Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Hand. Made. Pfoff.

Above, asymmetrical "croquet" in heather grey with red detailing ( the red is actually the same as below but appears pink in the picture) and leather buttons.

Pictured above: "vlad" in cream, "jackie" in red, and "vlad" in heather grey

Fashion. Warmth. Soft 100% Italian merino wool spun into unique custom made hand warmers... meet my new line of knits. Soon there will be a website and more... In the meantime, if your upper limbs deserve adornment, please write me at: to order.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Cigars and Sebastien Tellier

For this poster, I was very much aware of Sebastien Tellier's aesthetic of campy sexuality. In fact, his latest record is entitled "Sexuality" which I hear in my head with a thick French accent. After I cleared my mind of all the cliches (playgirls, bond girls, lips, bunnies), I decided I wanted to represent manliness as my interpretation of sexuality. I had vision of cigars and brown tweeds. This is the final product after much experimentation.

Below is one of the studies I was doing during the brainstorming period. I became very attached to the tweed lettering but had to leave it on the cutting room floor (for this project at least). I was, however, struck by how when I transferred the tweed "Sebastien" onto the background image, the text was far bigger and it landed in such a way that there was this giant "B.A." front and center... a happy little accident that made me chuckle.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Above is a hang tag design for a knitwear line.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


You who may not know, as I didn't, Yelle is a French electronic pop band with a cute singer who is quite fashionable and out there. Many of her outfits contain the entire rainbow with additional flourescent splashes and perhaps a Mickey Mouse or smiley face applique. For that reason, I was inspired to add a muted piece to broaden the arsenal. I wanted the band name to stand out so I made it the only part that's in color and modern looking. For the rest, I hoped it would look like a very old faded photo...

Twilight Sleep Rorschach Test

This caused quite a stir in my band but we won't get into that. Suffice it to say Twilight Sleep is all me now and I'm so happy. This image was intended to be a sort of country seal/rorschach blot/stamp to use for our digital release on itunes that I could also use as a rubber stamp.

Twilight Sleep Fliers

These two fliers were done around the same time and seem to go together to me. There are the aforementioned swans as well as a pair of lips that were projected on a wall at the Magnet Club in Berlin. I love the way if you look closely, the lips have stickers and graffiti all over them from the filthy club wall. The flier above is clearly a peacock though a band member told me it looked like a turkey. Regardless, I liked the shape of it upside down cutting through the black and if it were a turkey, it would be a damn good looking one!

Cold War Kids Poster

This was my second poster assignment for Redbird/Goldenvoice. The picture below was taken on a little lake in Germany where my boy played at a festival. We snuck away for a sunset paddle boat ride and were followed around by a mass of beautiful swans. The swans in the distance are the same ones starring in the Cold War Kids poster (and a Twilight Sleep Poster as well). The funniest part about this serene picture is that outside of our frame to the left is an enormous tent from which a German techno-rock band is blaring and thousands of teenagers are swarming about drunk on Heineken.

C.S.S. Poster for Goldenvoice

This was the first poster I did for Redbird Management. Because CSS has a young audience, I got to go with some bright colors. I never quite accepted the fonts and struggled with them at the time. These were the only ones that seemed to work. I've made better friends with typography since then and have a new found obsession with lettering. Coming up will be a lot of studies of using text as the design.