Hey everyone! I feel it's an appropriate time to share the logo I made for CollegeHumor's first theatrical venture, COFFEE TOWN. The movie is written and directed by Brad Copeland ("Arrested Development, My Name Is Earl") and stars Glenn Howerton, Steve Little, Ben Schwartz, Josh Groban and Adrianna Palicki.
It was a really fun challenge coming up with something that felt distinctive - (The words "coffee" and "town" are two words that have been pretty exhausted from a design point of view). Do comment if you'd like the crazy nerdy explanation of how this final product came to be, but ultimately, I simply hope it reads as much "Coffee" as it does "Town" as it stands. To me, the whole success of this design rides on that 50/50 balance of interpretation. Enjoy! (And go see the movie when it comes out!)
Hello world - tomorrow is the first day of the Music portion of SXSW in Austin, TX. If you are there, you may be lucky enough to grab a CD from Lyle Divinsky, who is a seriously amazing singer. Check out his stuff! http://lyledivinsky.bandcamp.com/
I'm very proud to say I have contributed in some part to the promotion of his work. I made the new cover art that you can see on his site and on the CD's that he'll be giving out at SXSW.
Here's what it looks like:
The piece is inspired by Lyle's comfort with the stage he knows best... the NYC Subway. His recording studio rides on underground tracks. I think there's something very whimsical and Romantic (Capital R, none of that mushy stuff), about performing live in a location like the subway. Live performances are unique in their ephemeral quality... but here, the audience is equally as ephemeral. And so, to stay and listen, is really a gift you give to yourself. I can't think of a better one than to stumble across this guy during a daily commute.
By the way, if you've checked out Lyle's work, you will probably see the phrase "Sasquatch Sessions" coming up a bunch. This is because Lyle refers to himself as the "Sasquatch of Soul." The drawing below is a very literal take on that phrase.... I like it. That was a really amusing drawing to make. I drew it while waiting in a doctor's office. I was most inspired by the thought of the sasquatch's hair literally being guitar strings. I have decided that this must be the thing that distinguishes a Sasquatch of Soul from the other regular squatches. The hair of a soulful sasquatch would have musical properties, and when held taut, you could strum it like a guitar and make beautiful music. Like this guy!
Noelle Raffaele - artist