I created this custom illustration for a table at a night club in St. Petersburg, FL. The idea was to create an image that mirrored in each direction so that guests could have a similar view of the painting from any side of the table.
I hand-painted an illustration of a giant octopus (also known as a kraken) attacking a ship directly onto this bowling pin. Scrimshaw art created by sailors in antiquity was my inspiration for the piece. The pin was auctioned off at a Portland gallery show and proceeds were donated to local charities.
I've had the opportunity to create various icons related to the bowling, dining and entertainment industry while working with Grand Central Restaurant & Bowling Lounge in Portland, Oregon. The set displayed here is a small part of a much bigger icon system that has slowly been integrated into Grand Central's branding, advertisement and promotional campaigns over the past few years. All icons are designed in grayscale and pull from the classic illustration and sign painter motif of the mid 20th century.
In 2008, I created a series of four large posters for my B.F.A. senior thesis project. Each poster draws from core methodologies of historic graphic design styles including the Arts & Crafts Movement, Art Nouveau, and Russian Constructivism. Visual elements from each poster were then sampled and re-appropriated to create the fourth and final poster. I chose the radial layout style of Buddhist Mandala sand paintings as inspiration for each poster. My aim was to communicates a synergy among elements that work inwards toward a defining trait of each graphic design discipline.