Here are a few of the projects that came to fruition in July. First is a poster for my buddies in The Sidekicks. They love basketball and gave me free rein, so obviously I featured a basketball-playing dog.
Next, I was commissioned by a new apartment building, The Danforth, and local marketing folks, Polite Society, to create a print for a contest that was raising money for the Humane Society, Country Doctor, and Artist Trust. Along with two other artists, I was asked to create a print the conveyed an idea of local community. Having lived in Seattle my entire life, the image of folks flocking to green space at the sign of first sun--May or June, has always been stuck in my head. Everyone tends to be a bit more smiley, talkative, and spread out in parks and beaches with cheap prosecco and rosé. The design itself was inspired by the Eames film "Powers Of Ten", which shows an overhead picnic scene in the first few seconds of the film. The print is 12 x 16 and limited to 12 copies that were all distributed via the contest.
A couple months ago I found a pretty ugly late 90's Leica point and shoot film camera for $50. I finally finished a roll and thought I'd share some of the gems.
As with every month, here are some of my favorite photos I took throughout July.
The first project of June was one of the coolest I've gotten to do. I consider the Eames House one of the most special places on the planet for a variety of reasons, so I was thrilled to make some pins for them.
Next, for the second annual For The Love Of Plants art show at the Volunteer Park Conservatory, I designed a three-color screen print featuring some potted house plants stacked high. It's an 18" x 24" print limited to 50 copies, and available here.
Next is an 11" x 17" show poster for my pal Sera Cahoone. It celebrates the anniversary of her first record, using my illustrated version of the album cover.
Every July 4th, I put together an anniversary party in the park for my shop. It's usually a pizza party, sometimes a softball game, but always pretty fun. I also create a poster for the party and here's this year's!
Lastly, here are some of my favorite photos that I took throughout the month of June.