Brand design for Golden Axe Apple Cider, by the Australia-based, South East Brewing Company. Some think this is a self portrait of me, but I usually deny those accusations.
Identity design for It’s the Glue. Matthias Weber is a Transformation Designer based out of Hamburg, Germany, with a background in Media Art and Design, event curation, strategy and innovation consulting.
Illustration for Playboy magazine feature, "Car Castration: Will Self-Driving Cars Destroy What’s Left of Our Manhood?" by Joel Stein.
Cover design and illustrations for Notre Dame Business issue, "25 Ideas to Put America Back to Work."
Type treatment for Esquire's "Best Bars" feature.
Brand design and illustration for the devastatingly good, Kaiju! Beer, another product by the Autralia-based, South East Brewing Company. I highly recommend the Where Strides The Behemoth.
Even though I'm 6 feet tall, I wear a 30 length pant. So, I'm like Michael Phelps—all torso...minus all the athleticism. Most of my weight gathers in my center which creates a barrel-like frame, which I think is commonly called barrel-chested. I'm happy with my man shape, but I'm getting older and I like to watch what I eat. The initial idea of Barrel Body was to visually record my daily calorie intake to maintain my barrel.
Selection of brand marks for a variety of clients.
I was asked by Converse to be a featured artist, creating a custom design for their Nordstrom / Converse collaboration pop-in store. I drew on 30+ pairs of shoes in one week, and I drank a lot of beverages doing it. I documented the process in the time-lapse video below.
Several type treatments across a variety of bar ephemera for Esquire’s annual "Best Bars in America" feature, written by David Wondrich, David Granger and Chris Jones. Cheers!
Illustrations for Parade Magazine feature, "What America Eats: Our Exclusive Survey On the Nation's Changing Tastes."
Since 2011, I've been collaborating with Money Magazine on their Plan section. Below are all 29 illustrations.
Herb Lester guide, highlighting the awesome and diverse food selection of London, "Welcome to London: a World of Eating." Pick up your very own copy right here.
Series of crests for Esquire feature "Eat Like A Man."
Illustration for International New York Times feature "Our Misplaced Faith in Free Trade."
Identity design for world-renowned, interior designer Anthony Baratta.
Series of icons for ESPN's Music Issue. I'm ok with this now because Lebron is back in Cleveland.
Cover design for Philadelphia City Paper's annual City Guide. I'm very proud to know that most people in Philly will have this next to their toilet for the next year.
Illustration for Monocle feature "UK Report."
Illustrations for Mental Floss feature "Hair Facts."
Series of black and white spot illustrations for a variety of topics.
Illustration for Real Simple feature "Food Labels Made Easy."
I like bears and sometimes I draw them. Here's one that looks kinda dopey. Available through Cotton Bureau.
Series of posters for ESPN's "2012 Hackathon." GO TEAM!
Illustration for Real Simple feature "Why We Are In Debt," written by Walecia Konrad and Emma Johnson. Nearly all of us are seduced into overspending at some point. You owe it to yourself to understand why you are in debt—and learn how to break the cycle.
In 2011, I created a line of products around the notion that "Freelance Ain't Free."
Selection of Op-Ed illustrations created for the New York Times.
Identity design for Division of Labor. A San Francisco-based, more nimble version of an ad agency. They provide the thinking of a creative department with the capabilities of a production company.
Illustration for f8, the annual Facebook Developers Conference. This was a 6 foot long illustration printed digitally on a glass table. The theme of the conference was hacking—rolling up your sleeves and getting it done… hence all the tools.
I was asked to participate in the Designer Challenge for Computer Arts Projects. The challenge was to put a new spin on the conventional business card. A collaboration with the legendary Cranky Pressman. Read more about my process below.
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Illustrations for Mental Floss feature "25 of Your Most Pressing Questions Answered!"
Neenah Paper, in collaboration with Two Paperdolls, produced a series of letterpress prints to benefit the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum in an effort to relocate and effectively salvage a priceless piece of letterpress history. You can contribute here.
Selection of illustrations for Time Magazine.