Parkland Brookside Farms

I come from a long line of Kentucky farmers, and today my family still owns over 800 acres of land that’s been passed down for many generations. Currently, my dad runs the operation, and my brother just recently moved back home to work there. For their  Christmas presents, I took to designing the first logo for the operation, and printed up a run of business cards for my dad and my brother. The main focus of the farm is raising beef cattle, so I included a vintage wood-block illustration of a steer, and used a blue for the Kentucky bluegrass. Take a look at them, below.


New Josh Ritter Tour Apparel

The next Josh Ritter tour starts in one month, and I was able to design a bunch of the shirts that Brian will be selling at the merch table. I came up with an all new illustration for a crew-neck sweatshirt, and we also re-used two poster images for some shirts. The “palmistry” design is based on the lyric “…lovers with star-crossed wrists,” and it includes the tour dates on the back. If you’re going to see any of the shows, look for me at a couple of the midwestern dates! Or keep checking the online store.


New La Dispute Website

Today, my friends in La Dispute announced their new record Rooms of the House, coming March 18th on their new label, Better Living. For the announcement, I worked directly with the band’s bass-player Adam Vass, and my developer Nicholas Moegly, to build a brand new website. We hyped the site and album announcement with a 24 day countdown clock on their previous website. The excessive traffic caused their new site to crash within 30 seconds of launching, reaching 47,000 visitors in the first few hours. Go see the site now (well, try to.)


A 2013 Playlist

It’s that time of the year again, and I’ve put together a list of my favorite records that came out in 2013, plus a Spotify playlist of a bunch of my favorite songs. The playlist is almost 6 hours long, and spans from ambient, electronic, folk, post-rock and even a little emo. Stream it below, and follow the playlist on Spotify.

15. Neko Case - The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You
14. The Black Angels – Indigo Meadow
13. Mountains – Centralia
12. Low – The Invisible Way
11. Andrew Weathers Ensemble – What Happens When We Stop?
10. Grouper - The Man Who Died in His Boat
9. Trouble Books – Love at Dusk
8. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Push the Sky Away
7. The Thermals – Desperate Ground
6. Bill Callahan – Dream River
5. Sigur Rós – Kveikur
4. Bonobo – The North Borders
3. Caravels – Lacuna
2. True WidowCircumambulation
1. Tim Hecker – Virgins

Storenvy Feature

The kind folks over at Storenvy were nice enough to feature the Three Bears Design Online Store in celebration of the Black Friday/Cyber Monday shopping season. They focused on my gig-posters, and revealed a little bit into the handmade process of how I make the prints. See the full feature here.