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In addition to illustrating the t-shirt for The Doubleclicks’ latest Kickstarter campaign for their new album, I was also delighted and honored to design the packaging for the album itself!

You can get a sneak peek at the design and also pre-order this wonderful album on Bandcamp. Pre-orders at other online music selling places to come in the next few weeks. There are so many rainbows, y’all. SO MANY. It is glorious.






THE BOOK WAS BETTER The Doubleclicks Album Kickstarter

The Doubleclicks just released their latest album on Kickstarter this morning, and I had the honor again of being a part of designing some of the rewards for this project, specifically the shirts. As always, it’s such a joy to work for Laser and Aubrey bringing their cute, meaningful, and fun ideas to life.

If you’d like some positive, supportive, and altogether awesome music that is sure to bring a smile to your face, I highly recommend checking out all their stuff.

‘The Book Was Better’ is about a lot of things: gender, dogs, cats, anxiety, Halloween, and pizza are some of the things. But the big theme is this: We spend too much time yelling on the Internet, and we should all try something else. Certainly we can’t stop using the Internet, that would be ridiculous. But just a tiny break sometimes, yeah — that’s probably good. Go to a museum. Go roller skating and break your arm. Try to throw a birthday party and don’t cancel it when you get overwhelmed at the very idea of human interaction.

It’s a comedy album.
— The Doubleclicks

Love Problems - The Doubleclicks Kickstarter

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Doubleclicks Clickstarter... dangit.
Phew, that's quite the tongue twister.

 

But, I digress... I write to you today because there is, as of this time, only 26 hours left on The Doubleclicks' latest Kickstarter to fund their next album, Love Problems, and related fun things!

 

First off, from what I've heard of it so far, it's a wonderful album full of all the feels and important words. Another beautiful set of music from the ever delightful Angela and Aubrey.

 

They have also collaborated with many amazing artists to help out with all the great rewards for this project. This includes two stickers and t-shirt/tote designs by myself.

There are other fantastic rewards too like beautiful "Sensitive Badass" and "Women Know Math" enamel pins designed by Meghan Murphy and  Marlowe Dobbe. Also, a BUNCH of other stickers including a fantastic dimetrodon--which is secretly my fav :3--and other awesome rewards like a cat bed and a handmade hat! What?! Oh, and the album too. You can peruse all these things on their Kickstarter page. But hurry, you only have until Mon, March 13 2017 7:00 PM PDT to back this project!
 

Women Know Math by The Doubleclicks

Monday, the fabulous band, The Doubleclicks, released their latest song and video, Women Know Math. It's a beautiful song about gender issues and features the amazing art from fifty artists including myself. 

For my part, I illustrated the "I crush on dudes" text. When coming up with the design for this, I kept debating with myself on what to do for this illustration. In truth, this one was a difficult one for me because of the serious/sensitive nature of the song, and all the illustration possibilities. In the end, I decided to play with the sexual dimorphism in certain species where females are typically larger than males because looks do not/should not dictate what it is to be "female". Also, I really like drawing reptiles. That being settled, I chose to use Python brongersmai as my subject mainly because their coloration and pattern could be adapted to illustrate the text and a play on the word "crush" as a thing that is quintessentially python. Did I mention I love to over analyze things? I also cranked up the dimorphism on the males to make them extra small cuties to add extra balance to the composition.

 

Here is the final piece:

The Doublclicks also have a Kickstarter going right now for their next album, as it so happens, includes this song! Yay!

The Doubleclicks New Song - Möbius

Hey Everyone!

 

In case you haven't seen, The Doubleclicks released a new song today as part of Kickstarter's Election Issues Project.

 

There's also a fun "Make Your Own Möbius" worksheet The Doubleclicks made with the help of myself and Rich Malena. 

 

Check it out!

This video was made in conjunction with "Kickstarter Election Issues." Get an exclusive Doubleclicks "Möbius" worksheet (with cats!) and learn more at: http://kickstarter.community The political climate is extremely frustrating right now, and the amount of hate and fear that is in this election, in our country, on the internet, in the world-is hitting us all.