September Design Recap
Summer in Seattle is very, very dead now so it'll be a little easier to stay inside and work on design projects. First from September is a two-color 18" x 24" print for the sold out Cigarettes After Sex show at The Neptune. Most of the band's imagery is black and white, so I wanted to keep it simple with a two color, minimal approach. The band name itself is pretty obvious and sexual, so the design didn't need to get too literal, beyond the cigarette pack imagery.
Next up, another poster—this one was for Elder Island playing at the Fillmore in San Francisco. The band has used a lot of 70s/80s audio/electronic-looking imagery in some photography lately, so I wanted to play into that for this design.
The third poster of the month is for AJJ in December. The show is being put on by The Vera Project, but at the larger Neumos on Capitol Hill. Back when I played music, my band played with AJJ here in Seattle at a couple DIY spaces, and down in their hometown Phoenix. In the earlier years of Porchlight, they played an all-ages in-store as well, so I was happy to do this poster when the Vera Project asked. My illustration style isn't perfectly aligned with the bands on the bill, but I think everyone wound up happy with my weird laundromat illustration.
The nice boys of Cataldo have a really great new record out called "Literally Main Street". This year I have done a handful of designs for them and this Cat-aldo shirt is one of my favorites. The idea was the band's, so I can't take full credit.
The nice folks down at Pacific Science Center let me go in and take a ton of photos of the Minoru Yamasaki-designed courtyard (possibly my favorite spot in the entire city). To read more and see all the photos head right here.
Over a decade of Porchlight, I've designed around 6 or 7 different diner mugs that are available to purchase in the shop. This time I went a very, very serious route...
September also brought a new round of Clif Bar pins—a few thousand of 'em. The folks at Clif Bar are really great to work with and always make the process super smooth.
Lastly, my favorite snaps of the month. A few are from an Ebbets Field Flannels photoshoot I helped out with (if you're curious about those sporty NFL photos).