Doodling away some cabin fever.
Screenshot capture of an idea in process. Thank you, Google, for implementing street views.
I’ve been working on a greenhouse gas signage graphic for my department. While brainstorming with Illustrator, the imagery began to take a familiar direction.
Last night’s reading was a blast. I’m still thinking about how well each of our stories meshed for a night of technological musings. Thank you, Guild Literary Complex, for bringing us under one underground roof.
Small details make designing icons a miniature world of colorful fun. Here is a gif that shows the initial concept of the L transform into an abstract intersection for the Chicago Literary Map, my latest literary project.
Note: This is my first time making a gif. For the purists, the canvas size is the same, the icon size varies slightly.
I’m dwindling down to my last days at the Roger Brown home in Michigan. It’s been an amazing time, to say the least. I’ve had space to sketch and write, while suspending all pending deadlines. There were days when all I did was drink coffee and draw imagery that surrounded me. I had a couple visitors and will have more this weekend. My friend Jamie, in particular, came last weekend and brought her latest obsession, mylar. Here’s a video of the sculptural material.
You can only write in the moment once. I have been doing a lot of that, and it’s time to do more.
(Photography by Jamie Sebold)
Dry erase makes it official, I am now a South Looper. Living within the pulse, I feel as energized as the day I first moved to Chicago.
This year’s Bike To Work Week initiative at The Art Institute of Chicago and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago was the first time a group of staff across the entire organization has organized and executed a campaign. I was asked to do the design, and since this was about a partnership, the tandem bicycle immediately came to mind. As well as pulling a John Baldessari, placing shapes on their heads. In this case our square logos. My boss guided me away from the computer and recommended I do numerous sketches. It was invigorating. I hope to keep up the analogue momentum.
This is the first time the Art Institute of Chicago has had this type of treatment done to their logo. And the first time SAIC has had theirs tilted.
A welcome graphic for my new officemate, made during the creation of our bowling party flyer. Fun times with Instructional Fabrication indeed.