When Help Ink approached me a year ago to design a poster to raise funds for a charity, I was immediately fascinated by their charitable business model and wanted to participate. However, I requested that my contribution occur in the Spring of 2013, and well — today is the day! I’m delighted to be one of the first to design a shirt for charity as part of a new initiative launched by Help Ink.
Buy a Make It Work shirt and support the fantastic folks over at All Hands Volunteer. The shirt will only be available for the next 6 days, (until midnight on May 12th), so don’t hesitate to grab one as soon as possible.
So, I wanted to quickly mention that through the process of designing this shirt, I illustrated parts of the typography 3 times. I failed to “nail it” in the first pass, and had to grind through iterations in the evenings to meet the deadline. The original direction for the lettering that I conceptualized didn’t work as much as I’d liked, but I managed to salvage the “MAKE” type and execute lettering underneath it (twice).
I think it’s important to share “failures” as most projects aren’t as ‘clean’ in terms of their production as perceived by the final, polished presentation. Here are a few Instagram shots of how I produced the work:
Buy a Make It Work shirt and choose a charity to support today!
It’s been a while since I’ve gone through a UI exercise, so I decided to put together a new product for sale on Creative Market: the Mothma UI Kit.
Mothma UI Kit contains a variety of web elements to aide you in building your imperial website, rebel app, or bounty hunter digital platform. The PSD kit has a light, modern look that combines a subtle canvas fabric texture and a limited color palette of whites, grays, rebel green and imperial red; in addition, it uses the Open Sans font family via Google web fonts.
Many Bothans died to bring you this information. Enjoy!
Buy it on Creative Market.
Today, I’m proud to announce that a shirt I designed for United Pixelworkers titled Rule of Thirds is now available for sale!
Like many design projects, I worked through about 4 failed attempts to concept my United Pixelworkers shirt contribution. It was challenging to come up with something that I thought designers would want to wear, and I didn’t want to produce a frivolous illustration just because it looked cool. Ultimately, I ended up creating what I believe are 3 themes that should imbue a designers work: compassion, vision, and craftsmanship.
Inspired by the playfulness of arranging individual wood type letters, I created HANDBLOCK — a pair of typefaces that contains four variations of uppercase letterforms. By combining a mixture of uppercase and lowercase letters with HANDBLOCK regular, bold, or both, you can create uniquely weighted headlines, strong emphatic quotes, and other typographic elements full of bold personality.
HANDBLOCK contains two font files (regular and bold) in .ttf and .otf file formats; it also contains 3 pre-packaged @font-face kits (regular, bold, both) for web implementation. You’re free to use this in commercial & personal work (please review the EULA doc in the zip package), but please don’t redistribute or resell this typeface. HANDBLOCK currently only supports the English language.
You can buy HandBlock for $15 in my shop starting today. Enjoy!
Two weeks ago, I finished up a new illustrative series of woodland creatures. Today, I’m pleased to announce that they are available for sale over on the etsy shop that I share with my wife, Satchel & Sage. You can buy 1 print, a set of 3, or all 12. Here are a few photos of the goods. A special thank you to my amazing wife, Morgana, who did a beautiful job staging the photographs. Enjoy!