Pleased as punch to have my Beirut poster selected for Print Magazine’s 2012 Regional Design Annual – representing the Dirty South! Pick one up, lots of great work featured – or better yet, grab a Beirut print for yourself from Human Shaped Robot! In other news as I have relocated it most likely will be a couple of months until I’m up and printing again. I will still be shipping existing prints so plan ahead and get your holiday orders in soon.
I just wrapped up printing some cards – just need to have them cut and they’ll be on the site for purchase. The cards will be available on French Blue Raspberry paper with red ink and Construction Factory Green with orange ink. They’ll be sold in packs of six with matching envelopes. Check back soon for more details and images of the new cards!
Very happy to have some nice posts on OMGposters.com and Notcot.org last week for my recent Songbird prints. I’m hoping to take some time over the holidays to work on some new stuff so keep an eye out in the new year!
I’m very excited and humbled to have a page featuring my Uncle Franks print in Caspar Williamson’s new book – The Little Book of Screenprinting. The book features works from screenprint artists from around the globe – a short history of the printing and the process. It’s a really great little book if I do say so myself and I’m honored to be mentioned among the very talented group of artists. Pick one up at Amazon or your local book seller today!
It’s been entirely too long since I’ve had any updates or new art prints. I’ve tried to capture some of the updates over the past couple months below. I was lucky to have a little time over the Thanksgiving holiday to work on an art print as well – I hope to have up on the site in a week or so. There will be two versions – a red & metallic blue bird – one on French Madero Beach, the other on French Starch Rain. Keep an eye out for them soon, I’ll try to keep up with the updates!
I’m always still amazed to hear from people in other countries that have run across my site one way or another. A month or so back was delighted to hear about this post from flatmaids.de that the Dapper Mans Guide was featured in. Take a gander at the beard and mustache guide from across the pond at http://www.flatmaids.de/state-of-the-bart
I finished this a couple of weeks ago, but hadn’t had time to update the blog for some time. Overall I’m pretty happy with how it turned out – I would have ultimately liked to use the glow in the dark ink, but the yellow popped so much I had to use it. Unfortunately, the silver doesn’t display well in pictures, but it really shines on the dark blue paper! Head over to the shop and look at a couple of the detailed shots. The final size on this one is 12.5 x 19 inches.
Some more work on this – as you can see added some detail to make it a bit more accurate, tightened things up some, and started printing over the weekend! I’ve got the silver done and it looks pretty good. I was planning a solid fill for the “light beam” but decided on a line patten as it adds a bit more interest. Was testing a few versions of ink color and line weight of the light part. As far as the ink goes, I planning on glow in the dark all the way, but it didn’t have much contrast against the dark blue paper. I tried some yellow and instantly changed my mind. It really pops and looks great with the silver. I’m still working on the weight of the lines but think I have it just right. I should be burning those tomorrow and hopefully will have this finished up sometime later in the week.
Killing time at my new job today (I’m waiting to get to work soon once my computer is set up!!!) I was doing some sketching – messing around in Illustrator… thinking about tweaking the Airstream camper silhouettes. I wanted to get away from the very flat side view and do something a little bit different – and remembered a poster from the Art Directors Club that was all white, with a very clean isometric drawing of an oven (opened – with a man sticking his head in).
I really liked how clean and geometric everything was, so I started sort of an isometric drawing of the camper and have been messing around with it a bit (although Portal 2 is calling my name). I want to add some texture or maybe some kind of light stochastic shading to add some more dimension. As far as ink goes – I know metallic silver will look killer on the dark blue paper I have – and I thought aside from the silver – using some glow in the dark ink may be cool in the windows (maybe some party lights). I’ve still got some work to do (as always) but like where this is heading… Any suggestions?