Best of 2014

2014blogTime once again for my annual best of music list. These are the albums that I enjoyed most in 2014.

Check out playlists on rdio or spotify.

HONORABLE MENTION
Sharon Van Etten, Are We There
Grouper, Ruins
Vinyl Williams, Into
The Acid, Liminal
The Fresh & Only, House of Spirits
Operators, EP 1
Seekae, The Sound of Trees Falling on People
Tape Waves, Let You Go
Mutual Benefit, The Cowboy’s Prayer
Tycho, Awake
Cheatahs, S/T

Top 30 of 2014
30. Fear of Men, Loom
29. Thom Yorke, Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes
28. Beck, Morning Phase Continue reading

The War on Drugs & Courtney Barnett in Illustrators 57

My posters for The War on Drugs and Courtney Barnett were included in Society of Illustrators 57 exhibition and annual.  Needless to say, it’s quite an honor to be included among so many incredibly smart and talented world class illustrators.soIl57

Sea Wolf poster in Communication Arts Design Annual!

I’m extremely excited and honored to have my Sea Wolf gig poster included in the 2014 Communication Arts Design Annual. I still view the CA Design Annual as the best showcase of graphic design and it’s humbling to have my work included among the amazing work of so many designers that I respect. You can check out the annual here.swca_wp

New Work: Colorado State Magazine

I recently collaborated with Colorado State Magazine on several illustrations for their “State of the Future” issue, which focused on the wealth of innovative research being conducted at the University, from exploring the long term effects of zero gravity on astronauts’ bone mass to the redesign of firefighters’ equipment. Special thanks to Elias Martinez (CD) and Ari Curtis (AD).

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New Work: The War on Drugs

The War on Drugs album Lost in the Dream is one of my favorite albums of 2014, so it was exciting to get to work with them on a poster for their show at the Majestic Theatre in Madison this past fall. The poster is an 18 x 24 three color screen print (white, dark blue, medium blue) on 100#C French blacktop. There are some prints available in my etsy shop, including a signed print from lead singer/songwriter Adam Granduciel.

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New Work: Ray LaMontagne

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It was fortunate to work on a poster for Ray Lamontagne when he played Northop in Minneapolis last week in support of his new album, Supernova. The poster is an 18 x 24 three color screen print (tan, dark brown and white) on French Poptone Snocone and was inspired by the song Airwaves on the new album. Prints are available in my etsy shop.

New Work: Courtney Barnett

Courtney Barnett poster

I’ve been a huge fan of Courtney Barnett’s The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas since it came out last year, so it was a lot of fun to get to work with her on a new poster for her show at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis last week. It was even better was that I got to meet her  after the show and again at her instore performance at the Electric Fetus. And she loved the poster. You can grab a print in my etsy shop, including a signed print from Courtney. The poster is an 18 x 24 three color screen print (dark gray, orange, white) on French Poptone Pink Lemonade (100#C)