Tuesday, December 14, 2010

~Sandra Lee, Rachael Ray, Guy Feiri, & Gordon Ramsay~

So I'm getting a real website soon and I plan on getting these nicely photographed...but this is all I can do right now - cell phone shots because my digital camera died. My four finished books for this semester of thesis! (complete with end papers). Glad it's over, but I think they came out nice :)

Monday, December 6, 2010

Here's the 4th bookjacket for my thesis: Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade Desserts. There's two layers, the top layer is supposed to look like a bakery box. There's a window in the center so when they are both wrapped around the book, it looks like you're looking into a box of cupcakes. Then you "open" the box and see that someone is topping off icing on a cupcake...so, are they store-bought, or homemade? Who knows?! That's why it's "semi-homemade". And below are the end papers. Oh! there will also be a little tag, taped and hanging from the front, saying "Semi-Homemade"...to make the title correct.

This is the 3rd cookbook jacket I did for my thesis. Guy Fieri: Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. The gray strip is a little belt that slips on and off of the book. When the jacket's actually wrapped around the book and has the little belt around it, it looks like he has sunglasses on the back of his head. The front is pretty basic with his goatee. I just double checked how to spell goatee and wikipedia says that's the right way....looks a little weird though. Below this piece are the end papers for it.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Here's a little pattern I made. Started as cupcake tops... I just like how they look.

Friday, November 12, 2010

A temporary business card I made to use for Art Market...since my main product will be food related!...sort of. I'm making calendars. They'll have peel-away months which will be attached to a single illustration...of food! More specifically, dessert! Also I'll be selling buttons that say "I need a cocktail" in little hand painted illustrations. If you scroll down to earlier entries you will see them.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Here's the second book of my thesis. Gordon Ramsay "Roasting in Hell's Kitchen". It's actually not a cookbook, unlike the rest, but I loved the title so I had to do it. Each color of fire is a separate cut-out layer, so as you take each layer off, you find different quotes about different aspects of his life. The book is an awesome autobiography, touching on his abusive father, an almost-career as a professional soccer player, and how he's become such a bad-ass TV chef and star. If you haven't watched his show, "Hell's Kitchen", I highly recommend it!

End papers for the Ramsay book...

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Here's a set of magnets I made for my D.I.Y. class. The buttons are painted, the card is ink and pencil. The eye is inspired by Gina Triplett because I love her illustrations so much! "I need a cocktail"...

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Here is one of the many designs I did at my internship with Shannon Associates this summer. This one is a possibility for the opening spread of their section in Directory of Illustration....among a few other possible designs I did.

These are a couple designs I did at Shannon Associates. They're possibilities for one of the contact books they're published in.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

These are two posters of a vice and it's corresponding virtue: Gluttony & Temperance
This was on a fake article about the obesity epidemic. Sometime in the future we're all going to fear fatty foods...or we'll end up looking like these people. :O

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Redesign of Paula Deen's cookbook. The darker background with hand lettering & portrait are the "actual book". The bottom lighter color with the food is the "book jacket". When you take the book jacket off you can see Paula's whole face! Then there are also end papers.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Here's a piece for "Hot Tub Time Machine"...the clothes are Marc Jacobs 2009!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Reinvention of a Princess coloring book cover.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

So this assassin, Ivanka, goes over to this guy's house, Ronaldo. He's a rich type, so he's got a butler named Albert. Naturally the butler has a deer head and is also Ivanka's accomplice in the murder of Ronaldo. At first, looking nervous as he pours them wine, Albert is glad to see Ivanka is able to go through with the job and he is free from having to fire.
"Words on Wheels" project, with room for the poem.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Piece on a letter from a disgruntled employee about how he and the other employees hate their boss.
These are my "style buddies" that I'll be dressing every week. The girl named Hat is a 30 Rock reference, and the other two looked like a Sven and a Penelope....I thought.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

This is a little book I made. The text is autobiographical, but it's meant to have a humorous tone...