I spent a couple hours in Garders Books in Tulsa last Friday looking at book jackets. I bought an armload of these, but couldn’t take home all the books I wanted. I found the best covers in the science section, a few keepers in philosophy, including a Paul Rand cover for The Modern Temper, and a particularly disturbing cover for a book about Bill & Hillary. Yikes. Anyway, have a look, and get out and find some design treasures.
I was really thrilled to make a poster for two of my favorite bands in the world: Torche & Big Business. I wanted it to be intense, the way their music is intense. I also wanted it to be unique to screen-printing. I had wanted to do a bunch of stuff that ended up not happening, like glow-in-the-dark ink, and printing a dotted line on the back where people could cut out the face and use it as a mask. Maybe next time. I did, however, work in some metallic gold which makes the moiré background really crazy to look at. And I cut one of the posters into a mask and sent it to the band. If you happen to be in Denver on July 31st, do not miss this show!
I’m uploading a bunch of iPhone/iPod wallpapers for peoples.
Get ’em while they’re hot!
Visit this site with your mobile device, tap & hold to download the images, and then go to your photo library and choose to set as your wallpaper. They work best as lock-screen wallpaper, but do as you please.
HEY! Get over to kickstarter and help fund this awesome project featuring the work of Oklahoma artist Rick Sinnett.
I can’t believe Kate and I are going to have a show at West Texas A&M with our pal Marcus.
This poster that He and his crew made for us is INTENSE…
There’s a new poster in the poster gallery for Tulsa Camerata. This poster is for an event with a variety of music all having some tie to New York City. But it’s in Tulsa. So what could I do but smash the two skylines together?
Poster and process details for my 4-color freakout for Sleepy Sun… Stay tuned!
I’m not sure how the people at Sounds of Subterrania got my info, but they were kind enough to invite me to participate in a pretty awesome thing going on for the release of a new album on their label: AMOS – Showtime.
And to be perfectly honest, I had not heard of AMOS before this project. But immediately upon seeing his website, and listening to some preview tracks they provided for the invited participants, I was fully on-board. He’s got a pretty distinct look, and an equally distinct and amazing sound. Watch and listen here: AMOS on Facebook.
Essentially, the project consists of a group of artists and designers who were invited to create album covers for AMOS’ new album called “Showtime.” Each artist was mailed a blank LP sleeve onto which they were to create their design. I found this pretty intimidating, considering I was planning on screen-printing onto mine, and fixing screen-printed mistakes isn’t particularly fun. I guess if I needed a second cover I could have asked for one, but I really wanted to get it right the first time. More about that later.