Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Here is an advocacy poster I designed for Lollipops of Life, a cause to help children in Japan stave off the effects of radiation poisoning with a simple lollipop that has key nutritional elements that help naturally with the effects of radiation and the radiation itself. Please join me in support of this great cause, go to lollipopsoflife.org Feel free to use this graphic anywhere to spread the message and email me for a larger file.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
No Highway in the Sky, Directed by Henry Koster
An aeronautical engineer predicts that a new model of plane will fail catastrophically and in a novel manner after a specific number flying hours.
Impending doom predicted by the dreamer Theodore Honey (James Stewart) leads to sabotage and investigation. This film portrays a unique aspect in it's time, the disaster flick, and led the way for many others after it. Entertaining and intriguing until the last moments and was a pleasant surprise. 4/5 stars
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Caged!, A John Cromwell Film 1950
Continuing my series of posters for a Netflix subscription with Caged!
Movie synopsis: Frightened 19 year old Marie Allen (Parker) gets unjustly sent to an Illinois penitentiary for being an accomplice in an armed robbery. A sympathetic prison head (Moorehead) tries to help, but her efforts are subverted by cruel matron Evelyn Harper. Marie's harsh experiences turn her from doe-eyed innocent to hard-nosed con.
Well acted, thought provoking and engaging although the prison seems tame by today's standards it still resonates a meaningful story on the corruption of innocence. You'll have to watch the film to get the fork reference. ^_^ 3/5 stars
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
I have entered a Threadless design challenge that focuses on the issue of GMO's, genetically modified organisms. Utilizing a harsh war motif with sharp edges and crisp graphics I conceptually relate the design to the theme of a serious food fight. Help me to win by going here and vote me up! Alex Bogusky and Jeffrey Smith are producers of this competition. If you are not familiar with Jeffrey Smith, I would suggest looking him up here. More views of the design after the jump.
I have finished designing the invites for Sessions 2 and 3 of the AAM Architecture Lecture Series. This was fun project for an interesting event that brings in world renowned architects to Aspen, Colorado. After the jump I have posted the remaining designs in this series, for a recap of the design process used on these you can view my post on July 4th, 2011.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
This poster was designed to advocate for the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund. The Fund provides routine, emergency and ongoing legal counsel to farmers, consumers and consumer groups; provides representation in and out of court; prepares cowshare, herdshare and co-op agreements; energizes local grassroots efforts to change legislation; creates easy tools for busy activists with action alerts and petitions; and educates a growing community about food rights issues online and on the air. In addition they support the eradication of Genetically Modified foods and support eating and promoting organic sustainable foods. I think this is a great cause to donate to, ensuring a better future for food the way it was intended. Go here to donate.
After the break I show the process for my marker illustration of the cucumbers.
Monday, July 4, 2011
Here I am showing the first round design that is being reviewed by the Director and Chief Curator at the Aspen Art Museum for the 2011 Architecture Lecture Series. The ALS is a series of free public presentations, that brings world-renowned architects to Aspen to discuss the role of public architecture in our society and how its form, style, and purpose impact our engineered landscapes. In this particular design I used the Fibonacci spiral as a starting grid for a rules based grid design system, I then used this grid to form linear styled lettering, in this instance developed two letter "M"s standing for Mikou of Mikou Design Studio. So in concept and production I emulated an architectural process. Grid system shown after the jump.
Twenty-four Eyes, A Keisuke Kinoshita Film 1954
In response to my Netflix account, I have decided to design a poster for every film that I feel everyone should take an opportunity to watch. I have started off with the Japanese Kinoshita film Twenty-four Eyes, a moving film about the life behind war and a humanity that we all can relate to. This film also in a unique way portrays the dangers of propaganda and the power therein. A very touching film. 4/5 stars.
Sunday, July 3, 2011
I'm excited to announce that the book Disembodied I designed for the Aspen Art Museum, has been recognized in this year's Communication Arts Design Annual under the catalogues category. The fine folks over at Spectro Printing in Denver beautifully crafted this piece.