Sunday, January 23, 2011

drawings for the New Tree

Here are a few illustrations I've been working on for the children's book, The New Tree, written by Kevin Fitton. It's a story about a girl who moves to a new place and learns to adapt and grow, with the support of her family. I really like the easy, loose pencil lines, and the soft watercolor.
The girl is packing to move.
Stay tuned for more illustration of The New Tree.

Monday, January 3, 2011

cafe verde

It is such an honor to have created the logo for one of the most amazing cafes in the world. We just went to Cafe Verde, (on Essex Street in Lawrence) for the first time, to see the space and try the coffee and food. Since I was commissioned to design the logo I've been watching Missy, Pricila, and Austin renovate an old furniture store into a beautiful and eclectic coffee house. They have exceeded our expectations because it is literally one of the best cafes I've ever been to. The food is unbelievable and the coffee is outstanding (roasted in-house so it's always incredibly fresh!). I can't say enough about this place...

Just a few of the many places they have used the logo. I also created a font for them which is being put to good use, such as on the menus and business card.

Jesse and Sherry in front of the cafe.

Jesse trying to make up his mind. Above him is a photograph by the famous David Shannon-Lier, whose work you can find here.

"I think I'll have the Mexican Coffee and the Brazilian Cheese Bread..."