So I got to work this morning (the usual hour and a half early… to beat traffic, and because I like getting there early) and started checking my email. I noticed my dean from college had emailed me. He had entered my work (above: poster series) to the ADDY awards a couple weeks ago. Turns out that the series won a Silver and Best of Show! Of the three ADDY’s, this is my first Best of Show award! It will now be going to Regionals.
This is a series of posters that were made for a charity benefit. Being involved with the Invisible Children and Falling Whistles, I wanted to do more to help raise awareness to their cause. Both organizations raise awareness of child soldiers around the world. I called up a buddy and fellow Art Director, Dusty Pierce, and we decided to put on a benefit to auction off one-off prints. The event would be called Shoe Strings & Hand Grenades.
Here is a concept I did for Kraft’s new Big Stuff. The idea was to get the working man (blue collar) to pick one up for a filling snack while out on the job site. (a tool to “fix hunger now”)
These are some photos from the historic downtown Temple, TX. With a fresh stencil in hand, I went walking through downtown. I brought the camera along…because you never know when you’ll need it. Sure enough, I wanted to capture the ghost town feel and the orange lighting from the random street lamps. I didn’t take pictures of the stencil, but thought these were cool, if not cooler.
My day started out with a call from my dad telling me there was a cool picture in the DMN Arts section of Shepard Fairey. He went on to say he [Shepard] is in West Dallas doing a handful of murals. Being a huge fan, when I got to work, I looked up where he was doing this at. Lunch rolled around. I found the location. Printed the directions and told my co-worker to grab the camera. Driving across the bridge to West Dallas, the first mural became visible. The vibrant fresh paint against the old building was an awesome site. Once we got there, Shepard actually got down off of the scaffold, shook our hands, and started talking to us. He was a very nice guy and kept thanking us for the support of his work. He then let us take a picture with him and handed us some of his stickers. Awesome day.