Located in Lexington, Massachusetts, The Music Emporium sells some of the finest guitars, banjos, mandolins, and ukuleles you can find in New England. This design features the headstocks of the four instruments in which the store specializes, arranged in a Swiss cross around the store logo. The design was printed to American Apparel T-shirts and made available for Christmas 2011.
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Clown Shoes Clementine 1.5
Clementine 1.5 is the Daft Punk version of Clown Shoes Clementine, “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger.” The label illustrates the original Clementine tree as fully grown, and like its predecessors, Hoppy Feet and Hoppy Feet 1.5, the color of the sky has changed to show the passage of time and the increased intensity of the brew.
Bootleg Christmas 2009 CD Cover: Bootleg Beach
Every Christmas my son and I assemble a compilation CD for our family and friends. They’re bootleg CDs of songs from my personal collection, thus the name, Bootleg Christmas, and to make things more cohesive we choose a theme every year. In 2009, I was learning to play ukulele, so the theme was Bootleg Beach, Christmas songs from warm climates, beaches, islands, deserts, South America, you get the picture. The illustration is a Josh Agle (Shag) inspired tropical scene where Griffin and I serenade a hula dancing Santa by the light of a campfire and a full, Pacific moon.
The Salvation Army and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center Dedication
Located in Uphams Corner, Dorchester, the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center is a cutting edge service, education and health center. I was honored to design the invitation and program materials for the Dedication Ceremony this Spring. The theme of the event was The Promise of Hope—Fulfilled, I designed the invitation, shown here, with a short cut first panel, revealing the sky of the panel beneath and opening to reveal the artist’s rendering of the new center, the fulfillment of a promise from Ray and Joan Kroc to the Boston community. (the image illustrates the tri-fold invitation as you open it. Left to right, cover, first two panels, full spread)
Retro Landscape: The Country
The first in a series of illustrations commissioned by TJX. Intended for sale as wall hangings at HomeGoods home furnishing stores, this illustration depicts a country meadow with a folk art influence.
Retro Landscape: The Farm
I believe this may have been subliminally influenced by my childhood Fisher-Price Little People Farm. It is the second of the TJX Retro Landscape wall hanging series.
Retro Illustration: The City
The final landscape illustration for TJX is a city skyline at twilight. This series was intended to compliment each other, so I approached the city from the point of view of the residential streets on the outskirts of the downtown. That allowed me to include homes and trees of a similar scale as the country or the farm, and present the buildings as part of the grand landscape, like the mountains or the sky.
Brine King Goalkeeper Gloves
When Brine/Warrior Sports asked if I’d like to try my hand at designing goalkeeper gloves, I replied, “Goalies wear gloves?”
I think I’m one of 13 people in America who didn’t play soccer in their childhood. Not once. I didn’t know anything about the game beyond you can’t use your hands and L.A. got Beckham past his prime. But I was performing some light packaging production work for Brine and it was the holidays, so the office was slow and my manager thought it would be a good time to get a head start on some product development.
The stitching across the backhand of the gloves is the Brine “King” logo turned at an angle and the striping on the wristband is derivative of the curls of his hair. The design became the Brine King Goalkeeper Glove line, available in 3 levels of protection.
HiWired, Inc. Presentation Folder and Datasheets
Working for a tech start-up in August 2008 was like having tickets for the maiden cruise of the Titanic. Everyone was working hard, making money, enjoying Free Bagel Fridays and signing up for ping-pong tournaments. And then we hit an iceberg called Lehman Bros. and it was women and children first.
Before disaster hit, I was focused on developing the company branding and producing collateral materials like this presentation folder and datasheets. Free bagels, sigh, it was fun while it lasted.
Dreamday at Stonehedge Farm Event Map
Dreamday at Stonehedge Farm was an event to thank major donors to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. kor group of Boston created the branding and marketing for Dreamday at Stonehedge Farm featuring original acrylic paintings by local artist, Ann Marie O’Dowd (see cover illustration.)
As production design manager at kor group, I was charged with managing production and installation of all of the event signage and providing production support to the design team, including creating this fun and colorful illustrated map for the event program.