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.
This illustration is my contribution to Light Grey Art Lab’s super awesome Rolemodels art show and card game. The goal was to express our alter ego in the form of an RPG character. I’m so excited to participate in this show! It was so much fun creating my character and nerding out over my stats, but even more fun is looking at all the other more amazing illustrations by the other artists in the show. Light Grey Art Lab’s card game called Rolemodels: The Battle for Vyk’tornaahl, there is so much amazing art work in it you have to check it out!
Is Ruairi truly mad? Oh yes, but being Bladebound to three Banshees will do that to you. With blood and death he feeds these Sídhe, and in return they ward him from harm and grant him ferocious strength, stamina and speed. Mortals however, shouldn’t live so close to the Otherworld. A lifetime feeding off their power, their constant tormented wails his only companions, have left him dangerously unstable.
I have a whole in-depth back-story for this character I’d love to eventually tell.
Buy a print here!
The birds remember, their songs call His name. Knowledge? Justice? Only the initiated may truly understand.
I was super excited to design another birdhouse for Wemake’s Put A Bird In It event for Design Week Portland (check out last years birdhouse). There was an amazing amount talent on display from the participants again this year, I was blown away! You can see the rest of the awesome birdhouses for yourself here! It was a really great event that raised $10,000 to support arts and music education. I got to meet the super nice person who bought my birdhouse so that was awesome too. Check out the recap!
Super big thanks to all the talented people who participated in my workshop on Wednesday, you guys rocked it! You all really made it awesome, I had a super fun time. (Note for next time: I will put out the cookies before everyone leaves not after. I totally spaced on that, very embarrassing.) I was super flattered by all the interest in the workshop, I know it filled up fast and there was over 100 people on the wait-list. I’m going to figure out how I can include more people next time.
The goal of the workshop was to design two print positives only using analog techniques for a two color screenprint (end results pictured above). No computers were allowed. I asked everyone to concept and design a super enigmatic and hopefully weird Forgotten Tarot Card. They really nailed it! Then they jumped into making positives of their design on a worksheet with a variety of techniques, Rubylith, oiled halftones photocopies, ink on velum, cutout construction paper and collage of bits of old transparencies (see an example below). It was fast paced and they had to really trust themselves and make quick decisions embracing any mistakes as part of the process.
Bikes, beer and screenprinted posters! Hell yeah! I was super excited to contribute to this years ARTcrank PDX, there were so many super rad posters. You can check out some of the other bike posters in the ARTcrank flickr set
Limited edition of 30, four color screenprint hand-pulled by me, 16x22in image, 19x24in overall. I only have a few left from the show, but they are in my store if you want one.
I’m super excited to be doing a workshop for Design Week Portland. In this fast paced workshop participants will work without computers to concept and design their own small print. This will involve a variety of techniques for making screen-print positives, rubylith, ink on vellum, cut paper etc. The goal is to embrace making quick decision, trusting your instincts and diving into making. The final designs will later be screen-printed and everyone will get two copies! It’s a fun chance to shake up your process with an analog adventure.
A special 2 color screenprint I did for my WeMake SketchXchange on Friday. If you weren’t able to make it and want one, you can grab one in the shop! It’s a good way to remind yourself everyday “You’re Fucking Awesome”! Because, aren’t you?