Archives: June 2009


DESIGNS FOR AUGUSTANA

I have been a fan of the band Augustana ever since i first heard their music about three and a half years ago.  I remember driving up to a tiny venue up in LA to watch them play a show to a crowd of about 30 people.
They were good then, and even better now.  Their newest album is a shift from their debut album All The Stars and Boulevards, which had more of a modern pop-rock flavor. With soulful vocal harmonies, reserved guitar lines, piano arrangements, and lyrics that really “move”….Can’t Love, Can’t Hurt quickly found it’s way into my rotating mix of album favorites.  If you haven’t heard them for yourself, well…you’re missing out.

With that said, I was honored when Jared, the bassist for the band, asked if i would design a few t-shirts for their current tour with Counting Crows.  Below are the designs I did for them.  I must say, it makes my job a lot easier to be able to design to lyrics i am inspired by.  If you want a tee….all you gotta do is go see them live and stop by the merch booth!!

Do it.


GALLERY A.K.A GRAND OPENING


Saturday night, June 20th, was the grand opening of Gallery a.k.a in the heart of North Park.  I was able to display some of my new work alongside artists Christy Zaragoza and Jason Feather.It’s not often that i come across the opportunity to install behind my work….so i jumped at the chance. I decided to paint tall birch trees from floor to ceiling…with hanging feathers to accent.  Tying in my theme….the beauty of nature and love.

The bar was busy serving free beer and wine all night, and DJ Johnny Tran kept the music flowing.  Thanks to everyone who came out.  If you missed it…no worries! The show will be up until July 14th….so there is still plenty of time to check it out.  Some work is still available.

Photos by Edison Miclat




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LITTLE TINY TEES!

My latest project…making tiny little tees! Jedidiah has recently branched out into the selling product in the GIRLS department at Nordstrom.  I headed into a store location near me the other day only to find these new Jedidiah tees displayed on the front table of the Girls Department.

So fun to see these little graphics selling in stores!