Friday, March 28, 2014

New Card Design

Been slaving away at the old computer... working on a bunch of new cards. Here's one that I'm quite happy with.

It's pretty much done. I might mess around with the notes a bit but otherwise, I'm pleased. This will not be letterpressed - can you imagine if it was?! Honestly though, I'm sure Ronnie at DeFrance could handle it!

New Catalog

I'm working on the latest catalog right now and just finished the cover photo. 

Amazing how difficult it is to make a bunch of randomly-placed cards look balanced, compositionally and still look like they fell there by chance. Fun though - can't wait to see how it looks in print!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Can't Decide

I can't decide which robot card I like best. Can you help?! Which one would you print? Please let me know at Thanks!

Let's call him Cake Head The Implassible

This is Big Red & CT-8000

This is Cake Head The Implassible & CT-8000

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Great Support

I'm in the middle of designing a bunch of new cards. This one's not quite the final image, but close enough to share.

Here's the original drawing from my sketchbook (more like a doodle, really). I simply take a photo with my webcam, import it into Illustrator, and draw on top of the original. You can see how close this is to the final product. I wonder how popular a card with undergarments will be?

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Legion Moving Announcement

I've been meaning to share this for ages. It's a moving announcement I designed for Legion Paper in NYC last summer. Great two color piece with a third blind hit for the clouds. As always - great printing by Ronnie Williams at DeFrance Printing

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Old Card Design

For a number of years I worked as lead designer on a historically significant animated cartoon character: Gertie the Dinosaur. It's an interesting story (and property) and I'll tell you more about it another time. I only mention it now because of today's submission, a birthday card I designed for my boss at the time. Unfortunately, I don't recall what it said inside and I only took a photo of the front.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

A Card You'll Never See in Production

I'm in the middle of a card design-a-thon right now and thought I'd share an image I know will never make it to press. This happens a lot more than I'd like. Sometimes, if I'm lucky, I'll know early on that the design isn't going to work. Unfortunately, in this case, it didn't dawn on me until I was pretty much done. Sigh.

It's one of my Rebus cards… can you figure it out?! It's just too gross - I can't figure out a way to design a cute brain. Cute? Brain? Isn't that an oxymoron?! I don't think that's even possible.