As some of you might know, in a past life, Sherwin was a comic book artist. One of the series that he worked on and co-created was called ArmorQuest. The publisher is collecting the series into a full color graphic novel and we were asked to create the new cover art. Sherwin drew the image and Audrey colored it. Fun.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Schwartzrock Graphic Arts primarily works with other, larger creative agencies... bringing their ideas to life. When my client came to me with this idea, I thought he was crazy. Many of you recall what the final version looked like in the store, but I thought you might like seeing the first round idea. Crazy ideas are sometimes the best ideas. (:
Here's a mark that was used for a sales conference. These type of logos live primarily on a projected screen so they don't need to be as versatile as a corporate brand mark. These projects give us a little more freedom to add some visual bling.
Schwartzrock Graphic Arts primarily supports larger creative agencies bring their ideas to life. Below are some tight sketches we created to sell an idea. These were a lot of work, but nothing compared to what the final art 20 feet high and 100+ feet long would be. (:
Monday, November 14, 2011
So are they icons or illustrations? Some of the most exciting work is the kind that marries design with illustration. These are very iconic in nature, but at the same time, they're illustrative and can tell a little story. We like to straddle the line between design and illustration here at SGA (we're edgy like that) because both disciplines inform the other and can create fun new ways of representing the world around us.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Recently we were asked to help a local agency convey a timeline of possible events that help influence a sales decision. Marty Harris and I worked the weekend to crank out this piece. I've had to strip it of logos and such before I could post it here, but I think you'll get the picture.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Monday, August 29, 2011
We don't usually post these, but we thought they'd be fun to take look at, since we do get a lot of these sorts of projects. They're "for position only" illustrations, which means that they're used by photographers and designers as compositional guides and/or place-holders for different media.
Friday, July 15, 2011
Anyone for some ostrich? We did this fun illustration of a pot-sticker loving ostrich for a State Fair booth. Their most popular entrees include pot-stickers, and ostrich on a stick! Make sure to stop by their booth to try some...
The hand-drawn pencils were scanned in and inked for the final look using a Cintiq-- Wacom's newest tablet featuring an LCD screen.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Matt "Sharpy" Charpentier did a great job editing together video of the Evolve Design conference that happened on January 13. We had a lot of great Minnesota Designers attend to talk about the current design landscape in Minnesota, and where it was headed.
Check out the video here: http://charpiellc.com/clients/aiga/Evolve-Edit-04m.mov