If you love America’s National Parks, then Crater Lake National should be on your must see list. It’s an awe inspiring place with a fascinating geological history. One can easily drive the 33-mile (53 km) rim in a day and there are several vantage points to view the lake. One day I plan to cycle […]
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Having grown up in southern California in the 60s and 70s, I can still remember the last vestiges of a once thriving citrus industry. Walking to school one could smell the oil-burning smudge pots and hear the whirling propellers that kept the precious fruit from freezing. By the 1980s most of the groves were cleared […]
Yosemite National Park is one of my favorite places in this world. I’m an avid backpacker, so I’m lucky to live around 3-4 hours from the park. A recent visit inspired me to create these posters.
The idea for this image just came from out of nowhere. A lightbulb went off in my head. A compact fluorescent light bulb, to be exact. That seemed like a clever twist to put on the visual metaphor for an idea. I always been a fan of Jean Carlu’s posters and have studied them in […]
When making the transition from traditional to digital media, the first program I learned was Adobe Photoshop. It came the closest to replicating the gritty airbrush texture. The problem with Photoshop was the files could get huge. For example, a 16″ x 24″ image with multiple layers would be come an unwieldy monster that taxed […]
Recently while browsing through a local used bookstore, I found a poster book that caught my attention. After flipping through it, I just had to add it to my reference library. Posters of the Canadian Pacific, by Marc H. Choko and David L. Jones, is a time capsule of graphics from one of the world’s […]
Over the years Photoshop has been my tool of choice. I’m very familiar with Illustrator, but rarely used it for commissioned jobs. In between jobs I like to play around with both programs and develop new techniques. sometimes I’ll take an image that I admire and replicate it in either program. Poster artist Davis Lance […]
Standing at 14,497 feet, Mt. Whitney is the highest peak in the lower 48 states. It was named after Josiah Whitney, the California State Geologist in 1864. If you’re up for a challenge then go for the 22 mile (35 km.) round-trip hike to the summit starting at Whitney Portal. It’s on my to […]
I love lettering. Some people like to sketch animals, some like to sketch people, some prefer to sketch landscapes. I like to sketch letter forms. Predominantly mid-20th Century lettering. Sometimes these letters don’t amount to anything legible, but sometimes they do. Who knows where these ideas emerge from when you are just letting the pencil […]
Sequoia National Park is one of my most favorite places I’ve visited. I love to backpack and I have been thinking of a series of National Parks posters. From Alpine peaks with clear blue lakes to flower covered meadows to giant Sequoia trees, this park will never cease to amaze the visitor. There’s even […]