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I’m going to try to write about every month’s wallpaper here on my blog. To find out more about the Calendar Project, click here

January is all about New Year’s Resolutions, and Spectacularly Not Keeping To Them. I thought it’d be fun to put together all the stuff we promised we wouldn’t do as the previous year drew to a close. Designed while I ate my way through vacation, it seemed particularly fitting. So, in honor of all inevitable failures and botched plans,  I bring you January 2015’s wallpaper: “Failed Resolutions”. Enjoy: http://bit.ly/1BhsnN8

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Also, if it’s a mobile phone wallpaper you need, we’ve got you covered. (Check out all the different sizes on the download page.)

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Here’s a recent post from the Second City Network written by Andel Sudik and visually conceptualized by me. The blog post came to me as a regular list, but the Editor was looking for something they’d never before considered: incorporating artwork into the humor. I proposed a solution – what better way to say-something-without-saying-anything-at-all than with an infographic? See if you get any smarter after reading this one.

This was originally posted on The Second City Network.

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Two months at The Second City as of today! Again – I am so fortunate to be here, and it’s a great feeling knowing that you’re actually getting to do what you signed up for. For just being one company, the scope of work ArtCo takes on is astonishing. In the past 8 weeks, I have done some awesome things, some really cool things, and some downright hilarious things, but really gets me going is that every project is so different from the last. Here’s a breakdown of my highlights:

  • Web ads for SNL Stars Aidy Bryant, Tim Robinson & Cecily Strong
  • Title treatment for Second City’s Holiday Spectacular (Miracles Not Included) – felt Christmassy all week
  • Ultra badass superhero logos for a possible new series Hero Squad
  • Resurrected the Playwrights Theatre Club logo from a 50-year-old mailing brochure
  • Smoothed out countless actors’ uneven skin tones, VPLs, silhouettes and chin fat (oddly satisfying)
  • Sorted through head shots of every. single. alum. of The Second City – old photos of famous people!!
  • Built a spinning Super Mario gold coin from scratch (see it in action in Mario & Luigi In Therapy)
  • A totally hipster shark poster
  • Designed a business card for  bogus company ProfanovationsInc (“Taking You Beyond Fuck You”)
  • Slider cards saying “Your XBox Can’t Wait To See You Naked”, “Suburban Sex Party News”, and – to my horror – “How To Celebrate National Masturbation Month”, among others

Because I worked really hard on the Hero Squad stuff, and because it’s so different from the kind of work I usually do, but mostly because I adore superheroes, here’s some of the illustration I did for the series, without giving too much away:

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Official Hero Squad Title Treatment

 

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CANARY: Veteran hero, faints in the face of danger

 

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GEMINI: She can split in two, but so does her mental ability

 

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LOCK: Opens locks. Works part-time at Best Buy’s Geek Squad

 

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TANKED: Gets stronger the more he drinks. But also gets drunker.

 

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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN: Actually just Ben Franklin. Kidnapped from the past.


And  a poster I did today for a new Training Center class that I think qualifies as hipster:

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I really love that I get to use different styles on different projects. Will share some work again when more stuff comes my way. :)