Friday, December 09, 2011

Greg Klyma/Amy Kucharik Toad Dec. 22 flyer

I am so proud to share this flyer... Not so much because of the design or illustration, but because of the content! I will be playing my first official gig with my name on the bill along with Greg Klyma at Toad on Dec. 22.

The illustration is a reference to story of the Town Musicians of Bremen, which I love and I thought was somehow appropriate, not least of all because the animals sort of make the shape of a Christmas tree. We will not be playing any Christmas music, though!

Cover art for Beantown Swing Orchestra holiday CD

Here's the cover art I created for the Beantown Swing Orchestra's holiday CD, "A Beantown Christmas." I did illustration and graphic design. I'll post the full digipak layout soon!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Cake for MIT Lindy Hop Society's 10-year anniversary

The swing dancers inside the 10 were supposed to vaguely resemble XKCD characters, and I really wish I could say so in hover text. :)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Save the Date

A save the date card for a friend's wedding, based on a picture of Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Maverick Swing Dance RHT Jazz Trio flyer

April Maverick Swing flyer front
April Maverick Swing flyer front
Flyer for Maverick Swing Dance in April... Inspired by Cliff Roberts' illustrations for "The First Book of Jazz" by Langston Hughes.

Racetrack (Cars) cake for Alexander

Sophi's brother Alex was turning 3, and he loves cars. So we made him a racetrack cake! The "people" in the stands are Sixlet candies, the track is crushed Oreo cookies, the white squares and red barrier are fondant, and the grass is piped using a grass tip. Sophi contributed the racing flags and helped with car placement. :)

Queen Amidala (Barbie) doll cake

Made for a wonderful 6-year-old named Sophi's birthday. The cake is 3 layers, carved to the shape of a dress, with a center hole for Barbie. Since I think those cake pick dolls are kind of creepy once you remove the cake, I wanted to use a real doll, so I wrapped the doll in plastic wrap to keep things as sterile as possible.

The headdress is assembled out of self-adhesive craft foam sheets with a rhinestone added. I styled the doll's hair as much like Amidala's as possible but did not paint her face (on purpose -- we wanted to keep the doll looking more like its recipient than accurate to Star Wars).

The dress is made of red fondant with piped trim and gold doily details.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Boston Swing Central 2011 Valentine

My second Valentine for Boston Swing Central (See last year's Valentine), based on an illustration from a piece of 1920s sheet music. Image is hand-drawn, then scanned and colored in Photoshop. Layout created using Adobe InDesign.