Branding/Design that included product, packaging and merchandising in my position as Art Director for Learning Horizons, an educational, supplemental products company that sold to mass channels. A subsidiary of American Greetings.
Here's a piece I did for my pal Mark Nagata's Captain Max Toy and Target Earth's Gameldon toy collaboration. My illustration was part of a packet of Japanese "Bromide Cards", (sort of like big trading cards) depicting various artists interpertations of theses fantastic toys.
I was looking for reference and came across this wonderful Superman short from an incredible visual development artist Chris Appelhans . I just love the camera angles and perspectives not to mention the lighting in some of the scenes is just beautiful. The music and lyrics are also by Chris Appelhans....amazing...see for yourself.
A while back my mom sent me some old photos of me on my first bike in Argentina and some pics of me with my banana bike back in the day in good 'ol Cleveland. As a young boy in the 70s having a bicycle and not just any bike, a banana seat chopper, wheelie bike, was my elevation to independence. To ride with the summer breeze in my face anywhere and anytime without wearing out my kicks and in record time was the freedom I longed for as a boy.