This has been a many-faceted project with tons of applications and I’ll share more of them later, but we just got some images of the CTA stuff in-situation and I’m stoked enough to post ‘em.

Chicago Fringe Festival 2014— the brief was to do more to show “what Fringe is”, which is a really tall order so I made a big, weird kaleidoscopic mandala using photos from past Fringe productions. CTA 2-sheet at top; train takeover (!!) including ceiling poster, wall poster, and car cards.

I designed every web and print piece for the Festival except for the interior of the program and two of the on-site pieces of signage, and am pretty pleased with the final result. Stoked to share the rest of them as they come in.

I met Precious during my time at UNL— she was roller-skating around campus and was tiny and full of energy and larger than life. So proud of and excited by everything she has become and accomplished.
Excerpt:
redefiningrealness:

I did a series of photo shoots with my dear friend Kandice, exploring connections between my identity and the land, reborn and baptized as something other than a gay man in drag; as a queer creature of fluid gender. After the first shoot, I was in neither my disheveled confused boy persona nor my glossy big-hair campy drag costume. I was just me, a feminine but strong figure, a harlequin in a sense, embodying so many worlds and identities. I finally saw what I looked like when I was truly focused, energetically at peace, and connected to myself internally and externally. After my time back here, I knew I would be able to return to Chicago with a brand new clarity of purpose. 

I met Precious during my time at UNL— she was roller-skating around campus and was tiny and full of energy and larger than life. So proud of and excited by everything she has become and accomplished.

Excerpt:

redefiningrealness:

I did a series of photo shoots with my dear friend Kandice, exploring connections between my identity and the land, reborn and baptized as something other than a gay man in drag; as a queer creature of fluid gender. After the first shoot, I was in neither my disheveled confused boy persona nor my glossy big-hair campy drag costume. I was just me, a feminine but strong figure, a harlequin in a sense, embodying so many worlds and identities. I finally saw what I looked like when I was truly focused, energetically at peace, and connected to myself internally and externally. After my time back here, I knew I would be able to return to Chicago with a brand new clarity of purpose. 
hypem:

Album premiere: Got A Girl’s I Love You But I Must Drive Off This Cliff Now
Hear it on Hype Machine before it’s released next week 

Yeah, it’s rad.

hypem:

Album premiere: Got A Girl’s I Love You But I Must Drive Off This Cliff Now

Hear it on Hype Machine before it’s released next week 

Yeah, it’s rad.

Silly photo-manipulation (of the top image) and title treatment for Abraham Werewolf's upcoming Fight Night scene.

Levi-wand mastery from Ehrlich Ocampo.

Big swells of sound get me every time. Combine that with brass, and I’m done for. (Horns kick in around 1:00).

Santtu Mustonen makes beautiful patterns and shapes, but the best aspect about the site is the loading gif between projects.

Santtu Mustonen makes beautiful patterns and shapes, but the best aspect about the site is the loading gif between projects.

Updated my portfolio site, after putting it off for… years. Oof. I did the coding on this myself, but will be getting a bit of assistance on the final site from a developer friend. So excited!

jendorman.com

Updated my portfolio site, after putting it off for… years. Oof.
I did the coding on this myself, but will be getting a bit of assistance on the final site from a developer friend. So excited!

jendorman.com

"I choose to smoke, you choose to wear that turtleneck that I don’t like."

Since this won’t actually be released on vinyl, ever, I don’t feel like I’m letting any cats out of the bag when I share the album cover artwork for the packaging I just designed. Wouldn’t it be rad as a record, though? So big. So lush.
The image is of the US, focused on the Mississippi River, which is what’s winding its way towards you on the album cover. The art is continuous across all four panels— the exterior two are mostly land + cities, and the interior is all Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. The final layered digital file for this thing (which is actually a 4-panel Digipack) was nearing 3 gigs— there’s a ton of texture in it. Obnoxious. I’m really proud of it.

Since this won’t actually be released on vinyl, ever, I don’t feel like I’m letting any cats out of the bag when I share the album cover artwork for the packaging I just designed. Wouldn’t it be rad as a record, though? So big. So lush.

The image is of the US, focused on the Mississippi River, which is what’s winding its way towards you on the album cover. The art is continuous across all four panels— the exterior two are mostly land + cities, and the interior is all Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. The final layered digital file for this thing (which is actually a 4-panel Digipack) was nearing 3 gigs— there’s a ton of texture in it. Obnoxious. I’m really proud of it.

blxckink:

by @jimmymementotattoo // #blxckink #blackwork #dotwork #linework #traditional #black #tattoo #geometry #ornamental #mandala #mehndi

I have no idea why this is tagged with “mandala” and “mehndi,” nor “geometry,” but okay.

blxckink:

by @jimmymementotattoo // #blxckink #blackwork #dotwork #linework #traditional #black #tattoo #geometry #ornamental #mandala #mehndi

I have no idea why this is tagged with “mandala” and “mehndi,” nor “geometry,” but okay.

Beautiful flow with collapsible fans.
And those propane flame-shooting fans at the end are not kidding, at all.

by Dan Grettah/t typeverything.com