6.05.2009

Seattle Weekly

Sup y'all
Heres a really neat project I was happy to be a part of.
The article was about this guy who's had 112 convictions. amazing right?!?! he's pretty young too!
So, I was fortunate enough to do the cover and a full page inside -
Heres the cover image - I was playing with this guys infinite criminal career...
The inside page was my fav - basically one of my ideas was playing with the inmate, a guy called "Smooth" being behind bars - but the bars are "checks" from when inmates check off days - or in this case prison trips. I loved this idea. Then, the AD had the brilliant idea of tiling the groups of 5 to add up to 110, and then as 2 checks in the type layout. - i'll post that layout asap. so the whole thing adds up to 112. fun huh?! I did 5 different versions of the checks so when they're tiled randomly it'll have some variety. - heres two different ones.Thats it!
I was really happy about this project and the AD Jane - she was great!
Thanks Jane!!!
Ok, more next week - enjoy the weekend

10 comments:

Juan "The Dragon" Solon said...

I kept singing locked up by Akon while reading the whole post. Is that bad?

great work as always!!

Yuta Onoda said...

you are everywhere Pete!
I really enjoy your illustration.
your work is phenomenal!

Daniel Hertzberg said...

Yeah, those slashes are pretty brilliant!!

Brian Taylor Illustration said...

Really nice work, man. (Thanks for checking out my stuff.)

Leslie said...

absolutely LOVE the orange and turquoise blue!!! ....... :)

pete ryan said...

Thanks everyone - i really had alot of fun with this project!!!

Nimit Malavia said...

Dude that's so amazing!
These pieces look really fresh...you can tell you had fun workin on this beast!

Anonymous said...

Loved this cover; looked up your site when I saw it.

pete ryan said...

cool, thanks so much for checking out my work

Zara said...

Your work is brilliant - really enjoyed looking through your blog!