About: Verve Remixed is a series of compilations released by Verve Music Group since 2002 featuring classic tracks remixed by popular contemporary artists, usually in the dance music realm. This release focuses on The First Ladies of Verve, with legends like Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald and more. Remixes by Bassnectar, Maya Jane Coles, Kaskade, Toro Y Moi, Pretty Lights, Azari & III, etc.
Role: Art Direction and Design (CD), Art Direction (Vinyl)
Vinyl Design: Shari H.
Meat and Potatoes' Client: Verve Music Group
Creative Direction: TJ River
Snow White Limited Edition Doll Packaging
Project Details: Snow White was the first in a series of exquisite, limited-edition 17” collector dolls offered exclusively from Disney Store. Filigree delicately frames the doll to let the beautiful product shine. A cover with pertinent legal information can be removed to reveal a package that is worthy of display.
Role: Project Management, Package Design, and Package Production
Creative Direction: Robin Beuthin
Printing Details: Set-up constructed display box, spot varnish, window printing, gold printing on individually numbered certificates of authenticity
Project Details: Graphics for light panels displayed inside of the Albuquerque Hard Rock Casino. The illustration style features a blend of the Sailor Jerry Tattoos, Lady Luck, Bombardier Girls, and general Rock ‘n Roll graphics.
Meat and Potatoes' Client: Hard Rock Casino, Albuquerque
Creative Direction: Todd Gallopo
Everyone Loves You When You're Dead
About: Neil Strauss talks glam with David Bowie, drugs with Madonna, death with Johnny Cash & sex with Chuck Berry. Inspired by the many forms of typography in newspapers, obituaries, playbills and vintage ads.
This book was as fun to read as it was to design. Get it on Amazon.
Meat and Potatoes' Client: itBooks (Harper Collins)
Creative Direction and Cover Design: TJ River
Illustration: Sian Pattenden
Awards and Accolades: New York Times Best Seller, AIGA 50 Books/50 Covers, 2011
About: One of my first creative memories was looking forward to going to the gas station so I could study the snow-capped letters on an old ice machine. For my 2010 holiday card, I created letters as I remembered them from childhood. I printed the cards on uncoated 50% recycled 12 pt stock from Jakprints, an inexpensive offset print vendor. I sent the cards out to my contacts and a selection of people who inspire me.
Luxury handbags with proceeds going towards global female empowerment. Designed at Meat and Potatoes. Creative Director: Todd Gallopo.
Linda Belton Skincare
M+P Holiday Card
Project Details: Every year, Meat and Potatoes sends out a silkscreened holiday card featuring an illustration of a meat and/or potato themed product à la Wacky Packages.
Printing Details: Metallic and pearlescent silkscreen inks and embossing
About: Experimental image-making with toy cameras, expired film, polaroid transfers, and alternative photographic processes. You can see more on flickr.
Awards + Press:Published, JPG Magazine, Issue 8 // Published, Liverpool Daily Post, February 2007 //Featured on Various Blogs, 2006–2008 // Photo used for theatrical keyart, The Falling of the Bright, 2008 // Featured on Schmap New York Guide to Harlem, 2009 // Featured on Cover of The Birds (EP), by The Crooked Keys, 2011
Project Details: Brand identity and consulting for editorial and fine art photographers Jessica Haye and Clark Hsiao. Created a system that could be easily updated by the photographers themselves and consulted them on how to use the identity. The design is flexible, quiet and allows the photos to be the center of attention.