Saturday, July 31, 2010

Fetish Cover: Second Shot

Here's an alternative to my fetish cover (the original wax version is the first image). I really liked the carved out title, but I think that the lighting has to be improved, or that I might actually need to pour a dark liquid (ink, coffee?) into the scratches I made in order to make the title more legible. What do you think?

Also, not sure how I'm going to incorporate the second half of the title... is the post-it working? Do I need the second half? How do you feel about the shavings? I sort of liked them.

I promise to update with more experiments later.

Monday, July 19, 2010

How Do You Kern Fire?

I'm working on laying out type and lighting it on fire. Lame, I know. But I'm going to go for it, and hope it doesn't look as tired as it sounds. We'll see. (Edit: MWUAHAHAA!!!)

For now, here's an insert for the Against Me CD I've been working on. It's meh right now, but I hope to make it AWESOME.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Borowski (Final)

Final Submission in Courier New:

I started working on some covers for the Tadeusz Borowski cover contest. Let me know what you think!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Updates on the Ill-Formed Offspring of My Feeble Brain

Just a random, meandering post about my brain activity.

So, we agreed that I would attempt classic editorial layouts for my zine, which would help counterbalance some of the crazy pictures I have in there. I started to get excited when I put it together for the first time last week. I think the different sized layouts actually look pretty cool... even though I have to make TONS of changes so that everyone else can appreciate it as much as I do.

Regarding my fetish book, I think I'd like to start exploring different methods of presentation. I'm curious how it would look if it was a fold-out poster or a insert to be included in a packaged fetish.... or some kind of book with a ritual that would cause people to be more involved in my fetishes, sort of like the CYOA. (Gimmicky? Lame?) I think I secretly really want to go down the packaging road (as I've been pushing other people do packaging for a lot of different projects, even when it's not exactly appropriate.) But I guess we'll see where the day takes me.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Surf Party Dude

A few mini-spreads:

Here's a spread that was inspired by a P+G spread. I tried to imitate it, succeeded in butchering it, and wasn't happy until...
... I did it my way!

Sorry for the dummy copy, I am still locating the right version of this story.

Not sure if this is the right way to go about it... but I'm having fun either way!

Here is a rough draft of my Dog on the Roof opening spread.

One of these days, I have to learn about the rules governing body copy...