Just sent the final artwork for Austin band Burgess Meredith’s debut album over to the printer! Here’s a sneak peak at the cover. The album will be out in April, y’all!
SXSW 2012 was super rad. At one point, I managed to snag a photo with Bill Murray while drunk at 24 Diner with my friend Cassandra. He was with three of the squarest looking chicks in town and apparently on the rebound. Looking back, I wish we’d stolen him from them and turned the party ship around.
my friend cassandra, me and bill murray at 24 diner. sxsw 2012.
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Tagged album artwork, austin, bill murray, burgess meredith band, sxsw 2012, texas
a dream came true this past sxsw when i was asked by local production company the electric company to design a poster for snoop dogg. and then there was the kanye west poster. swoon! if you are interested in obtaining one, send me an email, a short run of screenprints are in the works. wink.
the poster below is for a pink floyd tribute show at seaholm power plant here in austin, also put on by the electric company. you can get early bird tickets to the show here. just below that is a promo poster for local dj corsage and her radio program trust the wizard. be sure to check her out on tuesday nights at kpwr.
a great band i took photos of recently, leatherbag, is putting together a show to benefit the recording studio who helped them put together their latest album. hot tracks recording studio is a one man operation run by Matt Smith in a small and awesome east side studio. Just recently, the landlord lost a battle between the city of Austin over the property and the whole section of artist studios, recording spaces and the like will be torn down to put up another :sigh: block of generic condos for some out of town schmucks looking to ‘get a taste of weird austin’. ironic isn’t it?
so come out to the show, if you’re able, and help support one of the many small operations that help keep the spirit of austin alive. all proceeds from the door will go to help hot tracks nail down a new location.
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Tagged alt radio production, austin, chase maclaskey, chicken ranch records, chris crofton comedian, dj corsage, electric company presents, gigposters, graphic design, hot tracks recording studio, kanye west poster, pink floyd tribute austin, seaholm power plant, snoop dogg poster, sxsw 2011, trust the wizard, which one's pink
oh lawd, babies, it has been awhile since i posted anything new. so sorry! i came back from west texas with mike last week and i took lots of photos with my new lomo camera so look for them soon! in the meantime, some newly finished projects:
tabletop menu design for the new swan dive bar on 7th and red river.
t-shirt designs for granada theater in dallas.
gigposter for the upcoming annual dead sweetheart’s ball. an anti-valentine’s day show.
gigposter for the upcoming houston beer festival.
gigposter for the march edition of soundclash beat battle in new orleans.
gigposter for wiretree’s show at stubb’s this month.
ad layout for la-based comedian brock laborde’s new ‘choose your own adventure book’ parody, ‘you are the messiah’. available on amazon!
book jacket design for austin community college professor irie glajar’s newest book ‘teach for life.’
gigposter for watching the moon’s tour kickoff.
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Tagged 2011, austin graphic design, austin graphic designer, brock laborde, dead sweethearts ball austin, design firm, granada theater tshirt design, houston beer festival, irie glajar, maclaskey, shirt design, soundclash new orleans, wiretree
there’s been quite a bit of enthusiasm surrounding the toothless hip hop kitty tshirt i designed for terp2it’s new album, ‘half man half beard’. i’m sure one of these shirts would make a great christmas present for someone special!
terp2it cat illustration
check out terp/chris trew modeling the shirt below.
and while you’re at it, watch this old terp2it video. it’s awesome.
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Tagged artcore, austin, chris trew, comedy, hip hop, improv, rap, terp2it, texas, the new movement theater
hey kids, been awhile since i’ve posted anything new – i’ve been in a whirlwind of work and it’s been crazy/awesome around here. here are three new album designs for some great artists. the piece above is for local ‘new sincerity’ band leatherbag. it’s actually a reissue of two previous albums they put out. highly recommend checking them out, y’all.
randy ‘leatherbag’ reynolds has impeccable taste when it comes to art and it was a real pleasure working together with him on this artwork, peeling away layers and arriving at this really powerful image. look for more exciting pieces and merch coming from this collaboration soon!
the piece below is for the digital release of mississippi-based, chicken ranch records band starlings, tn. psychedelic bluegrass? dark folk music? you be the judge.
lastly, album artwork for the illustrious local comedian/rapper/air sex competition host/social butterfly terp2it (chris trew). terp debuted his new album, half man half beard, at the fun fun fun festival about a week ago, culminating in his shaving half of his beard off. for those of you interested in jumping into the world of comedy and improv, sign up for lessons through chris and his partner tami at the new movement theater.
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Tagged album artwork, art core, artcore, austin, chicken ranch records, chris trew, classes, comedy, dark folk, fff fest 2010, folk, fun fun fun fest 2010, graphic design, half man half beard, illustration, improv, leatherbag, leatherbag music, live music, minimalist, modern, nerd core, nerdcore, new movement theater, new sincerity, psychedelic folk, randy reynolds, starlings, terp2it, texas, the new movement, tn
my first poster design for christy hays and her sunday best – stay tuned for a tour poster on the way! inspired by roadtrips across the south in stationwagons circa 1965. bridge farmers’ tour kick off takes place at hole in the wall alongside hip hop act betaplayer (i love that name) and a great opening act best love in town.
stay tuned for the grupo fantasma 10 year anniversary poster, tshirts for amanda cevallos (they are so hip!), album artwork for hip hop comedian terp2it (to be released during fun fun fun fest), not in the face album artwork and much much more!
don’t forget, if you are interested in some graphic design, i’m only an email away! i promise i don’t bite!
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Tagged 10 year anniversary, 2010, amanda cevallos, austin texas, best love in town, betaplayer, bridge farmers, chris trew, christy hays and her sunday best, ghost room, gigposters, gigs, graphic design, grupo fantasma, mandy marie luke, somebody's darling, terp2it, tow the line, venues