Archive for the ‘type’ Category

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.

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Radio Mórbido Poster

September 18, 2012

This is a poster I did for Radio Mórbido‘s first anniversary. I was asked to do a poster with zombies in it. I have never tried to do zombies before, so I was kinda excited/scared. I wanted to make the zombie a little scary, a little more realistic but still in a comic/movie poster style. This is also the first time I tried this style and technique, I inked the whole thing in photoshop straight on to the computer. The color was also done in photoshop.

I was pretty pleased with the result, I might try to do some more illustrations with this technique and style. Hope you like it.

Radio Mórbido Anniversary Poster.

Face Detail

Radio Type.

Mórbido Type.




Han Shot First

July 30, 2012

Here is a little type treatment I did for Ten Paces and Draw. This illustration is for the character remix series. Last time I did The Bride from Kill Bill. This time the theme was Star Wars, the character I chose was Han Solo. This is my rendition of the  biggest controversy of all regarding Han Solo. The truth is HAN SHOT FIRST. Period. By the way, I was not alone on this one, the other three illustrators picked the exact same phrase! Totally different styles! Here is mine, along with the initial sketch. Also, if you try really really hard you can kinda see something in the smoke.

Han Shot First


Han Shot First 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.

The Bride

May 23, 2012

The theme for this week’s character redesign series over at Ten Paces and Draw was KillBill, one of my favorites movies. I couldn’t let it pass. I picked The Bride. While doing research and looking for images, I came across a picture of Uma Thurman inside the truck trying to get her feet to move. So I decided to do my illustration based on that specific scene. By the way, you should also check out the other illustrations, they are awesome.

Hard part is over…

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