Design, Illustration & Art Direction
Varsity, by Public School
Public School created a sports-themed show, called “Varsity”, which was exhibited at We Are 1976 in Dallas this April.
My portion consisted of random sports-related moments, all cut out of construction paper. Ace Ventura, Breaking Away, Friday Night Lights, The Chefs, Bo Knows. All there.
Check out the other Public School work here.
World of Geekcraft
World of Geekcraft—published by Chronicle Books in San Francisco—is a DIY craft book comprised of 25 handmade geeky craft projects, based around references to geeky cultural icons like Star Wars, Pac-Man, Mario Brothers, Oregon Trail, and LOST.
Please Say Please & Thank You. Thanks.
An upcoming project with the amazingly talented Kate “Kathy” “KG” Getty, focused on bringing a return to common courtesy and manners.
More coming soon.
Domy Monster Show 5
Submission to Domy’s 5th annual Monster Show. Pieces had to fit certain size requirements, but otherwise we were free to imagine whatever sort of monster we could. I ask you, what’s scarier than a pubic hair on soap, especially if isn’t yours? I give you, “Pube Monster”.
Home Slice Carnival O’ Pizza
Home Slice’s Carnival O’ Pizza is an annual extravaganza, celebrating its fifth year in 2010. A myriad of events happen at the carnival: games for kids, games for adults (beer), live music, a pizza eating contest, and a hands-on-an-eggplant sub competition, where the winner receives a year of free pizza. This competition can last for days.
Collateral supporting the event—including a poster and multiple shirts— focused on a number of traditional carnival elements, with a nod to the pizza gods in each.
Event photos to come.
Love Your Dog
Printervention is a traveling exhibition and poster campaign inspired by WPA posters of the past. Artists around the country were asked to create works that raise awareness of social and political issues. Taking care of your pet(s) is a task that, sadly, many people need to be reminded to do.
Good Magazine — Neighborhoods Issue
GOOD Magazine teamed up with Society 6 to find four different creatives to produce four covers for The Neighborhoods Issue. Public School was responsible for one of these covers, each representing our various regions of the country.
We created an installation of objects both real and created from paper, objects familiar to neighborhoods everywhere, and those found specifically in our area. Many objects in the installation reference a specific place that is instrumental in our daily lives. These items were reduced in specificity to allow our cover to be more relatable.
Baby Shower Invitation — Brandon & Deidra
A tri-fold baby shower invitation for good friends Brandon & Deidra, in honor of the first child. The baby’s nature-themed room served as inspiration for the invite.
Crimson & Whipped Cream
Crimson & Whipped cream is a bakery and coffee bar located near campus of the University of Oklahoma. Ashleigh—Chef & Owner—based the name off a reference to the school colors, crimson and cream.
More work to come.
Paige Russell is a Canadian product designer. Paige creates simple, beautiful, and clever pieces, ranging from “beaver-attacked” vases to monster-truck inspired holders and elegant jewelry. A new logo and shop reflect her sentiment for simplicity, keeping the focus on the products.
Gourdough’s is a gourmet donut shop housed in a vintage Airstream in Austin. These are no ordinary donuts. Chicken, bacon, extreme amounts of chocolate and other decadence are in abundance. A twist on the spanish word for fat inspired a large, mustachioed donut character, created in a style that pays homage to characters from eateries of the past. The typography and color palette further this nostalgic feel.
More coming soon.
Jay B Sauceda
Jay B is a portrait photographer based in Austin, and a member of Public School. We worked to create a logo that reflected his sensibilities, and a website that would show off his work in a large scale format, while also allowing the ability to give context to to each photograph.
This is Not the First Drawing of a Squiggly Pencil.
This print came about as a result of the frustration of frequently hearing throughout the studio, “that looks like so and so’s piece”. I’m not condoning ripping someone off by any means, but nearly everything looks like something from the past. The disclaimer: “This is not the first drawing of a squiggly pencil.”
12.5″ x 18″ screen print on French Pop-Tone Lemon Drop paper. Edition of 50. For sale here.
Public School is an Austin-based creative collective comprised of designers, photographers, and illustrators. The identity was heavily influenced by public institutions of the past. This work highlights different pieces created throughout our two year existence. Collaboration with all Public School members.
2010 Print Regional Design Annual
Total Recall—one of Arnold’s greats— is host to many shocking experiences for an eight-year-old boy, but the inspiration for this one takes the cake. Seeing breasts at this stage in life is shocking enough. An extra was just too much to take.
18″ x 24″ two-color screen print on French Construction Insulation Pink paper. Edition of 50. For sale here.
Matt Rainwaters is an Austin-based photographer, working primarily in editorial after a stint as an advertising photographer. He’s a dude with a serious enthusiasm for life, especially surfing, tacos, and now that he’s in Texas, BBQ. He also has—at times—a glorious afro, which felt appropriate as a mark. The tagline “shoot pictures, not people” references a line used from his days teaching high school photography in LA. A promo piece created around the tagline was mailed to a variety of creatives, to hang in the office and shoot. With real darts!
Best of Business Card Design 9
Casey Dunn is an Austin-based architectural photographer. His bold, crisp style served as the basis for his identity, the foundation being a logo that reduced his last name into abstract forms which reference both the objects he shoots and the framework or window through which he sees his shots.
2009 Print Regional Design Annual
The TenCount Foundation
The TenCount Foundation was formed in memory of Dennis “Hook ‘em” Horne, a professional boxer and avid animal lover who devoted much of his time to helping animals in need. The name of the foundation references a boxing tradition in which a ring bell is tolled ten times in honor of a boxer who has passed. This name, though somber, takes on an appropriate tone when referencing the animals—many of whom were on their last leg—that he saved.
Vintage boxing posters and tickets served as visual inspiration, and my dog’s collar inspired the important last piece. Photo styling courtesy of Ivy the basset hound.
2009 Print Regional Design Annual
The Best of Business Card Design 9
Ryann Ford is an Austin-based architectural photographer. She’s a self-described minimalist with a fondness for mid-century architecture.
Austin Architectural Graphics
Austin Architectural Graphics—run by the legend Tommy Dunn—focuses on design, fabrication, and installation of large-scale signage.
Shapes Have Fangs
Incredibly simple, very literal poster for the band Shapes Have Fangs. The goal was to create a poster that could function as both art print and poster for any date.
2009 HOW Poster Design Awards
2008 Print Regional Design Annual