New Drawings

By deconstructing old magazines, I love to reconstruct new layouts like this.

Art Night Zine, Issue 2 with Mike Giant

Every Wednesday night in Boulder, CO. the always inspiring, Mike Giant hosts art night, and some incredible people show up. Some of these open studios are dedicated to making zines, with everyone contributing art to fill the pages. 

Here are some spreads that my art appeared on last week. The zine took on a life of its own, and ended up being 40 pages. Too much fun!

Photos by Mike Giant

Design for Obama Re-Launched

Creative Action Network has re-lanched the Design for Obama campaign to say #thanksobama. My published, Barack 'n' Roll poster is now available, for the second and final time.


And here's the Taschen book it was published in, Design for Obama - Posters for Change: A Grassroots Anthology.  

Design for Obama by Steven Heller (author), Aaron Perry-Zucker (editor), Spike Lee (editor)

Design for Obama by Steven Heller (author), Aaron Perry-Zucker (editor), Spike Lee (editor)

SOS Monogram Design

Today I worked on designing a monogram for Son of Scorpio. I love monograms because they are unique and have to be learned like icons. They're also shorthand to describe and identify a brand.

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Graphic Making Process

Beginning with a layout I've designed in photoshop, I use my lightbox to get a pencil outline.

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I then use the lightbox again to draw my outline in marker.

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Once I have a solid outline to work with, I fill in the necessary shapes.

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After the drawing is complete I take it into the computer and make the shapes vector. This is the step I pull out all of the corners to make them rounded to produce a worn/stamp look.

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Here's a look at the graphic on a T.

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T-shirt Designs

Here are some more trial t-shirt designs with the Son of Scorpio graphics. I like to try out a lot of designs, to get reactions, before I go to print with any of them. I want to give this project space to become something of it's own.

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cowboy_sonofscorpio_studiojeffrey
lucky_sonofscorpio_studiojeffrey
pinup_sonofscorpio_studiojeffrey