Cozy Up Group Show

Tonight in Cleveland, Cozy Up Collective is celebrating the opening of their third group art-show at Native. The theme for this show was yellow so I gladly submitted the poster that Nick & I did for Cloud Nothings last year. Our poster is on display alongside work by Haypeep, Erin Guido, Matthew Labyk, Rachel Katstaller, Justin Will, Aniek Bartels, Trevor Marzella, Danielle Klim, Mai Ly Degnan, Amber Esner, Katie Parland, Phoebe Thomas, Nancy Mungcal, Chris Corsi, Carly Bartel, Josh Chance, Juliette Crosson, Michelle Lo, Christopher Darling, Cara Mullinary, Philip Morgan, Burrito Breath & S. Jordan Fine. Also check out this cool mini-zine that Justin Michael Will made specially for the show!

The show will run through June 30th, 2015. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday 12-8 pm and Sunday 12-6 pm. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to attend the opening event, but I look forward to visiting the show sometime next week!

Dave Matthews Band

The touring machine that is Dave Matthews Band are starting their summer tour tonight in Austin, Texas. A few months ago, their merchandise team approached me about putting together a few concepts for their tour, and this floral design was selected for a girls tee! I even managed to subtly fit their classic fire-dancer logo in there. If you go see them on the summer tour, be sure to check out their merch booth, or you can purchase one online right here.

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Communication Arts Illustration Annual

The May/June issue of Communication Arts is this year’s Illustration Annual and it proudly includes the poster that Nick Spolarich & I made for Cloud Nothings 2014 Fall Tour. This was my first attempt at entering into a CA competition, and I was thrilled when I was notified that this project was accepted into the magazine.

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mewithoutYou “Pale Horses”

Pale Horses is the title of mewithoutYou‘s highly anticipated sixth album, which will be released on June 16th by Run for Cover Records. As always, the record’s artwork is centered around a series of illustrations by Vasily Kafanov, with imagery and tones that echo the gritty, darker themes of the music. I worked directly alongside the band’s singer Aaron Weiss, and manager Mike Almquist, to design & lay out the packaging for the record. The pre-orders just launched at midnight last night, and you can order a standard edition LP, CD or cassette from Run For Cover Records. Or, for the collectors is a Limited Deluxe 2xLP + 2 CD Edition which comes packaged in an intricately die-cut triple-gatefold jacket. It also includes a poster, lyric booklet, and postcard set of additional artwork from Vasily. As proud as I’ve always been to collaborate with this group of individuals, the songs on this record are unlike any of theirs before. I think their loyal fanbase will be very excited to hear nods to the band’s earlier records, but also Aaron’s lyrics reaching a new, unchained individuality.

I’ve included the single Red Cow below, and also the album’s teaser video below the product mockups.

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Hospital Handshakes Packaging

Last Tuesday marked the official release of Rocky Votolato‘s new album Hospital Handshakes, and I just recently got a shipment of records courtesy of the nice folks over at No Sleep. I was responsible for the packaging design for the record, which is centered around a series of photographs that document the recording process in Chris Walla’s Hall of Justice Studio. All photos, including these product-shots were all taken by Amber Zbitnoff. Really happy with how this one came out! The US vinyl colors perfectly compliment the album packaging, and I’m excited to see the European version from Glitterhouse.

Stream Hospital Handshakes in its entirety below.

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