May 28, 2012
Back again with another illustration this week. This week’s art is of “Don Draper” of AMC’s “Mad Men”, one of my favorite shows on television. The show is a great blend of the dramatic advertising world within a 1960′s setting. John Hamm’s character Don Draper (or clandestinely Dick Whitman) plays the role of patriarch of the Madison Avenue advertisement firm Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. After a 17-month hiatus between seasons 4 & 5, Mad Men is back in the mix as one of television’s most entertaining programs.
Here is my take on Don Draper, with his notorious quote “If you don’t like the conversation, change it.”, “incorporating a vintage advertisement poster feel. I enjoyed the process for this piece and may extend it to more members of the show’s cast. Stay tuned to find out!
May 21, 2012
Back again to joedichiara.com with some new art! This month’s illustration was devised in anticipation of the new Men In Black III movie. Will Smith is one of my favorite actors, and anyone from my generation grew up with him during his pre-movie star days as a member of the Hip-Hop duo “DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince” and on the sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”. I previously did a illustration of the “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” entire cast, but this go around I decided to focus on “The Fresh Prince” himself and apply a more digital feel to it.
Check out the trailer to the new MIB3 movie, and see Will Smith discuss the “Fresh Prince” theme song and perform it. Can’t wait to see the new film. Enjoy!
February 11, 2012
I’m sure after last night everyone now has heard of New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin. What a fascinating journey he has had to the NBA. Lin is the first American player in the league to be of Chinese or ofTaiwanese descent. He went undrafted from Harvard University bouncing from the Mavericks Summer League team to a short stint as a Golden State Warrior, and was waived barely two weeks into his stop with the Houston Rockets. Had it not been for the delayed debut of Baron Davis to an elbow injury, Lin may of felt prey to a similar outcome with the Knicks. Given Jeremy Lin’s first 4 career starts (at a scoring line of 25, 28, 23, 38 points a span not seen in the league since LeBron James) it is hard not for basketball fans to fall in love with this Tebow-esque sports story. Last nights victory over Kobe Bryant leading a Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire-less New York team was sure impressive, but the true test will be if Lin can continue his production as the team’s floor general once the duo returns to the lineup. All I know is that Jeremy Lin has brought pure LIN-sanity to Madison Square Garden!
In case you missed it last night here are some highlights from Lin’s 38 pt. performance against the Los Angeles Lakers!
February 8, 2012
Hey everyone, back again to post an update on the “Ghostfunk” project I collaborated with DJ Max Tannone on back in July. There were recently a limited number of vinyl copies pressed, which I had the opportunity to design with Chicago distribution company Groove Distribution (GrooveDis). Here are some images of the layout and actual vinyls, they came out pretty awesome. Glad to of been apart of this project!
Here’s some track samples of the Ghostface Killah/1970′s Afro-Funk mashup!
July 15, 2011
Hey everyone, I know it’s been a while since my last post but I have been very busy working on various projects. Recently, I finished up a collaborating artwork with DJ Max Tannone who gained a notable buzz from his prior release a mashup of Jay-Z and Radiohead titled “Jadiohead”, on his new release “Ghostfunk”.
“Ghostfunk” pairs one of Hip-Hop’s most prominent artists, Wu-Tang member Ghostface Killah, with vintage African funk, high-life, and psychedelic rock music. The music is excellent and I am very proud to be apart of this project.
Below is the full artwork for the album along with the tracks for your listening pleasure and a few links where it can be found for free download!
March 24, 2011
Hey everyone back to http://www.joedichiara.com with a new addition to my “Go NBA” series. This week’s illustration is of the San Antonio Spurs’ shooting guard Manu Ginobili. Ginobili is one of the NBA’s greatest European League players originating from Argentina. He has had a very impressive career as both an American professional and Argentine national member. Manu has been apart of 3 NBA Championship teams and won a gold medal as a member of the 2004 Argentine Olympic team. He is one of only two players, along with Bill Bradley, to have won a Euroleague title, an NBA championship, and an Olympic gold meda.
Be sure to check back this week to http://www.joedichiara.com to view the next illustration in this series.
Here is a video mix of Ginobili’s career highlights.
March 9, 2011
Back on http://joedichiara.wordpress.com to post the third piece of artwork in my “GO NBA” series. Today’s illustration is for point guard Deron Williams of the New Jersey Nets. Like the previous installments, the Nets font on the front of their jerseys is used within the design of the image. Be sure to check back onto http://joedichiara.wordpress.com to view the next set of artwork in this series, and to log onto http://www.joedichiara.com to view additional work.
Again, here is a video of Williams highlights to accompany the illustration.
March 9, 2011
Hey back again this week to http://joedichiara.wordpress.com to post the second installment of the “GO NBA” series. Last week I posted the finished artwork for my Carmelo Anthony illustration which lead me to expand the concept towards other teams in the league. This week I am posting the finish for Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls. Similar to the first design I used the teams font that’s on their jersey to add a graphic element that fans would recognize. Be sure to check back for the next illustration in the series and also be sure to check out http://www.joedichiara.com for a more extensive view of my work.
Here’s a video of Rose’s highlights for your viewing pleasure.
March 5, 2011
Hey everyone back again to http://joedichiara.wordpress.com with new artwork. This week I am posting an illustration/design I did for new New York Knick Carmelo Anthony. As a Syracuse alumni I am very excited to see him playing once again in the state of New York. Here is the finished work, and be sure to check back to http:/joedichiara.wordpress.com and to log onto http://www.joedichiara.com for more art!
Here is the video MSG played in anticipation of his debut with the Knickerbockers.
December 15, 2010
Hey everyone, I’m back again! Sorry for the long gap between posts, but It has been a busy time in the midst of the holidays, class, and work.
This week I am posting to http://joedichiara.wordpress.com a new music illustration of Lil’ Wayne. Last month he was released from prison so I decided to take new techniques and styles I have been toying with and apply it towards a new piece. This artwork is done entirely using Adobe Illustrator CS4. (One of my first to use it in its entirety) In the coming weeks I plan to post more illustrations in this style.
So here is this weeks artwork which I will post the final composition next week after I tweak it up a little.
Here is a video off of Weezy’s album “I Am Not A Human Being” which was released while he was still in prison.