Tuesday, January 24, 2012

botany vs. latin

New illustration for an interesting op-ed piece in the New York Times: Flora, Now in English.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

pure fiction

I got to make a design for the front and back covers of the Chicago Reader's Pure Fiction issue this week, above. I also made some spot illustrations for one of the issue's stories. These first two illustrations below were published with the story. The third one of the pickle in shades was not, but I am including it here for posterity because I like its weird little spirit.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

ten steps until nothing

I made a 7 page (mostly) silent story for the anthology Ten Steps Until Nothing, published by Cristina Spanò and Giulia Sagramola of the Italian publisher Teiera. It's a beautifully printed two-color book, and the stories within all build upon each other, starting with a story based on the idea of an object or small singular space (mine) with each subsequent story expanding the space of the theme, progressing to such subjects as the idea of a room, house, city, universe, and eventually nothingness.

Giulia was also kind enough to feature my work on the Zizì Illustrators Collective site, which you can see here.

Monday, January 2, 2012

chicago zine fest designs

I made the designs for the Chicago Zine Fest this year, coming up in early March! Above is one of the web banners and the basic poster design, and below is the t-shirt illustration (and you can obtain one if you so desire here)