Saturday, October 23, 2010

New Website

I'm designing a cool new portfolio website, and I think you should check it out.

Alexander Sloves Design

Monday, June 21, 2010

Vector Portraits

Here are 2 portraits I did in Illustrator. Me & Kelly.



I didn't use any reference photos.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Kelly's Illustrations: Wendel & Nigel





Two awesome illustrations of character's from Clawboy by Kelly.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Kelly's G-FLy Illustration

Kelly drew G-fly as part of our graphic novel Clawboy. It looks great!



Click here for her original post.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Analog Twitter - Type/Life

Twitter has become part of mainstream communications. Everyone from CNN to Shaq uses Twitter to tell the world the latest news. Words like "tweet" have adopted new meanings to conform to this new way of communication, as people try and express their views in 140 characters or less. My project aimed to bring Twitter language, which is stuck in the world of the internet, to the real world. I wanted people to see my analog version of Twitter, and, in passing, write a thought that they might use twitter to record. These are thoughts that would rarely be written down on paper, especially if they used Twitter symbols, such as the "@" to respond to people or the "#" to write about a certain topic.

I began my research by creating a fake twitter account. This account was used to see how different users use twitter to fit their needs, such as political groups, friends, and businesses. Each demographic had a different style of writing. After figuring out who writes what, and what Twitter is primarily used for, I started my project. The Analog Twitter interface is 20 x 12 inches. It was made in illustrator, and mounted on cardboard. Behind it is a roll of paper. People would write thoughts in the text area, and then pull down the paper to create a new "tweet." I found that most of the tweets were inane and stupid quick thoughts that had little or no meaning, much like the real Twitter.

This installation hung in a MICA classroom, and later in a hallway.

Photos:







Monday, May 3, 2010

Typeface and Animation

This is the completed typeface, and the animation that goes along with it. The animation was done in flash.





The video looks best in full screen and looped.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

G-Fly

When I was in first grade, I invented a character called "G-fly." He was a creature that was half giraffe/half fly, and I, Alexander, was his best friend. Here's the original comic from 1994 or 1995:



Last year, he became a character in my script Clawboy. Here's a small figurine of him:



Also, I used him in a small Flash project. In my GD3 class, I used the original comic to create an interactive storybook.



Click Here to view the interactive story.

Most of the characters are still there, still drawn the way I did in first grade. The plot is simple: G-fly and his friend go out searching for treasure, but in the end realize that the real treasure is their friendship.

The Cologne Project - Estella

For my Flexible Studio class at MICA, I made a logo for a fictional Cologne or Perfume called Estrella. Here are a few unused ideas:


I eventually came up with and chose this one:


Since I was doing a cologne, I wanted the imagery to be very masculine, almost to a satirical level. The Bull seemed fitting.

I also constructed a matching bottle for the product:

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Clawboy in Color

Check out Kelly's color version of Clawboy:



(original post here)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

City Blossoms - New Logo & Business Card/Seed Packets

As part of my GD4 class, I redesigned City Blossoms logo and business card. I wanted to create a City Blossoms logo that relied a clever mark that could be many things at once. At it’s core, it’s a C and a B, the initials of the organization. The marks on the outside could represent several things: a sun, a flower, a pollen particle, or something organic.



This version is black, but it can be reproduced in any color, which is evident in the business cards. The cards are printed on brown craft paper, and have a textured feel to them. Someone in the class noted that they look screen printed, though they are simply printed on an inkjet printer.




(they look slightly wrinkled in the photos, but they really aren't)

The cards also double as seed packets. The different colored packets each represent the different contents of the packages (ie red is for tomato, yellow
for sunflowers). The cards are meant to have a fun design to reflect the nature of the organization. The squares on the back mimic the stepping stones in the gardens.






http://cityblossoms.blogspot.com/

MemphisWeaver Logo - Work in Progress

Today during class, I tried coming up with some possible logos for MemphisWeaver. Here are the initial sketches:



Then, I came up with this logo, loosely based upon an image from this post on the MW blog.



The pattern on the image entitled "Shaded Twill Weave Scarf on Loom" reminded me of M's and W's.

This is still not finished however. I may change it completely and make it look even more like a pattern from one of the pieces.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Unused Life.com Image

I made this for them, but the dimensions were wrong, and the content would probably offend people.

A long time ago...

Planet

Something old from freshman year that I still like.



It's a planet I made in photoshop.

Life.com Photo Illustrations

Made these for Life.com (Life Magazine) as a freelance job.






(The gun/battery one was not used)




Posted in Life's Real or Fake gallery online.

Clawboy Sketch

As I mentioned in this post, Kelly Miller and I are going to work together to make Clawboy into an actual graphic novel. She drew a great rough sketch of how she envisions the character.

Robot Food

During my freshman year, I made a few weird illustrations of robots eating robot food.



Politics

Some political stuff from 2 years ago.







Barack Obieber

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Vomit Typography Animation

A typographical animation of the word vomit.

Click Here to Watch


Photography

A few photos.


Preview of Business Cards/Seed Packets

Preview of the logo I made on a business card/seed packet for City Blossoms. The final one will come in 6 different colors. More/better pics soon.