A birthday invitation I made for my lovely friend Michelle the other day.
Some poster artwork I did for an upcoming documentary about time banking. The icon I created for this employs a dollar symbol, an hourglass, and (loosely) the symbol for infinity.
Time As Money is screening at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, California on Sunday September 29th. For more information, you can check out the documentary’s facebook page.
A few other iterations up on my behance profile.
Why pay $40 for suede leather handlebar tape when you can cut it from abandoned office chairs? #diy #cycling #gear #reuse #recycle
In honor of Maphawk’s 10 year anniversary, I embedded a little bit of esoterica into their cover artwork this year. The dots in the compass? The atomic structure of tin. Tin is the traditional gift for a ten year wedding anniversary.
The maps went to print yesterday and will be available in your favorite Los Angeles haunts in about a week. Enjoy exploring your neighborhood, LA.
An amazing gift from a friend for helping him move and clean out his print atelier in Berlin. Rubber stamp grotesque type blocks. Fairly sure it’s an iteration of Akzidenz Grotesk, although it is just slightly different from the versions I have. Would love to get a concrete identification on this.
My second poster design to save people from choking. Created for Malbec and Tango House in NYC.
Did I tell you I teamed up with Blech Fuchs in Berlin to turn my dirty old Motobecane into a sexy new Equal & Opposite branded bike?
(Before and after pictures)
Presenting, the Pandapocalypse. The officially sponsored fantasy baseball team of Equal & Opposite.
Like an avalanche of hotdogs, baseball season is upon us, and being a lover of both statistical data and games (and inexplicably, heartbreak), I managed to work my way into a juggernaut fantasy baseball league on reddit known to the world as the Sultans of Stats. At 28 divisions and 336 teams strong, it’s going to be a hell-ride of data, sports, and quality beer/coffee fueled trash talking that will last well into September.
So, besides bringing my team, the Pandapocalypse (you may already know my deal with how fucking awesome pandas are, but I’m still reserving the right to rename it: Adorable Panda Death Squadron, the Podcast.. or maybe just Handsome Panda Death March… the Mixtape), to victory… besides that… beyond carrying the Pandapocalypse (or some panda themed team) to victory, I felt it was my duty as one of the "world’s premier freelance designers" to make a logo/crest for the league… something that would do this monstrosity of a marriage between sports data and the "front page of the internet" justice… a logomark so inspiring that a 14 year old boy in the Dominican Republic will one day paint it on his family pig and parade it around the village… an icon so timeless that an alien archeologist will brush dust off of it in 5 million years time and weep in ecstasy… but mostly an emblem that can go in the side bar of the subreddit and potentially be printed on a mousepad. Basically, one for the ages, or so to speak, as my friend Jed says.
That said, Iteration No. 5 is my favorite of the bunch, and I’ve got reverse, and one-color versions of it up, but I’ve also included some earlier iterations here to share the process behind the logomark/icon and the entire crest in general…
LET’S BREAK IT DOWN: An “S.O.S” (for Sultans Of Stats) is formed by using pie chart elements (the “O” is only implied in earlier iterations), with the “O” also implying a baseball (and gears in the fifth iteration). The “data” flowing along the top of the crest are initials of the 28 division names. The bar graph on the bottom also has 28 bars representing the 28 divisions. The background field is shaped as a baseball field. Colors are picked from reddit’s identity colors. The entire thing is meant to be semi-current with trends in modern American sports logos, but still something that could have been created 80 years ago—something that’s gone through a bit of history that’s reflective of the amazing sport known as baseball.
Is it going to make an alien weep and a pig proud?
Honestly, I don’t think it’s perfect, and I reserve the right to give it some tweaks throughout the season as downtime from “real work” presents itself, but otherwise, I think it’s pretty damn good.
Play ball! Go Panda-themed-team!
Design Truism No. 132903:
Clarity + Balance = Harmony
Some icons I made for a website re-design proposal. Considering turning these into a poster series of design truisms.
The new and improved Equal & Opposite logomark is complete! Here’s a scene from the release party. These ladies can party. Massive hangover, but totally worth it. <3