Thursday, May 28, 2009
It was awesome to see the performances by Lusine, Michna, Raw Paw, Milosh, and SV4...they all brought really different and unique "flavors" to their music which was effing rad! For me though it was especially amazing to see TYCHO perform. Some of you may know him from his graphic design work as ISO50 (aka Scott Hansen), but if you haven't checked out his music, you definitely should. Super cool guy, after buying some prints we got to talk to him for a bit and he showed us some things he's been working on. He was even kind enough to sign our prints!
It was amazing to see artists show such an incredible passion for their craft.. Watching all of them perform was soo inspiring and fun...these guys know how to ball hard. Makes me want to go check out more concerts and shows....maybe Phoenix next :O??
Aside from a little bit of rainy weather outside, it was a pretty amazing night.
Friday, May 15, 2009
For my narrative this year, I sort of embarked on a 'Journaling quest' (I like quests...they sound epic!)... I started with the thought of writing a story about a character, journaling through their eyes- their feelings, experiences, memories, etc. It was gonna be some pretty cool stuff, I wanted to make it like you would read through this persons life chronologically, but just like people get flashes of nostalgia and recurring feelings and experiences, I wanted the reader to experience these things as well, with stained pages seeping through recurring imagery. I pitched this idea to Clemente, and he said "..alright...let's go to work." So it was a lot of journaling after that.
So after our first major crit, we came to the conclusion that there's no way to do this story justice in half a semester...so I went back to work and came up with a distilled version of it...more like a loose zine. Clemente joked around that it had lyrical stylings of a pop song...
Here's what I came up with for it...the images below are void of the text, I kind of just wanted them to be stand alone. But I included the 'lyrics' below each image.
Thanks for stopping by!
PS. Sorry for the dark photos...night time blogging.
PPS. Here's a link to some photos from the opening night of 'Waking Aurora'! Thanks Tina!
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Latest interview featuring Juan 'the Stong' Solon.
Great job Pete!!
Monday, May 11, 2009
My original intention was to work up the posters to function as actual movie posters with typography, but Thom suggested that we focus the pieces more towards the actual illustration...and i'm glad we did. It helped work out a process for developing concepts. If you've seen any of these movies (you should if you haven't!) let me know what you think of the pieces!
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Exactly a year ago, I was being so graciously welcomed to L.A. by Mr. Yammamoto...He is having his second solo show this Saturday, May 9th at LeBasse Projects gallery in Culver City. I wish him all the best, and hope that this show is another great success. If your in the LA region, please check it out!
I will be showing alongside some great friends and artists: Yuta Onoda, Scott Belcastro, and Timothy Hon Hung Lee. I'm so thankful for the opportunity to have my work showcased abroad.
The Opening reception for the show is May 7th, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. To all of those who will be in the London area, please come out and have a good time...Let me know how the show goes! A big thanks to Beau, Tina and Phil for making this happen!
Note: Some photos from The Kids Are Alright Opening last friday were posted up. Here's a link, if you wanted to check em out. Thanks again to Subtext for hosting us!
Friday, May 01, 2009
I'm sorry for that, I was reading Juan's blog and laughed and came back to mine and got depressed, so we're gonna try and make it happy happy!
Anyways, the reason for the post, I wanted to show some love and respect to my boy Greg Dubeau. He really put a tremendous amount of work into his film this semester that was something truly different to the illustration program and opened many of our eyes to what this program can be. It's probably the best year book I could ask for.
I'm soo happy to see that he's been getting so much internet love from this! Way to go buddy!
PS he's making DVDs, if you want one EMAIL HIM ABOUT IT!