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My first illustrated book (with 69 full-color drawings). Authored by Lisa Nola (the very funny creator of the Listography series) and published by Chronicle Books (so you know it has to be good). Hang tight… it’s available Spring 2013.

From the Publisher:

Listography for parents! Now fans of the smash-hit journal series (more than a quarter of a million copies sold!) can keep a unique memory book of their child and their parenting experiences over the years. With more than 60 thought-provoking list topics ranging from the classic to the lovably idiosyncratic (including your child’s first words, the best and most challenging parts of parenting, and your child’s biggest tantrums), this illustrated journal is a celebration of parenthood and childhood that will serve as a lovely keepsake for the family.

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Wow, it’s already November! Time to start thinking about which wall calendar you’ll need come new year’s, right? Consider this one from Chronicle Books … Stop searching forever, happiness is just next to you could be accompanying your adventure planning next August. From Chronicle’s website:

This wall calendar features hip, inspirational imagery from runaway success Everything Is Going to Be OK. Playful messages of encouragement and hope offer a cheerful treat every month of the year!

Featured artists, chronologically (from January to December) include: Danna Ray, Jessica Swift, Bill Watson Payne, Susan O’Malley, Jen Renninger (whose work is also on the cover), Treatzone, Katie Daisy, Kyle Pierce, enormouschampion, Travis Stearns, Jessica Swift (again), and Amy Borrell.

Purchase your copy here.


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The November issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance is now on newsstands, featuring a photo illustration I created for the cover. Inside the magazine, you’ll find four additional illustrations that accompany the cover story “Simple Investing”, written by Kathy Kristof and Elizabeth Ody.

Full-page introduction to “Simple is Smart”. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Inneract Project, with support from the San Francisco chapter of the AIGA, hosts its annual fundraiser A Night of Inneraction on December 8, 2011. Tickets available for purchase online or at the door include wine, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, DJ, and 2 raffle tickets.

Raffle items include: signed 7 x 7″ prints Hills like white elephants, Untitled (Montpelier), and Untitled (owl) (L to R, above); a signed copy of Paula Scher’s new book Maps; signed books from Stephen Heller, James Victore, Carolina de Bartolo and Erik Spiekermann; signed posters from Michael Beirut and Eric Heiman; and three titles from local publisher Chronicle Books.

When: Thursday, December 8, 2010 from 7-10 p.m.
Where: 144 King Street (across the street from AT&T Park), San Francisco

Inneract Project is an AIGASF professionally-supported program providing free design classes and workshops to inner-city youth to foster interest in design fields and help channel kids’ creativity into viable career paths.

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Seven recent projects are included in Fingerprint No. 2, The Evolution of Handmade Elements in Graphic Design, released August 11, 2011 by HOW Books. Authored by Chen Design Associates, the book features work from 85 agencies and individual artists including Taxi Studio, Stefan Sagmeister, Volume Inc., Jason Munn, Elixir Design, AltitudeHelms Workshop, Brezinka Design and Landor Associates, among others.

The book follows on the success of Fingerprint (2006) and—as its title suggests—showcases the evolution of handmade design since. The 224 page hardcover is available for purchase here.

Page 78: Back to school, detail from We’ll eat you up—we love you so!

Page 79 (clockwise L to R): Untitled from Yosemite, detail from The Mallards of Gill Bridge, Everything will now come your way, London Calling, Hills like white elephants.

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I am pleased to be included in Everything Is Going To Be OK, a new release from San Francisco’s Chronicle Books. A diverse group of creative talent—including Rigo 23, Jen Renninger, Vlatka Horvat, Mike Perry, Anthony Burrill and many others—enliven the hardcover book’s 96 pages with artworks bearing positive and inspirational texts.

From the author: In letterpress, photoshop, pen and ink, needle and thread, the artists in this book dare to wear their hearts on their sleeves; dare to shake off negativity and cynicism; dare to hope, to dream, and dare you to do the same.

You’ll find Stop searching forever, happiness is just next to you on page 75.

Everything Is Going To Be OK is available now at Chronicle Books, Urban Outfitters, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and a host of independent stores.

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The Inneract Project and the San Francisco Chapter of AIGA will be hosting A Night of Inneraction on December 9, 2010. The event is a fundraiser for Inneract Project, the professionally-supported program providing free graphic design and architecture classes for inner city youth.

Attendees will enjoy a raffle, wine, hors d’oeuvres and music by DJ Jack Frost. The first 50 people to arrive will receive free letterpress cards of artwork created by Inneract Project students. In addition, silk-screened limited edition signed prints by designers Kit Hinrichs and Woody Pirtle will be available for purchase for $45 each. All proceeds go to the Inneract Project to help keep classes free and to turn kids’ love for art into design careers.

The raffle will include a signed 6 x 18″ print of Seasonal Migration (shown above) as well as signed books by Michael Beirut and Stephen Heller, signed posters by Paula Scher and Milton Glaser, and (4) VIP tickets to the deYoung & Legion of Honor among many other items.

When: Thursday, December 9, 2010 from 7-10 p.m.
Where: Project One, 251 Rhode Island Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

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We’ll eat you up—we love you so! was featured recently on HOW magazine’s blog. I’m honored to be included among so much other inspiring work.

I’m excited to be included in Thx 4 ur Info, a group show at the Fine Art Gallery at Colorado State University—Pueblo, focused on social networking as art. The show opens November 6 and will run through December 11, 2009. If you were my friend, you’d have met me in Tuolumne Meadows on Monday, August 18th will be presented as twenty 6 x 6″ digital C-prints.

The show is curated by Caroline Peters, Assistant Professor of Art History and Contemporary Theory as well as the Director of the Fine Art Gallery at CSU-Pueblo.

Contributing artists include Rachel Perry Welty, Jenna Kuiper, Boris Ostrerov, and Brian Buckbee. The Opening Reception is Friday, November 6 from 5-7 p.m.

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Hey, Hot Shot!, a Jen Bekman project, included a review of my work in advance of selections for the 2009 Second Edition of Hey, Hot Shot!, a premier international photography competition. In describing (3) submitted images from Montpelier, the reviewer noted that “illustrations of maps drawn over photographs give geographic contextualization to his portraits of place.” The review continues “Both an illustrator and photographer, Kyle’s pen and pencil are as strongly guided by the lines and shapes of the objects in the images as they are by his imagination and memory. His series’ work together—sometimes with contiguous illustrations meant to connect images—to tell both fantastic and narrative stories of personal adventures.” Read the rest of this entry »

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