I found this vintage illustration of mine via an internet image search the other day. It felt like finding a lost child that I bearly recognized. In 1988 the record industry was just about to switch over from records to CDs, and I got a chance to create artwork for the last RCA records covers. At the time, RCA Records did send these sampler records to radio stations to promote the artists. In retrospect, it was the last tail end of a design and illustration tradition-steeped era where all the artwork was created by hand in conjunction with analog equipment. Fun memories. The Art Director Ria Lewerke.
Jenny & Francoise, a New York City-based organic wine importer, spotted “Eros” on the Abstract Graphic section of this website. They asked me if they could buy the usage for a wine label on their new orange organic wine.
I was delighted they did. All they asked was if I could change the red to match the orange, an easy request to fulfill.
If you have a project that requires a graphic solution that needs to convey a feeling or be on the poetic side, this approach could be perfect for your, book cover, menu card, film poster, etc.
My friends Scott and Ally from Hortus Conclusus called to let me know that they needed an update on their logo. Hortus Conclusus is now called Hortus Arboretum & Botanical Gardens and in addition, they need a logo for the landscape business.
Since they liked the second runner-up from the original presentation for the “Hortus Conclusus” about two years back I was happy to oblige.
I’ve created this digital New Years card in Illustrator, the (gif) animation was done in Photoshop. The Instagram version is a video with sound that was added in Videoshop. Oh, the tools we have! Make it a fun productive year.
Here are two cover ideas that I proposed to the New Yorker a few years back. The first idea is a poetic idea, hiding the shape of a turkey in a wind-tossed maple leaf. I proposed the second layout while the American Senate debated the health care bill, that later became Obama Care, it’s a doctor showing an x-ray of a broken wishbone to a turkey.