Went to see the Nationaal Jeugd Jazz Orkest (National Youth Jazz Band) at the Bimhaus a few weeks back. They were pretty good, but more importantly, they made for great drawing subjects. This is a colored collage of drawings from my moleskin. You can click it to see the full size.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Just finished an assignment for SPIN -- a feature on MP3 players in prison and how they've become really popular with inmates. The players are designed to be theft-proof and make for very poor shivs, and prisoners can buy new music at a kiosk in the prison. A really interesting article that you can read here. The main illustration was accompanied by a couple of spots, as well. ADs: Jolie Ruben & Gabriella Zappia
Posted by Mike at 11:42 AM
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
I recently did a couple of posters for some farmers' markets in Portland, OR: Hollywood Farmers Market and Lloyd Farmers Market. A very fun project that got me in the mood for spring! (even though Amsterdam's "spring" this year was really just "more winter") I think Portland's climate is similar, but I hope they're faring better than Amsterdam -- otherwise this poster will be completely inaccurate.
Posted by Mike at 2:12 AM
Monday, April 22, 2013
Monday, April 15, 2013
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Here's a piece I did for Popshot Magazine (on shelves now!). Popshot is a beautifully constructed/printed/imagined literary magazine that puts a lot of emphasis on illustration. If you like owning beautiful books, you should consider ordering one online. There are some seriously amazing illustrations in this issue, and I'm proud to be a part of it.
This illustration accompanied a fun story ("The Ingenium", by Kirstie Smith) about a writer's adventure with inspiration. There was tons of rich imagery and kooky ideas to draw from (as is generally the case when you see a stormtrooper and Shakespeare on the same page). AD: Jacob Denno
And lastly, a big announcement! I will be attending the School of Visual Arts in the fall, in the MFA Illustration as Visual Essay program. See you in NYC!
Posted by Mike at 1:20 AM