Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Ink Vehicles! Art Show

I've got an art show here at the St. Louis Artists' Guild opening this sunday, September 5th. One o'clock to 3 o'clock. It's a fancy wood-paneled room that will be chock full of prints and drawings. Whoever can tell me exactly how many hot rods and out-of-socket eyeballs are hanging on the walls will win a piece of original art. Probably featuring a hot rod and/or eyeball.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Pocket Protectors Summer 2010

These are the shirts I drew and silkscreened for our summer bowling squad, the Pocket Protectors. Thanks to Will Horton for the Iron Maiden font & Bill Keaggy for the ligature advice. Front:Back:
The team, which placed (tied for) fourth in the Saratoga summer Monday night league.
L to R: B. Keaggy, W. Horton, D. Zettwoch, J. Burmester. We'll protect the pocket better this Fall!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Revved Up

I've got a drawing in this art show of Car Engines at Lula Cafe in Chicago, opening tonight. If you're in the neighborhood, drop by! Thanks to my pal Anders Nilsen for letting me be involved. Above: V8 with Orange Wires, Ink, white-Out & colored pencil on chipboard, 11x14".

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Literary St. Louis

I've got a bunch of illustrations in this week's RFT -- including the cover and a big indexed map -- for a feature story on literary goings / geographical locales / (mostly) unflattering mentions of our fine, hot dilapidated city. It's kinda similar to this ARCH MADNESS map I did, but specially about book 'n writers 'n stuff.
My first impulse was to do a pop-up book, and for a while I tried to make an actual 3D pop-up book that would be photographed:
I had a hard time making that work, with the angles and actual street data, so I went back to the 2D drawing board. I built my map with vectors... Then hand-traced it with a lightbox:I did a bunch of li'l spot illustrations ...and added them -- along with new type and color and everything -- here:
We stuck with the "literary tourist" idea for the cover illustration:
And I drew it.
Good luck, and stay cool out there book fans!

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Moon Man back in Orbit

For what is sure to be a crazy pennant race! I've printed another edition of my Mike Shannon "The Moon Man Speaks" poster for anybody who missed out the first time around. Same spec's as the original: 3 colors (Navy, Red, White) on chipboard, 18" x 24", edition of 100. Feel free to drop me an e-mail for info on ordering. Get up Baby, Get Up! Oh, yeah!