Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Girl Talk

Ah, mash-ups, truly the Frankenstein's monster of the music world...

I had actually never heard of Girl Talk until I agreed to do the poster, but once I learned who he was, the concept (suggested to me by my brother) was so obvious I couldn't pass it up. And with school not for another week and half away, I had plenty of time to devote to this one. Bigger scenes like this are fun because of all the little details you can put into background characters and elements, stuff that really helps enhance the concept and keeps the viewer looking at the poster. It's something I always aspire to do, but short deadlines often have a habit of getting in the way.

I've got one more poster to do before school starts. It's gonna be sweet.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Hooray Beer!

Months ago my good friend Jordan Sly asked me to design a label for a beer he had been brewing (check out his blog here!) I was very excited to do it, but unfortunately it fell on the back burner as school projects overtook my life. Christmas break has given me some time to catch up on this and all of the other projects I've been putting off, however, so I should be updating soon with some of my latest work.

I really dig the history theme Jordan has gone with for his brewery, and it was fun to make my contribution by turning Czar Nicholas I into a smiling beer shill. I'm not sure that's what he had in mind when he picked the name, but I thought the idea was pretty funny and irreverent. I also tried to keep things simple so it would reproduce nicely at a small size. I hope they turn out!

Despite my appropriation of their catchy slogan, this post in no way endorses Red Stripe beer. In fact, I think it tastes like skunky urine.