Found this clever take on some of my most beloved childhood characters. I especially love how Bert & Ernie are represented. Priceless.
I'll preface this by saying that I haven't gone on a proper vacation in roughly 4 years. Sure, I spent some time living abroad in Malmö and Montréal, but they were places of residence, not vacation stops (although I wouldn't mind visiting Montréal in the fall again). If you've ever done both, then you know what I mean. unpacking for a few weeks is quite different than unpacking indefinitely. You see a city with different lenses. Suffice to say, I'd been looking forward to this for some time.
The main reason my girlfriend and I booked this trip was to a) experience Iceland in the winter, and b) check out the eclectic Sonar Reykjavik festival. Both reasons have enough merit on their own to book the trip, so getting both is tops. We decided to do the festival first and the touristy stuff second, which worked out splendidly.
Sonar was mainly a cluster of Icelandic pop and electronic favorites, with some quality live acts sprinkled over (oh, and that Diplo guy I guess). Everything from Booka Shade-esque live duo Kiasmos, to the Icelandic jack of all trades Högni Egilsson (associated with; GusGus, HE, Gluteus Maximus, and Hjaltalin) were showcased in a humble and honest fashion, putting the music at the forefront and kicking glitz to the rear. I'm writing a festival review for HMWL.org in the next day or so, so if you're curious about the music then check that out.
Below are photos from all over. Some of the places include the national park Þingvellir, the waterfall Gullfoss, Thingvellir national park rift valley, and the geothermally active valley of Haukadalur. Also included are some shots from downtown Reykjavik, me eating a hot dog, and some shots within Harpa (venue where Sonar took place).
Here are the batch of new posters! Very happy about how these came out. Each team print has the team name, logo, brief history, stadium information, established year, and retired numbers, along with an image of the team's city skyline.
Well, it's been decided, this is the new style of posters that will be up in my Etsy shop within the next week or so. It's a step away from what I have been doing in the past and I'm happy with the progress. More will be up soon.
Trying out some new styles for the next series of posters. Thinking colorful and modern this time.
It's no secret that Mexico has been plagued by ruthless and excessively violent cartel fighting since 2006. However, some good news is coming out of Michoacan, one of the countries most heavily hit areas for violence and brutality. In this piece by Hector Becerra of the LA Times, he speaks about emigrants returning home to join their hometowns and kin to take up arms against the cartels. This is nothing new, however, what makes this different is that the armed residents of these towns are actually driving the cartel members out. With a blatantly corrupt military and police force in many areas, it comes as a bit of a surprise to see these frustrated and motivated citizens making an impact on what has been one of the worst cases of civil unrest in a developed country.
You can read the entire piece here.
I'm incredibly excited to be working with some friends and local creatives here in Malmö for the Creative Morning series. It's basically a mini-TED event that takes place in an hour right between 8 and 9 a.m. You socialize and eat for 30 minutes, then a speaker talks for about 20, followed by 10 minutes of Q&A. It's like going to a weekend workshop, but designed for the ADD generation.
I was asked to handle the graphics for this event, to which I eagerly agreed to do. I decided to make 3 designs for each creative field: photography, computer based design, and illustration. Each coaster has a relevant quote pertaining to its creative field. Below are the coaster designs for our first event, which will be held on February 7th. Our guest speaker is Hampus Jakobsson, speaking about this months them of "rebel".
You can find more info about the talk at creativemornings.com/mal