Get ready! It’s coming, ya’ll!
The cover reveal is here! I had so much fun working on the lettering for this cover and the story itself sounds so fun! The illustration is by the amazing Carolina Rodríguez Fuenmayor (her insta: @atlerlier) and the whole project brought together by the wonderful Chloe Foglia (her insta: @chlo__doe__) over at Simon & Schuster Publishing. Thanks again to Chloe for the great project! It's coming out February 2019 and I can't wait to hold it in my hands :)
The day Stella and Galliard meet, there is something in the air in their small town. Literally. So begins weeks of pink lightning, blood red rain, unexplained storms… And a countdown clock appears mysteriously above the town hall. With time ticking down to some great, unknowable end they’ll each have to make a choice. If this is really the end of the world, who do they want to be when they face it?
There was a reveal article from Paste Magazine where author Kathryn Ormsbee had some nice words to say about everyone working on the cover, thanks Kathryn! Read that article here.
I LOVE designing for Halloween or anything that just needs to be spooky ooky kooky. When creating work in that space, it's always super fun to play around with the built-in "scary" imagery such as bones, bats, vampires, etc. But "scary" doesn't have to mean gory or bloody; it can be vintage or cute or even cheerful. Crazy, eh? So click to read more as I dive into and breakdown some ideas behind my work in this theme!
Back in 2016 I designed a set of 4 cards that were sold in Target for justWink, American Greetings' young and fun line. Celebrating Dads combined with neon orange patterns, heck yeah! So here's a post that dives deeper into those designs but really is an excuse to talk about my Dad!
Simon and Schuster has been in the publishing game since 1924 so you know what that means? They know what they doin', y'all! I'm super pleased/excited/stoked when amazing AD Chloe (what up, girl!) asked me to work with her on a title that'll be joining their Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers section next year! I'm so stoked as I'm a bit obsessed with book covers and anytime I might get the opportunity to get my hands on something physical my lettering has been printed on, I'm mondo happy!!
Yo, Farmboy! Oh man, super stoked they're open for business! Located in Chandler, Arizona, "guests at Farmboy enjoy authentic Smoked Meats and Sandwiches, in a rustic and comfortable environment."
Look, y'all, it's been 100 degrees for the last week, I've got more months of even hotter weather to look forward to, so let's think cooler thoughts and talk about Christmas! Christmas lettering, that is.
“Any minute you will show, and I'm wondering where did you go?” I’m not going to lie, I hummed that song the whole time I made this post! Another editorial for The Information that touches on the shortage of CFOs in Silicon Valley. I love illustrating architecture and I got to get my geek on a little for this guy. Definitely click the article to see a detail shot!
You’ve got to move it, move it! Illustrating and lettering for animation was crazy, y’all. It came with a whole bunch of new lessons to learn to keep things flowing, not only on the current frame but also those empty spaces in between. Click to see more of this Picture This series from Blue Mountain.
Hey, tail-end millennials, we’re sooo hot right now. Those of us on the cusp of aging out of fun and getting comfy in middle-age, are now at the peak of profitable nostalgia. But not the glossed over 80s, I'm talking full on bicycle shorts, frizzy hair, frilly socks, and corduroy. It's been so long I had to Google how to spell corduroy. And perms, oh the perms. Acid wash, tight jeans, slap bracelets, rat tails and mullets.
I love working with the awesome folks at the Blue Mountain line of American Greetings! Here's some e-cards that went live recently. Lettering and illustrating for digital vs print comes with its own challenges. Check out some more work in this line and some thoughts of working in an online medium.
Google and Alexa, so fetch! I recently had the opportunity to do some editorial work for The Information, a site with deeply-reported articles about the technology industry. Color me surprised when I found out how many virtual assistants there were to choose from! And like any other pool of similar products, there’s those part of the in-crowd and those on the outskirts running along the loser’s track.
I've had the pleasure of working with the amazing team at justWink for the last 4 or so years and it's always fun to see the cards I've worked on pop up in my local Target! So check out this little guy, he's now large and in charge and available now in the justWink section in Target!
Valentine’s is a great holiday to explore visually. But that begs the question, just what does “LOVE” look like? Is it just hearts? Is it all pink? Is it sweet words? Or is it something more funky that gets a laugh because y’all are freaks behind closed doors? Click the link and check out some stationery I’ve had the opportunity to work on with the always amazing clients, justWink and Seller’s Publishing.
Happy Halloween to everyone! Here's some neon scares to help celebrate.
Throughout the last 12 years, Armin Vit and Co.'s Quipsologies blog was one of my daily stops for design inspiration. Sadly, 10/17 was the last Quip, a goodbye from the man himself! Way back in 2014, on a whim I sent in some (bad, I know that now!) photographs of my lettering that was laser engraved on some big slabs of beef jerky and my heart stopped when I saw it pop up on Quipsologies. A giant THANK YOU to Armin and everyone who had a part of bringing all the great inspiration to me and countless other designers for over a decade!