Here’s a fun one. I recently participated in my first actual collaboration with my friend and awesome person Kat Gaskin over at Salty Pineapple. I’ve been enjoying her work for some time now, with her lovely bleached beach scenes, palm trees and muted tones. I can’t remember who suggested it first, but a collaboration would be fun and challenging since our styles are so wildly different. Her desaturated tones with my dumb loud colours? Yikes.

After we threw a PSD file back and forth, the above image emerged. Kind of a perfect mix of our preferred styles. Very Miami Vice. Super fun.

Be sure to check out Kat’s Instagram for more of her work, and also her Tumblr.



  1. Shawn Pelley

    Definitely Miami Vice, or Hotline Miami 2. Nice one as always James!

  2. Luke Doherty

    Hi James. I love your escape design. I am in a rock duo that plays mostly 80s covers in Melbourne, Australia. Our name is Escape and I have found it difficult to find a better design on the web or have someone create something that suits us better than your Design.
    I am sure it has a copyright on the design and i was wondering about the chances of you providing us approval to use this design as our duo logo / image?
    Look forward to hearing from you.

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