May 19, 2009

Bovine Bonanza!

More cows! Here are some of the new ones I've been working on for the Rutland Herald. She's beginning to develop a personality. The more I work on her, the more excited I get to see what she does next. She's a lady of many moooods. 

Yes, I know, the cow puns are endlessly funny. Good thing I have a lot of them...

May 13, 2009

A quoi ca sert l'amour

I discovered this excellent french animation over the weekend, and thought you all might enjoy it too. The style is exceedingly simple, with no dialogue at all, but shows how much emotion and story can be conveyed with very few lines. It's about the foibles of the human heart. :)

May 6, 2009

COW Unleashed!

It's quite an experience to see something you create take on a life of its own once it's off the drawing board. Sort of like watching one of your children grow up. And, I'm so glad it's happening with the cow mascot created for the Rutland Herald, which I wrote about previously here.

The website that they are using to promote their classifieds has gone live, and Rob, the project manager I've been working with, tells me that everyone has gone COW wild! They're doing an excellent job, making up t-shirts, bumper stickers, and they even have a cow suit on hand to do roadside promotion.

Above are some pictures and video of their mascot doing her thing. My favorite is the pic of the guy with the cell phone who can't believe he's seeing a cow sitting in an armchair!

You can also follow the cow on Twitter! Just look for the name vtcow.

May 4, 2009

An Abstract on Some Beautiful Abstraction

What, ho!? Two blogs in one day? Impossible! To what do I owe this unusual event?

To my un-contained excitement about my latest project, I say.

I promised you all a look-see at the art show poster I was working on, so here it is, earlier than expected. I really enjoyed working on this piece, particularly because I enjoy the artist's work so much. I'm not usually one for abstraction, but there's something about Sylvea Johnson's paintings that really speak to me. Her use of color and symbolism are fantastic - it's almost like graffiti, but not as harsh - so much more flowing and beautiful. I still haven't quite placed it, and that in itself is interesting to me.

I encourage everyone to try to make it to the opening of "Dreams and Reflections"on May 15th from 6:30-8 p.m. at Aryaloka Buddhist Center. Should be a fun time, and you'll get to see some great work in person. If you'd like to learn more about the artist, here's a link to her profile on Artbreak.

Creating Cool Campers

I've worked with the Newmarket Recreation Center on their program materials for a long time now - even before I left art school - so once again this year I helped them create their summer camp t-shirt, shown above. The program's mascot is a reptile named Rex. He's a real party animal and he gets to go on some truly grand adventures. He's been a time traveller, a ballet dancer, a magician, an amusement park connoisseur, and a pro-sports player, among many other things. For a cartoon iguana, he gets around.

This year the theme was "Unwind and Rewind in Summer '09." The kids have had a rough year and will be in school extra long (I think they get out almost in July!), so they'll need some time to unwind. Then they'll have a blast IN the past playing games with retro themes from the 50s to the 00s. Originally, the idea was music-related, but needed to be simplified and altered because they're not allowed to have electronic devices at camp. It would be a bummer if Rex could jam to his tunes and they couldn't.

I'm working today on a set of marketing materials for an upcoming art exhibit, and I really like how they're coming out, so keep your eyes peeled - I'll post them next time so you can see them too...