A new poster I whipped up last week for Black Fox Coffee located in the Financial District of Manhattan. They are holding thee most baller latter art competition I have ever seen. Anyone with some skills should try to enter this competition. Thanks to Daniel Murphy and Ezra Baker.
Monday, April 24, 2017
Friday, April 21, 2017
Today is the final day to see "Bathhouse" at Corning Community College. This horrific drawing of tourists and the Bushwick Hotel piece below are the last 2 illustrations from the show for me to blast out into the mighty internet. After I got back from Europe last November I pretty much worked straight through until March to get everything together for the opening. It was exhausting but totally worth it so, I wanted to say thank you to Dave Higgins and CCC for giving my friend, Travis Winters, and I this opportunity. Also, a huge thank you to everyone who stopped by the college to see our work. Thanks!
There is a hotel not too far from my apartment and it looks somewhat like this. It's not this sketchy looking outside but I'm sure there's still plenty of strange situations going on inside. I wanted to create some illustration depicting a fictional scenario that I always imagine happening whenever I walk by it. The place just oozes sleaze and I really wanted to capture it.
Monday, April 17, 2017
It's that time again! The random post of recent a-frame drawings I've done for Gimme! Coffee!!! The neon work has definitely started creeping in to the a-frames, which I usually kept to just white, red and black.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Thanks to a friends instagram account, I had this idea while traveling in Europe and knew when I got back home I had to get it in with the other 5 bodega cats I had done last year. I have this dream that there's going to be hundreds of these paintings when I die and they are going to morph and evolve into something completely different from the very first painting. Not that I wanna devote myself to painting neon cats my whole life but I do really enjoy doing these. Here's number 6: ATM INSIDE
Monday, April 3, 2017
Friday, March 24, 2017
Alright you glorious people, you, Jonathan Toubin and I are throwing a lil' bash at the GIMME! COFFEE on LORIMER ST. in Williamsburg and we have some treats for YOU! I'll have a group of select original Soul Clap illustrations hanging for you to gaze at and while you do that, you can sip on some FREE BEER and and chomp down on some FREE PIZZA! And, last but not least, I'm gonna have a mean grip of new prints on sale there in case you fall in love with one of these posters and wanna get something on your wall that night! Below are the details. Hope to see y'all there!!
SOUL CLAP AND DANCE OFF POSTER SHOW EXTRAVAGANZA!!!!!!!!!!!
GIMME! COFFEE - 495 Lorimer St. Williamsburg (btwn Powers and Grand St.)
FRIDAY, MARCH 31st, 2017
7 - 10PM
PRINTS FOR SALE!!!
Sneak peek at some of the new prints that I'll have there. If you miss the show and really were hoping to score a print or two, no worries, the prints will be available for web purchase after March 31st.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
This fella was definitely one of my favorite pieces to work on for "Bathhouse". I had been dreaming of making this illustration for months and months and constantly had to push it back due to interfering deadlines and just general life chores. I was given a book for Christmas a couple years back filled with all these weird and random facts and at one point in the book it mentions that Coca-Cola, Marlboro and Budweiser were the 3 biggest brands in the U.S. back in the 50's. Those 3 are so quintessentially american to me, even though Budweiser has german roots and it instantly made me think of all the political bullshit going on and this desire that certain people have to reclaim some romanticized version of the "good ol' days", like this lost cowboy creating some weird americana dreamland. I wanted to make this so over-the-top and I think I did, somewhat. I could probably always push it further. Anyways, it was a blast to work on.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
It's been a crazy 4 months but I finally have time to start posting some of the pieces I created for "Bathhouse". A lot of the work was planned but this piece was such a spur of the moment thing. I think I did the sketch when I was taking a break and in a few days had finished the fleshed-out version and decided to include it with the others. And, after it's all said and done, is definitely one of my favorites in the show. When I look at this it feels like listening to Darkness on the Edge of Town while watching Rumblefish. Process shots below.
Monday, March 13, 2017
Thanks to everyone who came out to our opening reception for "Bathhouse". If you didn't make it the show will be up until April 14, 2017 in the Atrium Gallery at Corning Community College. If it's impossible for you to make it before then, here's a little photo tour. Thanks again to Dave Higgins and Corning Community College for asking Travis Winters and I to put this show on.
Monday, March 6, 2017
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
In un-related Bathhouse news: I have some of my Soul Clap and Dance Off illustrations hanging up at the Gimme! Coffee on Lorimer St. in Brooklyn. It's the big Soul Clap 10 year anniversary bash this Friday, March 3rd so we are prepping everyone with a showing of some of my poster work. It's kind of a best of/ the hits so far assortment. Stop in and check them out all neatly placed in a row before they return to the dark corner of my studio where no one ever looks at them, or shows them any love.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Monday, February 13, 2017
This poster was a crazy one. Luckily for me Jonathan had set up something to work from so I guess I should call this more of a Ashworth/Toubin collab. I've used so many of these revue posters for inspiration on lay out, font choices, color schemes it was nice to go and do one down to the tiniest detail. It wasn't easy doing all those portraits but it was fun to stand back when it was all completed and feel like I was looking at something that could be from another time.
This Soul Clap is a special one: Jonathan Toubin is going to be leaving all of his records at home and the music is going to be coming from all live acts for his big 10 year anniversary bash. There's also going to be a few surprise guests as well and it wouldn't be complete without the dance off you all know and love. Don't sleep and get your tickets HERE while you still can. Huge congratulations and thank you to Jonathan Toubin for 10 years of the Soul Clap and Dance Off and continually asking me to do these posters.