To all my LA people. I am a featured collaborator in Harper Smith’s show this Thursday at The Standard - Downtown at 8pm.
Please grab some friends and come by to enjoy some beautiful art. Plus I will be in attendance, which is obviously a huge bonus…
Desaparecidos #Nostalgia cc: @bohichik @meredithtruax (at Webster Hall)
I finally have the great pleasure of sharing the cover of Bon Jovi’s new album “What About Now” made in collaboration with world renowned artist Liu Bolin.
The mural in the background was conceived, drawn, and designed by myself, inspired by the album lyrics. Then the band was placed in front of the canvas and hand painted by an incredible team of painters under the strict supervision of Liu Bolin himself. The entire image is in camera, shot by Zachary Bako, no retouching or computer trickery was used in the composition.
It was a true honor to collaborate with such a passionate visionary, and all around nice guy. All of this was made possible and thought up in collaboration with the incredibly talented and hardest worker I know, Kristen Yiengst.
Also, huge thank you to my constant collaborator, life long friend, and the best producer in the game Brian Turner who helped us pull this whole colossal process off without a hitch.
There is a ton more artwork inside the packaging including a full crop of the mural in poster format. To see a digitally enhanced version of the image and hear the title track download this app http://mobileroadie.com/apps/bonjovi and hold it over the image. Visit BONJOVI.com for updates and album purchasing info.
Well, I have officially stepped into even bigger leagues with my new project. The full album packaging and branding for Bon Jovi’s new album ‘What About Now’. You have no idea how crazy its about to get… For now here is the artwork for the first single, “Because We Can”. You can hear the song here in a lyric video also based off of my art direction and design.
Things got a little out of hand at the record store… (at Vinyl Frontier)
This could possibly my favorite song of the year. You’re welcome. Rest of the album is awesome too…
Made this art for @TroyAve -“Dope Boy” feat. NY Hip Hop Legend N.O.R.E. Kid is the future no jokes. #Powderrr
Insert Batman here… (at Chad’s Studio)
And an allnighter awaited our mighty hero beyond the indomitable staircase… #NYC #NoFilters
Oh yeah guys… Very mature. #NYC #Shocker
Times Square - Dusk. From a few nights ago. Always forget to IG after editing flicks in the subway. #nyc #fall
This artwork is great, been trying to do a woodcut for a minute now (got rejected twice). Leave it to the RZA to “get it”… Also have no idea how they pulled off using pink without it getting shit down somewhere along the way, That call must have been made by RZA himself.
PS - Songs pretty solid too.
Heres that drawling from last night (wip)… #art #drawing #illustration #Wip (Taken with Instagram at The Studio)
Back to the drawing board… Literally. (Taken with Instagram at The Studio)