I was honored to play the SF City Hall main stage of the San Francisco Pride Parade this summer. Our band Bluebird played a rock tribute to David Bowie for a crowd of thousands - Rebel Rebel, Ziggy Stardust, Young Americans, Heroes and many more. We even had dancers on stage. These illustrations were projected during the show ^^
Our public art installation at the new Mitchell Park Library in Palo Alto. The mural is made of light weight double-sided panels that kids can flip over, rearrange and even interlock into house of cards sculptures.
Project Scope: Concept, illustration, fabrication, installation
A fun interactive mural for the Tum Tum Tree Foundation which benefits the children of Alabama. The mural is comprised of six individual panels featuring whimsical portraits of the 2015 Tum Tum Wine Gala honorees. The panels can be flipped over to reveal artworks related to the front of each panel. We hope that this artwork brings love and happiness to the children of Alabama.
Project Scope: Concept, illustration, materials, production, installation
These are stage sets designed and built for the Coastal Rep production of Hair. The whole stage was covered with UV paint as a surprise to the cast and audience.
Project Scope: Stage set design, construction
Purple rain, purple rain
Coastal Rep Theatre asked us to create shadow puppets for a children's theatrical performance of Peter Pan. During the play only the shadows were visible as Wendy, John, Peter Pan, Micheal and Tinkerbell were magically transported over London's night skies to Neverland.
Project Scope: Shadow puppet design and fabrication
Set design for a production of the 1960s psychedelic musical Hair. Sets were designed to be constructed out of scrap materials and built in a day. You can view the set construction here.
Project Scope: Stage set design, construction
Detail of a Steve Jobs portrait from the Follow Your Heart mural public art installation, see the full mural here.
Romeo + Juliet in Outer Space for Coastal Rep kids theatre is a dystopian version of the Shakespeare play that takes place in another galaxy, only this time it ends with smiles. The look we created is a 1984 meets Metropolis mashup. The stage set is lightweight modular plywood and paint panels on wheels. Rolling them around makes the different planet locals. Fun for all - in space!
Project Description: Identity design, stage set design and construction
We lived and worked from our studio in downtown NYC for 8 years - loved every bit of it - still enjoy going back every chance we get.
A poster series inspired by a recent performance of the Broadway play The Elephant Man by the Circle of Life Theatre Company in San Francisco.
Project Scope: Poster Exploration
Farallone Elementary School holds a week long event each year to help kids learn about life in the oceans. Students study fish, tides and make craft projects. This was a poster and tshirt design for the event.
Susan wrote and illustrated two heartfelt kids books - Wake Up City and Good Night Country - based on our experiences while living in New York City. They were published by Chronicle Books.
Sparc* is an idea for a new kids lecture series featuring fascinating bay area science & technology leaders sharing their inspiration and excitement with San Francisco bay area high school students. The goal is simple: inspire kids to follow their scientific curiousity and turn their dreams into reality.
Project Scope: Identity exploration
This is a CD package, gig posters and website for the band Jonny Burr and Scotty for their release Not So Easy. The concept was about the the missing parts and unsaid things that can cloud relationships.
Project Scope: Packaging and website design
The Sippy Cups were our rock band for kids and parents. Beatles, Syd Barrett, Velvet Underground and our own originals. We played SF clubs, SXSW, Lollapalooza, Central Park, Austin City Limits, Disneyland! Susan and I created art for gigs, albums, touring - art from the heart all the way.
Project Scope: Identity, brand look & feel, character design, illustration, packaging, stage sets, costumes, website, merchandise
Susan created these friendly forest dwelling characters to inspire a new children's book.
We created a friendly identity for the local performing arts theatre - as well as several stage set designs.
Project Scope: Identity design, stage set designs
Outrigger Day is a celebration of family, friends, kids, beach and water. Every year good friend bring out their vintage outrigger (rescued from Hawaii!), kayaks, paddle boards, sailboats, catamarans - and everyone is encouraged to get in the water and have fun. Check out a fun video here