this one. You know what you are gonna reference when a drink goes by that name.

Monday, June 20, 2016

The Night Time is the Right Time

Lots of recognition for New York's nocturnal happenings from 3X3 this year. Happy to report that the judges this year selected my Bodega Cats series for an honorable mention and 3 of my Soul Clap posters to appear in the physical copy of the 2016 illustration annual. Thanks again to all the judges and 3X3!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Soul Clap Tour Poster

This year's Soul Clap and Dance Off poster output has been a fun adjustment. Last year I was crankin' out one a month, which is totally fun and challenging, but it's been nice to sit with these a little longer and take my time. Now that Jonathan isn't doing the Brooklyn Bowl venue anymore I have been working up posters for bigger events or finding a way to use a poster multiple times, like the one above. Jonathan mentioned he needed to update his tour poster and we really went through some revisions on this one and took our time to find something we really loved. In the end, it's one of my favorite images I've made for him so far, and The Mighty Hannibal works great as a genie. 

These are a small sample of the sketches I worked up for this project. The train seemed like a good idea in the beginning but ended up sort of bland and obvious. I still wanna find something for that dashboard hula girl.

You may notice a slight difference on the bottom of this image from the one on the top. Some people are just too weird for the dance floor.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Passengers Cafe

An old coworker/a damn good friend moved From Brooklyn to Cleveland last year and in his absence there has been a void, both emotionally and creatively. We collaborated and brainstormed on many projects together when we both worked at Gimme Coffee and I've missed his creative energy. I know for the past year he has been busy working on opening a cafe in Cleveland and eventually he asked me to help him create an illustration for him to use on some store merch. Although the creative process wasn't us sitting in a musty basement and giggling for hours, it was fun to collaborate with him again. The dude has been hard at work and I'm stoked to help him out with some of my drawing skills so, without further ado, I give you PASSENGERS CAFE. The cafe just opened last week and is located in the lobby of the Cleveland Hostel. Be sure to pop in when you're in downtown Cleveland.

This project went through a lot of brainstorming and sketch phases but we eventually decided on some sort of passenger pigeon image. Lot of process pics below.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Prints 4 Sale!!!

What do all these images have in common? Well, I've had prints made of all these illustrations in the past and they are ALL FOR SALE!!!!! 50% OFF !!!! RIGHT NOOOOWWWWW!!!! Sorry about that. I got a little carried away. I'm spring cleaning the studio and all these gotta get gone. There's limited numbers of them left so act fast if you want any of them.

Just hit this link and purchase away!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Sunsets and Flying Saucers

There are a couple of new t-shirts floating around in the world with my work on them as of this week. First up, here's the one I did for the band, Earnhardt, a couple months ago. Thanks again to my bud, Adam, for asking me to do these for the band.

Next up, here's the X-Files inspired one I recently did for all the baristas (myself included) at Gimme! Coffee, and a small batch for some devoted customers. This one has a little soft spot in my heart. In 2014 I did a quick a-frame drawing of the cappuccino cup and saucer flying over the trees in place of the UFO from the famous "I want to believe" poster that hangs in Agent Fox Mulder's office. Some people really really loved this one and have been asking about a t-shirt of it since then. It took 2 years but we finally whipped some up for them, with some minor adjustments to the original drawing. They are available for $25 at the Gimme! Coffee on Lorimer St. Sizes range from S-L. A big thanks to Pete's Print Shop for these.

Original drawing below.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Rat Zapper

Whipping up some new promotional work to send to all of you fine folks out there! Figured I'd use this time to keep working on the blending of some of the neon work I've been into lately with some of my earlier methods.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Surprises Await You.

Got some new stuff coming out very soon. It'll only be available at Gimme Coffee in Williamsburg and it is an extremely small first run. More details to follow on the actual item for sale and how soon you should get to Gimme to pick up one.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Satan Likes it Hot!

Whipped up this one recently. It's been on my mind for a while and has gone through several revisions in my sketchbook. At first I imagined it as some sort of flash tattoo type of illustration but as it usually happens, I felt the need to flesh it out even more. I don't remember what inspired it but as I've been working on it, the thought of nasty customers from my past service industry jobs and current one have definitely fueled the process. I'm hoping to tighten up this mix of neon light and the way I usually work into a cohesive body of work. Possibly for a show with one of my friends. Wink. Wink.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

From 95 The Met to Earnhardt

Recent t-shirt design I whipped up for the band, Earnhardt. A while back, the lead singer of the band was a regular at the coffee shop I work at and spoke to me about a t-shirt I was wearing. It had a hot pink and blue logo of the radio station, 95 The Met, which I grew up listening to. Turned out he was from a town a short drive away from where I grew up and was curious if I actually knew the station. Well, that sealed the deal, we've had some beers since then, he's helped me assemble some stuff for my apartment and I've been to some of his shows. So, when the time came for a t-shirt design, how could I say no? Him and the band had a pretty solid idea for the design and the color scheme so we messed around with some sketches and then quickly moved into the final and that was that. Thanks to Adam for asking me to do this. Long live the southern tier!