Cave Homo is an annual magazine I started in 2017. The first issue was 60 pages exclusively of legendary skater Brian Anderson, who had just come out. Photographed by Christian Trippe and designed by both Christian and I. Cave Homo is self published with no ads, conceptualized, promoted, and distributed by me. Each is hand numbered (edition of 666) and has received coverage from Vogue, Vice, i-D, The Guardian, Jenkem, Opening Ceremony and others.
The second issue (organized, designed, published and distributed solely by me) is 108 pages and features lesbian pro skateboarder Lacey Baker with original shoots by Tatum Mangus, Allison Michael Orenstein, as well as skate photographer Paul M. Roura. It also features work from 17 queer artists spanning sculpture, photography, painting, performance and fiber art. The purpose of the project is to encourage LGBTQIA+ to be comfortable with and proud of who they are and be inspired the rich tapestry of creativity in our community. The project defies stereotypes of what traditional media portrays LGBTQIA+ people as. Cave Homo also sidestepped the traditional pathways for publishing. The second issue involved over 25 people in its production and content, so it’s also a community project. I’m currently organizing and beginning design on the third issue.
Contributors and collaborators of Cave Homo include:
Brian Anderson, Christian Trippe, the work of David Wojnarowicz (courtesy of PPOW), Ryan McGinley (photos of Matty Matheson), Tatum Mangus, Paul M. Roura, Allison Michael Orenstein, Chris Bogia, Jon Key, Steven Harwick, Carter, Chuck Nanney, Juan Manuel Gudiño, Brendan Fernandes, Steven Edward Miller, Jesse Harrod, Homo Riot, James Unsworth, Bill Thelen, Phranc, Christopher Schulz and others.
For the full scope of the project, take a look at cavehomo.com .
While driving a truck from San Francisco to Austin, I used the bust fire feature on my iPhone's camera to capture the road ahead. That turned into a fun project of adapting my images in Photoshop, leveraging animations I’d created in Cinema 4D and video in After Effects to create this GIF series.
High 5 Games
Being a full time designer at High 5 Games gave me the opportunity to create ads and cohesive campaigns every day in a wide variety of dimensions. Working within the constraints of existing game artwork, company colors (PINK!) and fonts was a big challenge. I began pushing my approach, creativity and speed from concept to completion across social, mobile, web and emails, working hard to revitalize and update the brand’s visuals to hold the customer’s attention. Here are a few examples of the thousands of assets and campaigns I created in my time at the company for Creative Director Brian Noto.
Lo Man Art Festival Logo
The L.I.S.A. Project Founder/Curator Wayne Rada approached me to create a logo for his new endeavor Lo Man Art Festival. I hashed out pages of sketches and from those roughs we refined it into something Wayne thought fit the project; New York's first ever mural festival. This is a slice of the process and some of the vast array of murals that were created within the 5 day span of the event that canvased Lower Manhattan.
"The walls of lower Manhattan were brought to life with The LoMan Arts Festival, New York City’s first-ever mural festival. The event’s inaugural year brought large-scale works by acclaimed mural artists to 21 lower manhattan neighborhoods, from 23rd Street to the South Street Seaport, in celebration of art that is public, permanent, and accessible to all. Festival programming included film screenings, panel discussions, a live graffiti battle, and more."
Art Threads x Urban Outfitters
A design competition by Urban Outfitters and Art Threads to create apparel to be worn at music festivals evoked me to delve into my love of digital collage and overlays, something I’ve been doing since my first days of using Photoshop 20 years ago. I applied some collages I’d worked on to a dress included in the competition to liven up the simple form with lively printed pattern.
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