Monday, April 19, 2010

Parallel Universe

Aside from working on the design for the ¡¿Que Barrio?! flier earlier this month, I've also been working on a couple of pieces for the show itself. I've been bouncing around between issues when it comes to my work lately, and I thought it'd be interesting to find a link between consumption in Mexico and the U.S.

OXXO is the Mexican equivalent of the U.S. based 7-Eleven corporation, and I thought it'd be interesting to portray each outside the boundary of their usual country by placing the OXXO piece on display in the United States and the 7-Eleven piece on display in Mexico. (I'm aware that 7-Eleven has some presence in Mexico though it is less common than that of OXXO convenience stores, not to mention that it is based in the United States to begin with.) I also wanted to give the piece that convenience store feel by working on brown kraft paper, otherwise known as the paper used to create paper bags. I should be in town for the opening in El Centro so if you're in the area come stop by!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Coney Island rebirth

My Coney Island 3 piece (though modified a bit as seen below) has been selected for use for an upcoming New Pornographers shirt this year! Having been a fan of the band for many years now, I'm pretty excited that they chose my design. I can't wait to see the final shirt.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

¡¿Que Barrio?!

This is a flier for an upcoming show I'm participating in called ¡¿Que Barrio?!, a binational show taking place on both sides of the U.S.–Mexico border this April/May. I've been hearing so many good things about the work going up for this show... can't wait to see it!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Ecotone (How the Coyote Came To Los Angeles)

I was recently invited to a group show at Canteen Art Shop + Gallery in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The theme of the show is "99 Red Balloons" (all pieces are 9" x 9" and $99 or $66 in price) and this piece is an imagined interpretation of how the coyote arrived in Los Angeles. I've seen quite a few coyotes roaming around the neighborhood in the past couple of years, and though it was initially very strange, I now consider them a normal part of our urban landscape.

Graphite and Stabilo Aquarelle watercolor pencil on Rives BFK printmaking paper.