Category Archives: Process

How To: One Of A Kind Kraft Paper Gift Wrapping

Custom Kraft Paper Gifts

A lot of the time I feel like I’m just a bit behind the trends, but when it comes to kraft paper gift wrapping I was way ahead. I’ve been using this stuff to wrap gifts for years. My draw to it was not so much the “brown paper packages tied up in strings,” but more for the stark industrial look. In fact, the earliest packages also utilized duct tape. But today I’m going to share some of my customizations with you that you can use this holiday season for your gift wrapping needs. Some require more time and talent than others, but there should be something here for everyone. Continue reading

Past Work: Untitled (Depression Video 2003)

Today I’m looking back at a past work that I did for school that documented my struggle with depression. Why? Maybe it’s just to show that everything isn’t about hopeful declarations about love or pop art robots. I wouldn’t say that this is a particularly great piece, but that it is at least important in the lessons I learned from it. You’re welcome to watch any and all of it, but be warned, it is not exactly riveting or short. Continue reading

Process: Love Poem Poster (Part 2)

Early Poster Mock Up

Early Poster Mock Up, 11 x 14

Yesterday I wrote a little bit about the words and meaning behind this work in progress. Today I’m doing an examination of the design process in my Love Poem Poster. Above is an early test on an actual 11 x 14 inch drawing pad. There isn’t any fancy lettering and it is mostly a test to play with some color and see if I could get all the words to fit. They didn’t. After I did this I realized I left out a whole stanza (“Gets together to study, does not grouse. Says, ‘Hey buddy, this one’s on the house.'”), but I found a way to make it fit later. Sort of. Continue reading