Feb
17
2011

Roots Jam Session 2011

Getting ready to sign the last 353 Limited Edition Roots Jam Session screen prints today…

Roots Jam Session Limited Edition screen prints

Last year I was approached by Keldof Marketing to do the visual branding for the Roots Jam Session under my art arm Recycle Love, and it was great.  Flash forward 12 months and I got the call again from Kevin asking if i’d be interested in being the first designer in the 7 years of the Jam to come back.  Answer; YES.

2011 went much smoother as we had a year under our belt working together, thus allowing me to understand the deliveralbes and associated timelines they needed to hit.  The entire campaign this year came off as much more visually cohesive, from the website to the red carpet drop, the drink menus at the bar, the gobos projecting the logo lockup all over the walls to the complimentary screen-printed tees on the VIP patio lounge.  All-in-all, it was a great experience and an even better event!  Read the official Press Release to see all the artists on stage as well as in the audience. 2012?  We’ll see…

7th Annual Roots Jam Session

Sep
17
2010

CHAYA Venice Izakaya Food Fair

The name “izakaya” is a compound word consisting of “i” (to sit) and “sakaya” (sake shop), showing that izakaya originate from sake shops that allowed customers to sit at the premises to drink.  Izakaya are sometimes called akachōchin (red lantern) in daily conversation, because the paper lanterns that are traditionally found in front of the premises in order to attention to possible consumers.  Thus, the simplest idea to promote the event for CHAYA Venice was to put the event copy on an illustration of one of these paper lanterns.  See below.  There, now you know what an Izakaya is. Class adjured.

CHAYA Venice Food Fair

Keep your light shining on!

Sep
17
2010

CBSF10 Anniversary

The year of Anniversaries for CHAYA it definitely has been.  Last October was CB25, then in April came CV20, and now this coming October is CBSF10!  Whew. Lot’s to celebrate from the CHAYA Restaurant Group.

CHAYA Brasserie San Francisco 10th Anniversary

So this time around, we decided to really try for an old Belle Epoche style, evoking the feeling of historically French wine and champagne posters of yore.  Great feedback from everyone that has seen it, specifically the folks at CHAYA.  Glad we could do something so classical.

Apr
20
2010

CHAYA Mother’s Day Brunch…

And here we go with the art for Mother’s Day. Thanks to Christy Salcido at CHAYA for knowing direction she wanted from day one!  Wasn’t sold on it at first, but I am really happy with how it turned out in the end.  Check it! Love it! Share it!

Man, I do love pink!

Apr
5
2010

CHAYA VENICE 20TH ANNIVERSARY

Had so much fun creating the CHAYA Brasserie 25th Anniversary art that I was anxious to get onto the upcoming CHAYA Venice 20th Anniversary art for the event coming up on April 25th, 2010.  In relation to the visual merge between the French and Japanese styles for the Brasserie art, I wanted a merge between between Japan and the Venice beach theme… thus the re-illustration of the famous Hokusai waves combined with Mermaid holding their signature drink.  Pretty happy with it, hope you are!

CHAYA Venice 20th Anniversary

Mermaid’s who drink Pineapple infused vodka Martini’s during a tsunami are cool…