design/illustration; real pen/ink; digital color
Every year a group of rapidly aging punk rockers reunite under the yuletide pull (guilt) of being home for xmas and channel that joy (irritation) into a show.
The theme this year played upon the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, subbing reindeer for horses... because ya know, xmas.
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design; illustration; silk screen; cell phone photography and also real photography
They say opposites attract. But whoever the hell said that never spent 15 minutes in a room with me and my partner of this venture. Never have two surlier sots been so ironically prolific. I wanted to learn to silk screen posters. She had other ideas. Like building a print+design company. And while the company is doing well, I still haven't printed a goddamn poster of my own.
Fresh Coast Candles was a client that really lived up to it's name. Organic, clean burning candles with a true local spirit behind each one (well, Michigan local), not to mention easy as hell to work with.
This project was a complete rebranding from the ground up — logos to labels. Everything. A process made smooth by the client being so easy-going and enthusiastic towards the drawing/design direction.
design; illustration; photography
Abbot had Costello. Forest had Bubba. I got my good buddy Skapes.
Everarbor started as the fevered dream of Derek Skapes — who prior to attending college did nothing but hug trees. He then went on to learn a great deal more about the natural world, traveling coast to coast, amassing a few degrees along the way. The fever for this company stuck with him though, and like anyone who's friends with a graphic designer, you're wont to lean them for...ideas.
Here's a sampling of the "ideas" we've kicked around. Visit his website to all the rest. And hell, buy something — lord knows I'm not making a dime off this shit. (Just kidding Skapes)
...No seriously go buy something. The only way I get paid is through royalties...
Every once in a while you get a project where someone says "We need posters, graphics, and t-shirt designs — in 10 days. Do whatever you want though." And if you're a glutton for punishment like me, you say "Sure!"
design; branding; illustration; photography
A sort-of subtask from the Everarbor set. Not content to landscape, and forge a clothing line, my buddy Skapes is also trying to revolutionize fertilizer. No bullshit. Literally. This stuff is made from local business' spent beer grains and coffee grounds. My garden was testing ground for Site Zero, and the pumpkin I grew from it last year took home the blue ribbon. This part is bullshit...Still. The product works wonders.
design; re-branding; motion graphics
Talk about your dream projects. Being a rabid Ghostbusters fan since I was a kid, I carried my passion for the film into adulthood. Who knew I would be "redsigning" the logo one day?! The job presented itself while conversing with some lovely British siblings, who as it happened, were developing a documentary on the two GB films. I threw my hat into the ring, offering to take on the task of giving them a cool poster... Fast forward more than a few years, a few stages of funding, interest from Sony/Columbia... and I have since done a few more things on this incredible documentary. Here are a few samples ( I can't show you everything yet.)
design, book design, photography
Partner and peer, Hannah Manocchio, accomplished an unfathomable feat during her senior year in college by producing no less than 21 multiple color reduction woodcut prints. She managed this in under 6 months time, amidst other classes, trials and tribulations.
This book was produced to encapsulate the entire project's efforts — from concept to completion. In addition to the "tell all" book, an actual "deck of cards" was produced, as it only seemed fitting given the projects origin in tarot.
Theodore Crispino is a unique individual. A man bridging the gap between of a modern era and one long gone. He embodies a reverent proclivity for all things definitive of a "classic gentleman" — horseback riding, fine whiskeys, game hunting, and above all, crisply tailored suits.
The charge for developing his mark(s) was based on the question "how would this look embroidered on a shirt?"
The Impossible Project has a penchant for nostalgia, as do I. Well, they take the past a bit more seriously with that whole "revival of a dying medium" thing... Regardless, I was fortunate enough to be tasked with designing some retro packaging for various film/camera kits they were offering.
Collected posters from the past couple years.
Collected posters from the past couple years.
Alas, some projects never see the light of day. Myself and photographer friends Scott Meivogel and Tim Logan has grand plans for an analog photography festival. As it was, plans were about as far we got before a "bigger kid in the sandbox" ran away with our idea. Even in their richer hands, the concept still died. Que cera cera.
The Top Shelf Lickers are a band that try and push the envelope a bit, and when they do, they tend to leave a stain on the paper. Nonetheless, their penchant for double entendre opens the door for many concepts.
design; videography; writing
Collected here are a few proof of concept images and logotype for my project submission "Mi Lider" as part of Project Greenlight's Reel Fear Contest.
Here's the pitch.
Here's the longer treatment.
©2017 Anthony Zart
branding; publication design
Joint venture with my long-time photography chum, Scott Meivogel. Everybody else is 'zine-ing, so why can't we?
product design ; illustration
Have you seen the movie, True Lies? if yes, you get this design gag. If you "no"? Stop looking at my questionable work and go watch it.
So why BBQ sauce bottles? This was a gift for a chef friend who was obsessed with the movie.
mixed media drawing