Monday, February 27, 2012

Warren 2012

My affection/admiration/slight crush on Elizabeth Warren is well established. I very much hope she defeats Scott Brown and becomes the next Junior Senator from Massachusetts.

I realize she'd never ever utilize a poster this strident, but what the hell. I made it anyway.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Monster PSA: Alfonso Bedoya

I didn't have any intention of doing a new Monster PSA poster, but then a fan of my work (who has graciously bought prints of my stuff in the past to decorate his "Man Cave") asked if I would consider doing a PSA of Alfonso Bedoya.

Bedoya's claim to fame is his appearance in the classic The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, where he gets to utter the immortal line "Badges? We don't need no stinkin' badges!" (He actually doesn't say those exact words, but that doesn't matter anymore). I considered the request, figuring I'd get to it at some point.

Then the other night I found myself not ready to go to sleep, and simultaneously not wanting to work on other projects I had going, so I tore into this and within a few hours it was finished! It turned out being one of my favorites of the last few PSAs I've done--the portrait, the colors, and the modified tagline all seemed to hang together fairly well.

My patron felt the same, and as you read this the poster is on its way to him. Sometimes things just work out!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Comedy Film Nerds

Last Christmas, I ordered an item called a "Chillpak" (a pad that keeps your laptop cool) from the online store of Comedy Film Nerds, a movie/comedy podcast hosted by Graham Elwood and Chris Mancini that I subscribe to.

When the package arrived, it came with a promo postcard for the show, and for whatever reason I got in my head that I wanted to redesign it. I got the overall concept in my head (such as it is), and finally just got around to putting it together over the weekend. The loose idea I hung the design on was that Graham and Chris both featured the same nerdriffic quote (which they end every show with) in their HS yearbooks, meaning they were destined to come together years later and do a show.

As I do with all these graphic design-only pieces, I had a ton of fun putting this together, and I was so happy with it I sent it to Graham and Chris. I don't expect them to do anything with it, I just figured they'd get a kick out of seeing it.

Han shot first!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Orange Sketch

I basically just tried my hand at another glamour-y illustration, the like the one I did yesterday. I added and subtracted various elements until I somehow determined this piece was "finished." I have no idea what any of it means, either!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Purple Sketch

This is another instance of me fooling around, trying to get a rougher, looser look for my style. I'm actually pretty happy with how this turned out, it looks pretty close to what I saw in my head!