Vintage Volkswagen love

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I started this series of vintage VW illustrations after seeing nicely restored (or semi-restored) beetles popping up all over the place. It’s that feeling you get when you first take notice, then start seeing it everywhere. Maybe I was just on the lookout after those first few brushes, but the aesthetics and the sound of that car really takes me back. Read on to view this series from bumper to bumper.  Read on »


A Concrete Approach

 

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Logos are something I truly enjoy. The completeness of them, a neat little package. When I spoke with Brandon and Erin at the amazing Gore Design Co. they gave me a clear directive on style, to think of vintage patches and wilderness explorer camp design. National park art and design of the golden age. Bold and fun, I went off the beaten path, but my compass was true.  Read on »


Midcentury Phoenix Lives!

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As part of my Wooden Nickels show this spring, I created a new series of illustrations and handmade screen prints featuring Arizona’s impressive roster of midcentury architects. My goal was to create a set of prints that work together for a large installation, or independently as a single piece . I geek out on beautiful functionality, and if it’s one thing these architects know about, it’s form & function working in harmony.   Read on »


Downtown Phoenix Directory

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Lately I’m finding more and more reasons to love downtown Phoenix and the growing convergence of arts culture and thoughtful urban planning.

Last fall I illustrated a cover for the Downtown Phoenix Directory. The directory helps visitors and locals get their bearings on the Phoenix grid, and this was a great opportunity to showcase the city. It was important that I emphasize some of the unique downtown skyline while featuring the new “pedestrian-friendly” travel lanes. Pick up a copy pretty much anywhere downtown and GO EXPLORE!

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“Burnin’ Hell” at the Pinewood Classic

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My friend Doug Penick came up with the idea of holding a pinewood classic race for grown-ups earlier this year and I knew immediately that I had to get in on it. So a few weeks ago, and one week before the event,  I made my first Pinewood Derby Car. Okay, so that was fun! Read on »

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April 15th, 2014

Special Delivery!

I enjoy the holidays. Like pretty much everyone else on the planet. Over the past few years I’ve worked with OnTrac and Free Range Productions on a variety of vintage card illustrations. I have enjoyed reinterpreting the delivery theme each … Continued


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January 28th, 2014

Astro Chief

ZZZZZZAP! The sun, the moon and the stars, past and the future collide in the Astro Chief; Drawing inspiration from American history and science fiction from the golden age. I happened upon an amazing headdress through the window of a … Continued


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December 15th, 2013

Die Happy Letterpress Coasters

  Collaboration is something all creative professionals should try. I can’t place enough importance on flexing some creative muscle to keep your skills sharp, but it’s SO HARD to get anything done outside of your day-to-day work with deadlines and … Continued


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November 21st, 2013

Dole Goes Bananas

Young love. An instant connection made across a crowded kitchen counter top. They knew this time around, it was for real. Real yummy that is. Warm, toasty toast with peanut butter and sliced bananas, if you haven’t tried it, you’re … Continued


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September 30th, 2013

Netflix Infographics

Netflix is one of those brands I believe in. Having been a Netflix subscriber for just over 10 years now, it was a welcome change to have rental movies sent right to the house instead of fighting over what’s left … Continued