Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Friday, August 21, 2009

Wishses

I wish my blog was more interesting looking. I'll have to remedy this.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Amazing

I went skydiving today. Completely amazing.
www.freefalladventures.com

Monday, July 27, 2009

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Post


This is what my college education is doing for me....
The differences are subtle, but meeting a client's needs is key to making a name for yourself.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Pimpin

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150361183351#ht_500wt_1182

I have to promote these all over because I need them out of my house! :)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Roids


Thought I'd post these. I took them outside the Phish Concert in June. Shakedown!!!!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Full Spread with details



Here's the full spread back(left) front (right) for the album insert.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Finally


Finally posting something new.
Album cover for The Retrotones.
Check them out at: www.myspace.com/theretrotones

<3ska

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Monday, June 8, 2009

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Retrotones / High Street Gallery

I am beginning heavy work on two new projects. One is a non-paying job for a small Ska Rock band called The Retrotones (www.myspace.com/theretrotones) and another is promotional pieces for The High Street Gallery, a gallery I am currently acting as curator and director to. I will be publishing my progress with each over the next few days as well as filling in more information about Eric Tran's logo I am developing.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Logo for a friend


Check Eric Tran's amazing work at: www.erictranart.tumblr.com

Friday, May 15, 2009

Ledger, Heath


I know it's not perfect or finished, but whatever its a post. Ha.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Work for maggie's mom



I did a lot of stuff today... I'm not looking for a crit on this, just showing

Resume changes


I recently accepted a position at Rowan University as Gallery Director for the High Street Gallery... yay!

REvision



This is a revision of an older anti-smoking poster I created last year.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Exhibition Stuff

Maggie (g/f) and me! yay!
The artists !
Maggie, mom and me!
Grandmom, Grandpop, myself, Grandpop Joe!
The main wall with our signage books and artist statements

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Graduation

I am graduating school soon. You're invited to the party. Yes, you.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

My show is coming







Landscape photo show!!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Embarrassing


Here's a very embarrassing picture of both James Victore and myself. Recently Victore came to my university to give a somewhat intimate lecture.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Stationary (the remix)





[Addendum] I added borders so you can margins. The "teal outlines" would not be printed.
Finally got around to making some stationary for myself
The green border around the business cards represents the trim and would not be printed

Traffic?

I would love to know how much traffic my blog generates. I'm assuming next to none, but I'm not sure how to be certain of the hits I receive.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

PC CAN S. MY D.

This is what I make when I should not be making things.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Fun Things I find


I found this in an old psychology book my mom used to use in school.

Sequential


I am planning to present work to have a Polaroid exhibition. I've taken nearly 80 polaroids over the past 6 months with another 50 planned. The top three are from left to right At the Car Wash 1/3; '' '' '' '' 2/3; '' '' '' '' 3/3.
Enjoy

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Sometimes I can write, too

The great paradox of art, for me at least, is that it can be so universally accepted by all cultures of humanity on a macro scale, but so tediously confusing and complex on a micro scale.
When I was younger I was certain I knew what art was. Even before this class [Aesthetics] I thought I had a good understanding of what art is and that I would carry that conception with me into my 30s and maybe later down the road I would have some grand epiphany about art that would lead to a great and timeless understanding of what art "is" and that some how I would know something that no one else before me had ever known. Ever.
With each passing reading, however, I'm not so sure that there are unexplained areas of art theory or philosophy. Everything seems to have been covered up into this point in history. There are essentially no more limits to what can be created, and what can be thought about being created. Even to have an idea of maybe one day making something significant is a type of art. So what does that leave for the modern artist?
Warhol and Lichtenstein took the world they saw and adapted it. They made works biggers and massed produced them. Even Duchamp took something that was already in and used, and turned it on its side and made it art. What does the modern artist aspire to create that has not already been created by someone better before him?
Imitation is a tough thing to achieve without feeling cheap. When I take a photograph, or draw a picture, I'm not making anything original in the sense that I am making something from nothing, but somehow the process of me making that photo or drawing becomes more than just a copying. When I copy something I become the author of that copy, but is that worthy of praise or critique?
I have chosen a career choice that allows me full versatility and freedom of expression, yet I'm still crippled by the fear that things have already been done, and already been done better. Being more than an artist, but rather being a great idealist and contemporary thinker, seems to in some respects outweigh craftsmanship today. I'm not sure where I belong at times, but I don't think I can stop myself from trying to make something new. I guess that's a large part of what art IS for me. It's a drive to make a and create and attempt and fail and succeed and always push forward. I'm always going to try and create. Always. Regardless of whether or not its been thought or done before.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Awards and Books






So I recently made two books. One is a compilation of my sketches and the other is polaroids. On the first of the month I was honored with two prizes by Rowan University for my book of compiled photos entitled "Polaroid, The" one of which was a "Dean's Purchase Prize Award" and solidified my work by giving the book a permanent residence on the campus.
MyPublisher is a great resource to make small "pocket books" cheap and quickly. I used their program that you download on their site and upload the images to templates. I've ordered from them half a dozen times now and the books always arrive between 2-3 business days after placing the order. They're incredibly efficient and the prints are consistent.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Award

I have been award a Top Prize by the Rowan University Annual Student Juried Exhibition :)
Full details here:
http://www.thewhitonline.com/?p=9396

Friday, February 27, 2009

Drawing


The scan doesn't do this justice

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Book Making

I'm using LuLu to or Blurb (I'm not sure) to put together a book of all my drawings over the past couple years. A lot of stuff from this blog. It should be a neat little thing to thumb through when it's done.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Hey I made that!



So last semester I designed a logo just like this. Friggen weird.

Logo maybe?


This may end up being my logo. Still working on it. As it stands now its a variation 2/2

Monday, February 16, 2009

First go




Here's the first go at a friend's logo. I'm having trouble with it, but I think he'd be pleased. The question is: Am I pleased? I have no answer atm.

Friday, February 6, 2009