IBC Gallery wall
When the Independent Brewing Company opened in 2014 in Pittsburgh, they opened with virtually no art on the walls. I hung my work there and it remained until 2017 when at their request, I reimagined their entire dining room with a gallery wall featuring over 50 of my designs.
At Lorelei, a beer hall & restaurant in East Liberty, they wanted a mascot of softs: a "Catpertinger," who would be a play on the German Wolpertinger rabbit with antlers. I was happy to oblige with this feline version who also shows up on menus, t-shirts, and even the bar manager's tattoo!
Pittsburgh vintage mixer
Twice I've created posters (and subsequent print & online materials) for the Pittsburgh Vintage Mixer, a local fair whose aesthetic fits in with my 1950s camp/sci-fi sensibilities.
2015, 2017. Pittsburgh Vintage Mixer
Ghoul on ghoul
Pittsburgh podcast Ghoul on Ghoul was looking for a logo for their new show and reached out to me. After some back and forth we settled on a retro, 1930s Halloween Card meets The Peanuts look, with little "ghouls" who look like the hosts Amanda and Sarah.
2018. Ghoul on Ghoul.
IBC Pint glass
The Independent Brewing Company wanted a monstrous glass to match my gallery wall, so I created this ship at sea, beset by a giant tentacle clutching a barrel of beer. Cheers!
PGH CITy paper box
In 2013 I was one of several artists selected by the Pittsburgh City Paper to rebrand one of their distribution boxes. My approach was to repurpose 1890s vaudeville & magian ads to sell the City Paper itself. Look for the box downtown near the main PNC building! Photo by Dan Thompson.
2013. Pittsburgh City Paper.
East End Brewing
While I was helping run social media & events for East End Brewing in Pittsburgh, I had the opportunity to design some logos and labels for them. This "Partly Clahdy" logo was a challenge to integrate the company logo but also fit in all the legalese that's needed for a beer label.
2017. East End Brewing.
Including classic movie posters, maps, engravings, lithographs, and 1930s-era postcard booklets (pictured), I've got tons of reference material and archival sources for use. Looking for something special? Let me know!