I helped make a music video for Winnipeg rapper Employee of the Month. The gimmick for the video is there are gig-posters with the lyrics on them.
I have been designing gig posters, record sleeves, cd covers and other assorted music ephemera since mid-2004. The pieces range from letterpress to offset and silkscreened works. This year I finally got my act together enough to compile nearly all of it into a website featuring nearly a decade's worth of work with new stuff getting produced and added all the time. [more inside]
I had always been interested in the power and intersection of propaganda and graphic design. And World War II was a fertile era for both. So I started to remix old propaganda posters from the era with contemporary messages about the rancor that is prevalent in American political discourse. I have now published 19 of these posters under the moniker of The Chamomile Tea Party. The two most recent posters: Our Latest No Fly Zone and America's 4th Front: War on the Middle Class. Comments always welcomed.
Last year for Valentine's Day I put up posters around my town with just a picture of a heart, and little tags to pull off, with little hearts. This year I have created a website and I hope you will join the project. There is a poster to download and a gallery to upload pictures and comments.
I have a love for photography, history, architecture and design. There is so much wonderful public domain work available, I choose to curate a bit. [more inside]
For quite a while I've been scanning and uploading various bits of ephemera collected during my time in India. The bulk of it is matchboxes, but there's also a lot of firework wrappers, educational posters, and miscellany. They are beautiful examples of Indian graphic design: strange and colorful, sometimes unintentionally hilarious, sometimes exquisite, and often based on hand-painted pictures. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have.