Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Family Portrait

It's my creepy Lego-type characters. We kind of look possessed, but in a fun way. I think the artistic representation of my dad's hair is pretty accurate.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Summer Breeze

Another merchant poster for the Pinole Farmers' Market. It was fun making the trees, but took a while to get it just right. All the letters were originally filled with leaves, but it was kind of hard to read it. I liked how the trees looked with the full leaves better, but got to be able to read the poster, amirite?

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Logo Series

I was given the task of making a logo for one of our newly acquired farmers' markets, Somersville Towne Center. The farmers' market is located in an outdoor shopping mall, so I thought I'd design the logo to look similar to the Somersville Towne Center logo.

I made the font to look like the font they use for the shopping center's logo. The Director presented the logo to the board and came back with a few critiques. They wanted something that was more eye-catching and had elements of the town thrown in, the bridge or the Delta, with lots of fruits and vegetables. This was the second concept.

My director and I brainstormed and decided to make a picture logo of the Antioch bridge with a bunch of fruits and vegetables floating down the Delta. I e-mailed the newly designed logo and the board asked if we could put the fruits and vegetables on the bank, rather than floating down the Delta.

I made the revisions and sent this concept off to them. They still weren't feeling it and decided to go in a completely different direction. Instead they asked if I could make a picnic basket with a bunch of fresh fruits and vegetables. So this is what I made.

I made the basket and stuffed it with a bunch of produce found in the market and included the original font I created for the first logo. I sent if off for approval and they said yes. It was just what they wanted.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

I think this is my favorite merchant poster I've made for the season. Kind of sixties, retroish and for some reason it reminds me of a German coo-coo clock.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Let Them Eat Cake

An illustration of Marie Antoinette I made a while ago. My first one, actually, and I'm quite proud of it.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Before Paula Abdul and MC Skat Kat there was Ann Pennington and Felix the Cat.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Too Soon?

I was watching the History Channel's series America: The Story of Us over the weekend and during the Gold Rush episode they talked about the Donner Party and their unfortunate turn to cannibalism. That segment inspired me to make a cheeky vintage style postcard starring the Donner Party. It's a bit messy, so I'll probably clean it up at some point in time. I was lucky enough to find an old postcard from Donner Lake, so I'm pretty proud of myself.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Darth Vader Wants YOU to Join the Empire

So I recently made a propaganda style merchant poster for one of my work's farmers' markets, but before I got working on it I did a Google search for some World War II propaganda posters for inspiration. A few pages in, I started to find a ton of Star Wars propaganda posters, encouraging young space folk to join the Empire. They were pretty sweet.

Naturally, I totally forgot the task-at-hand and started searching for more Star Wars propaganda posters. I think my favorite is "Rebuild the Death Star", but there are a ton of other great ones out there. They almost convince me to join the Empire. Almost.

Here's my finished product I came up with. Pretty simple, but it gets the job done. There was a little controversy at work if a propaganda merchant poster would go over well for a farmers' market located at a hospital for Army veterans, but I reminded my co-workers that the US had propaganda posters, too, and who says that supporting local farmers is all that bad?

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Self Portrait

My mom took me to Disneyland when I was five or six and had one of those silhouette portraits done of me. I decided to make an updated one of myself twenty years later. I'm going to try and make a family tree using silhouette portraits. We'll see how that goes.