Apparel Design: January – March

2015 kicked off with a blazing start, and that’s why this blog hasn’t seen many updates with band merch I’ve been working on. This post includes all of the apparel design I’ve had approved in the first quarter of 2015, including work for Alabama Shakes, Circa Survive, The Menzingers, Walk the Moon* (pillowcases!), NEEDTOBREATHEMat Kearney, Gates, Cloudkicker, Prawn, Cary Brothers, and a even a onesie for David Wax Museum’s Suz Slezak. I’ve already got some amazing clients lined up for April, and hoping this year continues to be awesome!

*Walk the Moon designs were a collaboration with the awesome Jason Matheny.


Gig Poster Show at Square Records

Next month I’ll be having a new show on display at Square Records in Akron. We planned this show to correspond with Record Store Day on April 18th, and the show will go on display the day before. I’ll likely have some out-of-print posters from my archives, and also some artist-proofs available for purchase. If you’re out record shopping in Northeast Ohio, please take a look!


Marc Maron Poster

I’m very excited to reveal this poster I designed for Marc Maron‘s upcoming performance at The Royal Oak Theatre in Michigan. As a cat-owner who works from an in-home studio, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to illustrate Marc recording in his garage. I’ll be screen-printing a limited-edition of these on French Red Hot paper, which will be first available at the show.


Joe Pug Tour Poster

Last winter, I was in Louisville with Josh Ritter, and a fellow named Joe Pug came out to the show, and took us all to Zanzabar after we loaded out of the venue. The place had a ton of pinball machines, and made for a perfect night in an unfamiliar city. Fast forward, and I’m excited about this poster I just finished up for Joe. When Joe first started writing songs, he was working as a carpenter in Chicago, so I took to illustrating what his workshop would’ve looked like during that time. His new album Windfall comes out next month, and he’s likely playing in a city near you.



FUTURALBUM is a collaborative album art design project created by Troy DeShano. Troy invited me to contribute re-imagined cover art for any album of my choosing, with simple but strict restraints for the design: Use only images from Flickr Internet Archive Book Images, and use Futura only for all type.

For my contribution, I decided to re-design Things We Lost in the Fire by Low. I’ve been seeing Low concerts for over a decade, and being one of their classic records, “Fire” was an obvious choice for me. Pulling inspiration from the opening song Sunflower, I also used a similar color palette that’s on the real cover of the album. My piece was posted today, see it here.