Art Night with Mike Giant

Like every Wednesday, it was a special art night hosted by Mike Giant. Except last night, Mike pulled out his old books and showed us the very first sketches and graphics he designed for Think Skateboards in the early 90's, and collages made later with his graffiti writing. I only took a couple of photos as I sunk into Mike's memories. But, I do remember someone asking him, "Do you still write graffiti and he said, "not really any more, I killed the game". 

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Source: http://www.mikegiant.com/

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)

Son of Scorpio

I've been working to define an illustration style based on a process. I have settled, for now, after a lot of experimenting. I've tried just pencil and paper, paint, ink and collage to define a style. I found a combination of paper and ink plus the computer is a fun place to work because it's limitless. I can start out with a blank page and draw the image. Then, take it to the computer and manipulate it further as vector shapes. I like the vintage look of something having aged and been printed a long time ago when inks bled to make curved edges, nothing is exact. I am inspired and learned a lot from the work of Simon Walker, LAND and Mike Giant. Son of Scorpio is the name of my new set of drawings.

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Orlando is Love

The other morning I woke to find a direct message on my Instagram account from a designer I really respect in New York City. It was Rafael from Alfalfa Studio. He asked me to contribute a design to his activism effort #orlandoislove. I chose to illustrate a portrait of Darryl "DJ" Roman Burt II, who lost his life June 12, 2016. It's sickening to think about the night that unfolded in Orlando. Spread love, not fear and hate. Here's my small contribution.

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