David Rhoden: Design work
I'm only rarely called upon to do graphic design; mostly I just draw the pictures. But occasionally it falls to me to organize the words as well. And I've done a lot of what you might call graphic design production, working with style guides or talented designers to produce promotional materials and publications.
Here are a few examples or my graphic design work.
Three Ring Circus monthly schedule
I did these circus-inspired calendars for monthly events at a New Orleans art gallery.
Sweet Science movie promo poster and postcard
I did the illustrations and designed the promo materials for this film (that so far hasn't been made) in which Albert Einstein and palooka Gerry Cooney inexplicably (or maybe explicably, I dunno) switch brains and still save the world.
Hurray For The Riff Raff
I did all the design and coding for this responsive website for a major-label recording artist.
It's a custom theme built on top of a Wordpress back end.
The artist's new management asked for a change and also asked for pages and pages of documentation to add me as a vendor. I demurred. They asked, "how much were you going to charge anyway? My answer was ten bucks."Go to the Hurray For The Riff Raff site
business card for a music business consultant
I have to credit the poster idea to the client, but I'm pleased with my execution.
The Hi-Balls "Tube Or Not Tube" sleeve
The Hi-Balls "Love Music" sleeve
The Hi-Balls "Feel Good Rock and Roll" 7" sleeve
Cover for the Hi-Balls Love Music 7". Swiped from Bazzini Nuts' "Nut Club" peanut packaging.
It wasn't so much that we had no ideas, what happened was we had a line on a really cheap printer, it was a menu printer on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn with an offset press that they didn't bother to register. We needed a design where the registration hardly mattered. Each finished product was actually unique.
Ernie K-Doe show flier
Rubber Maids Trees sleeve
Yeah....I really knew what I was doing. Look at that Q. This font is just Franklin Gothic with hand-drawn shadows.
Right-click to Download Flunkrin.
A very very very useful font if what you need to do is doodle a few hundred faces in nice neat rows.
Right-click to Download 26 Heads.
Now you can pretend your handwriting is as sloppy as mine.
Right-click to Download Belikeme.
Sign up to receive infrequent e-mail about new art, shows I'm playing, and other interesting things. Also, occasional discounts on my online store thisismyhappening.com. You can unsubscribe anytime and your e-mail won't be shared.