Recently, Adam from Manual Dexterity contacted me about sharing some of the stories behind some of my gig poster designs. I gave some insight behind the design of 5 posters: Junip, Jeremy Messersmith, Nada Surf, The Walkmen, and Unknown Mortal Orchestra. If you’ve ever wondered about the ideas or process behind these designs, read on. Also, make sure to check out the entire issue – there’s tons of great content about indie bands, artists and labels. Big thanks to Adam for the interview!
It is an honor to have my Sea Wolf poster included in this year’s Communication Arts Typography Annual. There is so much amazing typography and design work in this annual and I’m thrilled and humbled to be included with the work of so many designers whom I admire and respect. Big thanks to Sea Wolf, Communication Arts and to this year’s judges Eric Marinovich, Roberto de Vicq de Cumpitch and Sibylle Hagmann.
Jose Gonzalez is one my favorite musicians and his band Junip released one of the best albums of 2013 earlier this year. Naturally, I was very excited to be able to collaborate with them on a gig poster for their show at The Cedar in Minneapolis. The poster is an 18×24, four color screen print ( gray, white, yellow and blue) on 100#C French Construction Blacktop. A limited number are for sale at the paypal link above or in my etsy shop.
I was fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Sea Wolf on a second gig poster for their May 30th show at The Cedar in Minneapolis. It’s always fun to work with Alex and Tim and the Cedar. Here’s hoping the come play Minneapolis again very soon. The print is a 4 color screen print (yellow, light gray, medium gray, & brown) on 100#C French Construction Blacktop. Prints are available at the paypal link above or at my etsy shop.
I was one of five featured designers in this month’s issue of Design Bureau Magazine on the topic of album packaging design. The question: “In the age of the iPod, is there still money to be made in album art?” My answer is as follows:
“You might expect to be paid little or nothing, especially if it is for an indie band, but these projects present opportunities. Maybe it will be great for your portfolio. Maybe you can use this project in self-promotion efforts to get more and better work in the industry. Maybe it will get you more technical experience. Maybe you’ll get some recognition, either by winning an award or being featured on a design blog. All of these things need to be considered against the monetary compensation.”
There was more that wasn’t published, so I’ve included the “unofficial” version after the jump. Special thanks to Design Bureau and Lauren Smith for including me in this interview.
I am incredibly thrilled and honored to have my Sea Wolf poster included in this year’s Communication Arts Illustration Annual. The annual this year is packed with amazing illustration from so many incredibly talented illustrators; I highly recommend picking up a copy. Thanks to the judges and Communication Arts for selecting my work.