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Legions of Dance Presents Pin-up Affair 3

This is the design I did for Legions of Dance’s next event Pin-up Affair 3. The event is October 15, 2011 and will take place at the Pittsburgh Eagle, 1740 Eckert Street in Pittsburgh, PA. The event features Terravita, Freaky Flow, DJ Venom, a surprise headliner, and a variety of local and regional talent.

I really enjoyed doing this design. I just got done watching the HBO miniseries ‘Mildred Pierce’ and had been listening to a lot of 30’s and 40’s big band music. When this design was given to me it was very apparent that I wanted to do a vintage style pin-up poster with some vintage-inspired fonts and colors. I really am pleased with how it turned out. I love the simplicity of vintage design and it’s refreshing that the promoter I did this job for appreciates it as much as I do!

If you have a chance to check out this event, I highly recommend doing so! As always, check out more info @ lolli.org.

Legions of Dance presents OUTLAWS feat. 16 Bit

This is the design I did for the Legions of Dance event OUTLAWS. The event features dj’s 16bit as well as local talent Robbie Rockso, Sean 2:16, Ben Matrix, Doverspike, Bross, and Buku. The event will be at the downtown Mexico City on August 20th. For more info check out lolli.org. 😉

Sisters of Sinister present… Hey Teacher, Leave Those Kids Alone!



Soooo…. this is the flyer I did for Sisters of Sinister’s event, Hey Teacher, Leave Those Kids Alone! The event is being held at the Lawrenceville Moose in Pittsburgh, PA on August 19, 2011. It costs just $15 and features Defunct! as well as a barrage of local supporting acts.

This was a really fun design to do. I’ve been finding that lately I’ve been getting “lost” in design more and more and really paying attention to the details, trying new things, learning new things, etc.. I know, it’s how I always should have been, but life is stressful and sometimes you just don’t have time to put into the things you love. (I know, it’s a good quote. You can use it. :P)

But yeah, I’m still on the “do what I like” kick, so hopefully all my upcoming designs will keep improving. 🙂 Oh and as always you can find more info at lolli.org!

Sunset til Sunrise, Humanaut, Yinz Guyz & Legions of Dance present Summer of Love

This is the flyer I did for Sunset til Sunrise, Humanaut, Yinz Guyz & Legions of Dance’s Summer of Love party happening on June 11, 2011 at the Irish Center (6886 Forward Ave) in Pittsburgh, PA. The event features Run DMT as well as Yaumbit and a ton of supporting local acts. It also features the Humanaut Lounge, where the great musical geniuses of Humanaut will be setting up camp for the evening.

This flyer was an extreme rush job and it was a RIDICULOUSLY TINY flyer! It’s like 2.125″ wide by 5.5″ tall. Crazy! Definitely a challenge, but… completely doable. Check out this party if you can, it ‘ll be a great start to a great summer. As always, check out lolli.org for more info!

Sisters of Sinister & plur.fm Present “Sprung”

This is the flyer I did for Sisters of Sinister & plur.fm’s event “Sprung”. It will take place on Saturday, May 21, 2011 in Pittsburgh PA. It’s got a great local lineup of talent all for just $10.00! Check lolli.org for more info as always.

1337, Opus One and Sunset til Sunrise Present “Wanna See Something Sweet?”

This is the flyer I did for the 1337, Opus One and Sunset til Sunrise party “Wanna See Something Sweet?” happening on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at Mr. Small’s Funhouse in Millvale (suburb of Pittsburgh), PA. The night features Japanese DMC turntablist Kentaro, San Francisco’s The Genie, as well as local talent Doverspike and Sunset til Sunrise.

This was a fun flyer to do. When I got the project, the name of the party and the the bar codes… I instantly wanted to do a meme flyer. Most of the memes are from the past few years, however as you’ll notice, some hail from the late and early 90’s. I believe there are at least 50 memes on the flyer… including “Hide You Kids, Hide You Wife”, “Backtraced It”, “Dancing Baby”, “LOL WUT”, “O RLY?”, “Hipster Little Mermaid”, “Epic Fail”, “I Can Haz Cheezburger”, “Turrets Guy”, “All Your Base are Belong to Us”, “Vuvuzella”, “Chocolate Rain”, “Deal with It”, “Homestar Runner”, and many more!

More info on the event can always be found at lolli.org.

GLO Productions presents GLO in tha Dark!

So, I love this design. I really really love it. Haha! I rarely create everything for a design, and this time I did. I created the blacklight-esque illustration on the front and then picked up the coloration throughout the entire piece. I definitely struggled with it, as I’m no illustrator.  Originally I had tried to commission an art student to assist me with this design. We got through the initial brainstorming process and then she asked what the event was. I told her flat out… it’s a rave. I then explained to her that doing design for raves has been my entire freelance business for the past 3 years and that is has given me a lot of great opportunities as far as getting my work out there, doing what I love, making $$$ (hehe), etc. Apparently exposure and money weren’t enough for her! Crazy, huh? If I have learned NOTHING ELSE since I have graduated college it has been this… If you are going to picky in the world of Graphic Design… you’re going to be jobless. /rant. Anyhow, when she left me high and dry was when I figured I’d be fine on my own. 🙂

So this is a very trance/hardcore heavy party, which is awesome. I haven’t been to a trance party in a while (I’ll pass on the hardcore though, thank you very much). Tom Colontonio headlines this event, as well as No Left Turn and Ian K. Supporting djs are Tika (one of my very close friends), Doverspike, Eric Bliss, Omen, Eryn Evans, Joltz, Sean 2:16, Kevin King, Dougie & Sam, Fatt Kid, Skootz, Agent Smith & Zone, and Justin Beavers (not to be confused with Justin Bieber… however that would be quite awesome if Justin Bieber showed up at a rave.)

Anyhow, you can read more about the event at Lolli.org. It will definitely be a partAY you don’t want to miss! 🙂

Sunset Til Sunrise Presents 3D Thriller

This is the flyer for 3D Thriller thrown by Sunset Til Sunrise and will take place at the Irish Centre in Pittsburgh, on October 31, 2009. For this flyer the promoter wanted to focus on Thriller so even though I try my hardest not to use images from other things, I at least tried to make them into something unique for this flyer. All the background images were manipulated, and then manipulated again so that if you look at this with anaglyph 3D glasses, the images will appear 3D. Tall with Sunset Til Sunrise is great to work with. I can’t wait until his parties in the spring, because the designs are so fun to do. This was ordered in a rush quantity of 500, and an additional 5000 to arrive next week.