Illustration

How to fix bitmappy vector pdf previews in Acrobat Reader

Have you ever noticed how vector shapes in a pdf file tend to look bitmappy? This makes no sense, because vector shapes should be super smooth. Here we will get to the bottom of this problem. Here are the things we will compare: 1) Address info (text converted to outlines) 2) White header lines (vector …

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Florida Press Show postcard

Knight Ridder Tribune and Tribune Media Services have a table at the annual Florida Press show where they gave away a new Calloway golf bag. This postcard promotes the giveaway. Design and Illustration by me.

Brewster Rockit box kit

Brewster Rockit sales kit

This appears in the 2005 Graphic USA Design Annual. Tim Rickard sent a comic strip proposal to Tribune Media Services for Brewster Rockit. TMS decided to take Brewster under a 8-week development deal to help improve the strip before syndicating it. David Rothkopf (TMS Copywriter), Mary Fischer (TMS Editor) and myself were called on to …

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At Home with Marni Jameson

“At Home with Marni Jameson” was a column syndicated by Tribune Media Services. This was an identity developed for the column. Fun strong font with a little bit of retro flair in the word “with” and little monopoly-esque style legs. Design and illustration by me.

Aligning Countries

We’ve all heard of contintental shift where supposedly all the contintents were one big mass called Eurasia or something. What if we were to use Adobe Illustrator to align all the countries. Here’s the starting map of the world: Here’s all the countries aligned vertically. Russia is totally huge! Here’s all the countries in a …

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Pantone’s top ten fashion colors for fall 2005

Source: “Moroccan Blue’ Leads Top Fashion Colors for Fall 2005” on creativepro.com And I made an illustrator file with the swatches if you want to import it into Adobe Illustrator. 2005colors_womensclothes_v8.zip

Illustration of Curt Schilling’s Bloody Sock in the Hall of Fame (Boston Red Sox)

Amazing that Curt Shilling’s blood-stained sock is now in the hall of fame. It’s a testament to this pitcher’s courage. Here’s some tshirts being sold about it: The Real Red Sock √Ø Red Sox red sock enters Hall of Fame: UK Reuters √Ø Schilling’s Bloody Sock Enshrined at Hall: AP √Ø Schilling’s famous sock heads …

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I got two items into the Graphic Design:usa 2004 annual!

Here’s what was selected into the 2004 Graphic Design:usa 2004 annual The Zap2it Consumer Ad campaign: Zap2it Ad 1, Zap2it Ad 2, and Zap2it Ad 3 and the Lola folder Background on the awards: Every year the Editors of Graphic Design:usa invite thousands of United States-based advertising agencies, graphic design firms, corporate inhouse creative departments …

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Parents Magazine Cover

The creative director at work used to work at a magazine. So when she got married last year, we made her a fake National Enquirer magazine cover with custom headlines. Now she will be having a baby in February, so I illustrated and designed this magazine cover with Maureen’s excellent copywriting. Alot of the illustration …

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