Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Inc. Magazine - March 2013

These were portraits I did for the March 2013 edition of Inc. magazine, for an article called "You Have Nine Months To Get Healthy" about the impending full implementation of the Affordable Care Act, aka "Obamacare."

It was all very simple and Inc. was easy to work with. Done and done!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Rob Kelly Decor: San Diego Zoo

I've been getting a lot of requests for prints of work lately! A few weeks ago a nice woman asked to buy a print of my faux-San Diego Zoo poster, a piece I did about ten years ago and had almost forgotten about.

She lived in San Diego for many years, and had recently moved to Atlanta. Wanting some decor reminding her of her home town, she found my poster online and asked to buy a copy for her wall. I was only too happy to oblige her, on the condition she send me a photo of it "in action." I did and she did, so there you go!


Monday, February 25, 2013

Mike & Pol Save The Universe

I was asked by the Mike and Pol podcasting team to design a logo for their new show, which I was only happy to do--especially after I saw the insane rough, detailing the elements they wanted included. Mexican wrestlers! Space ships! Lightning bolts! How can you go wrong?

As you might have guessed, this was a blast (no pun intended) to do. You can find Mike & Pol Save The Universe on iTunes and on their show blog. You've been warned!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Rob Kelly Decor: Darby Jones

A couple of weeks ago, I got a nice email from a fan of my work who wanted a print of my Darby Jones PSA poster to go up in their TV room. Always happy to help out a fellow Val Lewton fan, I sent him a copy and now it resides next to the actual movie poster to I Walked With A Zombie, which is quite a compliment!

I love seeing my artwork like this; I take it as a real compliment that someone likes it enough to put it up in their home or office. Even I don't want to look at my stuff that much.

Oh, and I want a gumball!


Monday, January 21, 2013

Aung San Suu Kyi

This was a portrait I did of Burmese political opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi for a "worktext", which is a workbook for kids age 6-12. Published by Houghton Mifflin, kids are encouraged to write in the books so they can be used as study guides.

HM was very specific about how they wanted the portrait to look, so it took a number of tries to get it right. But after some tweaks they approved it, and the final is what you see above!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Monster PSA: Simone Simon/James Arness

These "Monster PSA" poster ideas tend to come in groups, which resulted in these two new ones over the weekend. Simone Simon, star of Val Lewton's Cat People, seemed to me the perfect person to advocate for animals. As for James Arness, who played the original Thing, I transposed the isolation his character must have felt, trying to talk (and when I say talk, I mean kill) to that bunch of scientists who were scared to death of him.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Monster PSA: Walter White

Every so often I get inspired to do another "Monster PSA" poster, and this one just popped into my head pretty much as you see here.

Normally I would have used Bryan Cranston's name instead of his Breaking Bad character, but it seemed more appropriate like this.