Posts By: dalton.webb
The latest identity project here at the studio is Witness, a new bar located in the heart of Broadway in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle. It was the dream of bartender Gregg Holcomb to open a Southern church-styled bar that is a place for all to gather. With 102 year old church pew seats and glass windows evoking a church, I was contacted to craft a logo that would give the bar a timeless feel of Southern hospitality. Obvious cliches of church themed typefaces and logos (including Bible aesthetics) were pushed aside in search of something deeper within the zeitgeist of the deep South, and explore the idea of community that involves Sundays after church with potlucks and fellowship.
It’s been busy here at my studio this summer! I’ve been working with the wonderful folks at Plexipixel creating game art assets for HTML 5 games, and Woot Studio from the Great White North put together the Platformer Game Starter Kit (scroll down to “Free Game Art” for the art packs) with the art. I created the characters and animations for the following themes – Zombie, Day of the Dead, Fantasy, Gothic, & Underwater (Outer Space & Steam Punk were illustrated by the talented Laura Goldstein). The latest creations are the Backgrounds & Items, where I worked on environmental assets for Day of The Dead, Underwater, Gothic, and Fantasy.
I’ve posted some examples below.
If you are interested in learning and creating HTML 5 games, go download the Platformer Game Starter Kit at Woot Studios. The best part is that it’s FREE!
Many thanks goes to Vickyr Tamaru at Plexipixel for the opportunity to work on this awesome project!
My first children’s magazine illustration! The fine folks at Humpty Dumpty magazine hired me from a postcard I sent out. It’s out now!
The full illustration:
The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) featured my work in their Bulletin magazine for the months of May/June!
Besides being an illustrator, I also design typefaces. I have had the honor to work with David Lasky to create and design a typeface out of his hand lettering for his new graphic novel, The Carter Family: Don’t Forget This Song (written by Frank Young). Two different alphabets were created to give the lettering an organic feel, as well as italics and bold faces. What a great project to work on! Check it out, it’s a wonderful book.
The Kalm Down logo is for a drink made from kava, drunk in Polynesian culture (especially within the island of Fiji) for hundreds, if not thousands of years, for it’s relaxing qualities. My client, Kalm Down, LLC., have been in business within the year, but felt that they needed to revamp and develop their brand to stand out among many of the mediocre kava makers in the market. Continue reading