Saturday, November 28, 2009

Rock Collection

I received an email asking if I had any large poster proofs or original artwork from the Power Station project. Unfortunately I don't have anything saved from that project other than a few samples of the album and singles packages, the tour book and a platinum album. That was about 25 years ago and time has a way of consuming things. The email did remind me of something vaguely related -- and extremely obscure! In 1985, my studio Manhattan Design, art directed and designed a series of about 50 greeting cards called "Rock Collection" for a small card company in Virginia. These cards featured excerpts from lyrics mainly by musicians popular at the time, including: Sting, The B-52's, The Cars, Dire Straits, David Bowie, Madonna, Tears For Fears, Eurythmics, and Hall & Oates. The artwork was done by a range of illustrators and photographers hired or licensed by Manhattan Design. One of these cards featured lyrics from the Power Station song "Communication." I created a full-color illustration of the Power Station figure specifically to go with the lyric. Alas, as visually cool and timely as the cards were, they were unsuccessful and I doubt they were seen by more than a small number of people attending 1985 stationery trade shows -- and the artists involved.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Barely Hungry Digital Nation

I just received printed samples of the Barely Digital and Hungry Nation posters. I am very pleased with the results. Thank you Next New Networks!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Yearbook Page

Page design for the 1998 Parsons Illustration Department Yearbook. It includes a brief bio and creative advice from Jack Kerouac. It features the font I designed for Live Bait bar/restaurant.

Candy + Linda

Watercolor from the early '70s. Two of my favorite people ever.

Girls Rock!

Cover for Gerri Hirshey's book, We Gotta Get Out of This Place (2001).
There was some sort of legal "issue" and the awesome Courtney Love photo got nixed on the paperback edition (which I didn't design).


Ink on paper. Date unknown.