Thursday, April 18, 2013

Alex Makes Art #107

Whoa here I am with some art, what a surprise! I have been spending a lot of time researching these heavy papers I'm writing for my classes, but since I'm still unemployed (sigh) I actually have more free time in comparison to other semesters. SO I have made a few artsy things lately and here I am to share them with you. First is a commission from Ryan at The Matinee, who asked me to design a dvd case cover for Girl Walk//All Day, a feature-length dance video set to Girl Talk's All Day album. It's a fun, happy movie and I wanted to make something that conveyed dancer Anne Marsen's movement and general sense of joy. You can buy a downloadable file of the dvd cover if you need one, and you can also buy the dvd cover together with a high-quality art print. And of course you can buy the dvd itself at the official website!

Ok next here's a thing I made for a CustomMade customer, inspired by a Kid President video. I got to draw SPACE.

And finally, here's a portrait of Ellen Swallow Richards that I made for the current UFORGE Gallery show, which is Jamaica Plain-themed. She was a totally badass lady scientist from Jamaica Plain, who became the first woman to attend MIT, founded the field of home economics, pioneered methods of water sanitation in Massachusetts, wrote a bunch of books, had killer eyebrows, and was generally fucking awesome.