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LA Times Music Venue Roundup
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Here's a look at 30 Southern California music venues I just finished for the LA Times great AD, Paul Gonzales. I drew these all in a Moleskine sketchbook sitting on my ass in my studio using Google Maps Street View in about three days, or the same amount of time I would have spent sitting on the freeways to get to each spot.
You can read Randall Roberts reviews of each spot here:
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/local/la-et-ms-ca-pop-music-venues-20150518-htmlstory.html#navtype=outfit


New York Times Science
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I’ve been doing a weekly piece for The New York Times Science Section to accompany Jane E. Brody’s Personal Health column. It’s been a pleasure working with Art Director Catherine Gilmore-Barnes on these and it’s been nice to work on series of images that are building a consistent visual style for the column. Also, it’s nice to hear from my mom each week that she saw my drawing in the paper.
Early signs of Parkinson's

Nuts are healthy for all ages

Clinical cancer trials

Subdural hemotoma

Staying active to fight arthritis

USPS Gifts of Friendship Forever Stamps
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The United States Postal Service and Japan Post are jointly issuing Gifts of Friendship stamps tomorrow, April 10. These stamps celebrate the centennial of the gift of flowering dogwood trees from the United States to Japan in 1915. The stamps are issued in a pane of 12 Forever stamps, the left side includes two stamps I designed paired with the Japan Post stamps designed by Junko Kaifuchi.
It was an honor to be asked to work on these stamps as a follow-up to the Cherry Blossom Centennial stamps I designed in 2012. Over 150 million of the 2012 stamps were sold, and I hope this joint issue does well both here and abroad.
Philatelists and dendrologists may order stamps, press sheets and First Day Covers here:
https://store.usps.com/store/browse/productDetailSingleSku.jsp?productId=S_589804
12 stamp pane

Japan Post 10 stamp pane

Color sketches

Command Y view

Coulrophobia for Taco Bell
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Last month I was on a conference call with an art director from Deutsch who was driving his motorcycle and describing a new campaign for Taco Bell that involved a Dystopian world where everyone eats the same breakfast. There's a clown/dictator and several references to McDonald's. Senior Designer Erin Burrill was designing the propaganda posters and they needed some help with the clown poster.
Deutsch poster comps

Screen shot from the TV spot

The campaign just launched and you can see the three-minute version here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuap4wIGSLg
 
And read more about the campaign here:
http://www.adweek.com/news/advertising-branding/ad-day-taco-bell-launches-cold-war-against-mcdonalds-propaganda-imagery-163643
Here's a look at the Illustrator outline

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