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Beatles for Sale

Category : Uncategorized · No Comments · by March 24, 2017

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Playing around with reimagining Beatles songs as vintage advertising art.


MINI Me

Category : Art, Design · No Comments · by January 24, 2017

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Ever since I bought a MINI Cooper last summer I’ve been fascinated by its history. Here are some images from past ads for the car. Let’s motor…!


Lies

Category : Mixes · No Comments · by December 28, 2016

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A playlist for a “post-truth” world…

Lies:

  • Liar — Three Dog Night
  • Smiling Faces Sometimes — The Undisputed Truth
  • Would I Lie To You? — Eurythmics
  • Lies — Thompson Twins
  • All Men Are Liars — Nick Lowe
  • Lies — The Knickerbockers
  • Tell Me Why — The Beatles
  • Liar, Liar — The Castaways
  • You’re Telling Me Lies — ? and The Mysterians
  • Promises And Lies — UB40
  • Secrets And Lies — Jonatha Brooke
  • Live A Lie — thenewno2
  • Don’t Lie to Me — The Rolling Stones
  • Lie to Me — Jonny Lang
  • Rebellion (Lies) — The Arcade Fire
  • Lies — J.J. Cale
  • The Weight of Lies — The Avett Brothers
  • White Lies — Cheri Knight
  • Love In The Lies — Amos Lee
  • Gimme Some Truth — Jakob Dylan
  • Word Game — Stephen Stills

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Holiday Illustrations

Category : Illustration · No Comments · by December 12, 2016

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Here are some holiday illustrations Renee and I did back in our Streetworks Studio days. The Holiday Gift Guide was for a special supplement to Baltimore magazine, and the woodcut illustration was for a holiday card for RV Magazine.


BirdLand

Category : Mixes · No Comments · by June 2, 2016

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As spring turns to summer, it’s always great to hear the songs of the birds. The artwork for the cover is assembled from sketches Renee did on her iPad.

BirdLand (2013):

  • Birdland – The Manhattan Transfer
  • And Your Bird Can Sing – Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs
  • Bluebird – Buffalo Springfield
  • Bluebird – Mark Knopfler
  • Birds of a Feather – Phish
  • Birds of a Feather – The Civil Wars
  • Maybe Sparrow – Neko Case
  • Penguins – Lyle Lovett
  • My Songbird – Emmylou Harris
  • Birds & the Bees – The Bird & The Bee
  • Fragile Bird – City & Colour
  • Birdhouse in Your Soul – They Might Be Giants
  • Excellent Birds – Laurie Anderson & Peter Gabriel
  • Bird on a Wire – Jennifer Warnes
  • Blackbird – The Beatles
  • Blackbirds – Erin McKeown
  • Dixie Chicken – Little Feat
  • Little Red Rooster – The Rolling Stones
  • White Bird – KT Tunstall
  • White Bird – It’s a Beautiful Day
  • Three Little Birds – Bob Marley & The Wailers

Video Playlist:

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Voya Retirement Guides

Category : Design · No Comments · by January 13, 2016

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Since most of us won’t be lucky enough to win the Powerball Jackpot, we need to plan for retirement. I designed these retirement guides for a branch office of Voya to present to their customers in the Arlington government. The materials include a retirement workbook, resource guide and pocket folder.


New Shoes

Category : Mixes · No Comments · by December 30, 2015

I made this mix to commemorate my son Aaron’s new job this year as a footwear designer at Nike. The illustrations are from his sketchbook (and portfolio) pre-Nike. Needless to say we are very proud…

New Shoes:

  • Sailin’ Shoes/Hey Julia/Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley — Robert Palmer
  • Old Brown Shoe — The Beatles
  • Travelin’ Shoes — Elvin Bishop
  • New Shoes — Paolo Nutini
  • Italian Shoes — Mink DeVille
  • (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes — Elvis Costello
  • Goody Two Shoes — Adam Ant
  • Walking In My Shoes — Depeche Mode
  • Those Shoes — The Eagles
  • Bad Sneakers — Steely Dan
  • Blue Suede Shoes — Carl Perkins
  • Walk That Walk — Terry Evans
  • Take Off Your Shoes — Bobby “Blue” Bland
  • Brand New Shoes — She & Him
  • The Red Shoes — Kate Bush
  • I’ll Come Running — Brian Eno
  • Hole In My Shoe — Traffic
  • At or With Me — Jack Johnson

Video Playlist:

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Julia & Justin’s Wedding

Category : Design, Illustration · No Comments · by September 14, 2015

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It was a lot of fun designing a variety of materials for my son Justin’s nuptials. It also gave Renee a chance to pull out her watercolor brushes again. We ended up finding other uses for some of the “rejected” original invitation design options (hence the mixed branding). It was a fantastic event, although I may be a bit biased…


Beachcombing

Category : Mixes · No Comments · by July 2, 2015

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There are so many great songs about the beach and summertime (my favorite season) that I keep making, and remaking, this playlist. But, to kick off the long holiday weekend right, here’s the latest version.

Beachcombing

  • Beachcombing — Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris
  • Let’s Go Surfing — The Drums
  • On The Beach – The Revillos
  • Rockaway Beach — Ramones
  • I Wanna Be a Lifeguard — Blotto
  • Mimi On The Beach — Jane Siberry
  • Echo Beach — Martha and the Muffins
  • Hot Summer Night — Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
  • Hot Summer Day — It’s A Beautiful Day
  • Summer — War
  • Summer In The City — The Lovin’ Spoonful
  • Good Day Sunshine — The Beatles
  • Sunny Afternoon — The Kinks
  • Summer Wine — Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood
  • Blues Beach — Steely Dan
  • Summer Skin — Death Cab for Cutie
  • Summertime — Janis Joplin
  • Mother Ocean — Jimmy Buffett
  • The Warmth of the Sun — Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs
  • Surf’s Up — Brian Wilson
  • The Endless Summer Theme — Sandals

Video Playlist:

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Heart Full of Holes

Category : Mixes · No Comments · by February 14, 2015

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I made this playlist after I had open heart surgery to replace a leaky valve in my heart several years ago (I’m fine now thanks). That’s why a lot of these songs feature broken or damaged hearts.

Heart Full of Holes (2007):

  • Heartbeat – Buddy Holly
  • Devil in His Heart – The Donays
  • Heart – Nick Lowe
  • Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad? – Moby
  • Heart Full of Holes – Mark Knopfler
  • Fidelity – Regina Spektor
  • I’m a Broken Heart – The Bird & The Bee
  • The Heart’s a Lonely Hunter – Thievery Corporation (w/David Byrne)
  • Heart of Glass – Nouvelle Vague
  • Expressway to Your Heart – Soul Survivors
  • What Becomes of the Brokenhearted – The Funk Brothers (w/Joan Osborne)
  • Piece of My Heart – Big Brother & The Holding Co.
  • Unchain My Heart – Joe Cocker
  • When My Heart Beats Like a Hammer – B.B. King & Eric Clapton
  • You’re Breakin’ My Heart – Harry Nilsson
  • Only Love Can Break Your Heart  – Saint Etienne
  • Secret Heart – Feist
  • The Bleeding Heart Show – The New Pornographers
  • Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – The Beatles

Video Playlist:

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