Archive for Illustration

TWO designs at TeeFury

  Starting at 12:01 on Tuesday September 18th, and running for only 24 hours, not just one but TWO of my designs will be for sale through TeeFury.com! This is part of the new TWOfury promotion that they run once a week where two designs battle in out for supremacy. I really enjoyed creating both of [...]

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The Bearshevik Revolution

  Research is the foundational aspect of many of my designs, and this was no exception. I spent time looking into vintage Communist propaganda posters, soviet type styles, bear anatomy and historic eastern European peasant apparel. Based on that I worked up a composition that I felt was authentic to the style I was emulating [...]

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Serenity Sake at RIPTapparel

One of my most enduringly popular designs is the “Serenity Sake” illustration I created based off of the cult classic sci-ci show “Firefly” (one of my all-time favorite TV shows) and classic sake label designs, and in awesome news, it’s being reprinted at RIPTapparel.com starting at midnight tonight! T-Shirts are just $10 (hoodies and kids [...]

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Code of Arms – now on posters!

  “Code of Arms” was my best-selling Woot shirt yet, but after a 10-week run, it finally fell out of the reckoning about a month ago. HOWEVER, it was so popular that Woot has brought it back as a 16″x20″ poster in their week-long “Looks Good on Paper” promotion that includes cards, mini prints and [...]

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Doctor Whoville

“Doctor Whoville”: $20 t-shirts at shop.ianleino.com Every Doctoring Who down in Whoville Toasts your survival and the revival of goodwill. Even Oods and Judoons and Daleks confess Today is a day to say, “Exterminate!” less. It’s the season of hearts, big and deep as the Tardis, To make room for any who, any how, regardless! [...]

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World’s Greatest Exaggerator

My newest design “World’s Greatest Exaggerator” is now up for sale at Threadless! This design was inspired by an overheard snippet of conversation at a restaurant, and is currently in the running for the “3 Words or Less” competition. It seemed like a design that lots of people would enjoy, and something that even if [...]

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He’s Dead, Jim

My latest design, “He’s Dead, Jim”, is now available in my shop!   “Landing party, with me. Spock. McCoy. Uhura. And… you. Over there in the… red shirt.” Ah, the poor red shirt. Ensign Whosit. Yeoman Whats-his-face. Don’t bother learning their names, as they won’t be around long enough for you to need to know [...]

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SausageFest 2011

  SausageFest is an annual party (now in its 4th year) that my wife and I throw at the end of summer for all of our friends as well as some of my local design clients and vendors. And to answer your question: yes, we do allow girls to come too. This year, we’ll have [...]

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The Final Note + linocut process

Every life is a unique song, but they all end with the same final note. My latest design “The Final Note” is up for scoring at Threadless and needs YOUR votes and comments to help it get printed! For this design I’ve used a linocut process to first create a block print, which I then [...]

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3 Little Pigs: Mechanized Assault

One of my all-time favorite designs that I’ve created “3 Little Pigs: Mechanized Assault” has recently been reprinted and is available for sale once again at Threadless.com! And since they currently are running a summer sale, you can get yours for just $12 now through 10 am CST on May 18th!   And for anyone [...]

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