MONOLITHS & DIMENSIONS Westcoast Tour '09 // SF poster

my poster design
that will be available @the Independent show (San Francisco, CA) on August 08, 2009 and through myself shortly afterward. See you there.

Details: measures 13x32", 4-colors (a translucent ink mixed within 2-colors: sunn logo, the upright figure and 080809 elements will glow-in-the-dark), hand screen-printed on black-stock, edition of 100 prints.

They will be printed by Andy @BROKEN PRESS in Seattle, WA.
I will be heading up to WA in a couple of days and should have some in-progress shots from Andy's studio to update – also, CONGRATS to Mike and Janel Johnson in advance!!!



IVORY ANTLER: logo study //process //re-cap

(above:) the amended Ivory Antler logo; a simple and effective representative icon of relevant collective symbolism(s). Process: photography, ball-point pen and PS + AI

various drafts/stages on the process of the IA logo.
You can visit IVORY ANTLER for more information.


150709 //Aidan Baker - Noise of Silence

6-panel CD digipak design/layout for the reissue of Aidan Baker's - 'Noise of Silence' - (one 50 minute long track of guitars and tape-loops) - being re-released shortly by Essence-Music, (based in Brazil). Those of you unfamiliar with either parties can definitely expect only the best in aural composition and high-quality audio releases.
All artwork and photography by myself - the background picture was actually taken @my parents front yard in Clovis, CA. Process: photography, PS/AI/ID

Bio from Aidan's site:
"Aidan Baker is a canadian musician + writer currently based in toronto. he performs as a solo artist + with the groups nadja + arc. a classically trained multi-instrumentalist, his primary instrument is the electric guitar w/ which he creates music ranging from experimental/drone to ambient post-rock to contemporary classical. he has released numerous albums on labels from around the world + has authored several books of prose/poetry."

...more coming - stay tuned!



2 birds, 1 stone //ALBUM ARTWORK + LOGO of the week

(above:) logo for a start-up company TWENTY 5IVE, who specialize in film/music/media production.

(above:) (x2)CD mini-gatefold+pouch for GMH Records in Pakistan. Artwork + design by me, photography (used as elements in the layout) by label owner, Shaheryar Shoukat. They specialize in underground punk/thrash/metal. Here is the release description from the inner panel:

"Underground Chaos is a compilation featuring various acts from Pakistan and of Pakistani origin. Bands featured on the compilation come from all eras; most have been playing and putting out music for over a decade. We have here the originals of the underground and the younger blood, bands that have worked hard and come a long way from when they started.

This compilation is a showcase of Pakistans originals, the few who have stood the test of time."

it has been a busy week, more artwork/updates soonish...

...Regarding music/related, I received the mastered version of FERMENTÆ - 'Diaspora II', courtesy of Mr. Pau Torres from Etude Records back and it is ready for production. The artwork/assembly/packaging is next in-line (lagging) and those will be available withing a few weeks through me, BASSES FREQUENCES (France) and Small Doses (here in the states). And then, it will be time to work on the 'Seer' album. ALL in due time...

Thanks for checking in,



IA for AT

New logo(s) in the works - this is a pretty far-off concept
that I wanted to throw in, but the finished version will likely
be "classy" typographic treatment and not some decaying antler/twig/...thing

pen(s)/paper/camera/wacom/PS/(x1) Ritter Sport Biscuit

I will post more in-progress pics. along the way...



Hi everyone, just a quick heads-up that the limited edition WITTR '09 tour series posters are -NOW SHIPPING-
$25 each // please contact me directly for payment/shipping info: kevin@viraloptic.com
I have less than half the run at this point. Upon request, I can ship these rolled-up or flat - it's up to you.

Print details:
measures- 13x32", 6-color screen print on 100% recycled, acid-free BLACK chipboard // designed + hand-printed, numbered and signed in an edition of 100
pieces by myself.

this poster has elements that GLOW-IN-THE-DARK and the glare is from the metallic flake used in the inks. The prints purchased directly from me are VARIANTS of the prints the band sold on tour (check previous posts for pics).

process: photography (temperate rain forest canopy shots from Northern WA state), PS + AI and hand-illustration.

>>additional notes from the BROKENPRESS blog:



May 11-Knitting Factory Boise,Idaho - w/ Opeth & Enslaved
May 12- Bar Deluxe Salt Lake City, Utah
May 13 -Marquis Theatre Denver, Colorado - Gojira & Krallice
May 14 -The Picador Iowa City, Iowa -w/ Krallice

Thank You,