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How to Not Fix What Isn’t Broken

One of my friends linked to a an interesting presentation/symposium built around a graduate thesis of Esteban Perez-Hemminger entitled certifyD: the certification dialogue.  While I an not disposed to view certification as a solution to any perceived problem in the graphic design industry (in the United States, at least), I felt it was worth the effort…

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Easter Came Down

I recently completed another freelance-ish Easter series entitled Easter Came Down. This is essentially a heavily stylized interpretation of the Anastasis icon, or Christ’s Descent into Hell. In this icon Christ is depicted, enveloped in glory, bursting into the realm of darkness and death and rescuing the entombed Adam and Eve to bring them to…

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2 Year Anniversary

Today Megan and celebrated our 2 year wedding anniversary, and I have to say that it has been the best two years of my life. Even though it’s been full of lots of challenges and struggles that we could never have seen coming, I wouldn’t change it for anything and would have made the same…

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Incred-A-Bowl

This was a pretty fun postcard to work on. I got the idea of making this into a wanted poster by thinking about how no matter how many times I try to bowl with any semblance of skill, I always fail miserably, and there are these rogue pins taunting me with another shot at them….

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Motion: Character

This is a video for rezlife’s 2011-2012 Sunday School curriculum, Character. This year is a focus on the Old Testament, as related mostly through the people who encapsulate most of its story. Thus, characters like Moses, Abraham, David, Adam and Eve, etc., form the nucleus of the curriculum’s content. Of course, the title Character is…

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The Art of Purgatory

To course across more kindly waters now, my talent’s little vessel lifts her sails, leaving behind herself a sea so cruel; and what I sing will be that second kingdom, in which the human soul is cleansed of sin, becoming worthy of ascent to Heaven.1 Dante’s Divine Comedy is perhaps best known for its first…

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Design: Lemons

As promised, I finished up a new art piece earlier today. I am taking part in a collaborative group effort to create posters based on quotes, and so I decided to take the famous quote/cliche “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade” and put my own spin on it. Unfortunately, a polar bear had to…

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Design: MAC Track Book

This is the cover and chapter divider page(s) I created for the forthcoming MAC Track training book. Each of the different chapters utilizes a different color to distinguish them from each other. The picture I used was kind of random, and is actually of a park bench, but for some reason the composition and contrast…

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Motion: The Real Social Network

The Real Social Network from deviantmonk on Vimeo. This video is a promo/series video for The Real Social Network, a 3 week series that is starting at Church of the Resurrection next week. I have to say that I really initially struggled with coming up with any kind of concept for this. One of the…

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Design: rezlife missions book

This is the front cover and divider page of rezlife’s missions book. There are eight divider pages that are each a different color. The goal was to create something that had a similar feel to the present generic church-wide missions book, but with an aesthetic that was more youth-oriented. The present book has the colored…

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More Balloonishness

I had a bit of time this weekend to finish up some pictures from a recent hot air balloon shoot. For these photos, I wanted to try out some new-ish techniques and really see how toy camera-ish I could get these to be. Cameras like the Holga have a sort of niche popularity for their…

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Design: Handmade Picture Frames Part 2

Last night Megan and I had another “art night”, and I chose to make another hanging picture frame using one of our wedding photos.

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Design: Handmade Hanging Picture Frame

Every so often I manage to have a night free to spend time with Megan, and one of the things we like to do together is to have what we call “art night.” We will set up a card table in the living room, scatter magazines, scraps of paper, tape, glue, paints, canvases, books, cardboard…

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