Several months ago Salina Downtown asked me to create an illustrated map to highlight attractions in the area. The map was to be printed as well as serve as an online resource, showing the ever-changing construction zones. As we finished the stage with all the major attractions, the decision was made to include retail shops, […]
Clay Jenkinson, the man who portrays Thomas Jefferson on The Thomas Jefferson Hour podcast says that to truly be ‘Jeffersonian,’ one should attempt to grow some of their own food. So in that spirit, I planted a cherry tomato bush this year. My harvest was a grand total of six teeny tomatoes. Here’s a painting of […]
I had a fun time at a recent life drawing session. These are three of the results of the evening.
I’ve been obsessed with all the Naked Lady Lilies (Amaryllis Belladonna) blooming for the past month or so. I did some mixed media experiments, with mixed results. The one on the far right is in process.
McCullough Development’s home office is in Manhattan, Kansas, so it stands to reason they often support Kansas State University sporting events. In this case, they sponsored Free Throw for Dough, a basketball competition where fans can take a shot — literally! — to win money. The design challenge was to make sure the visuals communicate […]
What grabs more attention than dogs and cats? This one of two Sunflower Bank Refer-A-Friend campaigns completed in recent years (see the Spread a Little Sunshine campaign here or the ABC program campaign here, which use another sure-fire attention grabber: cute kids). Current customers are encouraged to ‘refurr’ their friends to become customers of the […]
Do you know what an abecedarian is? According to Wikipedia it’s an inscription consisting of the letters of an alphabet, almost always listed in order. I’m hunting for all 26 letters in Salina Downtown, an adventure called a ‘type safari.’ Each of the letters should be somewhat vintage and maybe even historic — no post-1960s-urban-renewal signage […]
See more of my Creative Sprint projects here. Last week I attended an AIGA talk by Noah Scalin at Wichita State University. He discussed his Skull-A-Day project from a few years ago, which he started out of frustration about losing his creative edge (here’s the skull he made with students from WSU). He and his sister […]