Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 | Pop Culture Notions, Power & Politics, The American Diorama | No Comments
I love Beyoncé and I love her music. She is possibly the most beloved living performer on the planet. However Beyoncé repays that love and adoration in part by killing her fans with sugary beverages. Her $50 Million dollar deal with Pepsi will sell a lot of sugar and make a lot of people fatter and more prone to obesity, diabetes, cancer and death.
What if Beyoncé was a regular woman? A woman without personal trainers and dietitians? A woman susceptible to advertising of beloved pop icons?
What would Beyoncé look like if she drank all the Pepsi she sold?
ps: Here are two other formats. Banner for blog posts and a square for your Facebook. Feel free to share at your discretion.
pps: Fat Beyoncé
Thursday, March 14th, 2013 | Bike Related, Pop Culture Notions, Power & Politics, The American Diorama | No Comments
I created this Ad for RydeSafe Reflective Bike Decals after I heard that Americans use their cell phones while driving. Big surprise right? But did you know just how often this occurs? NPR just broadcast a story of a recent D.O.T. study that found we are 3X more likely to drive distracted than Europeans. The result is more deaths on the road. It’s a shitty ugly American practice and you should help spread the word to stop it.
STOP DISTRACTED DRIVING.
Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 | Contemporary Art, Tonky Graphic Design, Tonky Limited Editions | No Comments
Check out my recently completed Ink Splatter mural for a private residence in Brooklyn, NY. The grid scheme features 18 unique ink splatter compositions. Using a 3 color scheme (gold, black, red) I created 6 rows of every permutation of the colors. IE:
I like the free form chaos of the ink splatters laid out in a controlled and orderly grid. Who says good art can’t match your couch?
Sunday, February 10th, 2013 | Pop Culture Notions, Power & Politics, Tonky Graphic Design | No Comments
The 2X2 Project is a public health advocacy group based out of Columbia University in NYC. I created these visuals to accompany their Open Letter to LeBron James. The letter calls for LeBron to fight childhood obesity by taking the bold step of dropping Sprite as his corporate sponsor. They estimated that his $15 Million Dollar sponsorship would buy a billion spoons of sugar, assuming Sprite at least broke even on the deal.
We combined existing imagery in the spirit of fair use to create Fat Lebron so that people could imagine the outcome “if LeBron James drank all of the Sprite he wants our kids to drink.”
Click to view Fat Lebron:
Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 | Contemporary Art | No Comments
Check out Portland OR based artist Brooke Weston’s amazing miniatures built inside the heads of taxidermied mammals. When I first saw her work I didn’t think something like this existed and my second thought was that I’m glad it does. This work makes me think about how dioramas at natural history museum tell us as much about ourselves as they do the creatures they document.
Elisabeth Sussman take note, does the Whitney Biennial feature any Portland artists?
Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 | Contemporary Art, Tonky Graphic Design | No Comments
I created a poster series promoting a Night of Surrealist Games.
Below are a few images, discarded along the way, that I found too pretty to let go. One Surrealist Game is called Coulage where the player pours liquid wax into water so fantastic shapes result. Below are some of the fantastic results which I photographed with a prime macro lens.
This one looks like a Samurai Warrior.
Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 | Contemporary Art, Pop Culture Notions, Power & Politics | No Comments
This collage is the result of my favorite morning assignment this year. Our directors Byron Oshiro and Andrew Dickson gave each of us a copy of the New York Times and asked us to use it to create a representation of the future of the NYT.
I call it:
The Google York Times
My collage considers our culture of instant gratification and the depth of the thought that Twitter’s 144 characters allow. I cut apart, reassembled, redacted and highlighted, parts of the newspaper.
Click to enlarge full spread: