Destroit All Monsters is a absurdist and satirical tale of the future of the motor city and its k-9 inhabitants. A tour de force of art, design, and printing techniques. Destroit is latent with heavily researched nods and references to the past and present of Detroit that helps create a deeper narrative that is part political satire, societal commentary, and personal reflection. This book was the first major publishing undertaking for my publishing company new print studio. The end result is a book that rivals in quality anything that could be produced under a major publishing house. Printed on a flux textured stock and printed with the metallic black ink that shimmers in sunlight Detroit is a one of a kind publication.
Rena Rouge is the flagship series of my publishing company Downfall Arts. At it's heart Rena is about experimentation amongst elaborate structure. It follows a cast of characters that reside in a world with that has no care for their plans and their survival is decided by how clever they are to deal with the chaos of life. Unlike most modern day comics Rena is specifically designed to be a printed work. The level of care and consideration that is put into every page and how those Pages are represented in the works final form could only be accomplished through a massive knowledge of both comic storytelling and print design.
The Bestiary is a pocket size reference guide to the creatures and people of the Rena Rouge universe as presented through the perspective of the organization known as the FBR that exist within the stories narrative. This book served as a way to produce single panel comics under a very specific rule set. If the mainline Rena books are about experimentation with the form, the Bestiary is about following guidelines and producing the best work within a specific set of rules.
These examples of letterpress art came about from my employment at rohner letterpress. When I began working there my knowledge of letterpress was simply that I had an aptitude for mechanics and operating printing presses although to that point I was strictly a offset pressman and artist. Very quickly though I not only understood The art form in terms of executing my job to a expert levels but also being able to design and create work for letterpress printing better than most designers today with my hard earned in-depth knowledge of the process. In conclusion these works are in example of how I approach all processes I take on. I respect and understand the craft, learn its processes and push the boundaries of what is possible with that process.
Pizza club is a ongoing art project by Sydney Fletcher, it is a artistic exercise in branding with a satirical look at religious proselytizing. I serve as a designer and print consultant on the project shepherding Ms. Fletcher's ideas and art into fully realized objects and artifacts.