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GELMANIA

Brett told me that for the Gelmania logo he wanted “some heavy handed political/social angle.  Somewhat controversial.” Along with a handful of rough ideas, I went off to the sketchbook to produce a handful of rough directions. After some quick back and forth we narrowed down a direction or two to pursue further.

I went ahead and made a slew of vector options, playing with elements size, color, placement, etc. until we settled on what is the face of the show now. I still think “FUCK YOU. GO LISTEN TO GELMANIA” is one of my better ideas. Maybe a shirt?! Come on Brett, let’s make a shirt!

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IMPROV 4 HUMANS

Make a logo for another Matt Besser’s new improv 4 humans show?! Ummmm… yes please. We started with a sketchfest in my book of secrets. After some initial feedback and some other refined ideas, we settled on the Besserdog.

I pulled a few reference files and rendered the final for coloring. I then had the very gracious Benjamin “Adventureface” Braman digitally paint the illustration while I worked on the final layout for the cover.

*cymbal crash*

YEAH! Go check out i4h. It is consistently on it’s game and makes me cry laughing.

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WHO CHARTED LOGO PROCESS

I couldn’t have been luckier when I got the chance to work with Howard Kremer and Kulap Vilaysack in creating the chart-tacular Who Charted? logo. Not only are they hilarious, they let me stretch my feet a bit and do what like to do the most… DRAW!

The first version of this logo started rather simply. Howard said he wanted to be a scientist surrounded by charts and graphs and things of that sort. I said “no problem” and away we went! After a few explorations [first image] we settled on a direction and I finalized the artwork [second image] and put all the colorful goodness it was in place [third image].

After a few months I was put with the charge of updating the logo to include both Howard and Kulap together [fourth image] as the team they were on air. I decided to give them a nice uniform, a few of their key show elements, and their trusty pet Hermes — the chart goose!

I never like to provide just one option, so a few color choices later [fifth image] we finally settled on what you see above [sixth image].

Now go listen to Who Charted?!

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EARDROP LOGO PROCESS

When Jeff told me about Eardrop I was stunned that no one had thought about doing this yet. I still think that dude’s ahead of the game on that one…

I started on this logo trying to go in as many directions as my little brain would allow [images 1-4]. I showed the sketches and we decided to pursue two directions. A little work on the computer and I presented the team with The Wolf and The Sprite [images 5 & 6]. They chose the sprite and that little devil is forever a piece of the Earwolf family!

And THAT boys and girls are where babies come from. 

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THE ICE ELF COMETH

I can’t think of a better way to start this whole tumbling thing off than with a post serving as a sacrifice to the Ice Elf that Matt Besser’s Björk can summon with… well, who even knows?! I did this out of pure joy, only to find out I’d soon be working on BOTH of Matt’s show logos on Earwolf. I’m looking forward to sharing more of all that I haven’t done AND have done, for Earwolf.

I thought it might be cool to see the sketch AND final product… right?
Of course I’m right. I’m also write. *cough* DON’T JUDGE ME!

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More Internet Borat progress

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