Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Updates and Opera

Having successfully recovered (for the most part) from a rather nasty bit of illness, I thought it might be a change to treat you all to some recent design work, as opposed to various drawings of monkeys, rohbuts, and comics and what not.

I recently conceived and designed the collateral for the Canadian Opera Company's "Operanation" – an annual benefit evening for the kids these days. I'd been listening to a lot of mash-ups, particularly the Kleptones' "A Night at the Hip-Hopera", and thought it would be fitting to create a visual mash-up of traditional operatic elements with modern ones, especially given the tagline of "classic culture for modern people".

Oh yeah, remember this one? Yeah, the client wanted to explore expanding the mash-up idea into multiple executions, so Dr. Faust got the treatment. Like my comment says.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Another Spider Rohbut

Well, this little guy might not be much of a spider. He's only got four legs, seems to have pincers, and is testing the water rather tentatively. Maybe he's a little more crab than he is spider. That's probably for the best – I don't like spiders at all.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Bells & Whistles, Thrice!

My staunch and fellow readers, it is, as always, a pleasure to put forth another ludic installment of our favoured simian duo in "A Hilarious Wit: Bells & Whistles". Barbisol and his artistocratic antipode are once more engaged in a confabulation, this time about the penance justified for miscreants of all sorts – particularly a petty cutpurse!

Although I fear I will tire you with my ceaseless requests, I am, once again, soliciting appellations for Barbisol's counterpart. Rest assured! The ideal contribution will be rewarded!

Friday, May 05, 2006

Knife + Twig

Occasionally, some amount of tension arises between the monkeys, as would happen in even the most sophisticated of cultures. And sometimes, the solution is so brilliant, so cunning, so Machiavellian, that one can only speak of it in hushed voices, in whispers barely heard over the still of the wind.

Not this monkey though. He proclaims it to the masses. And in colour, no less.