Monday, June 22, 2015

A Walk in 1875 St. Louis Logo!

I'm excited to be a part of the big exhibit now showing at the Missouri Historical Museum, A Walk in 1875 St. Louis, and am gonna start posting sketches, visual research and behind-the-scenes in-progress images from some of the stuff I worked on. First: the logo.
Here's a small sampling of early doodlings done while developing '1875' logo/mark, inspired by the typography of the title page from Compton & Dry's "Pictorial St. Louis", the amazing (book of) maps that inspired the exhibit:
Some more developed thumbnails:
Some tighter sketches and alternate ideas:
Inked lineart:
In-progress vector refinement:
Final black + white logo:
An application in the field (mug available in the gift shop):

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Beggin' Pet Parade 2015!

The annual Beggin' Pet Parade is this Sunday! I was happy once again to silkscreen some posters and draw maps for the event. Here's a bunch of sketches and in-progress stuff from the creation of both.
Above: Final 5-color prints, 18x24". Below: 11x8.5" tri-fold map brochures:
See you there! #BegginPetParade

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Thinking Cats!


It's that time again! Time for another installment of my favorite local Cat Rescue's annual Trivia Night. Up there's the original postcard I made for it, here was the sketch:

There's a "Lucky" theme to the Trivia Night so I incorporated that stuff into the art for this animated .gif:

Get a table together! Hope to see you there! Here's where you can buy tickets

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Cat + Mouse Game


Two paintings I made for last year's FAMOUS FICTIONAL art show at Mad Art Gallery here in St.Louis. Acrylic and Silver Leaf on plywood, 36" x 48" each. Inspiration/reference, sketches and in-progress snapshots:








See you at this year's show! Friday night, Nov. 7th.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Rollins & Danzig at La Luz De Jesus


This big drawing of mine will be part of a sure-to-be-awesome show at La Luz De Jesus gallery in Los Angeles, opening this Friday (October 3rd) in Los Angeles.

Monday, September 08, 2014

Leon Beyond's History of Heavy Metal Logos


I snuck into the basement of Award-nominated Leon Beyond and photographed one of his science fair projects: HOW A FACT GOES FROM AMAZING TO... BEYOND! It's apparently extrapolated from a comic appearing in his wonderful book Amazing Facts & Beyond. Here's a step-by-step walk-thru:














If you see Leon at SPX be sure to buy him a drink (N/A please).