Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Illustration Friday: Mail

I remember as a kid fighting with my sister over who would get the mail. It was fun. The mailbox contained unknown treasures. I still like getting things in the mail, although now as an adult it's more likely to contain bills rather than cards filled with money from Grandma.

New York Times Sketch

Basking in a Workout's Long, Mysterious Afterglow

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Honorable Mention

These are some of the things that didn't make the cut from a recent logo project. While they didn't make the cut I'm still proud of each them and had the project been a little different maybe things could have worked out.

New York Times Sketch

Salvation Army Loses Donations as Giant Limits Bell Ringing

Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas Desktop Wallpapers

Here are some Christmas desktop wallpapers. Just click on the image to get the full size image, they're 1920x1200.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Illustration Friday: Prehistoric

So, this doesn't immediately read prehistoric, but it's in there. I read this article and the word for this week reminded me of it, so I decided I would attempt at an illustration for the article: Oregon Will Go Coal Free.

New York Times Sketch

Cracking Open a Holiday Classic The play this article refers to is called "The Hard Nut" I thought drawing a nutcracker with a broken jaw would be fun so that's why I picked this article today.

Monday, November 29, 2010

House Find #11: Cow Skull

Unbeknown to us there was a cow skull hiding under a bush in our backyard. Had I not tried to clean out the leaves that had fallen off of that bush I never would have found it. What's strange about it is that we live in a row house near the city, not near farmland. I have no idea how to even go about procuring a cow skull so the fact that one ended up in our a backyard is pretty interesting.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

House Find #10: 1960's Army Recruitment Card

So far this is my favorite find. I found one part of this card to be particularly interesting and it's the line; "…in the New Action Army." I'm guessing the popularity of G.I. Joe dolls at the time had something to do with that.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Frisch's Big Boy

This past weekend we decided to try some local Cincinnati fare, so we went to Frisch's Big Boy. I've seen Bob's Big Boy before and I'm not exactly sure what the two have in common or where they differ, but their mascots do seem very similar. At any rate I saw this on a card and decided to give a scan.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Illustration Friday: Afterwards

Like most kids I played little league baseball. Unfortunately for my dad I never really cared much for baseball, but I didn't mind all the Bazooka gum, mainly for the comics, and the snow cones. Brian Regan is a comedian who seems to have had the same experience, you can listen here.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

House Find #9: Fighting Irish

This is from one of the many Notre Dame posters and other ephemera found around the house. Although this image doesn't do it justice I liked this one because it was printed with some awesome gold ink.

Friday, November 5, 2010

"These Are Their Stories"

I happened upon "These Are Their Stories" and really liked the concept. Each artist took a one line description for a Law and Order episode and interpreted in their own way. You can see more here.

Pentagram: Art Directors Club Hall of Fame Gala

This is an example from a series of gift cards that were designed for the ADC Hall of Fame Gala. The quotes on the gift cards are great and from former inductees. To see more of the project click here.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Drawing at church

Sitting in church it's hard not to draw especially when you have so many models who sit so still. I also have a two year old which is why there is a drawing of Darth Vader battling Luke Skywalker. I also ended up with some great drawings of Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Lightning McQueen, and Mater.

Saturday, October 30, 2010


With Halloween tomorrow here's a monster sketch. Happy Halloween.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Illustration Friday: Spooky

As a kid I don't ever really remember Halloween being scary, except I guess for one thing. The biggest fear I had as a kid on Halloween was getting inedible items, things like pencils, stickers, and horrible candy. Circus peanuts certainly classified as one of those horrible candies. Also included were: Mary Janes, licorice, and the peanut butter candy with the orange and black wrappers.

House Find #7: matchbook