Blue Roses for The New Yorker

Greetings Blog. First off, this week has been a no-sleeper, but for good reason, as we've been working hard at the agency. A special thanks to my team Clay Rodery and You Byun who are two of the hardest working humans I know.

Above is an image I created for a short story entitled "Blue Roses" by Frances Hwang in The New Yorker's fiction section. It is a very subtle story about an Asian-American woman and her contentious relationships with her grown children and with her friend, an ailing widow. I felt very close to the characters because they have many Asian-specific idiosyncrasies that I know my own mother to have as well as many of the older women I knew growing up. By the end I felt as If I knew the female protagonists personally.

Also, I'm particularly stoked to be in the cartoon issue, with an Ivan Brunetti cover, as his section in my well-worn copy of In the Studio is fascinating.

Music Icons

Hello Blog. Here's a sneak peek at a project in progress. I'm currently working on a website redesign for Grammy Award winning producer (for In the Heights) Andres Levin. These are link icons I created, which are (from left to right): about, music, Music Has No Enemies, film, TV, festivals & live, advertising, and Fun Machine.

Also, speaking of websites, mine is going through an extensive redesign and will launch soon. Stay tuned.

Black & White Perspective

Hi Blog, here's a spread I worked on for SLAM and a story about referees in the NBA. At first I wanted to throw more color in, but in the end referees are traditionally garbed in black and white, so the monochromatic approach worked for the best.

Also, thanks again to the Art Directors Club for throwing an amazing bash for the Young Guns 8 winners. It was fun and meeting everyone was a blast. Check out pics on Facebook. Enjoy!

There Goes The Neighborhood

Hi Blog. This is a collaboration between the OMBE Shop, Collective Revolution, and myself for a recent exhibit at 239 Collective called Design Newark, which showcases Newark based artists. The exhibit looks at the history and pride of Newark, with an eye towards urban renewal. The collab involved several pieces of apparel, including t-shirts, crewneck sweaters, and jackets. The pieces came out really crisp and don’t be surprised if you bump into me on the street wearing them.