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.