Prints are now available! Thanks for everyone who's stuck around with me all this time and thanks to all the new people too! I'm determined to get better and better and release stuff more often so keep your eyes peeled.
These are high quality, archive quality prints and inks; all custom sized, custom signed, and numbered on the backside. They're all 18$ plus shipping (+2 for Canada, +4 for US, and +8 international).
The piece I did last week "Wildlife" made it into round 3 of TheNextArtspaceArtist..
This is really awesome.
I'd just like to thank those of you who've followed my progress these couple of years and also thanks to the new ones for checking out my work. If you're on tumblr, please give it a like or a reblog to help me get into the semifinals, I would appreciate it so much!
is an editorial design exercise I did called Conquerors. It’s a three book hardcover
set with a pine box/container featuring three of history’s greatest military
geniuses. The Alexander book is the only “real” one of the three; its fourteen
spreads were cut and bound together by hand and then padded with about 150
book has a dust jacket with the title cut out, borrowing the texture and colour
of the busy oil paintings that wrap around the hardcovers underneath. The
visual idea I had in mind for this project was to use contrast of value and
complexity/simplicity to create a sense of drama between its pages. Minimalism and a generous use
of negative space were major components all throughout the final design
decisions. The extravagant and saturated oil paintings served to contrast this
particular feel of design. I hand cut a stencil and spray painted the title onto
a sheet of transparent duralar for the title page. The ideas of multiple layers shown there and on
the cover were implemented in efforts to produce a tactile and inviting experience
when picking up and flipping through the book.
Sorry about the covers and some of the pages; they're a little wonky because I had to bike home with them in the pouring rain..
Evil Grain is a conceptual gourmet sugar company based in Canada. It has been tailored to appeal to foodies and javaheads who are looking for the best sugar for their coffee, tea, BBQ sauces, desserts, and cooking.
The ideas of gourmet and quality were the main communicational objective in these labels. Above are six different approaches aimed at the same goal. To imply the sense of richness and high-end, a generous amount of dark grays and blacks were used. This also allowed colour accents to be easily highlighted when used conservatively and strategically.
Die cuts of hands embracing the lids of the 300g containers were introduced to add some cheekiness and personality to an otherwise very stark aesthetic.
Initially, macro photographs of turbinado sugar grains were the main visual, but stylized outlines of the different kinds of sugars took their place, favouring a more minimalist and unique look. The sugar crystals take a vertical shape and are centered on each label. Die cuts on the bottom of some of these preliminary labels accentuate this vertical movement. In the end, the bottom left concept was pursued for further development into the finals.
DIN was chosen for its legibility and understated personality. Its thinner cuts (and condensed cuts as well) are very elegant and was the perfect choice for what Evil Grain wants to communicate.
Below are the final labels. Note that each illustration reflects the grain size, texture, and consistency of the sugar it represents. Busier inormation like nutritional charts, romance copy, barcodes, etc. were moved to a small booklet. These booklets are secured underneath the labels by twine (white, beige, and brown according to the darkness of the sugar) and act as a way to easily tear through the perforations of the label.