Category: Other

  • Inspiration: Superman movie design

    I was watching the extra features on the Superman Returns DVD earlier today and was reminded of how brilliant the opening sequences on this movie are, as well as the original Richard Donner Superman movie from the late 70s. I remember how big that opening credit sequence was when I was a kid, with the…

  • iPhone wallpapers at Poolga

    The kind folks over at Poolga asked me to create a couple of iPhone wallpapers for their already awesome gallery of designer pieces. The website describes Poolga as “iPhone and iPod Touch wallpapers from a selection of designers and illustrators from around the world.” Very cool spot to slick-out your technology. So you can now…

  • Munich: Bending shapes

    For the past few weeks I have been trying to figure out a way to bend my shapes without compromising the sharpness and quality. After many unsuccessful attempts I finally figured out a method of arcing my shards in any way I want, which really opened some doors to some different compositions and ideas I…

  • Inspiration: Mike Holmes

    My good pal Mike Holmes from here in Halifax recently started up a stream on Flickr, showcasing some of his illustrative poster work and his two weekly comic strips This American Drive and True Story. Last year he was published by Oni Press with the 160-page graphic novel Shenanigans (written by Ian Shaughnessy) which he…

  • Inspiration: 70s Network promos

    I have mentioned my inspirations in previous posts, but I have been meaning to make a more specific entry about the subject. My recent works have been heavily influenced by television promos from the 1970s from networks like NBC, CBS, ABC and PBS. Some of these bumpers were created before the computer was used to…

  • Commodore 64

    In the late 80s my father got a used Commodore 64, complete with a shoebox full of big black floppy discs loaded with copied games. The best family computer of the era. Even though I had a Nintendo at the time, I spent many hours at the computer desk noodling with games like Othello, Hot…

  • Varo Special Presentation

    Inspiration for this piece, Varo Special Presentation, was pulled directly from the CBS Special Presentation promo that was used in the 70s and early 80s. I remember this bumper being used before all of my favorite holiday cartoons and that rare occasion when I’d find Star Wars being aired on cable tv. There was a…

  • Conducteur Universal

    I’ve only worked on a couple of collaborations in my design career, but they’ve always been enjoyable. I like taking something that someone else created and putting my own spin on it, or vice versa. It’s another element to play with that offsets my normal workflow. This piece, Conducteur Universal is a collaboration with my…