7 January 2009 3 Comments

Cover Illustration for The Source Weekly

Innovation of YouthI had the opportunity to illustrate the 2nd cover of 2009 for our weekly rag – The Source, which comes out today. The theme for this week – “The Innovation of Youth”. This is my second cover illustration for these guys, the first was for the launch of their, then, brand spankin’ new logo, which I designed about a year ago – the theme for that one was “Ghost Towns”. Both illustrations were completed using Adobe Illustrator, my weapon of choice. I have yet to warm up to a wacom, but perhaps one day. The mouse works great.

Mmm, I just had an everything bagel w/ cream cheese with a cup of coffee. The best everything bagel ever was the one from H&H on the upper east side in NYC. So good. The lox spread was on fuego.

For this issue I was able to integrate the headline and sub head into the illustration – when it comes out I’ll snap a photo and post it. I used an old favoritve Geometric 885.

Off to the studio.

14 February 2008 2 Comments

The Source Weekly redesign – and Pinback

Out this week – The new Source Weekly.
Out last night – Pinback.

After several months of reviews, discussions, and revisions the new look for The Source Weekly (Central Oregon’s weekly publication) was let loose to the masses today (actually yesterday now).

Some people may have already seen the new mark in business card or sales material form over the past month or so, but today was the official 1st day for the new look. It may not be too big a deal for most readers, but it was pretty cool to see for me.

Having the opportunity to develop the logo for our local weekly rag was cool. And finally seeing it printed was even cooler. Developing the mark was a collaborative effort for sure, as was helping structure the new layout. I look forward to see how the new mark develops throughout the years.

Pinback!
What a great show last night at the Domino Room! Even w/ a sore throat Rob was belting out the vocals (while slowly tossing back a shot). Good tunes for sure! Opening act MC Chris was on fuego as well! That dude was one funny white hip-hopin’ mofo.

13 February 2008 0 Comments

Nothing says I love you like worms

Looking for something extra special for that extra special someone this Valentine’s Day? Tired of diamonds, flowers, stuffed animals, and chocolates (all undoubtedly dug up, grown, manufactured, and mixed up in lands far far away)?

Why not reduce your carbon footprint and pick up a pound of Super Composting Red Wigglers for Valentine’s day? They’re red, so they’ll make a perfect Valentine, and they’re local (if you live in Bend). Although they’re not as sparkly, pretty, cuddly, or tasty as your typical Valentine’s Day gift items, the gift of Red Wigglers just shows that you really do care about her/him and the world we all live in. ;^) Visit Wonderworman.com today!

Wonder Worman loves these red wiggling creatures. I created her marketing components including the smiley Red Wiggler logo. Harold O Cecil (aka Ad HOC) helped a bunch w/ making The Wonder Worman come to life via copywriting and PR efforts.

Go Red Wigglers!