Archive for the ‘Misc’ Category

RENEGADE CRAFT FAIR – Sept 12 & 13th

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Sweet! I got word a few days ago that I will be sharing a booth with my awesome friend Steff Bomb (she makes monsters) at this year’s Chicago Renegade Craft Fair on September 12th & 13th. This will be my first time having a booth with my own art at any sort of fair or event, so I’m kinda nervous. I have no idea what to expect. If I even sell one print, I’ll be happy. If I sell six, I’ll break even.

I will have the same prints that are available in my etsy shop for sale there, as well as *hopefully* a new print or two. I’m also planning on having some shirts with some new illustrations that I’ve been working on made up for the event. It should be good.

-marky

Wish List…

Monday, July 13th, 2009

I saw these a while ago in a great article on some of last year’s best typefaces and figured I’d share them just in case anyone was perusing my blog with credit card in hand, wondering what to get me for Christmas.

Estilo, Scout, Spills, Historical Pens

I’m a fairly large geek. The article is old news, but still worth a read if you’re into awesome typefaces.

-marky

BISENIUS, ERTEL WEDDING INVITES

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

Robots In Love

Former client and friend Rick Bisenius asked me to draw up some custom illustrations for his and his fiance’s wedding invitations. They suggested a theme of “Robots In Love”. How could I resist that opportunity? I was pleased with the final results, so here they are…

Invite and RSVP Card-
Wedding Invites

 

Custom Envelope, Back and Front-

Wedding Invites

Feel free to print these off at will and RSVP to their wedding! I suggest getting the vegetable neopolitan.

-marky

MWL Interview!

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

Hey everyone, I recently got to do an interview and answer some questions about the future of album artwork and designing for the music industry in general. You can check that out over here at The Orange Zest. While you’re at it, make sure to check out the rest of the Orange Alert blog/webzine as I’m postive you’ll find something to spark your interest over there. It’s an overall excellent site. Thanks to Jason for the interview!

-marky

New Website, Blog address…

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Hello everyone,

As you may have noticed, MidwestLove.com looks a bit different. I’ve launched a new portfolio based website at the www.MidwestLove.com doman and the new home for the MWL blog is www.blog.midwestlove.com.  So update your RSS readers and bookmarks! Sorry for the lack of advance warning, this idea for a new web site quite literally sprung up overnight.

In other news, I’m going to be using the blog here for more in-depth look at specific projects, so if anyone has any requests for projects they’d like me to blog about, let me know. Who knows, I might even get creative with posting some of my thoughts on other things such as music, books, personal life and (take a deep breath) other people’s art. We’ll just see what this turns into.

Anyway, thanks again for checking in. As always, I’d love to hear your feedback on the new site or anything else you may feel compelled to talk to me about. Thanks!

-marky