Thursday, April 19, 2012

Wire Works Gin

After anxiously waiting for product shots, I'm so excited to show you the gin labels I illustrated. I provided two small scratchboard illustrations for the labels of Wire Works Gin, a new gin from GrandTen Distilling in Boston.

Big thanks to Alexis (the AD), Matt, and everyone at GrandTen for an incredibly fun project! I can't wait to taste the final result!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Sex Workers Project

This is an illustration for the cover of a report that came out today from the Sex Workers Project detailing the impact of using condoms as evidence of prostitution in New York City. They have decided to use it as the logo for the campaign -- it is on labels, websites, and made the rounds in Albany yesterday. The SWP is a project at the Urban Justice Center that provides legal services and engages in documentation and policy advocacy for sex workers. They are an amazing organization, and you should support them. I suggest that everyone take a moment out of their day to think about this issue and all of the ramifications. I find it very unsettling that this happens in a city we all perceive to be fairly progressive. It needs to stop. Now.

Here are some chilling quotes from the report...

"They assume if you have a condom, you’re a prostitute."
37-year-old female, Manhattan

"Carrying condoms should not be a crime."
25-year-old transsexual Latina

“Why would [you] give a prostitute a condom? I’m just going to arrest her. You’re giving me more of a reason to write her up.”
Police officer, according to 19-year-old harm reduction service user

The Sex Workers Project is fighting to stop this practice. Check out this article from the NY Times to learn more.

Thanks go out to Sienna from the SWP -- for this job and for fighting for justice every day.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Sound Affects

This illustration is in the upcoming issue of AV Technology Magazine for an article that deals with room acoustics in conference rooms. The magazine also had me lay out the type so it could be integrated with the illo. It was really fun to work text into my illustration. I always love working with the folks at AVT -- thanks for another fun problem solving opportunity, Margot and Nicole!