DKIII asked a few of us to do a couple of illustrations for one of the CCS viewbooks. They are all Detroit community related and overall open to our interpretation. One of the great things about CCS is their student involvement when it comes to these kinds of opportunities.
Rowland Ricketts came to CCS last week to give a shibori workshop and presentation. I was lucky enough to participate in it and learn from his techniques. It was such a great experience and I left feeling so inspired and itching to dye fabric again!
Check out his website! He has beautiful work and those of you who aren't into fabrics and what not it still is very inspiring and one could gain a lot of appreciation for what he does.
I am still unsure about the type and I don't think I am going to keep the Spirit of Detroit/sun in there, but I am much happier with this color.
The phrase is a shortened english version of "Speramus meliora; Resurget aneribus." Which means "We hope for better things; It will arise from the ashes." As much as I would have loved to put the whole phrase in there, it just didn't work out and I would have liked.
Another graphic for Reebok. This one is inspired by bioluminescent fungi! You know.. that Fern Gully crap and pretty stuff in Avatar! I had a lot of fun drawing this one out (for obvious reasons). Not sure if my theme on the whole nature thing is too out there for Reebok, but I hope they dig it! They said to have fun and not be afraid to be quirky. Sooo here we go! Two more designs left and I am ready to send it off.
I have been staying up for many hours this week to get this project finished! I am applying for the Reebok apprenticeship and they have all their applicants do specific projects for the particular area they wish to work in. I am doing Product Graphic Design and here are a couple designs I have done. My collection is inspired by natural phenomenon. These two graphics were influenced by the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights).
I have a lot of work head of me, but I am enjoying the challenge.