Some of the subtler themes found on Art of Ballistics‘, ‘REX 84,’ coalesced around the assassinations of popular leaders during the 1960’s, which coincidentally intersected with the rise of the “Black Lives Matter” organizing. This piece came together out of the confluence of those two ideas.
In season five of Portlandia, during the “Sea World” episode, there’s a sketch where Fred and Carrie take on the task of making a “good” conspiracy theory about the city’s mayor gain traction. It was my job to Photoshop Kyle Maclachlan’s face into Eugène Delacroix’s “La Liberté Guidant Le Peuple.”
In addition to designing the cinema poster for ‘Breadcrumb Trail,’ Lance Bangs’ documentary film about the popular Louisville band ‘Slint,’ I also created this short 2.5D interpretation of the band’s hallmark album, “Spiderland.”
In 2014, the Amigo/Amiga Records crew took over the Columbia City Theater in Seattle for a weekend, and they invited a few of their favorite local bands to play alongside them.
Using footage shot by several members of the camera crew I enlisted for the Cameron Esposito ‘Same Sex Symbol’ album taping, I comped together an almost 360° view of Cameron walking on-stage for the first show of the evening to give a sense of excitement and release.
In this clip from Cameron Esposito’s ‘Same Sex Symbol,’ she recounts the time when an audience member decided to point out the obvious… that she doesn’t look like the type of woman who sleeps with men.
I designed several covers for the faux Portland newspaper, “Bridgetown Weekly,” that appeared throughout Season 4 of Portlandia. The paper is featured most prominently in the “Late in Life Drug Use” episode during the sketch where Spyke (Armisen) and Iris (Brownstein) eat at a sub-par Thai restaurant that has mysteriously good reviews.
After securing the original layered files of the album art for Milagres’ ‘Violent Light,’ I was able to animate the component parts to the rhythm and dynamics of snippets from the three lead tracks.