The Academy Awards held an exhibition at Gallery 1988 LA that featured prints of 2012's best picture nominees as well as prints of some of the best moments in Oscars history, which I was responsible for coming up with.
A few of the illustrations I worked on with ESPN for their article, 'Playground Basketball is Dyingl.' I'm terrible at basketball, but I'm a big fan of the sport, so this was a pretty fun project.
Selection of illustrations for Bandcamp this year that include Alice Russell, Lee Fields, Rioux, and Adrian Younge
I came up with this 8 x 8 screen-printed piece for the traveling exhibition for the 30th Anniversary of Ghostbusters. Prints are available at the shows and likely online in about a month.
Two illustrations for ESPN the Magazine's story on disgraced NFL running back, Ray Rice. The story centers around his destroyed image and public outrage after his disgusting behavior was brought to light.
There were two images created that Art Director Eric Paul was able to choose from. This project appears in the 2014 NFL Preview issue for September.
Selection of illustrations for Bandcamp this year that include Tommy Guerrero, Tora, Too Many Zooz, Spazzkid and Electric Wire Hustle
BBC Focus magazine commissioned an illustration based on The Giver (the film, not the book). The illustration is based on the main character, Jonas, and his ability to see color in a world where everyone else just sees black and white. AD: Joe Eden
Major League Soccer and the Futbol Artist Network commissioned a group of artists to create imagery celebrating the career of Landon Donovan, who's probably best known for his golden goal in the 2010 World Cup for the US Men's National Team. I created a portrait with colorways for the LA Galaxy and the US Men's National Team. He was a fun one to watch.
AD: Daniel Nyari
A personal project showcasing some of baseball's great weirdos and crooked characters. Available as prints in my shop.
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My friend & very talented musician, Matt Rolin, commissioned me to put together an image that he could use for publications involving his trippy band, Nowhere.
Not pictured: Chris Hoke
ChuckleFck, Cleveland's comedy powerhouse, contacted me to put together a poster for The Lucas Brothers (22 Jump Street, Lucas Brothers Moving Co., Friends of the People). They're both huge wrestling fans, particularly of Bret 'The Hitman' Hart, so it made sense that both of their heads found their way onto the Hitman's body for this one.
In the week leading up to the last season of Breaking Bad, the hype & anticipation got big enough to the point where I just wanted to draw Walter White for the heck of it. No half measures here.
It eventually made its way into my store as a 16 x 24 print. Edition of 52.
This self initiated piece is based around living in Cleveland, in one neighborhood in particular, and having an extremely cynical attitude toward the 'progress' being made there. Don't get me wrong, the place has come a long way, but I think people are 'drinking the Kool-Aid' a bit too much around here.
12 x 12 prints are available in the store.
I have the privilege of creating images for featured artists on Bandcamp.com pretty regularly. These are selections from the past few months that include the late Francis Bebey, Black Milk, Jean Grae, Painted Palms, Diggs Duke, Fulgeance, Hello Skinny, and video game music composer Danny Baranowsky.
My favorite of the three illustrations I put together for Men's Health magazine for an article and infographic that pits Jason Statham and his workouts vs. Arnold Schwartzenegger and his workouts from the 70's and 80's when he was massive.
The New Republic magazine commissioned me for an editorial illustration to be included with an article about the poet/writer George Meredith. This particular article focused on a sonnet about a failing relationship and infidelity.
The piece appears in the May 2013 issue.
AD: Erick Fletes
The Hollywood Reporter and AD extraordinaire, Peter Cury, worked with me on this illustration accompanying a story about botched cosmetic surgery leading to suicide. Pretty grisly stuff despite the blonde hair and bright colors.
Supersonic Art holds an invitational exhibition of some of the top artists around. I was really excited to get an invite to participate, as I'm a fan of just about everyone else in the show. There isn't really a theme for this, so I used the opportunity to come up with something that's been in the back of my head for awhile, and that's creating a piece about failure and squandering talent. It might appear that this is just Chet Baker with skull face-paint, but it's really about wasting opportunities.
Selection of illustrations for Bandcamp this year that include Nick Waterhouse, Mo Kolours, Osunlade, and Amp Fiddler
This illustration appeared in the December 2011 issue of Wired Magazine in an article about the legacy of Steve Jobs.
AD: Alice Cho
This illustration of Philadelphia Union & US Men's National team midfielder, Maurice Edu, was commissioned by Major League Soccer and the Futbol Artist Network. The image accompanies a video showcasing Maurice's drive, ambition, & a bit of background on his life.
AD: Daniel Nyari
And Culture, a branding agency out of Harrisburg, PA had commissioned a few artists to come up with some imagery to be used in their rebranding efforts, which included a new website and the obligatory collateral materials. The theme was innovation, so I came up this layered image of creative people that ranged from Henry Ford to Walt Whitman to Steve Jobs.
You can view the image on their site: AndCulture.com (refresh if it doesn't appear immediately)
The Atlantic commissioned me to come up with an illustration to accompany an article about early 20th century poet, Marianne Moore, and the difficult relationship with her controlling, over-bearing mother.
You can find this story in the December 2013 issue of the magazine.
AD: Jackie Lay
Big thanks to The New Republic for having me work up this editorial illustration on Turkish writer, Orhan Pamuk. The image was part of a write-up on the Turkish Nobel Prize winner and his thoughts on issues in Turkey & writing.
This was part of the September 2013 Issue.
AD: Erick Fletes
This is a selection from an ongoing series of drawings that were for warm-ups or just because I wanted to draw the character. Some of these have been made into prints for various gallery shows. They may find their way into the store soon. You can find more of them on my tumblr page.
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AMC & Hero Complex Gallery teamed up for an exhibition to promote the premiere of the 4th season of The Walking Dead. I was invited to participate, which was great because it gave me an opportunity to create a piece based on a great character in Rick Grimes, who is great at shooting dead things, and turning his head in awkward ways when he scolds his kid, who never listens.
The print, 'Maybe You People Are Better Off Without Me' is an 18 x 24 giclee print, available in the gallery's store.
The Walking Dead © 2013 AMC Film Holdings LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Selections from Spoke Art's Annual Wes Anderson-themed show. Obligatory Bill Murray overload.
Many of these are sold out, but some APs are in the store.
Selections from some of the pop up exhibitions that Spoke Art has held in New York City. These were shows that honored directors such as Quentin Tarantino, The Coen Brothers, and Martin Scorsese.
Some APs are available in the store.
Selected works from various pop-culture group shows at Gallery1988.
I have a few APs available in the store.
Some of the earlier Bandcamp illustrations that break out of the landscape format.
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Album artwork & layout for the band 'To Catch A Thief'
Commissioned silk-screened poster for The Astor Theatre's showing of the Sergio Leone classic 'Once Upon A Time In The West.'
Available in the store.
This is a stupid play on words that my brother had been rambling about that I turned into a print to give him for Christmas. There's always room for a dumb joke or two on a portfolio site, and this is no exception.
An older project of mine that I still like a bunch, so here it is again. If you're sick of seeing it, well, I've got two words for ya.
An earlier project of mine that depicts some classic Jazz players.