Wrap It Up!

digital, finished product

The Manhattan Arts Center is opening their annual art exhibit and holiday sale on Friday. I have even more cards for sale (and better ones) than I did last year. If you attended the MAC’s Art Happens fundraiser, you got a nice preview of the my holiday cards. If you are local, please come support the MAC, local artists and artisans, and get some great gifts for your friends and family. It’s a win-win situation! There are some beautiful hats made of Japanese fabric, blankets woven from wool that was gathered from sheep that the artisan raises herself, carved gourd vessels, watercolors, silk-paintings, awesome wood boxes, ceramics of all shapes and sizes, and more jewelry than you can shake a stick at.

As a design exercise, I made a festive poster for it. mac wrapitup mockIt’s not the official one, but it has all the right info.

Redesigns

digital

Since I work in a school, these two issues are on my mind a lot. This whole project started with wanting to put up a LGBT Safe Space poster in my lab, but when I went to the GLSEN’s well designed website I was disappointed by their really crappy looking poster for the Safe Spaces.

seriously?

seriously?

So I made my own.

I wondered if there was a similar poster for secular concerns, and sure enough there was. Which is awesome and I really wish I had had something like this when I was in high school. Unfortunately, it was also a victim of bad design.

simon says...that's all i can think of.

simon says…that’s all i can think of.

So here are my quick and clean solutions to those posters.

safe space black

safe space white

secular safe zone 1

first anocratic improvisation in STYROFOAMLAND

custom work, digital

I have been working with my art collective on a mixed-media performance piece we have titled, first anocratic improvisation in STYROFOAMLAND. Here is a flyer I have designed to have available at the Maker Faire in KC this weekend.

25th Anniversary Poster for MXTW

custom work, digital

Here is the poster I designed for the show this year.

mxtw 2013 poster mock

The five below are possibilities for the 25th anniversary poster.

Which do you like best?