Illustration, Portfolio

Eliot Phillips, the flyer

Eliot Phillips, the flyer

A few weeks ago I told my friend Chris Nelson that I was going to print up new business cards for ShmooCon. He argued that club flyers would get way more attention and nextdayflyers.com makes it stupid easy. I mocked up the front, which you can see on the left and asked, “Like this?”. He said he’d pay for half if I bothered to go through with it; that’s all I needed to hear.

I had spotted the image on the left on some random Tumblr. I used TinEye to dig up the larger (laser-free) original. It’s apparently from a Rossin calendar created in the 80’s. Our graphic designer friend @skrike redrew the lasers for me—they look great in black light. The image on the back of the card comes from We Have Lasers!

I enjoyed making the flyers and everyone had a good laugh (picture of one in the wild). This isn’t something I’d hand out most places, but ShmooCon has a fun lighthearted atmosphere.

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Illustration

Fred Eerdekens

fred eerdekensPraise be to the great Waxy for pointing out Fred Eerdeken’s amazing art. His 3D installations of clouds, wire, and trees create 2D text projections. You can see his work on Flickr. The picture above was taken by pocketmonsterd. I think it’s funny that I saw this after seeing a 3D shadow from a 4D object. I think it would be neat if the galleries gave out digital cameras and had patrons “discover” Eerdeken’s text using flash photography. That would probably be a good trick for a horror film as well.

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Illustration

Congratulations Adam Tourek

Adam Tourek on the rightMy buddy Adam Tourek, on the right, just won a design contest finishing first out of eight finalists. He has been commisioned to build a gigantic 12 foot tall ear in Lincoln, NE Haymarket district. The final project for his “Memorials, Monuments and Public Art” class was to make a model for a 6 foot sculpture to be placed in the Haymarket. It wasn’t till last night at the awards ceremony that he found out his 1 foot model would actually be 12 feet. Here is the full story from the Daily Nebraskan. The article says the sculpture could be rotated, but Adam says that was in the proposal, not actually finalized. I suggested that a weathervaning foghorn would be kinda fun. All the scrap metal is being donated by Lincoln Steel and he hopes to begin work the beginning of May. I’ll get some pics up when he gets his hands back on the model. Once again I’d like to say great job Adam. I’m sure a giant piece of installed art is an excellent addition to a graduating art student’s portfolio.

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Comics, Illustration

Drawn!

Drawn! is moving faster than anything out there right now. Dedicated to comics and illutstration it has maintained a steady pace since it started earlier this month. I’ve allready got so many webcomics bookmarked that I’m finding it hard to keep up. There is some serious gold in there though. Since it is St. Paddy’s Day here’s their story about lucky charms illustrations. Of course I’m including a picture of what I feel is the creepiest Trix box. Seriously, it looks like “Trix – strong enough to bring inanimate rabbits to life” or maybe having a atomic sub (with nuclear missiles) in my cereal is more scary.

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