Graphic design for the Evangenitals' album "Moby-Dick; or, The Album", an epic country-folk-rock interpretation of the classic American novel by Herman Melville.
A collaborative process led by Evangenitals' singer and song writer Juli Crockett, the record and CD covers feature a fantastic painting, commissioned for the album, by Joshua Frank Talbott, outer jacket design by JJQAD, and liner notes/album label design by Amy Petrolati.
The cover design draws inspiration from Led Zeppelin's eponymous first album, the original typographic cover of "Moby-Dick; or The Whale", and historic nautical lore.
JJQAD also developed a personnel notation system based on nautical signal flags to credit all of the musicians of the large band. This system is employed on the pull out liner notes.
The record, released in 2014, is available on vinyl, CD and digital download through Fluff & Gravy Records.
A series of portrait illustrations made from applying random arrays of circular linework to some of my Yashica photographs.
Bicycles of India 2014 Calendar
A collection of photographs of bicycles as found parked in the streets, alleys, doorways, and marketplaces of India. Photos are from Haridwar, Rishikesh and Chandigarh. A calendar for cycling enthusiasts, those interested in India, and anyone who wants to know what they ride on the other side of the world. All bikes were photographed as-is wherever their owner left them. The texture of the urban fabric of India provides a backdrop for each bike. You can set the start month when buying, to make sure you don't miss any of the bikes!
I had Cyndi Lauper's 80's anthem stuck in my head, and decided to make it into the perfect poster for my 5 year old niece. This limited edition, screen printed poster is both an homage to Cyndi as a pop-culture symbol of non-comformism, and a tribute to Richard Avedon's great photo of her, which the poster is based on.
little bird casting
Logo design, business card, and basic website for Los Angeles based casting agency little bird casting.
A tradition which began when I was working at the office of PMA | Pablo Maida Architect, I have designed a letterpress holiday card for him each year for the past 5 years. All cards printed by Traction Press in downtown Los Angeles.
Walks Through Walls
An experimental theater production, written and directed by Caleb Hammond. Walks Through Walls is a transcendent installation/performance piece investigating the human condition as an expressionistic landscape of continually disappearing experiences of agony and ecstasy. It is a portrait in motion of the ephemerality of memory and desire created by boldly physical actors enmeshed in a canvas of beautiful theatrical imagery and sound.
Rise Industries (Michele Jaquis and Jeremy Quinn) took on the role of production designers, providing set, video and sound (musical score and effects) for the performance in close collaboration with Caleb.
Performed by Ceasr F. Barajas, Samantha Gregg, Susan Josephs, Tim Ottman, and Amber Skalski Set/Video/Sound design by Rise Industries (Michele Jaquis and Jeremy Quinn) Lighting design by R. Christopher Stokes
Shot around Hollywood, Downtown Los Angeles, and Lincoln Heights, with minimal budget.
State Shirt - Let's Get Bloody
Meditations: Eva Hesse
Set Design for 2010 play written by Marcie Begleiter inspired by the life and untimely death of pioneering sculptor and visual artist Eva Hesse.
Directed by David Watkins Performed by Alexandra Ozeri, Bianca Gisslle, Heather Tyler, Robert Manning Jr., Shanti Reinhardt, Barry Saltzman, Anne Yatco, Tuddy Monteanu, Kimberly Patterson Produced by Michael Vanderbilt Set Design by Jeremy J. Quinn
Video Design by Michele Jaquis Costume Design by Alice Tavener Lighting Design by R. Christopher Stokes Stage Management by Casey McGann
(Photos by R. Christopher Stokes)
Excerpts from Meditations: Eva Hesse
Modular Cabinet System
A two-sided, modular cabinetry system designed for partitioning open space in lofts. Based on a series of blocks with drawers, doors, or open shelves, chrome supports and screens in differnt patterns, this flexible system can combine to create many different customized storage and divider partitions.