This spring I designed the festival poster for the Bothell Block Party and Brew Fest, a small festival hosted by the University of Washington to showcase bands and breweries. The poster needed to convey the fun and blooming of the small town as well as springtime flowers, while incorporated UW school colors. My design turned a sunny spring into a a hi-fi system, with the sun as a turntable, connecting through the flowers to the speaker system.
I met Laura Stevenson over a decade ago when we played a house show together here in Seattle with Jeff Rosenstock's Bomb The Music Industry. Ever since I first heard Laura, I've been blown away by her songwriting, voice and musicianship. She's truly one of the most talented musicians I've ever known. When she asked me to design some new merch for her, I gladly agreed. Here are the results.
Vie & Vin is a new wine shop located in Edmonds, Washington. The couple that opened the shop also came up with the concept of the main logo, but wanted some help bringing it to life with some charming wonkiness. I helped them do that and also created some alternatives to accompany the main logo.
On the anniversary of the eruption of Mount Saint Helens, Pacific Northwesterners Joseph played the Showbox. The venue asked me to create an eruption-based design for the show. This is a three-color screen print, printed here in Seattle by Broken Press.
It's rare to be able to produce a fully custom, made-in-Seattle tote bag...but it happened thanks to Moop. The Seattle-based bag makers made this short run of Happy Sun Handmade Totes that I designed and you can find them at Porchlight Design Co. Printed on a burnt orange rust with off white ink, it looks even better in person.
Located in Eastern Washington, Spokane Pavilion is hosting the likes of The Head and the Heart, Billy Idol, Incubus and more this summer. I branded the Falls Club, the VIP area of the venue and created signage as well.
It's no secret that I love neon signs. My favorite being the Elephant Car Wash in Seattle, created in the 1950s. In true mid-century form, I made some small 5oz juice glasses with a "Seattle" version of the neon sign. Grab a set of two right here.
As a big fan of sports and all petty games, I also occasionally play bad golf. A while back, Golfer's Journal, got in touch with me to talk about the city of Seattle, casual golf and coffee. The Journal is an incredibly handsome magazine, with great photography and writing. It's miles above other sports magazines and it was a real treat to be featured. Here are a few photos.
And here are a few of my favorite photos from April and May!