So, so excited to announce our new set of stamps with the United States Postal Service: Dragons! We were commissioned by Greg Breeding and the wonderful folks at Journey Group to imagine and illustrate 4 different versions of the world's most famous mythological beast. We had so much fun researching and exploring the vast world of dragons - and embraced the challenge of how they might look small and vertical on a stamp. Sold in sheets of 16 and on sale August 9th, but can be pre-ordered now!
We'll be hanging out at The Redhook Brewlab on Thursday July 12th for the Capitol Hill artwalk! We'll have around 25 posters hanging up in the Brewlab as well as a few posters on hand for sale. If you're free, come on by!
What puts the "home" in your hometown? Distilling this into a single memory, place or feeling is certainly a challenge, but a challenge we were ready to take on. We'd like to present "Forevergreen: A Pop-Up Shop Celebrating Seattle & The Pacific Northwest". Our vision of the environment, industries, and culture that conspired to create this place we call home. From the minds of Oxford Pennant, Freeman and Invisible Creature, we bring you these slices of Seattle in ink and felt. As much an art show as it is a celebration of Seattle, these limited edition pennants and banners simultaneously capture both nostalgia for things past and imagination for whats to come. Opening reception: Saturday July 7, 5pm at Freeman. Come say hey!
Hey! It's a breakdancing bigfoot Gift Card for our friends at Target! Art direction: Ted Halbur and Brian Holt. Fun little note: On the actual physical card, the boombox and glasses are printed on shiny metallic foil.
I'm very excited to announce that IC has recently accepted the role of handling creative direction for our friends at the landmark Canlis restaurant in Seattle. We'll be working closely with them to oversee design-related projects throughout the year, specifically in regards to events and Canlis-related products. We're also very excited to work with a handful of talented artists in the Pacific Northwest to bring these projects to life as the months go on. First up? Shake Shack is coming to Seattle! To celebrate the arrival of their new location in South Lake Union, Canlis is throwing them a BBQ party in their (beautiful) parking lot this Saturday, June 23rd. I had the pleasure of creating this 5-color silk-screened poster commemorating the occasion and they will be on sale at the event. All proceeds benefit Queen Ann Food Bank! Side note: It’s going to be paaaaaacked, so ride-share or take the bus if you plan on cruising out. Hope to see you there!
It's an Incredible summer! Last fall, I was absolutely beside myself when I was asked to create A Little Golden Book for my favorite film of all time: The Incredibles. Wonderfully written by John Sazaklis, I can honestly say that I've never had more fun drawing. And as an avid collector of Little Golden Books throughout the years, it just doesn't get much better than this. I owe it all to my friend Josh Holtsclaw at Pixar for thinking of me, along with the great Scott Tilley at Disney. I'd also like to thank Tracy Tyler and Megan McLaughlin at Random House for being so wonderful to work with. You can pre-order the signed book from us right now. Includes free printed goodies, dahlings! And see you at the theatre June 15th, right?!
Soooooo excited to work on a poster for one of my all-time favorite childhood (and adulthood!) heroes: "Weird Al". 9-year-old me listening to Nature Trail To Hell on my Walkman while waiting for the school bus in 1984 has just passed out. This poster commemorates his show happening this Tuesday, May 29th at The Moore Theatre here in Seattle. See you there.
2017 was another wonderful year at IC thanks to our beloved clients. At the end of each year, we always attempt to show our appreciation by creating something original just for them. This year we created a 'NOEL Bird' nesting box complete with wooden dove, blocks and tree. Designed by us and beautifully created by Curtis Clark, AKA Dad. Also special thanks to Prince Ink for their help with the lids.
It's up! Our Top Ten Albums of 2017 list has been chosen (Yes we know U2 came out today but c'mon). Top Row: Don's picks. Bottom Row: Ryan's picks. Please withhold your hate mail.
Last summer we had a blast creating a gang of city-strolling-book-reading creatures for Warby Parker's newest Seattle location on Capitol Hill, which just opened last month. We've been fans of Warby Parker's business model, their dedication to the arts and quality design for awhile, so this was a special project for us. Big high fives to Matt Singer for asking us to work on this. The store is beautiful, check it out in person if you can!
It's my favorite time of year. We had a blast working on these illustrations for Target and MasterCard. 3 versions available: Santa, Reindeer and Nutcracker. In stores now!
We're extremely honored to have our illustrations from The World Shines For You on display at the historic Society Of Illustrators in NYC for The Original Art: an annual exhibit celebrating the fine art of children’s book illustration, on display from November 1 through December 30, 2017. Many thanks to Simon & Schuster, specifically Jeffrey Burton and Chani Yammer!
Our new 'Gingerbread Train' GiftCard is now available in store and online at Target. It evens smells like peppermint! Thanks to our A.D. Brian Holt once again!
We're extremely excited to announce that the 7th Annual Heartwork Art Benefit is now live! Massive thanks to this years amazing contributing artists: Loris Lora, JP Coovert, John Hendrix, Truck Torrence, Andy J. Miller, Ben Butcher, DKNG, Dana Tanamachi, Erica Williams and Leo Espinosa. Special thanks to Matt Kaufenberg for creating this year's mini-print that comes free with the first 100 orders. And always, thanks to our partner in crime, Ted Halbur at Target, for dreaming this up over 7 years ago!
Had a blast making a little thing for the great folks at Inneract Project in San Francisco. Inneract Project empowers youth through design education that links them to opportunities to explore design in college, career, and life. Vroom!
Trick or Treeeeat! 'All Hallows Eve' creeps up on us (pun intended) every year before we get a chance to make something fun in celebration, but not this year! We're happy to announce our 'Halloween Mini-Print Set' consisting of (13) 2-sided 6" x 6" uncoated offset prints to scare the neighbors, kids or family dog! Packaged in a plastic polybag with header card - and priced at only $13. Fun for the whole family.