I wanted to create a T-shirt with a bit of a wink for LGBT Pride Month. After submitting the design I came up with to Threadless, it received 100% funding and was chosen to be featured in their online store.
You can purchase a print of this design in my online shop, or a T-shirt from Threadless, here.
City In Bloom
Today, San Francisco is the most expensive place to live in the country, with the average 1-bedroom costing $3,500/mo. For artists, that means they've had to either relocate or figure something else out in order to stay in the city. Small businesses are also struggling because rising prices, and so even some of these places that would normally help promote artists' work have had to close. But, despite these challenges, the artist community in San Francisco is still kicking. The streets here are still literally dripping with creativity. This is the kind of energy that drew me out here six years ago and – I can tell you – this city is still something special. When I think about the vitality of our city's artists, I imagine us to be like the native plants which continue to bloom despite a harsh, foggy climate. In this art piece, I've included these flowers, as well as a series of hands – blooming, nurturing, creating – to celebrate our diversity and to show how artists can still thrive in San Francisco.
Here's a conversational print I illustrated for Betabrand. The resulting dress is currently being sold on their website, here.
The Killer B's
As a pianist, my repetoire ranges from classical to the Top 40. And so, as an illustrator, I began to wonder how I could visually combine these two worlds through a series of drawings. I looked to my muses for inspiration; specifically, I knew that "The Three Bs" (Bach, Beethoven and Brahms) would be fun to draw with a modern twist.
And so, I present to you "The Killer Bs". Here you'll find that Bach is still the modern master of his craft. Beethoven is always ready to drop the beat. And a little known fact about Brahms is that he is widely considered to be the very first hipster; here he is, suggesting we listen to a record of a band no one's ever heard of, probably.