The band Being As An Ocean is releasing a new full-length, called How We Both Wondrously Perish. The cover photo was taken by Rosie Hardy, which serves as the centerpiece for the album’s art, and they hired me to handle the art direction and design for the rest of the packaging. The album comes out May 6th, and it’s now available for pre-order from In Vogue Records. Go grab one of the many vinyl color variations.
My friend Ben, aka Cloudkicker, is about to embark on his first tour ever. He’s been conspiring with the band Intronaut about performing as a full band, and it’s finally happening next month. Both bands will be opening for Tesseract, covering the entire country during the month of April. I put together some new merch items that will be exclusive to the tour.
The kind folks at Ashland University’s Art Department recently approached me to illustrate a poster to advertise their department. Having received a BFA from their department, I wanted to highlight all of the different mediums and processes that they offer for their students. In a chain of e-mails with the department chair (also my sculpture instructor back in college) and the school’s marketing coordinator, they referred to me as one of the university’s success stories, which was a pretty proud moment. I’m glad they thought of me when they were looking for some new advertising materials.
I’ve recently finished up a pair of photograph-based album covers for two musicians in the New York area. The first is for the new album Ease My Mind, by Michaela Anne with photos taken by the talented Shervin Lainez. The album is set to release April 8th on Georgia June Records. The second cover is for Jason Saltiel‘s new self-released album, Late Bloomer, which includes some washed-out colorful photos by Josh Goleman. Coming soon, visit Jason’s Bandcamp.
This Friday I am hosting a living room show for David Bazan. It’s not very often that I host a show in my house, so I couldn’t resist the opportunity to make a poster for it. The show is long sold out, but if you’re one of the few people with tickets, then you’ll have a chance to grab a screen-print. They will be in a very small edition of less than 50 copies.