I created the art for the 2019 inaugural year of Border Light’s International Theatre + Fringe Festival in Downtown Cleveland. The festival was looking for something aspirational with a gritty but sophisticated feel and a broad, international appeal.
As 2017 marked the Marathon's 40th anniversary, the goal with this poster was to throw it back to the late ’70s.
I used a photograph of Cleveland Marathon runners from that era, provided by the organizers – combined with one of my own more recent featuring the Terminal Tower, Key Center, and the Huntington (old BP) Building. These photos were bitmapped to give the feel of a 1970s newspaper clipping / xerox / mimeograph and coupled with a retro font. 1970s teal ink was used with Sno-Cone blue paper to mimic the Marathon’s colors. Each print was hand printed, signed and numbered.
Crossing The River
Original screen prints created as cover art for the book of poetry by Bill Griffin, Crossing The River, reflecting on his nearly 40 years of service as a doctor in rural North Carolina. Printed in in 3 color ways, the author chose the warm for his cover.