Working on branding for a big project at the Annenberg Public Policy Center. Normally my workflow for brand design is to make a rough layout in Illustrator, print it out, work on it by hand using markers and white-out, then scan it and refine it in Photoshop until it has the right “feel”. Then I redraw it entirely from scratch in Illustrator. It takes a while, but I almost always iron out potential design issues by doing it this way.
True story: I hand draw all the little glyphs on the Bear & Walrus Bandcamp page. I could never get them to look right when they’re this small by resizing them, so it’s easier to just draw them with a mouse right onto the header graphic.
Quick video I threw together for FlackCheck explaining why Marsha Blackburn’s “88 cents to the dollar” claim is sort of lame.
Have you ever tried to dither an image by hand instead of programmatically? It is fun. A very meditative practice.
I can’t believe no one thought of this before. Link to buy on Skreened.
Super dithery process GIF of this album cover I made for Bear & Walrus.
Music video for the Bear & Walrus song Grafit. I did post-production work on this (and also happen to be in the band).
When we were brainstorming concepts for this music video, someone mentioned “bad green-screening” as an aesthetic. So I’m trying a really spotty despill with a huge pre-blur, which leads to this interesting semi-opaque fuzz over the figure. Sort of grimy.