Cover & inside illustration for FFWD's coverage of the super rad Beakerhead festival in Calgary last week!
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Illustrative hand type for The Prom Goer's Interstellar Excursion by Chris McCoy, for Random House/Knopf Books for Young Readers, thanks Heather Daugherty & Angela Carlino!
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Poster for the play Man Equals Man by Bertold Brecht for the University of Calgary's School of Creative and Performing Arts! A few other concepts I liked below.
Set in British Colonial India, Man Equals Man presents the forcible transformation of a civilian, Galy Gay, into the perfect soldier. Using Kiplingesque imagery, Brecht explores identity as something that can be dismantled and reassembled like a machine in a parable that the critic Walter Kerr credited with a “curious foreshadowing of the art of brainwashing.”
Herr Bertolt Brecht maintains man equals man
– A view that has been around since time began.
But then Herr Brecht points out how far one can
Manoeuvre and manipulate that man.
Tonight you are going to see a man reassembled like a car
Leaving all his individual components just as they are.
He has some kind friends by whom he is pressed
Entirely in his own interest
To conform with this world and its twists and turns
And give up pursuing his fishy concerns.
So whatever the purpose of his various transformations
He always lives up to his friends expectations.
Indeed if we people were to let him out of our sight
They could easily make a butcher of him overnight.
Herr Bertolt Brecht hopes you'll feel the ground on which you stand
Slither between your toes like shifting sand
So that the case of Galy Gay the porter makes you aware
Life on this earth is a hazardous affair.
Monday, July 28, 2014
Thursday, July 24, 2014
More Sled Island! Very limited edition of 25 silkscreened posters for St. Vincent's show (which was incredible to watch!), 15" x 22", printed with black, silver, and metallic magenta inks. The printing turned out super beautiful, thanks printers! Unfortunately these posters are all sold out, but you can find other rad ones from the festival for sale here!
Photo-illustrations and a whole lot of handtypin' for a really great Swerve feature on the best music fest in the west, Sled Island, and last years struggles with (and triumph over) the devastating floods in Calgary/southern Alberta. Thanks Brent Morrison!
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Monday, July 21, 2014
Super fun job for Jayman Homes that started with designing and illustrating a full gameboard based on the steps to career development for employees, plus character game pieces representing various job positions, then the illustrations & hand type were used individually throughout the handbook. Kristen Thompson & ZGM did an amazing job on the book design and incorporating the illustrations, thanks guys!!
Friday, July 18, 2014
Monday, March 24, 2014
Book cover for The Question of Miracles, by Elana K. Arnold (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) available now on Kindle, hardcover to come Spring 2015! Thanks Liz Tardiff for the awesome project!
I had a lot of fun exploring a few different directions and styles, here are a few roughs of the other concepts!