Screen Printed Business Cards

So I caved and went with GotPrint. After much pressure from my peers I left my tried and true overnightprints.com. I have no idea how these cards will turn out, though, so I decided to do a run of handmade cards. I found a whole ton of scraps in the print shop (someone had cut off the bottom two inches of some forty pieces of paper) with a deckled edge so I designed the card to that. The paper is cut to 4.25" wide, so they are .75" longer than standard cards. The fancy run has five colors on the front and one color on the back, the more basic run has two colors on the front and one color on the back in two version (silver/black and teal/black).

I love how these turned out! I had to print these ONE BY ONE. Next time I'm definitely pulling a whole sheet of cards and THEN cutting them!


Lust and Chastity

These guys are a final for Dan Krall's class. I still feel like I haven't figured out how I want to draw the figure and faces, but I feel like with these I'm getting closer. I wish I had more time to focus on the lettering, but I've been trying to work faster/looser with my lettering so maybe it's successful in that sense!
Ladies are wearing Martin Maison Margiela's amazingly weird wig coats and sitting on Eames molded plywood and Barnes&Barnes chairs.


CD Designs!

Here are two potential CD designs for a digital portfolio. Seniors in the Illustration department are designing these for a Skype chat we're doing with art directors at the Society of Illustrators in NYC. Which do you like best?

UPDATE: I ended up getting the first one printed as it was the obvious favorite! Thanks for the input, guys!


Business Time

It's business time in the Illustration department and seniors are going nuts all over the studios about self promotion. It must be every few hours that I hear someone ask "Where did you get these printed?" or "You know how to letterpress?" Many seniors have already gotten their cards made and have a finished portfolio, but since my deadline to have these things isn't until the end of the month I get to spend some time with the design. I've settled with overnightprints.com before and I was more than prepared to do it again. But today I did a little flickr browsing to get inspiration and remembered how great the business card can be as an object in itself. Now I'm thinking that handmade and hand printed may be the way to go this time.

Check out some of the great cards I saw today and also be sure to click through to the artist's webpage!

Everyone's favorite print tech, Kyle Van Horn



I've always had this unabashedly tacky attraction to toile patterning, which may or may not have something to do with my childhood obsession with being a British colonist. So when Babs gave me the prompt to create a 3-part illustration incorporating photographs of accessories I first tried to fight off the urge to go this route. In the end, the toile always wins.

The pink shoes are by Harumi Muto, the necklace by Shourouk, and the silver shoes are by Christian Louboutin. Photos from Luisaviaroma.com.

saw me working on this and showed me this awesome Threadless tee. Totally want it!