Not too long ago I had the great pleasure of designing some script lettering for a friend's band, Bird And Willow. Jared and Shiloh asked me to make something that looked familiar and and reflected their folk music sound and story-telling lyrics. This is what I came up with.
these two designs were made for a "San Jose Screen Print Showdown" event/competition put on this past summer by SJMade.
here are a couple posters i designed recently for some shows my band "junco" played.
This past Summer I had the opportunity to design some wedding materials for my good friends Alan and Sobrina. Coral was the primary color and the theme was, "For the Love of Pies" (because their last name is Pies.)
I used Adobe Illustrator for all the printed materials and 1-shot enamel paint on hardboard for the signs. Except for the drink labels, those were done with gouache on mat board.
It was a lot of fun making so many little pieces that all fit together to add to a single, cohesive theme.
Sobrina was nice enough to feature some really nice pictures of my designs on her block Quiet Like Horses. Here are some of those pictures.
This Summer I've been painting signs for weddings.
Here are a few I made for my good friends Liz and Jon. These ones I painted with some white Rustoleum enamel. I apologize for the poor picture quality. Especially on that last one.
Here are a couple more I did for some more good friends. This wedding was in a beautiful grove of redwood trees in the Santa Cruz mountains. I didn't make the laser-cut wooden panels. The black background is spray-on chalkboard paint and the lettering was done with chalk-ink pens.
And to be totally frank, I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.
You can listen to it here: www.junco.bandcamp.com
Ambient, experimental, lo-fi indie rock or something like that.
Along with my good friend, Jeremiah, under the name Junco.
I make the guitar sounds and sing words and Jeremiah plays on drums and uses computers to make sounds too.
My friend, Robinson, an excellent illustrator and artist painted the image for the album cover:
My friend, Rob, at Noise Root Studio, mixed and mastered the album.
This is what the back of the album looks like:
The whole "thing" is in the "finishing stages" at this point so I predict it will be available for listenings "pretty soon".
I made this little doohickey for my lovely wife for Valentine's day. It's a 6"x8" glass pane and the design is painting in reverse on the back in 1-Shot sign painter enamel. It's my first attempt at reverse glass painting with 1-Shot and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out! I still have to get a frame for it. 6"x8" turns out to be an extremely uncommon size for frames.
This über rad sandwich shop in Palo Alto that makes über delicious sandwiches hired me to paint this mural on their back wall. I designed each letter in a different style and with a different color selection to be representative of the huge variety of sandwiches they have created. The painting measures 3'x19'.
The party was lumberjack themed. I used acrylic paint and ink. Now I really want to go out and get some real lettering brushes and paint!
I've been practicing my lettering skills lately. Here's a couple things I recently made. The first is acrylic paint and the second is chalk pen.
I thought it would be fun to make some posters for some shows that I would like to see.