An exercise that turned into a poster.
I’ve always loved the idea of the “dazzle” camouflage used on battle ships in World War 1; hiding in plain sight, confounding your enemies with hard to understand data, and the visual connection to the Vorticism art movement. These crazily decorated ships were a highly effective means to screw with German U-Boats being able to target and disable them. I also like the metaphor of being able to hide by not hiding, both as disruptive camouflage and as a personal statement.
From the beginning of the relaunch of the current BLACK PANTHER comic series from Marvel, I’ve been floored with the design of the book, the masterful character and tech design of Brian Stelfreeze and the book design of Rian Hughes. This poster is an homage to their work, proving once again that comics can look amazing and designed, and still be exciting and powerful. I’m also glad to see the amount of Stelfreeze’s designs that were incorporated into the BLACK PANTHER movie. This poster is my homage to the work of contemporary masters of a medium I continue to love.
BLACK PANTHER and “Wakanda” is ©Marvel Comics.
Well, I can finally announce that I am the lead designer for the identity system for Vote For Science, the organization that is a continuation of the hugely successful and impacting March For Science that happened earlier this year! The organizers contacted me and asked if I was interested in making a full branding/graphics system to be used on their next big push for highlighting science based legislation and politicians for the next few years.
I had a blast coming up with a versatile symbol system that could fit into a wide variety of social media formats and look good at any size. More will be revealed as the system rolls out over the next few months, and hopefully the traction gained will keep momentum moving forward on keeping science, logic and research hand in hand with law and government.
You can see more and sign up for updates and info at
My SCIENCE BUILDS THE FUTURE posters have been some of my more popular and well-shared images on the internet. I was contacted in December of 2016 by the national headquarters of The March For Science, a non-profit volunteer activism group