Monday
Mar122012

Vykoda

DJ Vykoda recently approached me to bring his logo to life.

He had a great idea of what he wanted to see conceptualized and brought to life.  Vykoda offered me a few pictured of King Crabs and wanted their claws to be part of the spelling of his name.  After around five drafts in Illustrator the Vykoda logo was born.

Currently listening to Vykoda, 2Pac, Boys Noize and Bad Religion.

Thursday
Feb162012

28 Hours A Day

It's been a busy busy month.

I don't have much time to update between projects but I will try again this weekend.  I am currently managing four new sites and their design as well as a few album covers, posters, and apparel design projects.

2012 have started with a full spring.  New works, business cards and more updated this weekend.

Wednesday
Jan182012

Howl At The Moon.


Another design for Los Angeles based company Rome Promotions.  Rome Promotions contacted me in regards to designing a poster (for print) for the band the Mowgli's.

The band already has a black and white logo with a wolf howling at the moon.  I wanted to take the concept one step further and bring in some color and illustrative aspects to their piece.  

I began with a full page sketch in my notebook of the basic layout and three colors I would use.  Once I had a clear image of where my piece would go I started up Illustrator and begin putting together basic shapes.  I didn't want to commit to a particular style yet but one started to emerge with a few mistakes (as they usually do).  While using the pen tool I slide off the canvas and my image looked is if it were melting... I decided to follow that.  

Once basic shaped were finished I opened the image in Photoshop.  This is where I lay down my strokes from my different brushes I had been developing over the course of my career.  After the image was finished I began working on type.  I didn't want to overwhelm the design with too many different colors.  I used colors that were already down on my canvas for the type and decided to only go with two fonts.

Currently listening to Jeff Buckley, the Mowgli's, and Modeselektor. 

Wednesday
Jan112012

They're Here....


Rome Promotions asked me to come up with a poster for their upcoming event they described as 'indie'.  It took a while for me to ponder concepts and finally I drafted a small version of this little guy to the left in my note.

After having made the basic design I decided it was time to get started in Illustrator.  I drew out the concept and came up with my creation.

I imported him as a vector imagine into Photoshop and began working on type and layer effects... this process usually takes quite a while as I love setting type and I try combination after combination with layer effects.

 The end result was this little guy.  I hope you enjoy.

Musical inspiration for the poster... Madeon, Black Keys and Sebastian.

Thursday
Jan052012

French Electro and more!