Friday, October 30, 2009

If you live in Chicago, you should go.

My friend Alicia* sings in the Chicago-area band
Oh, Alchemy. I created this nostalgic little poster to
advertise one of their December shows. Click to see
bigger and better!

* I've known Alicia since we became pen pals more than
twenty years ago!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Willy and pathos

Poor Mr. Loman was an empty suit. I created this poster with acrylic and Photoshop, with one of Ben's suits as a model. The type is essentially Futura medium, but I made the individual letterforms myself (again with acrylic paint and Photoshop) for a different, slightly more distressed, hand-lettered look.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Literary cartoon portraits.

I've been dipping my toe in the warm waters of product design lately. This little guy is a binder with the faces of famous literary figures, because, well, they're my peeps. Click to enlarge.

Saturday, October 03, 2009


 coffee, not to gouache. (Do you know about gouache? It's a type of paint beloved by many illustrators for its high pigmentation and the cool matte quality that it can produce.)

Personally, although I enjoy admiring others' gouache illustrations, I don't love working with the medium. When I want flat panels of color like you see in my coffee painting above, I prefer to work digitally... less messy, and looks the same. In this illustration, I used both gouache and digital color.

* It's pronounced [ɡwaʃ]. Fun to say! Rhymes with "wash"!