Logo design for a promotion for Pictionary in Latin America. Created while employed and under direction of Asylum Marketing
After creating this illustration based on an old photo of JFK, I decided to turn it into something bigger, so I found a good motivational quote by him and created this grungy poster.
Like the JFK poster, this started out as an exercise in illustration. Since I liked the result, I paired it with some typography displaying one of my favorite quotes ever, attributed to Churchill.
A type-based design using the lyrics for the Beatles' "Rocky Raccoon," one of their lesser-known songs from the White Album (but one of my favorites).
A design inspired by an old sketch, which in turn was inspired by a phrase I heard once in a movie that struck me as simple, direct, and very true.
Each drawing depicts a place to which I have been. These slanted, edited memories are reconstructed on the abstracted two-dimensional surface with brush and line. The travel log now relives in a coded, patterned and redirected attempt to describe the feeling of being here and there— facts and fabrications collide.
The reality of the places or events I've experienced is long gone. All that is left is what my memory retained— not as it has been portrayed in atlases or fancy postcards found at souvenir shops— as my own brain chooses to remember it. Inks and paint— suspended in polyurethane-covered layers of paper— act as a means to resurrect these lost realities.
The Camino de Santiago de Compostela is the oldest pilgrimage route in Europe. Since the medieval ages, pilgrims would travel over 500 miles to Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain, believed to be the resting place of the remains of the apostle St. James (Santiago). Today, the Camino has seen a revival for thru-hikers, trekkers and eco-tourists, particularly along the Camino Francés, which spans from the border between Spain and France and crosses 500 miles to Santiago.
After completing this epic journey, I felt it necessary to create a piece that, like Souvenirs depicted my recollection of the trip. Due to the scale of the trip, however, I found that one painting would not do it justice. I divided the trip in a triptych, which can be aligned side-by-side or top to bottom and create a cohesive piece that represents the journey that is the Camino.
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