smudges, drips, ink, snapshots, surprises. I use everything I can find to create type.
Clients include: Adobe, AKA NYC, Child Troopers, Converse, The Newport Beach Film Festival, NYSportsMed, Northeastern Alumni Magazine, Time Out New York, The Utne Reader
Four large-scale animations created in collaboration with Sundance TV for this year's Sundance Film Festival 2015. Visuals on view at Sundance TV HQ in Park City, Utah on giant 34-foot-wide LED screen.
Animations explore the concept of "story" and it's importance to Sundance's brand messaging- the light, the scene, scenes that define and the creative process of writing and storytelling. Visuals all created with handmade elements and photographed including type from my beloved 1945 Remington DeLuxe typewriter (typewriters as a magical age-old tool for writers and tale-tellers throughout history.)
Animated with Julia Kuswardi.
(Live shots from Instagram)
Feel good, entertainment, knowledge, awareness, characters, environmental, political, black&white. Here's a selection of advertising and editorial illustrations.
Clients include: Western Digital, Johns Hopkins Gazette, Time Out New York, Orion Magazine, CosmoGirl!, Health & Fitness UK, The Utne Reader
Cover art and lettering for Emil Ostrovski's intense new novel "AWAY WE GO," published by Harper Collins. Out in 2016.
Logo and key art typography for Tony-nominated Hand To God, a provocative new show on Broadway. Visuals used for extensive integrated marketing campaign: billboard in Times Square, posters, merchandising, interactive, TV and print collateral. Agency: AKA NYC
“FLAT-OUT HILARIOUS. IT TURNS GOOSE BUMPS INTO GUFFAWS. A TRUE TOUR DE FORCE.”
– The New York Times
Key art, logo and poster designs for Broadway's Holler If Ya Hear Me, a raw new musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur. Visuals used for extensive integrated marketing campaign including: a billboard at the Palace Theater in Times Square, a series of lyrical posters showcased in subway tunnels throughout the city, merchandising, interactive, TV and print collateral. Agency: AKA NYC
The trash all over my neighborhood used to really piss me off until my Trashabet was born. MORE TRASH PLEASE. These collections are the culmination of hours and hours of searching for the wonderful, smelly, sticky alphabetical treasures hidden in the cracks of the sidewalks of Brooklyn...a daily typographic treasure hunt!
ACCO/Mead licensed three of my images for their 2015 Back-To-School collection "painterly expressions." All notebooks on sale now at Target Stores all throughout the US! I also did a set of three for the 2014 Back-To-School collection .
Artwork created in collaboration with Sundance TV for this year's Sundance Film Festival 2015. Limited edition tote bags silkscreened live at Sundance TV HQ in Park City, Utah showcasing the channel's hit shows: The Red Road, Rectify, The Returned and Babylon, as well as a branding tote for the exclusive channel party.
(Live shots from Instagram)
By far, one of my favorite things is my beautiful, black and smelly 1945 Remington DeLuxe typewriter. I use my typewriter all the time- it’s a workout and I always injure my fingers. But the letters always come out differently depending on how much oomph you give the keys and it’s also ideal for writing love letters.
My typewriter skyline is featured in American Illustration 30.
Two pieces are exhibited in a new book called Typewriter Art: A Modern Anthology by Barrie Tullett.
“The Greatest City on Earth” is my ongoing series of NYC skylines. Over the past 15 years, I have created countless collages, paintings and typographic constructions and used the imagery in product design, licensing, merchandising, interiors and fine art editions.
MoMA Design Store’s Destination: NYC
I created a postcard book featuring skylines from this series. It was chosen for MoMA Design Store’s Destination: NYC Collection 2013 – products all made in the USA by New York City designers.
Re:Construction is a public art program produced by the Downtown Alliance to create colorful landmarks and brightened streetscapes. Excerpts from this series were displayed on a construction site in downtown NYC on Fulton and Nassau in 2012. Featured on Communication Arts Exhibit.
Nautilus, a science and culture magazine, contacted me to create an illustration for a fascinating article on the topic of "Nothingness" called "Angst and The Empty Set." I used my old trusty typewriter to write out my thoughts.
Pinterest commissioned one of my heart images for their V-Day campaign - find it in the group and send it to your Valentine! Woo-hoo!
I call my collaged snapshot collections “Still Motion” and use them for editorial, retail, outdoor and fine art projects including large-scale light boxes, wallpapers and giant booth graphics.
The final collages are the product of many hours of walking around shooting a particular theme like arrows or letters often over the course of several months or even years.
Clients include: Time's FTI Journal, Print Structures, INQ Mobile, The GSMA Mobile World Conference in Barcelona
Q: When did you start using black-and-white for your work and why?
A: I’ve been in love with Xerox machines ever since I can remember, photostrips from old school photo booths, newspaper op/ed power, black ink, white-out, and of course, OREOS.
I created a colorful world map for the December 2014 issue of Delta Sky Magazine for the WHEELS UP Section. My watercolor was also used for the background of a story called The TAO of Danny.
Sony Style commissioned me to create their “Back 2 School Essentials” campaign. The campaign ran in all US Sony Style retail stores including a logo, series of eight images that were translated into large-scale interior and window display graphics, 30-second animation, flyers, mouse pads, plastic figurines, posters and web promotions.
RPA in Santa Monica asked me to create an artful interpretation of The Newport Beach Film Festival name. My piece was chosen as the hero art for the festival and was featured around LA on bus shelters and outdoor advertising. The art was also projected on screen at the festival and on many printed materials including the program cover.
“Created in 1994, Kids Dance is Ballet Tech's student performance troupe. Kids Dance provides students with the opportunity to learn choreography and develop performance skills and activities that are essential to the development of a professional dancer.”
I designed the the Kids Dance logo and print collateral for this years performance at The Joyce Theater using some of the student's collages including posters, invitations, T's, and tote bags.
Apparatus, a design firm based in Toronto, commissioned me to create three snowboard designs for women and boys as part of the 2013 Sims and M3 lines.
BLUE is the first in a series of my color poetry on wood pallet paper. Other colors (hopefully) coming soon but the awesome Williamsburg pallet supplier place no longer exists! (very sad)
40" x 40" / heavy
"Ballet Tech is a continuum of dance and academic training that gives New York City children with nascent talent the opportunity to grow into world-class professional ballet dancers."
I designed the company’s new brand identity including two versions of the logo and print collateral. I also created a unique Philip E. Aarons award using painted wood panels and state-of-the-art printing techniques.