Woody and the Last of the Presidents

personal, Uncle Goose Toys

Worked up another tee shirt design this morning for the Woody Guthrie show that I’m involved with through Heritage Theater. These will be sold as souvenir tee shirts in the lobby during the show’s run. This was a leftover design from the ‘cast tee shirts’ that I worked on a few weeks ago.

Additionally, I’ve finally worked my way through the last of the president portraits for the upcoming wooden block project. As I said before, I’m thinking of using these for a promo postcard this summer, and will post the design for that in a few days.

Would You Believe… More Presidents?

Far East Economic Review, Uncle Goose Toys

Continuing to work my way through the 44 presidential portraits for an upcoming wooden toy block project, and starting to get very near the finish line with this project, with only 5 more to go. Thinking that if I combined these into a single image, and colorized them, it might make a nice self promo postcard for this summer.

Additionally, over the weekend, I had an interesting challenge from my Hong Kong client. They wanted a portrait for a cover illustration done in the style of Japanese ‘Manga’ – the tricky part was in both capturing a likeness of the subject while adhering to the stylistic constraints.

And More Presidents

Miami Herald, Uncle Goose Toys

Continuing to work my way through the presidents for an upcoming ‘wooden blocks’ project. So far, the hardest ones have been the ‘C’ presidents, Carter, Clinton, and now Coolidge (took me three attempts to get Coolidge right). Also, getting to the point in the list where I’ve got several ‘bearded’ presidents in a row. Why don’t we get presidents with facial hair anymore? I think Obama needs to grow a goatee.

Earlier this week, I had another project for the Miami Herald, this one on the effect that the health care reforms may have on Florida’s economy.

Yet More Presidents

Uncle Goose Toys, WSJ

Work is starting to show signs of picking back up again, after a two or three week dry spell, but I’m continuing on with the Presidential portraits whenever I have a little spare time during the workday.

On wednesday, I had a rush job of 4 small spots for the Wall Street Journal, as a way of explaining the ‘vanilla mortgage’ concept. (pictured below) – the 4 concepts were as follows, left to right: “underwriting process”, “structure”, “other tools (online mortgage calculators)”, “disclosures”

Even More Presidents

AHMM, Uncle Goose Toys

Over half done with the presidents, and starting to jump around with regards to chronological order, just to keep things interesting to me and help keep the style consistent across the board. As I’ve said before in previous entries, these are for an upcoming ‘presidential wooden blocks set’ that has actually been put on hold, but since the workload has been sort of light the past few weeks, I’ve started to go ahead with them just to keep busy, and possibly get a jump on upcoming schedule difficulties.

The illustration was another fiction piece for Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine that I completed this week. This one was a little atypical, with the story set in a Nordic/Viking settlement.