I was recently honored to be featured as part of Hypebeast's "Pen & Paper" series. I was asked to submit several sketches of past work including a new sketch featuring Hypebeast's namesake. You can see more pics and read the article here.
Recently, Smirnoff reached out to me about taking part in their Global Art Project initiative, designing a mural to be installed in Tokyo, Japan. The idea was to create a piece that was inclusive, allowing people in Tokyo to somehow be a part of the installation. In light of the approaching spring season in Japan, I loved the idea of people from the community submitting their hopes and wishes for the coming year, and include them in the artwork.
At the start of March I traveled with Kirby Stafford to install the mural in the busy & energetic area of Shibuya. As soon as we arrived it was as if everything came together perfectly. The weather, people, and location made for an easy installation. Even more, having the chance to interact with the community, and share my work in such a beautiful city was an incredible opportunity.
Near the close of last year I was approached by lululemon to create a piece using one of the company's many favorite phrases. The goal was to bring the words to life while still maintaining simplicity and clarity. I really enjoyed this project and couldn't be happier with the results.
In late 2015 Fabien Barral AKA Mr. Cup reached out about contributing a design for his 2016 Letterpress Calendar set. I happily obliged and couldn't have been more impressed by the results.
While you're at it I also recommend another great project from Fabien, Walter Magazine.
Photography by Fabien Barral.
Earlier this year Oliver Winery reached out to me about designing the identity and packaging for their new "Pilot Project" line, a series of small-batch, limited edition drinks made at their winery in Bloomington, Indiana. The idea was to create something simple, elegant, and fun. The end result was a family of 3 experimental flavors, on beautiful uncoated white paper labels, with embossing for an added touch of detail.