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Beto O’Rourke: President Whataburger?

Beto O’Rourke: President Whataburger?

My first thought when looking at Beto O'Rourke's logo is 'yawn.' Symmetrical, no color, block letters. And design-wise, I have a criticism: kerning. There's too much space between the E and T. But this stark black and white graphic does have the potential to cement...

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Doodling with heart

Doodling with heart

I ran across a quote from Joseph Campbell and decided to illustrate it. It was a lot of fun, and I like the result. Sometimes projects with no client and no specific purpose other than to follow a spontaneous idea turn out well. Here's the quote: The goal...

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Kamala Harris: strength in simplicity

Kamala Harris: strength in simplicity

Kamala Harris has some of the best branding in the 2020 Presidential campaign so far (though not everyone agrees with me). Its strength lies in its simplicity.Harris is the only candidate who has included her tagline in the main graphic, creating a...

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Classics Meet Rock

Classics Meet Rock

A legend in Salina music, percussionist Dean Kranzler, asked me to design the poster and program for a concert he was planning with several well-known musician friends. We started by looking at a handful of different ideas in my sketchbook, and he immediately chose...

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Colorful campaign graphics

Colorful campaign graphics

The son of a good friend of mine called and asked if I would design a graphic to be used in his run for mayor (surprising, as I remember him as a 13-year-old adolescent!).Sean wanted something contemporary with a color scheme other than red, white, and blue -- all...

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Something old is new again

Something old is new again

The Masonic Temple in Downtown Salina has long held a fascination for me. In recent years, it's been sad to watch as Masonic groups moved out, activity in the building declined, and it slipped towards abandonment. In June 2017, I did a Facebook post about an article...

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Type Safari

Type Safari

I’m hunting for the letters of the alphabet in Salina Downtown in an adventure I'm calling ‘Type Safari.’ When I started (sometime in 2018), I wanted each of the letters to be vintage and maybe even historic — no post-1960s-urban-renewal signage allowed. Eventually, I...

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Mapping Downtown

Mapping Downtown

Salina Downtown asked me to create an illustrated map to highlight attractions in the area. The map was to be printed as well as serve as an online resource, showing the ever-changing construction zones. As we finished the stage with all the major attractions, the...

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Naked ladies!

Naked ladies!

I’ve been obsessed with all the Naked Lady Lilies (Amaryllis Belladonna) blooming for the past month or so. I did some mixed media experiments, with mixed results. The one on the far right is still in process.

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