July 31, 2012

Seattle 2012

For Seattle Met magazine on Seattle's failed attempt to get the 2012 Olympics. I was excited to get this assignment from Chris Skiles, such a visually rich subject matter....

Had alot of fun with these roughs, and learned about the Seattle Troll in the process. I've flown into Seattle plenty of times, but only really been there once. I even tried to come up with some lil seattle mascots, which was alot of work for a rough, but I couldn't stop myself, because I love that Northwest Indian art.

My favorite was actually the Pike's Market fish javelin thrower, but I was happy to do the pole vaulter, which is a more classic graphic image, thanks Chris!

July 24, 2012

Progressive Cover

 Progressive Cover for August. Article was by Wendell Berry on how most people have lost their connection to the land.

I did a few that spoke directly to that, but some others that hinted at the fertility cycle.

Here's the piece on the cover.

And Nick chose this horn of plenty glove for the bw inside piece.
Makes me want to garden more.

July 23, 2012

CASE Silver award

Just found out this illustration spread I did for Stanford awhile back won a Silver in CASE which is basically an organization of all the educational magazines.
Thanks to Giorgia Virgili for the great art direction and brilliant test like design, which really makes it standout.