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personal work

personal & professional

A variety of works- either completed in a professional capacity for clients or in my own free time as a passion project. To the left is an illustration for Alice in Wonderland, a favorite book of mine. Also included are several books either released or soon-to-be-released, including The New Socialist Handbook, Drinking with Chickens, Tiny Palmistry, Starting With Ingredients, and Worn on This Day.

personal & professional

A variety of works- either completed in a professional capacity for clients or in my own free time as a passion project. To the left is an illustration for Alice in Wonderland, a favorite book of mine. Also included are several books either released or soon-to-be-released, including The New Socialist Handbook, Drinking with Chickens, Tiny Palmistry, Starting With Ingredients, and Worn on This Day.

personal & professional

A variety of works- either completed in a professional capacity for clients or in my own free time as a passion project. To the left is an illustration for Alice in Wonderland, a favorite book of mine. Also included are several books either released or soon-to-be-released, including The New Socialist Handbook, Drinking with Chickens, Tiny Palmistry, Starting With Ingredients, and Worn on This Day.

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Posters

Left, a poster for a post-graduation talk for undergrads of my alma mater.

Right, a poster series based on long-term nuclear waste warning messages and nuclear semiotics. Nuclear waste can take 10,000 years to decompose- how do you warn people 10,000 years in the future about a danger they cannot see, smell, taste, touch, or hear? And how do you convince those people to take the warning seriously, when humans have used warnings to keep others away from treasure since the beginning of civilization? After all, there were warnings on the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs, and we plundered them anyway. How can we know how language will evolve in 10,000 years time? Experts have come up with all sorts of solutions- fields of foreboding architecture, atomic priesthood, color-changing cats and cults who worship them... These posters are based on these wondrously strange and creepy ideas.
Each poster features bespoke type based upon the Sandia report messaging: The first reads: 'We considered ourselves to be a powerful culture,' the second: 'The danger is still present in your time as it was in ours,' the third: 'This place is a message... Pay attention to it!' I had fun playing with legibility with each type design.

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Plato's Rave

Above, left, below- Plato's Rave is an idea I just couldn't get out of my head until I made it. It's a play on Plato's allegory of the cave- a thought experiment about truth, reality, and understanding. Plato's Rave is a three-day music festival that takes plave in a system of caves (no idea if this would actually work acoustically). The posters serve as souvenirs and maps. The front has the line-up of the day, the back has information about the music festival and a map. The gif below shows what the poster looks like as it is unfolded from booklet to full-size. Each poster features hand-made typography and collage-type illustrations. Each day is a unique experience based upon three 'phases' of the Cave parable- illusion, ascension, and revelation.

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Frigid Bitch Pinups

Inspired by Gail Simone's Women in Refrigerators.
Women are so often cast in the damsel in distress role. These illustrations reimagine the damsels with slightly more agency. Features hand-made type that highlights each trope: trapped near a barrel of dynamite, hurtling toward a rusty saw in an abandoned but somehow still functional saw mill, tied to rail road tracks by a mustache-twirling villain, kidnapped in the trunk of a car for leverage, abducted by aliens (or other supernatural beings: sub in Frankenstein monsters, wolf-men, vampires, etc), and dead before the beginning of the story for a man's haunted past. The last illustration is inspired by the original woman in the refrigerator: The Green Lantern's girlfriend Alexandra DeWitt, chopped to pieces and left in the refrigerator for him to find.

Norse Cosmology

Left, below- Illustrations of the nine worlds of Norse cosmology, and Yggdrasil, the tree that connects them all. In order, Niflheim, Muspelheim, Helheim, Svartalfheim, Alfheim, Jotunheim, Yggdrasil. Asgard, Midgard, and Vanaheim below. The creatures and characters represented: Ymir, Sutr, Sleipnir, Jormungandr, dwarves, elves, giants, and vanir.