Hello Dear Friends...
I took a little hiatus from this website while traveling Europe, making films, laughing and enjoying life for a while. This was the first time I've lived abroad and I'm about to return but before I do, I need to give one huge update!
What's new at WMP? Well, I've been included in a few books, to begin with. The first, Dirty Fingernails: A One-of-a-Kind Collection of Graphics Uniquely Designed by Hand by John Foster
is just what it suggests in its informative title. Catch a review of it here
The second, which I'm super excited about, is called The Open Daybook by David Earle
and showcases a piece of artwork per day with over 365 really gifted and interesting works. Participating artists include Lisa Anne Auerbach, David Bunn, Benjamin Butler, C.F., Jordan Crane, Harrell Fletcher, Jill Greenberg, Fritz Haeg, Jo Jackson, Chris Johanson, Miranda July, Lucky Dragons, Nikki McClure, Pat ONeill, Ron Regé, Jr, Aaron Rose, Erika Rothenberg, Leanne Shapton, Shoboshobo, Mungo Thomson, Kerry Tribe, and Megan Whitmarsh. I was really thrilled to be a part of this project, and you can check out my page for May 22nd at a Barnes and Noble near you. There will be a how in 2011 at LACE
in Los Angeles featuring the original works displayed in the books. Pre-order is now available at Random House for its November 2nd release date. More about this book here
In other news, WMP posters were included and highly visible throughout the 2010 remake of A Nightmare On Elm Street
so much so that you can even catch the posters in the trailer
While in Paris, I've work with the Parisian music scene in a new capacity, not as a poster designer, but as a videographer for Paris based creative production company Stances
. In tandem with La Blogotheque
, francophone music blog we all know and love, they create Les soirées de poche
, a series of music shows featuring artists like The Walkmen, Beirut, Andrew Bird, and more. Check out the work I did with them in this video for the LA band Fool's Gold
and imagine that something like this takes place in Parisian apartments. Got to love the folks who will let you into their place for the night to pull of something like this!
All in all, life is good, creative, and there is more to be done (as always). Please check back in for links to my new films and for news on the recent Justin Santora/ Gina Kelly collaboration for MS Society fundraiser with Screens and Spokes
Hope you enjoyed the details of my last adventures...wish me luck as I embark on the ones just ahead!