Posts tagged art
Posts tagged art
my friend at UK, Dr. Adam Banks, is hosting an highly academic forum in Chicago next spring that will focus on afrofuturism and its roll in digital communication (and vice-a-versa, i’d imagine) … he asked me to come up with a few concepts to run as promotional material for the event; this is my favorite so far, but sadly, it’s one he’s rejected so far in favor of a work still in progress. - he did say he might want to use this one for one of his own personal projects / if i dont beat him to it!
those well-versed in the history of American barbarism will recognize the artistic license taken with the image above, replacing the vicious scarification with vévé of Eshu Elegbara as constellation. it also owes a nod to the works of Bearden and Matisse. in future revisions, i think i’ll stylize his entire silhouette as a constellation and have it entirely white on black.
"life is" digital poster. upfromsumdirt - 2013 ©
"never give a bored man access to photoshop (or the internet)" upfromsumdirt © 2013
- from "women’s day"
- because i might.
poster, ufsd 2013
the recent episode of Adventure Time with the Crabbit character reminds me of the mascot i created for our literary journal, Mythium, which was based on the ceremonial masks and costumes used by dancers in many West African civilizations; an image that keeps repeating itself in much of my illustrative work. i think thats why i find the Crabbit so enduring - im already artistically and spiritually hardwired to its image and mythology. later images of my version has the beak-figure in fitted caps and chuck taylors. i’ll dig ‘em up when im back at my desk and not on my phone. now, if only we can figure out a way to revive Mythium - its been 2 years since the 3rd issue came out and its not looking too good right now….
"selfie" - ufsd © 2013
"flora" - digital illustration