Monday, April 19, 2010

Seminar Sketchbook

Our seniors just presented their Senior Seminar Project, a self-generated semester long exploration that serves as a capstone experience for their undergraduate education.

I have a small tradition of doing a drawing during the three nights of presentations, touching on some of their themes. This year includes- Rasputin, talking bread, tigers in a grandmothers kimono, stepford wives, martians, dogs with jobs...etc. etc.

Congratulations to all of the seniors!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

WORDPLAY at The New York Times

Many of you know the "On Language" column from The New York Times Magazine, not just from the etymological brilliance of the late William Safire, but for the gorgeous hand-drawn/hand-built typography featured there every week.

The New York Times Gallery on the 7th Floor is opening a show called WORDPLAY, and features some of my illustrated type in an exhibition of these pages. If you are in New York, the opening is Thursday April 22nd 2010, at 7pm.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

American Illustration 29 - Selected

Good news from American Illustration yesterday, I got three images into the new annual, which will come out at the launch party this November. It is also exciting because they selected three images that didn't get into any other shows- so I'm excited that these drawings will have a bit of life beyond their original publication. An unusual year of annuals, with very little overlap between the images selected by the juries of the major shows. The winners:

The Headless Horse/Man- An uncommissioned drawing I created for Dan Zettwoch's Villains Show last fall.

Uncharted 2- Entertainment Weekly called me to create an image about "Uncharted 2," the top video game selected for the year end "Best of 2009" Issue. The main character Drake is a kind of Jason Bourne meets Indiana Jones: a fearless treasure-hunting tough guy with the aerial dexterity of a stunt double. As a conceptual image-maker, it really offered me a great chance to have some fun with the conventions of first-person shooter gaming.

Coloring New Orleans - The cover for United Airlines Hemispheres magazine about the new New Orleans.