Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Pinball Publishing Interview

I was interviewed! The awesome people at Pinball Publishing talked a little to Jeremy Pelley and myself about the work we did for the Ace Hotel over the past 2 years. See inside my brain! Steal our techniques! Thanks to the Laura at Pinball, one of my favorite printers ever.

Check out the interview!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Shakespeare In Hollywood

I have just recently started volunteering my design skills to the Albuquerque Little Theater, this is the first poster I have done for them. I, like many Americans, love the idea of volunteering, but generally find it hard to find time or a way to volunteer the only thing I am really any good at. But designing theater posters is something I have always wanted to get into. Concert posters are great and all, but there is so much drama and story and comedy to convey in a theater poster. And what a rich history! I first started really loving theater design seeing the work Portland Center Stage did in Oregon. Great bold illustration and colors, imagery that fit in with current design. They made theater look so much more inviting. My favorite part was the way they found new ways to show iconic plays. Later in the season I'll be doing a poster for Dial M for Murder, one of my favorite movies ever. Hopefully it wont, you know, suck.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Santa Fean "Flow" Feature

Back working at a magazine! This time it's a art and culture mag in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It is way out of my comfort zone, so to speak, but certainly a learning experience. This feature is all about a Santa Fean couple's 2nd home, which is more expensive then anything I will ever ever ever own. I just wanted something that felt as modern and clean as their house, while avoiding being a total snore festival. Hopefully this came close. I kinda like it, anyway. PS: I didn't choose the article title.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Ace Press Kits: Award Winning!

I have always thought design awards were kind of dumb. It's all so subjective, does it really mean anything? Still, it feels good to win one. For the work Jeremy Pelley and I did on the Ace Hotel press kits, we got an Applied Arts award. No trophy, flowers, or call from the President, though. I guess its more of a feel good award.

Monday, June 29, 2009

New Website!

I hate updating my website. I usually put it off for as long as possible, then go to it 3 years later and realize the whole thing is in dire need of a total redesign. Today is that day! I have re-done popularmonster.com to reflect the person I am RIGHT NOW. Of course, the whole thing will be outdated in about 5 hours, but that won't stop me from re-designing it again… in 2012.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Grimly Boys Poster

Another old poster brought up from the depths of my external hard drive.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Sublimity Monster Board Graphic #2

New Sublimity board graphic! Holy shit, that monster sure can sleep!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Kings Highway & the Amigo Room

One of the cooler things I have done with the Ace is a ton of identity work for their Palm Springs on-site restaurant and bar, Kings Highway & the Amigo Room. My favorite is the beer cozy.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Ace + Arkitip

I can finally say my work has been in Arkitip. My ego is EXPLODING! This is a kind of ad and a kind of editorial spread I worked on for the Ace that ran in a Arkitip newspaper release. I say "kinda" cause both really fall outside the normal definitions of ads and editorial, but I still like them.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Flapper Girl Website

It took me way longer to design then it should have, but the Flapper Girl website is totally up and running! Christine Blystone, the brains and beauty behind Flapper Girl, coded the whole thing and did an amazing job.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Ace Hotel Property Map

The Ace Hotel & Swim Club is such a huge property, it needed a map so people knew how to get to their rooms. So I drew one! I think it came out really well, and really captures the style of the hotel. It's a tri-fold, normally printed in B+W. The color is from my dreams.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Ace Hotel T-Shirt Collection

A couple shirt graphics for the Ace, both for the Palm Springs hotel. The first one features letters hand cut out of cardboard, a new technique I perfected one day when I ran out of paper.