Friday, March 11, 2011

BIG BAT BREW, the finale!

Bonsoir ya'll -here's the finale for the Big Bat Brew!

Black Caps

So those are done!  In other news, my Slow Animal poster won an honorable mention at the Stopover Show, and Julie showed Ralph Steads my quick-job piece, and although he said he hated all the students' work, he wrote back that he hated mine the least, and said it had the greatest amount of drama and potential for something to actually happen.  In the words of Ralph, I think that's pretty good :)  Chin chin to that!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Relief after Relief

Hey guys!  I'm very much relieved after completing my relief project!  Ba-dum-schhh. 

I printed seven, but ended up turning in an edition of four for my final.  Here's what one looks like scanned in:

I had to cut a little off, cause these are kind of huge, but I'll scan them in again when I get them all back :)  

Here's what they looked like in progress:


Black and white, after carving and printing

Here's the gang
So there you have it!

Monday, March 7, 2011


Hey guys!  Some of you that have been following me from the start might have seen my Big Bat Brew beer carton design from the beginning of the quarter.  Here's the update that I completed today (update seems to be the word of the semester).  I have some pretty sweet labels for the bottles, but right now I just have a leftover carton.  Guess I'll have to go buy some more beer :)

The old and the new:

The new one definately looks more like a Pale Ale, the last one looked like blueberry beer -ick!:

And another view:

Let me know if you know where I can find some white sheets, or a nice, clean white space to photograph my carton.  I love my desk, but these cartons want to step up their game!

It's finals week, so I'm keeping veryyy busy!  If you're in finals mode too, be sure to take a break on Wednesday night to come see my poster in the Savannah Stopover Opening Night/Gallery Reception in the Starland District.  See you all there :)

Sunday, March 6, 2011


Update, here's a shot of the rub without spelling errors :p

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

I think Florida is starting to grow on me....

Hello everyone!  Had a bit of a rough weekend, but I'm now back on track!

Lots of exciting things going on; printed five editions at Alexander this weekend (posts of that when my professor gives them back!), cell cutouts for Miss Hood's film, a fish rub prototype for Type & Image, a surprise editorial illustration featuring Gandalf the Grey, a logo submission for Everglades Nation, and an assignment to be sent to Ralph Steadman tomorrow.  Phew!

So I've noticed that Florida has slowly been growing on my Northern heart.  I wrote a whole essay on it for my printmaking class, but I think I can sum it up by showing you some of my most recent artwork!

This first one is a label design I did for a fish rub I invented called "Soaring Mullet".  Mullets are not only a hairstyle, but also a fish (and many people who catch mullets also sport mullets themselves)!  They're big, goofy, fat fish that fling themselves out of the water without looking to see where they're going.  There is no known biological cause for this behavior, so I pretend that they just like it.  I admire their retardation.

Here's what it looks like on a container:

Next up is a logo I did today for Everglades Nation.  The winning logo designer recieves $15,000!

So I guess I've had Florida on my mind lately, and just in time too!  Spring break is coming up, and boy do I need it (even though I'll be spending a lot of it tweaking my portfolio, I'm heading to Tampa with some friends for a few days)!  Oh, and here's the cells and backgrounds I put together for Courtney, shown on my lovely floor (my apologies for the photo quality):

There's a third background too, but I forgot to take a picture -guess we'll just have to see it in the film :)
She's making a documentary following children with leukemia, letting them video tape their daily lives to show that they are still kids that play and have passions and love life.  The cutouts are for a section where she has the kids explain their type of cancers, using the cartoon cells to show how their cells are different from other people's cells in a way that other children can understand.  Pretty cool!

Well that's about it for now, like I always say, more work coming soon, keep checking back for more :)