Back in February, I was asked to design a graphic identity for a new company, Poster Child Prints. The now-launched enterprise already had a few, key elements in mind; cherubs, banners, etc. Refining those initial ingredients was a bit of a challenge, but I made it work. I was also able to develop a number of monograms (which would function as an official print chop) as well as solidify the typography and the overall composition/lockup of the graphic. Above are a few snaps of the in-progress, final ink as well as earlier versions/sketches and related studies...and I managed to stay true to my blend of analog and digital processes. You can see the final result of this logo at Poster Child Prints.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Well, it's been several months of anticipation for the launch of Poster Child Prints, and now it's a reality. PCP is a new Los Angeles-based, fine art edition publisher that has assembled a rather wide roster of artists; Adam Wallacavage, Mark Mothersbaugh (of DEVO), Mike Giant, Saber, Dalek (James Marshall), Jim Houser, Friends with You, Cool Disco Dan, Taki 183 and many more. I am also included on the above roster and very proud of it...
You may recall that back in May, I shared a couple of previews of a new print design; Patience & Discipline, Patience & Discipline II, detailing some of the process. The prints, Untitled (Border Series), are sold only as a complete set of four for $60. The edition size is 85. Each print features artist-mixed, four colors, measures 9" x 12", is signed, and numbered and features the PCP chop on the lower left. The film for each print was also hand-cut (Patience & Discipline!). I hope to extend this series over the coming months as well as expand the physical size of the prints...
If you'd like to purchase this print, or view some of the other releases available at PCP, please visit their site here.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
(More posts about skateboarding!? Hey, at least it's not just another YouTube link!)
The folks at Pour It Now in Columbia, South Carolina recently invited me to participate in their upcoming fundraiser show. Pour It Now is an organization that is dedicated to creating public awareness and securing funding for skateboard facilities within the state of SC. You may recall that earlier this year, I teamed up with Pour It Now and Kevin Taylor to present a unique display of skateboarding and general creative activities at the Columbia Museum of Art.
From 1981-1989, I was a resident of Charleston and it's where I discovered skateboarding...above are a few photos of my contribution to the event; another one-off, hand-pulled, screenprinted skateboard, featuring my photos of SC skateboarding from the Summer 1988 issue of my 'zine, Streetscribe.
The show happens next weekend, September 11-13th, 2009 at Gallery 80808. All work, including the one above, is up for sale and all proceeds will benefit Pour It Now.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
The Station Fire, north of Los Angeles, continues to burn. The heat rising from the fire is so intense, that it actually creates/forms a pyrocumulus cloud, which was visible yesterday from the front door of my Silver Lake studio.