World renowned artist and one of the Memphis Group designers, Peter Shire had a retrospective show in his honor at the LSU museums. The GDSO produced this book for the show to commemorate the event.
This poster was designed for the establishing shot of Sir Elton John's latest single Home Again. The video was directed by Brent Bonacorso and filmed by his wife Magdalena.
These are stills from my thesis/animation entitled Wonderland. The film is being produced with Cinema 4D and After Effects.
Raising Cane's, one of Louisiana's finest quick service restaurants, needed illustrations for several projects. They're a great company and they are great to work with. If you have never experienced Raising Cane's, look them up and go try their food. Their friendly Louisiana brand can be found at any of their out-of-state locations as well.
Located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, WISH Picture Shows needed branding, design and collateral for their movie Ole War Skule. A complete history of LSU viewed through the football program, this documentary is epic in its on-screen achievement, complete with John Goodman narrating it. I was very excited to represent my Alma mater in this project.
This illustration was created for the GDSO to announce Howard Chaykin's lecture at the LSU School of Art's Lecture Series 2011. Mr Chaykin's name is synonymous with American comics and is an entertaining speaker.
World-renowned National Geographic photographer C. C. Lockwood was commissioned to create a stamp for the Louisiana Bicentennial celebration. Mr. Lockwood needed a folder designed for stamp collectors describing both the stamp and his history and approach. C. C. is a truly amazing photographer and a wonderful person.
For those not from Louisiana; Mardi Gras floats are called krewes. This particular krewe needed a commemorative poster created for their 2006 float theme: Femature Evacuation. If you've never experienced Mardi Gras, I highly recommend it.
The Krewe of Loose Skrewes needed a commemorative poster created for their 2007 float theme: Stop Flocking Around. Lese le bon ton rouler!
One of two commemorative posters created for the Krewe of Loose Skrewes 2008 float theme: Flamingeaux Phil Predicts. Both were printed
One of two commemorative posters created for the Krewe of Loose Skrewes 2008 float theme: Flamingeaux Phil Predicts. Both were printed.
This illustration was created for the GDSO to announce the LSU College of Art and Design's 2013 Tiger football season with a tailgate sponsored by the Dean's office.
Baton Rouge Gallery decided to revamp their website in 2012. After receiving a brand reconstruction they wanted to update their online presence to match. Jason Andreason, the gallery's curator, is great to work with and has an impressive artistic vision. If you are ever in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, please make a point to visit BRG
Baton Rouge based Tower of Power tribute band poster for a 2011 performance. GREAT band, check them out.
This piece was designed for the LSU lecture series Malleable Language—a visual and critical exploration of the artistic tradition of combining word and image in a series of exhibitions, lectures, and academic activities. In the fall, we have the distinct honor to welcome Marc Fumaroli, French historian, essayist, and member of the Académie française. Among his celebrated publications is the book When the World Spoke French. In the spring, the College of Art + Design hosts New York based artist in residence Nari Ward, the Nadine Carter Russell Endowed Chair, who will work both on campus with students and with the Baton Rouge community on several cultural initiatives.
Billy Block IS Mr. Nashville. No bones about it. Mr. Block contacted me to create an old Hatch Show print look to promote his Tin Roof live concert series. We also created a logo for his promotional T-shirt series Sing Loud, Play Hard.
The Billy Block Show is second only to The Grand Ole Opry and Midnight Jamboree as Nashville’s longest running LIVE radio show and concert series. It has become the Ellis Island of Nashville welcoming newcomers of all musical genres from rock to rockabilly & blues to bluegrass. Block has become a Nashville icon with his shock of silver hair and ever-present smile, who is equal parts musician (Freddy Fender to Frank Black), broadcast personality (The Big 98 WSIX/CATV19), shameless self promoter (Mr. Nashville) and artist advocate.
Billy is a great guy and that's the single key to his success.
This was a fun MFA project I wanted to share. Take a traditional album and redesign it from another time period. I chose Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon and legendary designer Saul Bass. The illustration is based on Bass's hand cut type and illustrative style, complete with Franklin Gothic to keep it period specific.
This was a book I designed for my MFA. The story is a song written by singer/songwriter Shanti Webb. Although the surface meaning describes a love story of two out of time/out of place lovers (ala Nick Bantock's Griffin and Sabine stories), the real story is about the passing of my Boxer dog named Starr.
This book was created by collaging high resolution scans of victorian lithographs and renascence engravings.
This was a book I designed for my MFA. The story deals with relationships, the different stages, predictability and outcomes.
This book was created by collaging high resolution scans of early to mid-century men's magazines contrasted with Playboy® adverts in a blend of 1930's to 1970's approaches to romance, sex and domesticity.
All design is constant and variable.This book was designed with that in mind. Using photos from my recording studio and high resolution scans of The Beatles Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, I created variations of the theme—Record—using connotative and denotative approaches. An LP record's disc shape, a 45 single spacer and three prominent colors sampled from Sgt Pepper help glue the composition together.
This poster was created for the infamous Krewe of Loose Skrewes for their commemorative 2011 New Years Eve bash.