Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Quick Update


This will probably be my last update until this qtr is over (next Tuesday around 10pm), so I am gonna try and give you guys a few things to chew on.

First, I thought I would let you guys know that the Hohner ads that I put up about a month or so ago won a few awards at school, one of them being student choice for art direction. I did pretty well, I won 4 awards in three different categories (Advertising, Art Direction, Illustration, Design). That isn't good enough, though, I am gonna go balls out next quarter and hopefully get some good news to share with the unwashed internet masses (is that smell me?).

Next, I got an update on the dummies illustrations on the post right below this one. If you recall they are for my publications class. Here is the watercolored version of them.

Next, I have some cool retro comics that I drew for your viewing pleasure. They are for my brand extensions class. The lines were written by Jeff Scardino, the strapping Italian fellow responsible for the Hohner ad copy. I will reveal later what context these fit into; for now just enjoy them for what they are (random-as-shit).

Hmmmm, I am sitting here trying to think of some other stuff I can show you. Oh yeah! I got some type portraits of Dave Eggers that I did for my publications class. You wanna see em?


OK! These are for a feature article I did where readers got to ask Eggers questions. The portraits are made up of all the questions that are asked in the article (yes, the article does exist and no, I did not write it nor did I speak to Eggers).

Ok, well that is a decent amount of original stuff, so how about an embarrassing little factoid about yours truly? Here it goes: I got the new Shakira CD and I think it is awesome. The video for She Wolf is great too. I know, I was surprised too, but I can't help the way I feel. Anyway, check it out. At the very least it will force you to re-evaluate what you think about me.

Phew! That quick update turned into one of the longest posts I've done in a while. Cool. See ya.


  1. Are you trying to say that just because I chew on my foot like that, I'm dumb and American?? Well you're WRONG, sir! I'm Cuban. Gosh.

  2. It all depends. If you chew on it for the sake of chewing on it, then yes. If you chew on it for some specific purpose – no. Intent is everything in this argument.

  3. I used to bite my toe nails off when I was a kid. Smart, no?

  4. By the way sean, I really dig that dumbing down ad. There's something very Ralph Steadmanesque about it. Not sure if I got the name right. Hunter S. Thompson's illustrator.

  5. Thanks! I really dig Ralph Steadman's stuff, and have even done a few things where he is the main influence. I actually did the toenail thing once, really not proud of it.