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Sea Wolf Gigposter

April 11, 2013

I was invited once again to be part of the 2013 Sasquatch! Music Festival Poster Show. This is the poster I did for Sea Wolf. I will be printing these soon and have them up for sale at my store.



Duke Ellington

January 15, 2013

I recently did the packaging, illustration and hand lettering for the latest Starbucks compilation cd. It’s called Duke Ellington: In Gran Company.  This album features Duke Ellington performing with various artists such as Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, John Coltrane and Count Basie. It’s a great album, you can get it at your local Starbucks. I had a blast designing this one, from the hand-drawn type (which I love to do) to the diecuts and varnishes. I think it came out pretty good.

For more pictures, go over to my website.

Victor-Melendez-Duke2 Victor-Melendez-Duke3


June 24, 2012

I designed this poster to support the #YoSoy132 movement in Mexico. The idea is that people will use it as they please. It is free to use. Many posters have been popping up around the country, so I decided to make one too. You can check out some here, my friend Emiliano has some in there too, his poster was one of the firsts if not the first poster in support of the movement.

If you want to download a Hi-Res version of the poster, you can do so here.


Diseñé un cartel para el movimiento #YoSoy32. Espero que les guste y que se use. Es gratis.

Si desean bajar una versión en alta resolución, se puede hacer aquí.

Start The Fire 

Type Sketch

AIGA Seattle

June 23, 2012

This year the AIGA Seattle is celebrating its 25th year anniversary. To celebrate, AIGA threw a party, along with an exhibition called The Future of Design. I designed a poster for the event. My poster is based on the idea that no matter when, the main idea of a design, it will always start with a simple sketch.

It All Starts With A Sketch

And Here is the sketch of the sketch poster.

It all started like this.

In addition, I invited my good friend Emiliano Molina to be part of the project. He has been a good friend of mine for years and he is also an excellent industrial/graphic designer. Check out his poster.

My poster right next to Emiliano’s.

Posters on FPO

January 12, 2012

Hey!, my Taller en Vida posters were featured on FPO! This is one of my favorite blogs, so I’m very honored and excited.

Thanks Bryony!

In a Bossa Nova Mood

June 28, 2011

Here’s a new CD I designed and Illustrated for Starbucks. It’s a cool collection of classic and modern Bossa Nova. I tried to represent the cadence of the music through the use of vibrant, bold colors. The packaging tells the store of a muse, the modern take on the classic muse portrayed in the old Bossa records. My good friend Francesca Merlini helped me with the concept and wrote some of the copy. And if that wasn’t enough, her band Passarim is also featured in the CD.

Do yourselves a favor and pick up a copy of this cool CD at your local Starbucks. More pics on my website.

In a Bossa Nova Mood

Taller en Vida

May 23, 2011

I’m going to Mexico to see my family for a few days. While I’m there, I’m gonna have the chance to print some posters with Print Master Arturo Negrete of 75º.
I’m super excited since this is my first time producing something in my Mexico City since I left. I will be producing (hopefully) two prints and I will be printing live along with Artutro at his shop on Saturday June 4th. It should be fun.
I will be posting some pictures of the event as well as the posters. In the meantime, here is the flyer I made.

Taller en Vida - Victor Melendez


November 29, 2010

I was invited to Artsprojekt a while back but I didn’t have time to do anything with it. Finally after a few months I created some iPhone cases, just in time for the holidays!
Here is the link, make sure you get yours!

Steamroller Smackdown!

September 7, 2010

I love making posters. And when I got the opportunity to design a GIANT poster I couldn’t let it pass. Every year the SVC here in Seattle has its Wayzgoose letter press and Steamroller Smackdown, where a bunch of agencies and design studios around town participate.

This year the Design Studio decided to go with my idea, so in collaboration with my buddy Jeff Wilkson, I designed this year’s poster. A lot of friends from the studio came to help us carve the huge piece of linoleum and we got it done in just a few hours.

It was very fun to carve, but the printing was definitely the highlight, not just for us but for the audience. We decided to go full-on with the Japanese theme and the whole team got headbands a-la Daniel San.

I believe we impressed the judges as well, because our poster WON the Smackdown! Here are some pics of the process, carving, printing, playing, etc.

Recycled Tumblers

February 12, 2010

The new set of tumblers is out. I did these last year, it was a long process, there were some issues with the printing; registration, overprints, knockouts, trappings and what not. The cool thing about these tumblers is that they are recyclable, so the design is all about being green. The copy is great, it has some cool stories and clever messaging. My buddy, the talented Jessica Hagy wrote the whole damn thing. So here is the whole set, 8oz, 12oz, 16oz and 20oz.

Recycled tumblers!

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