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01 Gig Posters

January 20, 2019
gig poster designs

I’m lucky to have talented friends who play kick-ass music. Sometimes, they need a quick turn-around poster for a show. These are a blast to do, with unlimited freedom and not much time. Top and center were alternate versions, using some found images and my type design. Top right was inspired by two Neil Young album covers, and my type design. All these are using Knockout font, which I’m obsessed with for the time being.

The middle three were for a CD release party, and use some antique art or photo (the left and right ones) or my robot illustration. I had fun with that big blocky sans serif wood type.

The bottom posters (left and center) were my illustrations, and altered for a spring and fall use, and the right one used some stock illustration.

Easter Cat graphics

September 15, 2017
des_easter_cat

A follow up to the Ally Cat graphics I did a while back, this was for an Easter  race. Fun to work on projects like this when there are no rules.

Othello poster

May 31, 2014
des_othello-poster

This was created several years ago for a pro-bono client at the agency where I used to work. It was for a Shakespeare theater group in Columbia, SC.  No budget for art or printing, of course. All the art was public domain, or I scanned it in. The art was adapted for a tee-shirt and they both turned out nicely.

unpublished collage

December 21, 2013
ill_grammar

This is another digital collage taking a page from Gaskell’s book, and a title from a foreign movie I saw  on IMDB. The movie poster really intrigued me, so I made my own version of it.

unpublished dog collage

December 21, 2013
ill_dog-symbolism

Another collage and illustration project, the words were from that horse_ebooks twitter page (which I refuse to believe was human powered), I wrote several of my favorites down in a sketchbook. The back page is from Gaskell’s and the blimp and plans are from an old clip art book.

unpublished, re-worked

December 21, 2013
ill_chameleon

I started some digital collages, using this cool old book, titled Gaskell’s Compendium of Forms Educational, Social, Legal and Commercial, as a base, then adding illustration, typography and paint on top. This one was a re-creation of a freelance job I did a while back.