One of the things I love about drawger is that the posts run the gamut from the socially/politically trenchant to the sublimely inconsequential—I believe this would fall into the latter category (well...maybe not the sublime part). And the timing worked out for Bob D's birthday. This is for the June "guys" issue of 805 Living Magazine.
Just before the holidays, I was asked by my friend Stuart Karten (industrial designer extraordinaire), to create a wine label for a custom-bottling through Eric Kent Wine Cellars as a gift for one of his clients. The brief was brief:
"He's an amazing guy and his name is Ray—can you work with that?"
He also sent me some photo reference of Ray on a fishing trip, so I included a sketch with a fish because it looked so absurd. To my surprise, the fish sketch was the winner (apparently the fish had some deeper significance to Ray—but I won't go into that here).
An added bonus—this is one very good syrah (as are all of the Eric Kent offerings)!
This piece accompanied an excellent article by David Corn in the Sept/Oct issue of Mother Jones (the one with Mr. Stephanos' fine cover). This blithe disregard for facts on the part of politicians was on full display from both candidates in the recent presidential debates...