TECHNICAL ILLUSTRATION: Maps & Social Studies

For 4 years, I have worked part time for a major K-12 standardized test prep and curriculum material provider as a technical illustrator mostly working on math and science. When I receive social studies specs, I get excited. Here are some maps and other social studies pieces that I’ve worked on.

 

EVENT FLYER: Big Banana Burlesque

Burlesque seems to be the new(ish), hip thing for the ladies these days. Complete with comedy, music, and chicks that aren’t anorexic thin, burlesque has held onto its retro roots and aesthetic and my flyers for this event, held in NYC, attempts to capture that feel, provide information for the event, and keep it all readable.

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flyer front

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flyer back

 

PICTURE RESEARCH: Snapshot Picture Library Series (Fog City Press)

Working with Weldon-Owen and Fog City Press, I selected images that suited each title that I worked on. We were under very strict budget constraints, as Fog City Press publishes bargain books for sale through Barnes & Noble and other booksellers.

Weldon-Owen’s Snapshot Picture Library Page

This series produced both coffee table style hardcover books and corresponding baby’s board books using the same images but different text geared to the small child.

WEB SITE: Walken

Walken are a hard rock/heavy metal band from San Francisco, California. They wanted something other than a myspace page where they could showcase their music, send prospective bookers and reviewers, and sell their merch. Their site reflects their party and rock n’ roll aesthetics and values.

This site has since been taken offline.

 

WEB SITE: Author, Bob Calhoun

Click to visit beerbloodandcornmeal.com

Beer, Blood, and Cornmeal is a memoir written by Bob Calhoun. We had already seen the cover design from ECW Press and I set to design Bob’s site to fit with the general aesthetic of the book and give it an overall readability, since the site is very content-heavy. Bob also has a blog on his site, powered by b2explosion and integrated into the site’s overall look and feel.