This project was commissioned by the President of AIGA Wisconsin Chapter for the "Cocktails With Creatives" sessions.
36°17'N // 86°78'W
Moto Moda is a mobile apparel merchandiser based on Nashville, TN. Specializing in moto-culture apparel with an Americana flair, Moto Moda travels to motorcycle events throughout the country, doing business out of their vintage Argosy camper.
44°97'N // 93°276'W
The SHAUN WHITE Target line is a kids apparel brand focused on the skate and surf culture in a playful and inspiring way that the youngsters can appreciate.
Each shirt was commissioned for the SHAUN WHITE brand, playing off of different thematics, whether it be wild pterodactyls, skateboarding, surfing, shredding the gnar, or just being your goofball self because why not!
43°06'N // 87°90'W
Milwaukee’s Rockerbox was forged a decade ago for one simple reason: to come together and marvel in all things motorcycle. We may be the home of the HOG, but this one-day festival is open to all. From choppers to racers, scooters to sidecars, Rockerbox continues to attract bikes of all breeds to Riverwest. And with FUEL Cafe coincidentally approaching its 20th year of reigning as the neighborhood staple, there’s never been a better summer to celebrate.
The Type Fight is a typography match, where two designers are thrown into the ring to create a letter and are voted from site followers on who they liked most.
Viet Huynh and I were selected to fight over the letter "G" during the month of October, and were given some direction on a ghoulish theme considering the holiday ahead. My letter G was inspired by the horror movies of the 20s, with an ode to elegance and mystery like that of Dracula. Through all the fun of creating the letter, I ended up conquering the fight!
42°99'N // 87°88'W
Alt's Antiques is a very special place in Milwaukee. After 14 years of rummaging and selling his interesting findings, Michael Alt opened his own shop in December 2012. One of the only non-consignment shops in the area, every piece found by Michael is somewhat of a reflection of the heart and soul of Alt's Antiques.
In early discussions of Michael opening his own business, we took a look at who he was from a personal perspective, and analyzed his characteristics. Through self-evaluation, we realized he was perfectly represented by a raccoon: sly, somewhat mischievous, and a collector of what others discard. The typography was inspired by his Czech and Russian roots, whereabout his family originates.
45°55'N // 122°64'W
Barista PDX is a premier coffee purveyor in Portland, Oregon. Standing strong amongst the coffee giants of Portland, Barista has 3 shops throughout the city.
Approached for a graphics in store, I created a mug, gift card, and window display for Barista. Each design was created to embody the turn-of-the-century man's man vibes of the coffee shop.
Vida Cantina is a modern Mexican restaurant located in Portsmouth NH. In collaboration with Haigh + Martino, we drew inspiration from authentic Mexican themes to create a brand that breaks the normal clichés of south-of-the-border cuisine. Along with developing a mark for the restaurant, we created a typeface inspired by novice sign painting that you would see in Mexican neighborhoods. The entire interior was further developed by H+M.
43°20'N // 88°33'W
Monches Farm is a small local farm in Colgate Wisconsin, specializing in craft goods, flowers, and livestock goods. A friend who lives on the farm wanted to plan a fun party on the longest day of the year. We came up with an idea involving her love of Ball Jars, and used letterpress to push the concept of antiquity and craft even further. The invite was printed in collaboration with Boom Boom Press.
42.98'N // 87.88'W
The BUILD Program is a after school program for kids to compete with other high schools to build the best AHRMA 175CC race bike they can in the span of a semester. Each bike begins as a 2 separate Honda 175's, which the team strips down to nothing, and piece by piece, rebuilds into a AHRMA certified race bike.
We collaborated on both the functionality of the bike, as well as the aesthetic, and through discussion on the theme of the bike, we went with "Good & Evil." Since the name of the town is Saint Francis, this felt fitting, so we came up with a paint scheme to embrace the dichotomy of the good and evil of the bike itself.
When the teams completed their build, the bikes were judged on a number of categories, hosted by the Iron Horse Hotel. Our bike won in "Art Bike" division!
43°03'N // 87°90'W
Print MKE is an open forum of printmaking held by the SGC International in order to encourage printmakers of all kinds to showcase what Milwaukee means to them through the process of putting ink to paper.
Let's face it: If you live in Milwaukee, you know it got the name "Brew City" for a reason. Whether you enjoy the 3-2 beers of yesteryear, they still stand strong in this city, and there's a lot of pride in what beer has done for the growth of Wisconsin. This linocut poster was dedicated to the dingy basements and cubby-hole bars of our town, the beers that made those places somewhat tolerable.
Hi-Fructose Magazine is a quarterly contemporary art magazine established in 2005, focusing on progressive and forward-thinking up-and-comers, as well as well-established artists. These are title pieces created for featured artists in the printed magazine.
Hood Bush is hard to describe: Motorcycles. Babes. Mud. Woods. Beer. Debauchery. Ok, not that hard to describe.
In 2012, Hood Bush came to life on the North Side of Milwaukee in one of the rougher necks of the woods in the area. After riding though a pit of mud, and bouncing down a gravel trail, you're there, in the middle of the woods. Hence HOOD BUSH (In the hood, in the bush). This illustration was developed for their merch to raise money for the gathering, and is still being used!
Follow on Instragram: #hoodbush
46°01'N // 90°49'W
Letterpressed wedding invitation for Benjamin Kort Masterson and Hilary Anne Siebring. Their marriage took place in their cabin in Butternut, Wisconsin.
43°02'N // 87°93'W
Show Class Magazine is the premiere magazine for America's underground vintage chopper culture.
This issue of Show Class is an exposé some of Milwaukee's best vintage Harley builds, created by the infamous Valley Kids. Most known for throwing Hood Bush, a rapidly growing motorcycle party on the rough and tumbled north side of Milwaukee in the middle of the woods, the Valley Kids are the new face of a young motorcycle club. This issue takes a look inside the uncensored world of the Valley, and the amazing bikes they have built.
VARADO is an art print series created for The Friendship Show 2 at Hot Pop Shop in Milwaukee Wisconsin.
This series of prints was inspired by the hay-day of motorcycle cross racing in the 1970s, made famous by the Bruce Brown film "On Any Sunday" featuring the King of Cool, Steve McQueen, and the godfather of all-terrain racing, Malcolm Smith. The multi-day races of the 70s, more specifically the Baja races spanning up to 1000 miles, have been a deep inspiration from both a design sense, and my personal love for motorcycles.
Varado, a spanish word meaning "adrift" was a driving concept during this project. After imagining a vast and never ending desert with little to no resources and hundreds of riders left abandoned during this race – isolation is a definite possibly, if not a guarantee.
43°08'N // 70°76'W
Haigh + Martino is a branding and design agency in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. In 2012, they hosted a gallery show featuring printmaking work from a number of artists, including myself.
The "Esox Lucius" print is a depiction of the Northern Pike, an elusive creature of the north woods and coveted trophy fish. The spirit of Wisconsin can be found on the thousands of lakes in our state, bearing this aquatic adversary. It felt right to present the fish I so actively hunt, sporting a raw oak mount.
Ooh La La Records is a Brooklyn-based record company, featuring artists:
The Last Royals
In collaboration with Haigh + Martino.
Gig poster for the Cast and Creators of the Walking Dead at the Riverside Theatre. Printed on black French Paper with metallic gold and the most delicious red on earth. 19"x26" screenprint.
Playful Type 2 is a cross-section of some of the best illustrative and interesting pieces of typography, all in one collection by the Gestalten. Being asked to join great artists from all over the globe in a book was truly an honor.
43°08'N // 89°37'W
Built To Spill is one of the most incredible bands of the 90's and 00's. Period.
19"x 25" 2-Color screen print on French Paper. These completely are sold out, minus the signed one on the wall!
Team Pegasus is a Milwaukee bicycle racing team, represented by the mystic winged horse. The team was looking for something a little more aggressive... maybe undead is more fitting. This illustration was used for a number of apparel pieces for their team. Don't mess with Team Pegasus, they'll eat your brains, and smoke your ass on the track.