November 30, 2014
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I'll be signing a new children's book, "Mr. Dog's Christmas at the Hollow Tree Inn," by Albert Bigelow Paine, this coming Saturday, December 6 at Rare Device in Noe Valley.  Come on down and pick up your own copy of the first edition, which has been meticulously reproduced using 5-color process, gold foil inlay and cloth-bound. Published independently by Betsy Cordes at That's So and designed by Cynthia Wigginton, the book is a modern interpretation of a classic Victorian-era tale penned by Mark Twain's biographer.

I had a lot of fun doing these illustrations, deciding to create them using crowquill pen and ink, drawing inspiration from Sir John Tenniel and Maurice Sendak.  Included above are a few selections from within the book.

You can find out more about this project, which was born by one family's tradition of always reading this tale at their Christmas get togethers, by going to Mr. Dog's official website.
 

November 18, 2014
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I feel very fortunate to have this series included in Society of Illustrators 57 annual.  These were commissioned for the Sunday Business section of the NY Times, for a review of the book "Quick and Nimble," by Adam Bryant.  I chose gymnastics as a metaphor for the themes of the book, which is a culmination of ideas from leading CEOs on how to foster innovation.

From top to bottom: Adult Conversations, Hazards of Email, It's About the Team, A Simple Plan, Management Be Nimble

Art Director: Mihn Uong

November 17, 2014
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These are few from about a dozen tiny gouache pieces I made for the Post-It 10 show at Giant Robot 2 in Los Angeles opening December 6, 2014.

I imagined these as parallel universe breakfast cereal icons from the 70s.

In order of appearance: Karma Kitty, Booby Bunny, Kooky Cockatoo, Chumpy Chimp, Dippy Doggy.

November 7, 2014
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These travel stickers were originally commissioned by the Wall Street Journal a few years ago. I'm afraid I can't remember the story, but I remember having a lot of fun doing them.

 

I'm thinking about making some t-shirts with them. I think I'm focusing on Mexico, Brazil, Pennsylvania, Namibia, India, Rhode Island and China Airlines.

 

Send me an email if there's any you like!