Thursday, February 26, 2015

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Wednesday, January 14, 2015


Print Version

Net Version

The Lonely Giant

I drew this in photoshop.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Fun With TyPoGrapHy

Elegant Shadows.

A beautiful command.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Design For a Stained Glass Window

This is in honor of my friend's 60th birthday today.  It is called A Full Life.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

A False Abstract Painting

I will call this digitally rendered "abstract painting," The Feeling of Falling in Love.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014

The Ancient City of Spades

 A desert City somewhere in North Africa

*A lot of villainy and gambling went on here.  I guess it was the precursor to Las Vegas in our desert.

The desert City During a Wind Storm

*Notice that in both pictures the higher, war flag is blown in a different direction than the lower, state flag.  This is due to an anomaly in the wind swirl caused by the unique design of the city.  Much like the old Yankee Stadium where batters would not look to the higher flag but a lower weathervane to see what way the wind was blowing in the stadium.  The weathervane was shaped like a bat, by the way.

**Modern skyscrapers actually bend to the wind quite a bit.  OK, not anywhere near as much as this.  But hey, this is cartoon physics.

Here Spades is on a map.  (Umm, well not the right map, but a map).

And look in here, in my laptop computer!  This is where Spades was made.

Saturday, December 13, 2014


Imported from planet Hoth.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Japanese Flag

Antiqued and with paint effects, created from scratch.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

I Love My Near-Minimal Desktop

Even detective Monk would approve.  The Bartender app helped clean up my menu bar.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Embossed and Cut Out Effects

My customized embossed and cut out effects above.

Here is a faux 3D, faux embossed business card.  Only two diagonal cuts with a scissors on a standard rectangular business card are necessary for this effect.

Six Album Covers

When asked which is their favorite album cover, it seems people lean toward one of their favorite albums musically.  Here, I'm showing three albums I felt had stunning cover designs, one that was great probably because it evoked the music within, one influenced by nostalgia, and a wonderful surefire miss.  Can you guess which is which?

Friday, December 5, 2014

A Family Seal

In Japan, each family has their seal and a red ink pad.  When packages arrive at the door, Japanese use their stamp to acknowledge delivery.

My seal, for personal reasons, has the Hebrew word for sun shemesh cut into it.  Its design echoes another logo (below).

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Everybody Loves Homestyle Cooking

This bowl was inverted and photoshopped from a long, cylinder bell. 

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Friday, November 21, 2014

A Renaissance Frame Reimagined

I took the frame from the picture within my frame (from today's NYT article on Harvard's new art galleries) and reconstructed a different frame which you see here. I like the way you are right now peering into the image of the mother and daughter peering into the image of the monkey-ish shepherd peering into stable at Joseph peering at his son.  His wife seems here quite confused by this elaborate construct.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Amazing Letter "S"

The Amazing letter S.  It can turn one elephant into two, or change one gold coin into a million gold coins - just by tagging along at the end of a word.

And here is a version reminiscent of Roy Lichtenstein and his borrowed Ben-Day Dots.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Tents With Flags

The tent shapes were based on tents found in two illustrated Arabian guidebooks to holy cites at the Met Museum.

Monday, November 10, 2014

The Frick Garden Reimagined

Before photo from NY Times article, above.

And here is the photo after my adjustments.  The adjustments are more dramatic when you click to enlarge the pictures.

Friday, October 31, 2014

A Beautiful Cels' Cloud Study

Jean-Michel Cels (1819–1894)
Cloud Study, ca. 1838–42
Oil on cardboard
Thaw Collection, jointly owned by the Met and the Morgan Library 

My variation on this work.