San Pugliese

For Portland Tango Festival 2019, I was commissioned to create a promotional T-shirt featuring a famous tango composer. The choice was clear from the start; Osvaldo Pugliese. Not only is he a towering figure in tango history , with both a famous and distinct likeness, but he also bears the nickname “San Pugliese,” which is just asking for a caricature! I went ahead with an vintage style in order to evoke the golden age of Argentine Tango, plus a bright but limited palette to make it pop against the black material. A true success.

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Astoria Pacific

Restarted an old spec project to brand a scenic railway. I’ve always loved railroads, and I also have a special affinity for railroad logo design. Even newer railroads often have very clean yet traditional badge-style logos that never fail to catch my eye.