We Ain’t Got Time To Bleed is a WordPress production with Freakalina Films to help promote Jesse Ventura’s new book, “63 Documents the Government Doesn’t Want You To Read.” The client requested a bold, unconventional look that screamed “REVOLUTION,” while maintaining the slogan “I love my country, not my government.” This was my first solo WordPress design to development launch and I’m pleased to say I didn’t lose TOO much hair over it.
This is the summer 2011 tour poster and ad mat design for The Glitch Mob. I was told to go nuts and step away from the darker look of their winter tour art without abandoning the band’s branding. Justin (a.k.a. Boreta) helped a lot with inspiring the look. After finishing this poster, several crashes later, I was also inspired to update my laptop from 2006.
I was brought on at Kastner & Partners in Santa Monica to help out with a few ad campaigns. Red Bull was the main one. I helped draw and animate a slew of Red Bull branded characters for a game, a landing page, contests and of course, a myriad of banners. I put in late hours and worked through the winter holiday, but gosh it was fun!
Kraddy, obsessed with Led Zeppelin and the constructivist aesthetic has a motto of “Heavy, Dirty, Nasty.” He wanted a logo that looks Cyrillic and weighty, “BOOM!” Along with that we incorporated a menacing vibe to the EP cover with a lot of deep red textures. Months of work all led up to the most epic release party ever- the fire marshall shutting it down 15 minutes in!
I believe the exact words I got from Jua were, “Look up ‘Trinidad and Tobago Carnival 2010′.” So after a solid half hour of Google and fantasizing about buying plane tickets and loading up on glittery bikinis, I decided to go the textural route in an effort to allude of festivity, adding mystique and reverie to the EP cover’s overall feel.
Ill-Esha approached me to create some artwork for Circadian Rhythms. She needed me to use a photo of her and that was about all the direction I got. I was reading a lot on space travel at that time and felt it appropriate to work it into something as dreamy and syncopated as her music.
Justin (a.k.a.) Boreta asked, straight up, for something between Tron and Joy Division. This is what came out.