I got a curious call last Wednesday from Jacque Burke at NoHo Hospitality Group: could I be in New York tomorrow to paint pictures on the walls of Andrew Carmellini’s new restaurant in NoHo? If I agreed to come, she promised to cover my expenses and keep me well fueled with pastries, bouillabaisse and absinthe. Four days in Manhattan drawing pictures, eating decadently and drinking fine wines and spirits was an offer I couldn’t refuse. Friday morning I found myself standing in Lafayette, Chef Carmellini’s inspired, Roman & Williams designed, palace homage to soulful French cuisine. The days that followed began with Stumptown coffee and pastry Chef Jen Yee‘s masterfully crafted croissants. They ended with the likes of duck mousse tartine with cherries and walnuts; scallops à la Plancha with spring peas, morels and tarragon prepared by Chefs Carmellini and (Craft Alum) Damon Wise. All was delightfully washed down with well poured glasses of 2011 Etienne Brana ’Harri Gorri’ Irouléguy and 2010 Etienne Brana Irouléguy ‘Ohitza.’
In between I dutifully fulfilled my obligation, and drew on their walls.
We love Black Hogg, and it’s right up the street from where we live. Eric Park’s cooking is clever. complex, and utterly unique. Our only regret is that it’s been open for for over a year, and it took us this long to try it.
I’ve been working with Jeff Wagner to brand and market the premier mixed-use luxury loft development in Downtown Berkeley. Berkeley Central is located at 2055 Center Street, “Steps Away from Everything You Love in Downtown Berkeley.” Click above to view the slideshow of our branding process.
Canelé is one of my favorite restaurants in Los Angeles because of the food, Corina and Jane’s hospitality, and because it reminds me of another favorite restaurant from years ago in Paris. That restaurant was called Deux Vignes or Les Vignes, I don’t remember, exactly, probably due to the quantity of wine that was put away with every meal. Continue reading →
Getting away from the computer and reconnecting with hand-made process seemed an appropriate way to celebrate the spirit of one of Los Angeles’ finest (and most well loved!) artisanal restaurants. A.O.C. owners Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne commissioned me to create this limited edition, serigraph printed poster to honor the restaurant’s 10th Anniversary.
Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence Branding by Eric Junker
On June 15 the Legal Community Against Violence became the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, after an 18 month project that I am honored to have been a part of. In 2011 I began working closely with their Board of Directors and Staff throughout a comprehensive rebranding and messaging process. Continue reading →
Here’s a poster I just finished for Chef Eric Greenspan, executive chef and owner at the Foundry on Melrose in Los Angeles. Mr. Greespan has also has appeared on Food Network’s “The Next Iron Chef” and is running the kitchen at the Roof on Wilshire. He is expected to open Greenspan’s Grilled Cheese this month next to the Foundry. Continue reading →
The Hungry Cat restaurant commissioned me to create this 24″ x 36″ limited edition poster for their famous Crab Fest 2012 . This was serigraph printed (by my old friend and CYCLOPS collaborator Tim Dickson) and signed in an addition size of 200.
Few San Francisco residents knew the Parkmerced neighborhood. Those who did largely thought of it as a bleak mid-century planned community in the foggiest corner of the city. When Stellar Management purchased the 150 acre 3000 unit community and began to renovate the aging infrastructure, they hired Wagner/Junker to re-introduce the community to the San Francisco Bay Area. Research showed that San Francisco renters desired larger apartments and more open space, both of which exist at Parkmerced. Wagner/Junker created a successful online and advertising campaign promoting a neighborhood with larger lawns, more trees, and more butterflies. Within weeks of breaking the new campaign leasing traffic increased 300%-400%.