2016 Lobstermania poster for Dorothy Lane Market’s annual celebration of lobsters.
The DLM Cheese Show 2016 Poster.
Alzheimer’s is the worst disease ever. It’s degenerative and you forget who you are. With other diseases, you can fight and still remember you friends, your family, and you. My dad died of Alzheimer’s and it was a terrible, terrible way to go. I hope and pray they find a cure for this disease soon. … Read more Fuck Alzheimer’s
My dad passed away June 8, 2011 from Alzheimer’s. Since then, I have participated in the fundraiser walk each year. This is the second year that I’ve offered a print as a fundraiser incentive. The concept behind the print is that the flower is forget-me-not flower is being distorted by the disease, but no one … Read more Forget Me (not) 2013
So I did a dirty thing…I entered a poster contest. No prize, not certain of who holds the rights. I’m sure some NO-SPEC’ers out there will frown upon me. But you know what? I really don’t care. One of my favorite shows, Castle, just celebrated their 100th episode. I was there from the beginning, when … Read more Celebrating Castle’s 100th Episode
Last week, I posted my Graphic Design PSA about Graphic Design Emergencies. This week, part 2… Graphic design is a profession filled with deadlines. Many of them arrive too quickly, no matter how much time we as designers are given on a project. But I’ve always said, “there’s no such thing as a graphic design … Read more Monday Fun: Graphic Design Emergency, Part II
Yesterday, we had 80+ mile per hour winds blow through our area and knocked out power to about 90,000 people. While my work lost power, I was fortunate to have power at my house. As I was talking with a neighbor about the situation he mentioned the abbreviation “woe” that he saw on a store … Read more WithOut electricity
I was talking to a friend the other about design related things. Somehow the conversation turned to type and I remarked to her that “free fonts are like a $20 hooker. You never know what you’re going to get.” She laughed and said, “that would be a great t-shirt.” So I made it into a … Read more Free Fonts
Designers fell in love with Helvetica when it was first introduced, and that love has not subsided over the years. A clean and elegant font, it works well under a variety of conditions. It only seemed natural to pay tribute to one of the all-time favorite fonts in the world with a tongue-in-cheek verison of … Read more Designers do it in Helvetica.
I’m having fun with a new series of posters that I developed at the end of 2011 and 2012 that started with Dream Pig and Give Peas A Chance. I love the simple iconography and type combined with a single, strong color for a quick, compelling story. I’ve tried to keep the feeling light and … Read more Don’t Give Me That Sheep
Girl Scout Cookies are a yearly tradition as we transition from winter to spring. This year, as I was munching my way through a box of Thin Mints, I had a brainstorm: why not do a poster that celebrates the awesomeness of these addictive little cookies with the tagline, “Resistance is futile.” I chatted with … Read more Resistance is Futile
I had a dream where there were pig shaped clouds against a pink colored sky. I woke up and had the title of the piece: When Pigs Fly. The idea stuck with me and I finally had some time this year to give the idea a whirl. After creating the pig and his fancy wings … Read more Dream Pig in 2012
After spending time in Chicago and working on this year’s Cheese Show Poster for my day job, I was in a retro deco sort of mood. Which was good because it was time to work on the poster for our annual Food & Wine Show. I’ve been designing the posters since this show’s inception in … Read more Food & Wine Show Poster 2011
I originally had the idea for this poster in late 2010. I envisioned a can of peas with the peace symbol on it. However, after some experimentation, I dropped the can idea and just went for the peas making up the peace symbol. I bought a couple of bags of frozen peas and on one … Read more In 2012, Give Peas A Chance
Last year, I participated in the first Say Something Poster project. It was a fun project and is for a good cause, so I decided to join in again this year. While the organization and theme had changed, the mission hadn’t: try to inspire the youth of today with a positive message. Today so many … Read more Say Something Poster 2011: No App for Life
While I was in Chicago this summer for HOWDesign Live, I went to Willis Tower for the Skydeck tour. While in the gift shop, I shot a pic of the Chicago World’s Fair poster. In July, while discussing the cheese show poster for my day job at Dorothy Lane Market with our Cheese … Read more DLM Cheese Show Poster 2011
My buddies and I started grilling and watching movies outside on the deck a few years ago when we were on vacation in Virginia. We named the evening “Sunset Cinema” and really look forward to grilling season so we can see movies outside. One of my buddies decided to build a cool movie theater in … Read more Moonlight Movies Poster