A delayed-posting: I did these portraits for the summer issue of Anthology Magazine. Each of these ladies run a unique and stylish business, and I was asked to feature their work with handwritten type headlines.
In other news, I have a bunch of book covers ready to share. Sit tight, more updates soon!
10:11 pm • 29 October 2012 • 3 notes
Drawing naked people in Bushwick (Taken with instagram)
1:55 am • 11 April 2012 • 2 notes
By the time I get done with work I have crazy raptor-hands from gripping a wacom pen all day. (I’ve never had a gentle touch, unfortunately!)
Here’s another one of Janelle, inspired by Jon Lau’s fantastic drawing from the other day. Mostly just testing out the claws to see if they can still scratch out a drawing. Sort-of.
10:41 pm • 9 April 2012 • 3 notes
Above: Experimental layout by Jan Tschichold (1948).
Exciting times, friends: this week I’ve started working as a junior designer at Penguin! I’ll be creating book jackets and covers for the main Penguin & Viking imprints, working under Paul Buckley and alongside his fantastic team.
Allow me a sentimental moment: I have memories from my childhood of rebelliously reading through naptime and leaving the books on my bed as I would finish them. The piles would grow so large that they’d push my pillow down until my feet stuck out from under my sheets. (Some things never change, as the current stack on my night stand is a tiny tower!) Before college I worked briefly at a book store, and while I started design school immediately afterwards, I never really thought about merging my two obsessions. It seems silly to realize it only now, but I really could not imagine anything I’d rather do more.
I’ll still be taking on illustration work as always (because if you want something done, ask a busy person!) More updates very soon!
9:17 pm • 14 March 2012 • 5 notes
Lucky Peach is a bold new magazine published by McSweeney’s that was created by chef David Chang and features people I admire like Anthony Bourdain and Mark Ibold (former Pavement/Sonic Youth bassist, duh). So understandably I was ecstatic when I received an assignment for the upcoming third issue.
Depicted above is pretty much every lava cake known to man, from high-brow culinary creations to the kind you can find preserved in a box at WalMart.
You can grab a copy of this eclectic publication online, at your local trendy bookshop, WholeFoods, or at any of Chang’s restaurant locations (if you happen to be in the NYC area).
BONUS: CBS did an interview with Chang, where they featured my spreads, in 3D! On national television, mom!! You can view the video here, and check out my drawings at the 1:30 mark.
3:00 pm • 2 March 2012 • 29 notes
I recently had the fantastic honor of doing some work for Businessweek! Graphics Director Jennifer Daniel contacted me to draw some Valentine’s Day commodities. While I’m pretty ambivalent about the holiday itself, any opportunity to draw chocolates and lobster is a great one to me.
This went out in last week’s issue, full res of the spread is viewable here.
8:41 pm • 19 February 2012 • 7 notes
My 2011 holiday card. I drink copious amounts of tea in the loose-leaf variety, but I can never remember how long to steep each style for. This card was an attempt to solve my problem, and hopefully do the same for its recipients.
I have some extras, and whenever I get an online shop set up, I’ll have these available in packs of 5. In the meantime, feel free to email me if you’d like a set.
5:03 pm • 14 January 2012 • 7 notes
Another very belated post.. I did a spread in Issue 6 of the delightful Remedy Quarterly. I wrote and illustrated a recipe for chilaquiles (“stolen”, in accordance with the issue’s theme, from an ex-boyfriend).
If you haven’t seen this zine, definitely pick up a copy! Much happiness and good food is sure to ensue.
6:01 pm • 12 January 2012 • 2 notes
Over the past few months I’ve done some spots for the lovely Anthology Magazine. The first two are spots from Issue 4, and the CD covers were painted for their holiday gift guide. Much thanks to art director Meg Mateo Ilasco!
3:34 pm • 10 January 2012 • 6 notes
Even more oil pastel drawings. Gentleman from a ben sherman catalog, or something.. cat from one of the How-To-Draw books in the classroom.
The kids always get frustrated when I make suggestions about their drawings, but when I pick up the crayons they’re immediately interested in what I’m doing. If I tell them that I’m not sure, they all eagerly (and sometimes forcefully) offer suggestions. I wonder at what age that dynamic shifts?
6:13 pm • 27 November 2011 • 3 notes