I recently created this look for the Agaverama sale at Twin Liquors. Definitely a fun campaign to work on, with the color freedom and subject matter. It was a little surreal coming across it in Austin Monthly (I’ll never get used to seeing my work in the wild).
I mocked up a little pin of the agave and put it on Dribbble when I made this ad in July. Then I learned you can’t do gradients on pins. Boooo.
These ended up looking a bit like a set, with little intention on my part (apart from wanting to do illustrations!). White, red, and blue (‘Murica), facing right, center, and left. If only I had kept the bulk of the text at the bottom… Hah.
Five years of doing car show posters for Ginny’s Little Longhorn. Here’s to five more!
You can view the posters larger here.
Today I volunteered at/attended the AIGA Brad Woodard talk. I’ve been following his work for years (and forgot he was involved with this great brush pack that I own). He was a very funny and humble guy, and as a result he gave a great talk. Apparently he moved to Austin a couple years back.
Also, this is the first time we had to start turning people away; Lewis Carnegie was absolutely packed!
Half of the Proof Advertising creative floor seems to have an ongoing Jenga game at all times. But this game had gotten out of hand, and it took Sarah to end it all on her last day. It was quite the event.
Video shot by many Proofers (including me), and edited by the talented Bud Hasert, who blew me away when I found out he does crazy-great costume work.
I’ve seen many Miyazaki films thanks to some friends when I was younger, but I jumped at the chance to see many of these films in theaters when Alamo Drafthouse announced that February is going to be Miyazaki month! I’ll be seeing (again) Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Princess Mononoke. New viewings for me will be My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, and The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (a documentary about the studio and Miyazaki).
Alamo keeps adding movies and screen times, so maybe there will be more as the month goes on! These are all wonderful movies, and I highly recommend people go see them.
Also, check out the trailer for February; really good use of music and cutting together great parts of many of Studio Ghibli films. Loved seeing it every time in theaters.
Olly Moss is one of those names that you’re familiar with if you’re in poster or design circles. My poster buds have been buzzing about Firewatch, a video game that Olly Moss is art directing. Additionally, he’s creating a lot of the merch and promotional items for the game. Here are three of the four posters (after the first one sold out immediately, they decided to make more):
I’m sure I’ll be picking this game up when it comes out. I really started to enjoy games I can experience in one or two sittings.
You can find out more about the beautiful poster set here, from Campo Santo (the game studio that created Firewatch). Olly also did a small blog post about process here.
Update (2/15/2015): Played through this game this past weekend. Highly recommend it. Had me guessing the entire time.
I volunteered yesterday at a portfolio advising event hosted at St. Edwards University. I basically was an assistant advisor to Will Chau, someone I’ve looked up to in the Austin design/advertising community.
After a panel discussion, the students were split into small groups with a panelist, and we discussed big ideas and the type of work that should go into a portfolio. Will has a advertising background, so I tried to provide a more generalist point of view (which is basically my career so far).
I admired the students that were at this event. I definitely would have got to an event like this when I was in school. I also learned a few things myself.