dark hall mansion : the twilight zone : eye of the beholder

i’m excited to finally be able to show off the first print in the new twilight zone series that i’m creating for dark hall mansion.

i love the twilight zone and bi-annually binge on episodes during the new years and fourth of july marathons. when presented with the opportunity to illustrate classic episodes, i rattled off a list of “musts”, but i knew i had to tackle “eye of the beholder” first. it’s hand-down my dad’s favorite episode and one that made a lifelong impression on him when he first saw it. this one’s for you, dad.

the series of ten prints will be sold as a subscription with sales opening up on tuesday, august 19. full details here.

> regular edition info
24″ x 18″
medium: 5-color screenprint
stock: cougar natural 100C
edition: limited, 230

> variant edition info
24″ x 18″
medium: 5-color screenprint with metallics
stock: cougar bright white 100C
edition: limited, 70

info•rama : octopus

i’m really excited to start showing work from info•rama, my upcoming two-man exhibit at phone booth gallery with the illustrious kevin tong.

kevin, pbg owner garry booth and i began batting concepts around for a show almost two years ago. we were all inspired when the idea of informational graphics surfaced. the idea of presenting a wealth of information in a clean, organized manner while retaining a level of visual excitement is a challenge that speaks to the designer in me. on top of that, the fact that we could pull interesting subjects out of thin air was completely liberating.

we are all super proud of the results and can’t wait to reveal more images leading up to the opening on august 23. kevin and i will be in attendance and we look forward to seeing you folks there.

> info•rama
show opening: saturday, august 23, 2014
location: phone booth gallery
address: 2533 e. broadway / long beach, CA 90803
opening reception: 7–10PM
rsvp: facebook event page

> “octopus” info
size: 12″ x 36″
medium: 4-color screenprint
stock: cougar natural 100C
edition: limited, 90

mondo : man-bat 7″ vinyl

i’m superproud to have designed one of the sleeves for mondo‘s new assortment of batman : the animated series 7″ vinyl releases.

releasing this week at SDCC (booth #835), there are five different sleeves, each created by a different artist. i had my choice of villains for the project and i chose man-bat because a.) i’ve always loved his design and b.) it provided me the opportunity to create a set of die cut wings that fold off of the sleeve and expose the creature’s full form.

the project was unveiled on DC all access last week. click here to check out the video.

the colonial theatre : 1961

held at the colonial theatre (where scenes from the 1958 classic “the blob” were filmed) phoenixville, PA’s blobfest is a weekend-long celebration of monster and cult cinema. this year’s theme was “clash of the kaiju” and featured double bill showings of the blob with “mothra”, “king kong vs. godzilla”, and “the giant spider”.

the remainder of my new kaiju-centric “1961” screenprints (as well as the special online-only variant edition) will go on sale tuesday, july 15 at a random time in the strongstuff shop.

> “1961″ regular edition info
12″ x 18″
medium: 3-color screenprint
stock: cougar natural 100C
edition: limited, 100

> “1961″ variant edition info
12″ x 18″
medium: 3-color screenprint
stock: french pop*tone lemon drop 100C
edition: limited, 20

heartwork : “a city’s hope”

i was asked to contribute a piece to this year’s heartwork art project. here’s what it’s all about:

Heartwork is a project designed to raise money for art supplies within the art room at Target House—this wonderful home-away-from-home for the families of children facing long-term treatment at St. Jude® Children’s Research Hospital.

The whole idea started simply enough. We, along with a few other creative individuals, were asked to work on various design projects for the St. Jude Target House. But, in the process, we were so deeply moved by the experience that we didn’t want it to end. We witnessed firsthand the special connection the kids had with the art room in particular. It was a place where we saw kids at all stages of health just being kids. So, we began to wonder, “What if we could create a ongoing way to support more and better art supplies for these children?” It was then that Heartwork was born.

The idea is simple. Every year, a group of talented artists create a series of 11″ x 14″ giclee prints to raise money for the art room. Each of the prints feature an interpretation of the word “Hope” and each edition is limited to only 10 pieces and signed/numbered by the artist.

pretty cool stuff, right? i’m honored to be part of this amazing project.

mondo : robocop

mondo offered me the opportunity to create a poster for one of my all-time favorite movies, robocop.

like so many other folks of my generation, the film’s mix of ultra-violence and biting satire made an indelible impression on my young self and the flawless designs of robocop and ed-209 inspire my imagination even to this day.

“your move, creep.”

> print info
12″ x 36″
medium: 6-color screenprint
stock: cougar natural 100C
edition: limited, 300

> release info
thursday, june 12, 2014
where: mondo
time: random