Our Wicked Lady is a Brooklyn rooftop bar & venue with artist studios and rehearsal spaces attached. Partners Keith Hamilton, Wayne Gordon, and Zach Glass; friends and former coworkers of mine; are all artists themselves, and made it the Lady's mission to stimulate the local creative community.
They came to me with an illustration by tattoo artist Karen Glass, asking for my take on a design that included and drew influence from the image. My custom lettering and ornament were mainly inspired by whiskey logos of the early 1900s.
Even though they ultimately decided not to use it, they were lovely & gracious clients, and I enjoyed flexing my typeface-design muscles once again.
Tragically, the working files were lost in a burglary, the above image is all I've been able to recover of the project so far.
BROOKLYNITES Web Series
The client requested a graffiti tag logo for their comedy show about the modern trials and tribulations of life as a creative in Brooklyn. I purchased a book on street calligraphy (Flip The Script by Christian P. Acker) and used it to specifically reference brooklyn styles as I drew my own letters.
Brand Refresh | Essex Neurological Associates
ENA, a renowned private neurological practice, hired me to design a complete identity overhaul. The client wanted to avoid a cliche 'sterile' hospital appearance as is common with medical design, and was enthusiastic about the light-on-dark approach. Our goal was to create a visual language that's modern and intelligent, yet friendly.
Relix is a music magazine, originally founded in 1974 as a newsletter called Dead Relix to help facilitate the underground trade of live Grateful Dead concert tapes, It survives today as leading publication of eclectic modern rock music, focusing on live music, and continues to be a cornerstone of jam-band and festival culture. It was my first exposure to the music Industry and a fantastic experience, especially taking breaks to watch the visiting bands play in-office performances regularly.
Music Sampler Labels
On-The-Rise Band Adverts
Misc. Print Ads
Against The Law
Thesis project, May 2011
ATL is an art campaign posing as a social justice movement. It aims to expose the corruption that exists in America's criminal justice system, and cries out for reform. Project involved heavy research, writing, screen-printing, and design/development of brand language, logo, symbol, and posters.
MANIFESTO READS: Brothers and sisters of the United States, we are enabling democracy to escape us.
Our criminal justice system was put in place to serve and protect us, to keep us safe from harm, and to bring transgressors to justice. Yet, many officials who uphold this system abuse their authority for their own gain, and betray the public trust. We have given these officials immense power, not only in policy, but in our own minds as well, and to think that none of these officials would misuse this power is naive and dangerous.To believe everything we are told, to remain uninformed, and to accept being protected by a system devoid of truth, reasoning, or morality, is to take power further out of we the people’s hands. Allowing the moral decay of this system to perpetuate is not only undermining the very reason the system exists, it’s also hurting, even reversing our development as a society and as a nation. Justice is neither a business, an institution, nor is it a dead concept. It is a virtue: the permanent determination to give everyone that which they are owed. Without this virtue, our basic human rights would not exist. Justice is as much the citizens’ responsibility as it is the police or judiciaries’. We need to know our rights, educate others, and emphasize the importance of morality in all aspects of our community.We need to stop fear and apathy from interfering with liberty by understanding our rights and using them. Should you choose to turn a blind eye to the corruption of justice, you will be throwing her scales off balance, and contributing to the disintegration of the values upon which this country was founded.
Think for yourself, and always question authority.