Wednesday, May 9, 2018

(Fig. 1) Bluemont Wedding Party Dancers
(Fig. 1) This is a detail from an illustration created for an after-wedding party postcard. I referenced an entry from one of my old sketchbooks (Fig. 2). Given that it was a lovely summer wedding, I lightened up the costume and made it more festive. The bride loves frogs, so I looked up an illustration by the famous children's book illustrator, Randolph Caledecott. The frog in the story, The Frog Would A-Wooing Go (1883) served as a perfect model!

(Fig. 2) Dancers, sketchbook entry (c. 2005)

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

We are very happy to announce that the broth packaging designs we created with the lovely folks at 100 Bowls of Soup are complete! A big thank you to owner and founder, Katharine Mardirosian, and Jenn Ashworth for the opportunity, the inspiration, the excellent guidance and the ease and clarity in communications. Their delicious soups and broths were a great inspiration too!

If you are in the Herndon area, please make a point to stop by and try their soups and broths; you’ll be hooked.

100 Bowls of Soup makes fresh soup and bone broth weekly from local and organic ingredients. A variety of soups and broths are available for sale at their Herndon kitchen and retail store at 279 Sunset Park Dr Herndon, Virginia and at several retail stores in Northern Virginia, including MOM's Organic Markets in Herndon. To see a full list of retailers, visit their website.

Also a big shout out to the great staff at label producers, K Sidrane up in New York, for their excellent customer service and quality of product.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

We love Furnace Mountain and having the opportunity to create art for them is living the dream. Thank you, Morgan, Aimee, David and Danny!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Photo is by Jenifer Joy Madden of
Here is another example of Cathleen Titcomb’s work at her print shop, Curious Fox Press. When Fionnuala Quinn, the phenom founder of The Bureau of Good Roads, asked us to design their Sidewalk Superintendent card we knew letterpress was the only way to make these cards perfect. Fortunately, we had just read about Cathleen from a calendar posting in the Purcellville Gazette - she was giving a letterpress demo nearby at the Purcellville Library. We used to ship out work to other areas in the USA for letterpress, but now our source is right here in Loudoun County.  Read more about the amazing activities going on at The Bureau in their latest newsletter, click here.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Our new letterpress business cards just arrived! Cathleen Titcomb of Curious Fox Press - right here in Loudoun County - did an excellent job. Her customer service and printmaking are both excellent. This great photo was taken by Cathleen too.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

New Logo Work

Just released! Logo design for a wonderful new business, Mojo Medicinals!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Just Added! CD & Album package design featuring custom illustration and hand-lettering for David Sleigh’s new release, “Hiding in the Sun”. Learn more about David’s music at ReverbNation.

On “Hiding in the Sun” Sleigh’s lilting and unique voice conveys shadowy lyrical images that shift through changing cinematic-like scenes.  This carefully constructed album, best suited for a solitary late night start-to-finish listen (with plenty of candles burning for good effect) is peppered with pausing instrumentals that allows the preceding songs’ words time to linger in the voiceless ambiance.  With acoustic guitar, violins, harmonica and retro keyboards, the songs follow a mostly minimal indie folk bent, with stylistic twist and turns throughout (from desert noir to near classic rock territory) that imbues plenty of intrigue and variety to keep the journey going while maintaining an absorbing vibe.  – DS