My Favorite Songs from 2010 – Part 1

Songs from 2010 / Part 1 / Download Here

I don’t do this as much as I should, but I put together 2 playlists of my favorite songs from this year. I divided them into two, because they are two very distinct sets. The photos are of devastation from the earthquake that happened in Chile earlier this year, and from one of my favorite photo-blogs, The Big Picture. I’ll post the second half very soon (as soon as I finish it).

Additionally, I put together a list of my favorite albums from 2010, here.

Josh Ritter T-Shirt

I somehow managed to crank out this t-shirt in a day-and-a-half. I think it’s the blizzard that Northeast Ohio is experiencing. Josh Ritter is headed out on a full US tour in February, so I made a new shirt for him. These will be printed on American Apparel’s super-soft track shirts. One for the warmer season, and the other for the winter tours! Huge thanks to my friend, and Josh’s merchandise manager, Brian Stowell for getting this pushed through so quickly!

Cloudkicker T-Shirt

Here’s a new t-shirt I recently made for Columbus’ Cloudkicker. Ben just self-released a new, epic record called Beacons. The album was self-recorded, self-funded, and self-released, so you should definitely consider showing some support to an independent artist, especially when the record comes in a beautiful vinyl package. Adambear also knocked out another awesome t-shirt for this artist.

FPO feature ‘Gifts From Enola’

One of my favorite blogs, FPO: For Print Only, today featured the package I designed for the Gifts From Enola LP. I’m honored to have work up on this site. Go check out the feature, HERE. Huge thanks to Bryony for writing the nicest article, that made me incredibly proud;

“The elusive LP package, the one we grew up loving, admiring, and collecting. More often than not a designer can clearly name the one cover that hooked him, the one that made him or her chose design over any other career path. Yet, more often than not, the aforementioned designer does not get a chance to design an LP cover in our digital world. Charlie Wagers is one of the lucky ones.” – Bryony Gomez-Palacio; UnderConsideration

Kris Allen T-Shirt

Adambear and I just completed a t-shirt illustration for 2009 American Idol Winner Kris Allen. The colors in the image below are different than what Kris finally decided to print, but this is what we initially sent to him, we wanted to post a ‘director’s cut‘ of sorts. On this shirt, Kris wanted to depict the theme of each song on his latest record, all tied into one, crazy complex, illustration.