Friday, October 30, 2009

Kafka's Metamorphosis



Final illustration for Kafka's The Metamorphosis. The concept is to provide insight in to Gregor's fleeting humanity as he becomes accustomed to being a gigantic cockroach. His only lonely love is a glossy female magazine cutout that he has framed, she is wearing a gigantic fur coat. In this illustration her coat is made out of hairy cockroaches.

About three shapes replicated mostly for the figure, and Modern No. 20 exclamation points and question marks make up the background. I am loving working in black and white lately, the possibility of making gigantic kip prints of this for junior review is seeming like a good idea at this point.

Finally, Jill Tracy, definitely the soundtrack for this piece:


Friday, October 23, 2009

Why?'s By Torpedo or Crohn's; A Typographic Rendering



This is a typographic rendering of a text of personal importance to me. Whether it is his creative use of metaphors or his frank, bittersweet delivery, Yoni Wolf speaks to my soul. I tried to capture the complexity of the rhythms with the woven typography in the background and pay homage to the lyrics with an imperfect but expressive rendering of the type.

I hope that it did the song justice; small thing that I could do for all the joy Why? has given me.





Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Binary Canary







Also known as the uncann-ar-y. Concept was to create a piece of artwork that would stand up to each CMYK ink being removed in turn. Also, the piece has to subvert itself once the black layer is added, making it an un-canary instead. The 25 percent gray will be a PMS Silver Metallic in print.

*edit* the plaid-like overlay is creating weird optical illusions and making it dirty for some reason

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Little Giant Cover Design



Last time you'll see this damn rabbit illustration, I swear! This is the cover of the textbook I am redesigning, The Little Giant Encyclopedia of Superstitions. I intend to post full spreads when I have the time to make a serious update, in the meantime this gives the overall feel of the book. I am going for an updated 'storybook' feel, thus the illustrated manuscript-esque illustrations paired with the modern functionality of DIN. This is for a comp, so the color scheme might change in the final.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Woven Type




These are bits of process work for a booklet that I am creating. The finished piece will be a typographic rendering of the Why? song "By Torpedo or Crohn's."

Updates to come soon as I am currently designing two books

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Manson



Illustration of Charles Manson and his concubines, digital. The idea of this assignment was to create an illustration that would also look like it was from the time period that the murder crime occurred in. I took a stab at the seventies, but didn't really want to portray psychedelia because of the dark nature of the crimes and the fact thta Manson really wasn't into the drugs as much as he was in to the psychological manipulation.