This years holiday card! Gold ink over gold ink hand pulled by me on Poptone Sweettooth. I always have some fun with the card backs too, I was especially happy with this years (below).
I noticed as I was doing this years Holiday card “Five Gold Rings” (coming soon) I never shared last years. So hear it is! Three color screenprint on Poptone Sweettooth. I’ve been doing a holiday card inspired by a line from the 12 days of Christmas song. This is “Four Colly birds” from last year.
I was invited to do a skateboard for Ride On PDX 2014, a show benefiting arts education in the Pacific Northwest. The show is filled with incredible decks from a bevy of talented folks, you can check out all the boards here. You can also buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win your favorite skateboard and at the same time support a good cause. Head on over now before its too late, 100% of the proceeds will be going to art education!
Initially “Cherry Bomb” made me think of lurid mid-century pin-up art. But I wanted to reapropriate that concept for 2002, with a more empowered and Portlandy female icon. My inspiration came Riot Grrrl and punk aesthetic and figures like Kathleen Hanna, Brody Dalle and Poison Ivy. But also from the broader influence of women in music in 2002; Avril Lavigne, AGSFB, The Donnas, Gwen Stephani, Pink, Saraha Hotnights et al.
To celebrate their 30th anniversary Portland’s Widmer Brothers Brewing asked 30 local creatives to design labels for 30 limited release beers. Each beer individually crafted to representing one year in their 30 year history, 30 beers for 30 years. Definitely check out the site to see all the other amazing labels, with great info and sick animations! Also check out the beer itself at your local supplier!
What does design do? This is the question Design Week Portland asked a group of designers to answer. TYou can see my poster and a lot of other awesome ones at Land Gallery and around Portland during DWP.
I was super excited to design another birdhouse for Wemake’s Put A Bird In It event for Design Week Portland. The auction is on Friday October 10th the details are here. But they it is up for presale here. Once again there was an amazing amount talent on display from the participants, I was blown away! You can see the rest of the awesome birdhouses for yourself here!
The inspiration is from pre-Columbian and devotional art and reflects European colonialism and the appropriation of indigenous culture through religious iconography.
My piece for the Love For Sale: Valentines Influenced By Talking Heads show at Land Gallery. Opens tonight February 13th! There will be lots of super brilliant work by over 40 artists, you better run run run down there and check it out! Inspired by the song “Psycho Killer”, two color hand pulled screenprint, designed with ink on vellum, torn paper and photocopies right on the screen. Limited edition of 20, approximately 11×14 inches.
Two color screen-printed wall calendar for 2014! Inspired by all the awesome mod coffee cups my parents had when I was a kid. More accurately, inspired by an idealized version of how I remember them, filtered through a haze of romanticized nostalgia. Now I kind of want to design some coffee cups, mostly so I can have them. At the end of the year you can cut the print free of the obsolete calendar and enjoy the print for years to come. 12.5inx19in
I’ve been really bad about so much stuff from last year that never made it to the blog. For example I did this calendar for Crafty Wonderland and I’m only posting about them now. I’ve been just so busy, which is good but I’m making a resolution to be more diligent about posting and sharing.
My postcard for Light Grey Art Lab‘s 6 Degrees exhibition. A whole bunch of artists were asked to create a postcard that was about them and the place they live. You can check out all the other great submissions here.
There are literally hundreds of things I love about living in Portland OR. You couldn’t put them all on a postcard, but near the top of my list would be the awesome local brew, coffee and beer. I try to get my fill everyday and so should you, wherever you live! Keep it local!
Two color screenprint hand-pulled by me, on 100# Poptone Lemon Drop French Paper, (support your family owned paper company too!), You can buy some original screenprinted postcards and larger digital prints in the Light Grey Art Lab store.