Falling Branch - Can Designs

I was asked by Falling Branch Brewery to create their first ever series of cans.  They really let me take the steering wheel with this one and have some fun.  I couldn't be happier with how these came out and I have to thank the dudes at FBB for opting for a thicker, textured paper for the can-wrap.  It really feels as good in your hand as it tastes in your mouth/belly.

I can't stress enough how anyone reading this should drop what they are doing and head up to Street, MD and drink a couple of beers, pet a couple of goats, and tell them I sent you.

Cheers!


GOT <3

Game of Thrones is incredible.  I want to time travel through the next couple of weeks, because I know it is gonna break my heart somehow.  I'm not going to try and make any predictions here because no one will likely read this until the whole series is over.  In the meantime, I'm going to try and start drawing the characters. <3


I PAINTED ON A BUS.

I was flipping through the old photo collection and found this shot from November when I painted some text onto the back of my good pal Stacey's fashion bus, Gogo's. Real talk... I kind of suck at hand-lettering. But in the words of Jake the dog, "Suckin at something is the first step to being sorta good at something." ALSO, Gogo's is a sketchy/funky bus and my sketchy font kind of works at the end of the day.  Do me a favor and go buy some cool shit from Stacey, and support local business dudes!


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FALLING BRANCH BREWERY

A while back I designed a couple of labels for Falling Branch Brewery.  They are a small farmhouse brewery in MD and I seriously like the way these guys do business.  Honestly, just go see for yourself:

http://fallingbranchbeer.com/

Anyways, they just printed/labeled their huge (22 oz?) bottles and I'm really stoked with how they turned out.  Definitely hoping to return to this series and, in the meantime, get my hands on a couple bottles!

EDGAR WRIGHT DIGS MY STUFF!

I made a poster for Baby Driver just out of a pure love for the film.  Seriously, I am not going to annoy you here, but GO SEE THIS MOVIE.  It was fun, sexy, and stylish as hell. Anyways, the movie's director (AND ALSO GOD/BAE), Edgar Wright, saw my Instagram post, and proceeded to tweet my design.  I can't even begin to explain how cool this is, not just because of Wright's influence on my taste and sense of humor, but because my little fun project now is now being seen by a much bigger audience.  Fellow Baby-Driver-Lovers are giving me tons of positive feedback regarding the poster, and it is making me feel all fuzzy inside.

CLICK ON MY DIGITAL-DESIGN SECTION TO SEE THE POSTER

 

ANIMATION... SOON...

By some sort of miracle I am now working full time as a motion graphics editor, doing what I love every day.  The more I narrow my focus on animation, the more obsessed I find myself getting.  I want to be Walt Disney, OKAY?

That being said, I still am a complete n00b and don't want to post my work on here until I have a larger collection of stuff to be proud of. Until then, patience my dears!


MAGIC HAT SHOW

MARCH - JUNE

I've been making some new paintings for a solo show at Magic Hat Brewery in Burlington, VT!  I am honored to have been selected for this opportunity and cannot wait until March 3 for the installation/opening.  Honestly, I spend most of my time focused on digital design these days and don't give myself enough opportunities to paint or draw.  I have plenty of paintings from the last year or three to fill a gallery space, but I saw this as an opportunity to create new work and get into the groove of getting some paint under my fingernails.  These 6 small pieces to the right represent a warm-up exercise for the larger paintings that I am planning.  If you somehow make it to Vermont between March and June, stop by Magic Hat, say hello to my boy John Langley, and drink some beers. Stay tuned for more new work!

UPDATE:

The show is up, the beer is cold.  What else can I say?


BUZZFEED FEATURE?!?

My dad showed me Westworld when I was 10 and its philosophical questions stuck with me throughout the years.  I've seen countless movies since then imitate the plot of sentient AI and the idea has kind of gotten played.  A couple of years ago, when I heard that HBO was launching the series, I was obviously psyched, and held out hope that they could do the concept justice.  Watching the project develop with Nolan, Abrams and co. into an incredibly sophisticated masterpiece has been an absolute thrill.  With brilliant acting performances, a highly intentional script (J. Nolan wrote Memento, Interstellar, Inception) and the network behind Game of Thrones, The Wire, Boardwalk Empire, The Night Of, AND THE SOPRANOS...c'mon.  Cheers to future seasons of this show matching the impact of season one AND cheers to Buzzfeed for thinking I'm special!


MUSIC VIDEO (work in progress)

A friend of mine, Chris Hamilton, is in a band called Radiation Puppy.  He approached me about writing and directing a music video for his new single, "Call In Sick".  I wrote a story, filmed it, and am in the process of editing/animating.

Special shout outs to my 8 year old cousin, Bethany, for being an acting prodigy.

Also, thanks to Joel Flora for being my camera guy on this shoot!

Stay tuned for the video's release!


Center image by Sean Comber

Center image by Sean Comber

TINY BUS CONCERTS

Somehow I have stumbled into helping create a weird, amazing thing called Tiny Bus Concerts.  I was lucky enough to befriend a local legend, Stacey Chambers, who operates a fashion boutique on a school bus (Gogo's).  She approached me about an idea that she had discussed with Brooks Long about hosting intimate little shows on the bus.  So yeah...count me in please. My pal Joel Flora has assisted me in recording video + audio for these shows and I think we are starting to get the hang of it.  The real reward for me is spending time editing these videos, laughing at the little awkward moments in-between sets, bobbing my head to some truly beautiful performances.  Stacey and I have joked from the get-go about keeping our expectations low, but at this point, It's kind of impossible.  Tiny Bus Concerts FOREVER!

Check out the videos below, follow us on Facebook, and hit me up if you want to attend our next show! 


INKTOBER

I've seen folks doing "Inktober" the last couple of years online and decided to try my hand at it.  I spend a lot of my time these days with my beak in a computer am guilty of shying away from traditional mediums.  Sketching scares me (and erasers will never stand up to Cmd+Z), but drawing/painting is the best way I've found to teach myself.  I told myself at the beginning of October that I would make 30 drawings...LOL.  A week in and I was behind 3 or 4 drawings.  The good news though is that I didn't promise anyone but myself and I'm not a stickler for details.  With each drawing I wanted to explore a new stylistic approach, HOPEFULLY teaching myself something in the process. At the end of it all, I'm pretty stoked with a newfound comfortability with pens, pencils, brushes and such.

Sharpie pens, waterbrush, white ink.  Digitally colored...sometimes.


About me, KC.

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