Sunday, January 6, 2013

healthy artists movie poster exhibition

i recently created this movie poster for an exhibition put on by pittsburgh based non-profit organization, healthy artists. they're responsible for bringing awareness to the public regarding the lack of affordable health care that exists for the majority of americans, especially younger 'artists' who are not covered because of their independent venture. i was contacted by the founder, julie sokolow to participate in the show with only a few days before the judging. there were twenty other artists who created original pieces for this show based on the short documentary films that julie and her other partners at healthy artists put together. i was pretty impressed by the other contributions and am glad to have been included in a group of talented artists. 

anyhow, here's what i came up with.

i really wanted to come up with something conceptual, but ended up taking certain instruments/tools from some the short documentary videos and building a composition around that. the element that i hope some people discovered is the winged shoes and stethoscope emulating the health care symbol. i must credit the wonderful, reba baggett for her wonderful handwriting. i steal her letters from notes and postcards she sends me and will continue to do so until she sends me a cease and desist notice. also, thank you to my mother kay d'incau for joting down 'a documentary series' on a post-it note for me.

Monday, October 29, 2012

say what?!

a four color screen print i did for the upcoming 2012 velociprints poster show at the borderlands brewing co. in tucson, arizona.

baltimore, maryland

Sunday, September 2, 2012

forbidden planet poster

just finished up my contribution to the silver screen society for the movie of the month, forbidden planet. trevor basset and brandon schaefer are graphic designers who founded the project in which they select a different group of illustrators and designers every month who want to participate and interpret the movie with original poster art. here is mine. by the way, this movie is amazing just like it says on the dvd cover, i should have added that to mine. i would recommend checking it on out though; it's a sci-fi movie from 1957 featuring the stellar leslie nelson.
here's how it started to progress

and then, bam!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

rain barrel & the streets.

these past few months, i've been dabbling in some other things. here are a few of the jazz musicians that i chose to draw for the rain barrels on parade project that pittsburgh's storm works and nine mile watershed association set up through funding by american eagle outfitters. i scanned my drawings and printed them out on acetate in which i then painted on the backs of them with acrylics using mostly sponges to have a textural look. there's some gold leaf in there as well. here are the print outs prior to painting.

mary lou williams
george benson
roy eldridge

here is somewhat the final product of the rain barrel. it is currently on display at the us steel building lobby in downtown pittsburgh. it will be up for auction sometime in september.

around dahntawn.

on another side note, i played some tunes with a few friends the other week. girl can sing.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

here we go magic...

here's a poster i printed right before last night's show, which was quite enjoyable; especially due to the sleep deprivation and sense of delirium that i felt. here are a few images of the experience. not my harley or my press.

Friday, March 9, 2012


sort of last minute thing thrown together. had an idea along these lines for a while now, but only decided today to try it. thanks to ben, who will never see this for staying after work to print these for me. only ran off about eight of shirts. this is evgani malkin, by the way. he's one of them superstar athletes that happens to play on my pittsburgh penguins hockey team, and good thing. the likeness could probably be pushed more, but aye.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


 this here is an album cover that i recently finished for josh verbantis' side project/faux band, the borough fields.

and this is the interior album art to pittsburgh based rapper, palermo stone's new album 'for my culture'.