Working with Michael Walters, stylist, on a Target photo shoot. We went a bit bonkers discussing how, suddenly, we have fallen in love with black doors, black trim and ivory walls. Not only black, but black with a bit of gloss! Don’t tell the matte police.
Ha, yes the “global travel” continues. Spent yesterday in Brainerd, home of Paul Bunyon and Babe the Blue Ox. Also headquarters of my favorite printer, Range Printing. Press check for the new Friend and Johnson catalog of artists.
Sneak peak, back cover, front cover and opening spread of the new book.
I had fun working with Rinee Shah on this cover for the latest newsy booklet for F+J artists. She has great ideas, and she’s fast. Check out her Made Up Words project. You can send Rinee words to illustrate.
8 pages of the latest work from f+j artists. Printed on newspapery stock, by Range Printing. Nice size, 7 x 10. If you don’t see it in your mail you can view online at ISSUU. Great place to make flip books. Writers: Jo Marshall and Stephanie Wolf.
Nicholas Marshall‘s photo, so graphic and cool, inspired me to play with possible background treatments, post photo shoot. For the version above I cut and pasted floral shapes onto a 16×20″ print using stock from Paper Source. Below, my favorite, I knocked out the background in Photoshop and filled in with graphics from Pepin Press.
Tripped over it at Paper Source. Bought a few.
Then went back to the studio and wondered “what can I do with this?”
My client Friend and Johnson reps a boatload of uber talented photographers and illustrators, many of whom work with food. Well, what better way to send images of food to jaded art buyers and art directors then packed in wax paper in a lunchbox. At least a lunchbox breaks through the clutter of a thousand postcards. Writer Jo Marshall jumped on board. Our first lunchbox was to Mpls agency MONO. They had just landed the Target grocery business.