Launched in 2001 in Copenhagen, underground menswear brand Punk Royal came to life in a paint splattered downtown basement. The brand was introduced to various Danish retailers, and within weeks, Punk Royal was in some of the most popular shops in the country.
After more than a decade, Punk Royal's Fall/Winter 2015 collection marks a complete brand identity overhaul. Under the new ownership and creative direction of British designer, Scott Langton, the brand was reimagined with a clean contemporary aesthetic and youthful graphic edge.
My task was to establish a completely new graphic language for the FW15 Punk Royal: Sport collection, drawing inspiration from Formula One racing. This included the design of graphics for logos, hang-tags, labels, placement prints, and repeat patterns.
Concept artwork for the album, "Surf" by Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment. I've created two versions, giving listeners the options to switch between both.
Version 1 utilizes a more illustrative approach. Inspired by vintage surf graphics, and Japanese printmaking, this hand-drawn treatment reflects the rich, colorful instrumentation, weaved throughout the project.
Version 2 utilizes a photographic approach. Taking a minimal and monochromatic approach, this treatment reflects the deeply personal, and yet universal, emotional themes explored in the project.
Cover artwork for the monthly music podcast "Amusing Ourselves to Death" by recording artist Batts.
A range of apparel graphics for the youth music lifestyle brand, Glamour Kills clothing, Spring and Summer 2015 lines.
Editorial illustrations featured in the 2015 "FrankDOOM" edition of the lifestyle publication Frank151.
A selection of music artwork, editorial illustrations, and apparel graphics for music lifestyle brand ILLROOTS.
Created in April of 2013 in preparation for the release of Chance The Rapper's breakout project "Acid Rap," this alternate album artwork was inspired by the psychedelic and introspective themes of the project. Illustration and concept by David Silverstein. Creative direction by Mike Waxx of ILLROOTS.
Personal illustration, 2015.
Packaging design for the limited edition vinyl of the De La Soul x J Dilla collaborative project, "Smell The Da.I.S.Y." Design includes vinyl outer-jacket, inner-sleeve, and center label.
A two piece series consisting of portraits of Tupac Shakur and Kendrick Lamar. Inspired by the song "Mortal Man" by Kendrick Lamar from the project, "To Pimp A Butterfly."
Several illustrated t-shirt graphics for New York City street-fashion brand, 10.Deep.
A collection of apparel graphics, repeat patterns, and illustrated look-book artwork for the Brooklyn-based clothing brand, Mishka.
A selection of branding materials, merchandise, and music artwork for recording artist Vic Mensa. This scope of work includes Vic Mensa's official logo design, branding and collateral designs for his breakout project "Innanetape", and album artwork for "Traphouse Rock," the final studio album by Chicago collective, Kids These Days.
Alternate artwork for the debut studio album by Joey Bada$$, "B4.DA.$$." Creative direction by Joey Bada$$ and Jonny Shipes of Cinematic Music Group. Illustration and design by David Silverstein.
On the evening of June 17, 2015, a mass shooting took place at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, United States. Nine people were killed. The congregation is one of the United States' oldest black churches and has long been a site for community organization around civil rights.
A commemoration of the highly-anticipated boxing match between eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao and undefeated five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr. on May 2, 2015.
Logo design for rapper Big Sean's clothing line, "Aura Gold." Artwork used for full spectrum of applications including apparel prints, embroidery, hangtags, labels, trade show signage, and web presence.