Monday, March 7, 2011

Rich Tu Event Poster

I was asked by the fabulous illustrator/designer Robyn Ng, to work on a collaborative poster for Rich Tu's talk at Swarthmore College. The idea for the poster was to make a crazy exquisite corpse amongst other artist (Jayson Atienza, Sam Wolfe Connely, Karen Demaio, Daniel Hertzberg, Lorraine Nam, Clay Rodery, Zejian Shen, Dadu Shin).

We were asked to draw a specific part of photo reference we were given but I ended up drawing the whole portrait that would later be dissected apart for a beautiful poster that explodes with color, and really great typography. It really does represent the intensity that is Rich Tu.

Final Poster designed by Robyn Ng

Big Thanks to both Robyn Ng, and Rich Tu, for letting me be apart of this interesting poster. I hope to work with both of you again in the future.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Web Store Coming Soon/Purchase originals

I've had several requests over the past couple months for prints and wanted to let you know that I am working on it. I am pretty sure I found a printer I want to work with so I can create limited edition giclee prints of a few of my illustrations and paintings.

Along with that (which is why it's taking so long to set up a web store), I am producing other products that would be cool to own. I just got these great buttons from No Sleep till buttons yesterday, and I think Chris did a great job at making them. I printed the labels, cut them, and bagged all 100 of those you see in the picture above.

Stay tuned over the next couple weeks because I will have a merch give away to celebrate the online store opening...

Also, if you would like to purchase any traditional painting you see on my blog, just send me an email for pricing: Daniel(at)

I'll even frame it for not extra cost in the style you see above.

Friday, March 4, 2011


If you've been following my blog you'll notice that I've been doing a lot of small traditional paintings. It's all really in practice to make art work that will be in two group shows coming up. One show I have to make three pieces! Lucky the other one I have to only make one, but because of the hype the show will have, the pressure is still high to make something great. More on that later and back to the work....

So with this piece it's easy to pass it off as something that is often done a lot today (dots + ornamentation), but I wanted to kinda show the artwork I am referencing a little bit. I guess it's a way to reveal my process and open up. The artwork I've been looking at for reference is classic 20th century super designed record covers from here -

For this piece I've thought about the science of what are glasses. The human eye takes in light, reflects it and forms an image with color, much like a prism. I thought it would be great to make a piece of artwork that abstractly shows that without showing the human form.

"Optical" 8"x10" - Acrylic + Ink on paper mounted to board
This piece was submitted for a opening in brooklyn. I'll throw you the details soon if it's up for show.