“Nobody Trashes Tennessee” Litter Campaign

When EnviroMedia came to us to create type out of litter, our inner Oscar the Grouch sang a little tuneĀ (or maybe that was only our assistant Nicki Longoria, she likes to collect junk). There were 3 scenes we had to create: the side of a highway, a convenience store parking lot, and a street complete with tell-tale road stripes. Robin set to work creating the surfaces, while Nicki went out collecting mass amounts of items to use as litter, enlisting various members of her family to save their trash for her to pick up. Once everything was in the house, Robin and Nicki set to work creating the letters from various types of litter. And if anyone out there is jealous of us getting to eat so much candy, know that none of us are little kids, so it was only cool for the first 3 bites and then after that it was borderline gross. Fun fact: Lefty the dog did manage to sneak the first Sno-Ball snack cake off the set when we weren’t looking.

 

 

Popular Science Summer 2018

WooHoo! The Summer issue of Pop Sci is out and looks fantastic! Loving these conceptual issues. This one was the Life and Death issue, or more like The Cycle of Life issue. Once again we were honored to be able to collaborate with Thomas, Pete, Joe and the whole Pop Sci team to dream up this cover idea.

Also, we were asked to create section openers for the different life stages shown throughout the issue. Following a plant from seed to germination, growth, death, and then rebirth became our metaphor. Thank you to Adam’s kindergarten teacher who taught him to sprout seeds 30+ years ago. He still remembers the instructions and they work beautifully.

Lastly, we were able to create some fun images for a story on NASA and space farming. We were trying to replicate the exact greens that were grown on the space station. Most were easy but one kind proved to be pretty hard to locate.Thank goodness Nicki found Agua Dulce hydroponic farm in East Austin. They saved the day with their Mizuna mustard greens. That was a hard one to find!