Flat Design - pictrola mobile image

On this page are flat designs that I have created based on some of my favorite still life images.

I became intrigued with the possibility of reinventing my existing photographs, and trying to see them from a different perspective. The challenge of finding the right graphics tool, as well as the act of problem solving with color and shape provided the transition to right brain thinking that I so desperately needed.

These images are available on my Threadless shop as art prints, t-shirts, and more.


musing.




musing.

This image was originally of a small tin of lightbulbs I found in my late grandmothers' house. It remains one of my favorite subjects and compositional setups. Trying to keep it simple was paramount in the creating the original and the reproduction.

Click HERE to see the original.


knock, knock.



knock, knock.

My grandparents provided so many great memories for me as a child and beyond. I can still hear the sound of holiday dinners in the dining room, the opening of cream soda cans, and the taste of Grandpa's cream of mushroom soup.

This image is a tribute to those memories and all of the love I received from them. This image is a closeup of their front door. It maintained the use of a skeleton key until this year 2016.

Click HERE to see the original.


power up.



power up.

I've always been intrigued with the graphic design of batteries. The fonts, the graphics, the colors. I think the 9 volt may be one of my favorites. It's like a tiny billboard in your hand. 

I found this particular battery while rooting around a local antique shop. The owner invited me to have a look at the boxes upon boxes he had tucked away. His son kept coming around giving me the eye like he thought I was going to steal something. 

Click HERE to see the original.


party all the time.


party all the time.

The original title of this image is "if you're happy and you know it...", but I felt that taking a page out of Eddie Murphy's book was more appropriate for the flat design version. 

The subject of this piece is an old German alarm clock. Its colors and compact design drew me in immediately. 

I had been playing around at work with some colored masking tape. The fruits of that labor became the background and ultimately turned the image into a celebration, and a commentary on how happy alarm clocks sound when they go off.

Click HERE for the original image.


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