Wednesday, December 26, 2012

outlaws of ravenhurst gig poster

Here's my poster for Outlaws of Ravenhurst, who will be playing with Deluge on the 2nd at Costello's. They're a group that is a bit theatric, so it was fun to follow that narrative with an illustration. The facebook event can be viewed here.

Friday, December 21, 2012

2012 christmas card

Merry Christmas! If you see me this week, you might be getting a Christmas card....

....that looks like this:

I used to make an annual Christmas card, but ended up missing it the past couple of years, so this is my return to the greetings card game. I was really happy with how it turned out, and I had it printed on pearl silver stock paper, that adds a sparkling effect to the snow. I'll also be getting some larger prints made up with this design.

Your Christmas song of the day below:

food porn

I made this illustration for this week's Fast Forward, for a (SFW) article about food porn.

How hardcore do YOU like your food porn? Give the article by Gabriel Hall a read here.

Monday, December 17, 2012

won over nothing gig poster

A gig poster I made for a Won Over Nothing show. I have never seen them, but they describe themselves as sounding like Rage Against the Machine meets The Black Keys. They will be playing with Thunder Equals Lava and Rap X at Costello's on January 9th. Only $4 for 3 bands, so how can you go wrong?

Monday, December 10, 2012

december keepin it sleazy

Here's the illustration for the December issue of BeatRoute for the sex column. It's about sex in 2012, here's Todd Akin talking about "legitimate rape". Read the column here.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

december freq

For my monthly column, "Under the Covers" in Freq magazine, I interview Fools Gold Records art director Dust La Rock. He had just returned from his Lovely Sort of Death show in LA. We talk about his relationship with music and his personal artwork as well. You can read the interview here.

Also this December "It's the end of the world as we know it!" Read what we will each be listening to during the end of the world here. To make your end of the world listening party easier here are my 3 choices:

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

what can i do music video

Sally Shapiro - "What Can I Do" from stereogum on Vimeo.

At the end of the summer I was working on a music video for Swedish artist and resident Sally Shapiro who is on Canadian record label Paper Bag Records. It is my first time directing so was stoked to see it premier earlier this week on music blog heavy weight, Stereogum. You can also read my thoughts on the video's press release on some sites like Earbuddy. Also here are a couple nice reviews from Prefix magazine and Exclaim. Who say:
"The whimsical dreaminess of the song and the music video go together hand in hand."
"...keep your eyes peeled for the triceratops in a separate spaceship. We have no idea how that guy is running the controls."

Here are some early sketches of what I thought the rocket could look like, I ended up going with the bottom left one.

"What Can I Do" is the first single from Sally Shapiro's upcoming album Somewhere Else, which will be released at the end of February 2013. She hasn't released a new album since 2009, so I'm really excited to hear what her and Johan Agebjörn will come up for this new offering. Check out the track list below:

01 “Prescript”
02 “I Dream With An Angel Tonight”
03 “All My Life”
04 “This City’s Local Italo Disco DJ Has A Crush On Me”
05 “What Can I Do”
06 “If It Doesn’t Rain”
07 “Sundown”
08 “Starman” (Feat. Electric Youth)
09 “Lives Together”
10 “Don’t Be Afraid” (Feat. Anoraak)
11 “Architectured Love” (Feat. Le Prix)
12 “Postscript”