Album and single artwork for
Curren$y, “Pilot Talk,” 2010
Bluroc Records/Def Jam Recordings
Art Direction, Illustration, and Graphic Design
Edition of 60, 2018
7 Color Hand-pulled Screenprint with Split Fountain
Printed at Kingsland Printing, Brooklyn NY
Design, Branding, and Illustration
Lower East Side fried chicken restaurant.
Logo, business card, website, and menu designs, as well as custom artwork for the interior of the space including an illustrated lightbox and handprinted curtains.
This was the first poster I was ever commissioned to work on (thanks Joe Ahearn), and I'm still proud of it. Years later, Future Islands remains a vital band that I'm still interested in and I hope to work with again. And it was at the Silent Barn selling these posters where I met Ariel Panero, founder of LAMC, who ended up connecting me with countless other musicians.
Edition of 50, 2018
The sequel to the Pilot Talk I cover, this vector illustration depicts the Pilot's dream home, a suped-up 70's mansion with "vintage egg-chairs" hanging from the ceiling. Created with input from Curren$y, Ski Beatz, and the Senseis. I tried to pay homage to "Where's Waldo" and another great kid's book I had, the name of which I can't recall...
Ski Beatz, “Switched on Bap,” 2018
Poppington Gallery, Lower East Side, 2015
Works in enamel paint and light
Self-released comic book
300 copies, 2016, Full Color
Written with Nick Zurko and Kevin Bennett
This high-concept album cover illustration was created in collaboration with Murs himself over many sessions at Ski Beatz' Greenpoint apartment. An alien race crashes into the ocean, evolving from fish to humanoids as the banks of the shore. Murs is a big supported of comic artists and he showed it with his appreciation for this cover.
Spectrum is the solo project of Sonic Boom, guitarist for the legendary outfit Spacemen 3. I designed these limited edition silkscreens for his 2009 show at Death By Audio, inspired by the pinups of Patrick Nagel.
Out of our love for classic New York signage, Mac Pohanka and I created Noble Signs.
Check out our website for more information.
LAMC was the brainchild of Ariel Panero, the late, great show promoter who made his indelible mark on the NYC underground music scene despite checking out way too early. These posters were the beginning of our working relatiionship, they are still some of my favorites. The razorblade print was 3 color with reflective vinyl on the blade.
Design, Branding, and Signage
Super Power, Brooklyn NY
To inaugurate the opening of the new Knitting Factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, we were commissioned to create these three color silkscreen posters for their very first show featuring Les Savy Fav. Hair is everywhere in this design which presents an interesting origin for the Knitting Factory logo.
Erykah came to New York to promote her new album, "New Amerykah Part Two..." and stopped by DD172 to give an exclusive concert at Under 100. Ariel Panero commissioned us to handprint this oversized 3 color poster on reflective paper. Erykah also curated an art show at the Dash Gallery featuring Kyle Goen, an artist we collaborated with on these handprinted "Hip Hop is Bigger Than..." t-shirts which were distributed as part of the opening.
5 years in the making, this project took to the skies at the beginning of 2015. Spitta wanted to go deeper into the world with this one, with more real/unreal renderings of cities... I decided to bring in the celestial theme, with 3 planets to go along with the 3 jets from the first cover.
Poppington is Damon Dash's downtown art gallery, located at 60 Orchard Street in the Lower East Side. I developed the brand identity including the logo and have curated 5 major exhibitions there. Poppington has been featured in Details Magazine, Complex Magazine, and The Daily News, and has collaborated with brands including Heineken, Adidas, Karmaloop, and Montana.
Bun came by the Dojo to share some tracks from his new album "Trill OG" for a select few DD172 family at Under 100. Adidas sponsored the event and hooked everybody up with free kicks. We hand-silkscreened these posters as a way to say thanks and gave them out to guests.
Jason Woodside has created the most thoroughly-realized solo exhibition at Poppington to date. Working with Jason was great, and we created a run of limited edition silkscreens handprinted at Poppington to sell at the opening. Additionally, we created a limited edition t-shirt for sale at the closing.
It was great sharing an office with Coodie and Chike of Creative Control. I designed this poster for them to commemorate all the awesome things they were involved with during their first year or so of existence. Featuring Jay Electronica, the Black Keys, the Cool Kids, McKenzie Eddy, Wiz Khalifa, Curren$y, Ski Beatz, Mos Def, Chanel Iman, and more.