A lot of work and late nights went into this to get it where I wanted it, but in the end it was all worth it! The process was somewhat lengthy and strenuous, especially initial research for inspiration and image collection. However, other aspects that usually take me longer (such as the custom lettering) happened a lot faster and smoother than I expected. The type itself only went through minor revisions from the original sketch, as you can see below. The only other part of the process that was difficult was color choice. I didn't document the color selection process here, but this poster went through somewhere around 25 color revisions. The darker palette in the final version really seemed to reinforce what I was trying to do with the collage imagery without being too "girly" (I really felt the lettering was girly enough, so I veered away from pinks, reds, and purples). Highlights were applied last, which I think really pulled everything together, remixing the vintage hand drawn illustration with a digital element. Juxtaposition folks!
Recent work I did with Interval Press for the Sister Crayon & Sea of Bees Golden State Tour. This was one of the better nights we have had printing, with cooperable screens and easy registration. We love it when things go right and we have a product to deliver that we are proud of. It is also a bonus when the bands/promoters are stoked on our work, and that has always been the case with Sister Crayon. They are great. If you are into trip-hop/experimental type music, you must give them a listen. They put on an excellent live show as well.
We finished another silkscreened poster for Gardens & Villa a few weeks ago (Limited Edition of 45 prints). After listening to their latest album several times while working on this, I really fell in love with their music. Please check them out! I think the split fountain reflects it well. We were a little unsure about the screen holding up this amount of detail in the butterflies, but it worked out! Some images of the final product below.
I jumped on the opportunity to design/illustrate a Summer poster for the University Union at Sac State, to be displayed in the lobby. And I'm still having fun at my design job! The poor redhead forgot to put on sunscreen...
Concept for a three-color poster with Interval Press. I'm really liking the way the color palette came out for this one.