Here's a poster I did a while back for DC Comics and Looney Labs. This has a fold in the middle and will also be used as a magazine ad, so there's a vertical space right up the middle where I didn't want anything vital. What I decided to do was to divide the space into two warring halves, good guys and bad guys. And like my Regular Show poster, I wanted to have the characters facing off with Fluxx cards in hand. Here's my AI vector sketch.
Unfortunately, due to corporate guidelines, characters cannot touch product or logos (notice how close Robin gets to the Fluxx logo without touching). So realizing that, I decided the faceoff still worked, even without the cards. Here's what we ended up with:
Rough idea for a Fury Road poster, and I know if I post it up here, I'll have some pressure on me to finish it...this is just thumbnails and computer lines thrown together. I think I don't want fire coming out of the guitar, maybe dripping fuel...we'll see.
Originally, his request was for something called 'Eric Rides'. Instead, I suggested "Widing Cross Country", since he's RIDING cross country. Other options include "I AM Widing Cross Country", since he's Widing…and he's riding cross country.
Also, I wanted to use the map-shape of the US as a bicycle, but it just looked like a blob with wheels. It needed highlights to form the bicycle, so let me see what route he's taking, maybe I can somewhat trace the route...? He starts his ride in Boston and ends in San Francisco. Yes! So, the start and end of the bike highlights correspond with the start and end of his ride.
And as an added bonus, the handlebars are a giant embodiment of Cape Cod. As I always say, you can tell when someone is from New England. Just have them draw a map of the US; they will draw Cape Cod the same size as they draw Florida.
Been nuts here the past few weeks. 3 posters, 3 game box designs, 12 toy package illustrations, a t-shirt design, 2 illustrated environments (don't even ask), yesterday I spent as one of five judges for the 2015 Connecticut Art Director's Club Annual Show, judging 400+ pieces of video, print, illustration, web, etc.
And let's not forget rebranding for my old pal, Dr Gonzo, creator of some of the world's most creative hot sauces, mustards and relishes.
Introducing... Dr G's Private Stock:
As always, click to enlarge.
There are 15 labels total, each with clever quotes and colors, can't wait to get my hands on some and share some photography!
Got asked by Narragansett Beer and the 80's cover group Flock of Assholes to do a t-shirt/poster design that features both...gotta capture the essence of 6 different band members and all their costumes, and the beer, and the chaos, and the logo, and keep that logo PG-rated...click to enlarge.