The Smallest Wonders

Arch Enemy Arts in Philadelphia is one of my all-time favorite galleries.  Noah, Lawren, and Patrick consistently curate the best exhibitions with some of my favorite contemporary artists.  Towards the end of every year, I look forward to the "Small Wonders" show, where each artist creates small works of art (under 12x12"), all priced under $250.  Though this is the 5th year of "Small Wonders", I'm ecstatic to say that I will be participating for my second year alongside 49 other incredibly talented artists:

Alex Eckamn-Lawn, Allison Sommers, Ania Tomicka, Audrey Pongracz, Brian Mashburn, Bruce Parker, Caitlin Hackett, Caitlin McCormack, Carly Janine Mazur, Chris Austin, Christina Mrozik, David Seidman, Dewi Plass, Drew Leshko, Emily May Rose, Erich J. Moffitt, Grace Lang, Gretchen Lewis, Hanna Jaeun, Jared Tuttle, Jason Hernandez, Jeanne D'Angelo, Jeremy Hush, Jessica Dalva, Jessica Wolfert, JoKa, Kristen Egan, Lara Dann, Maj Askew, Maria Teicher, Matt Ritchie, Michael Bukowski, Mike Bell, Mimi Yoon, Nathalie Lagacé, Neil M. Perry, Nom Kinnear King, Paul Romano, Peca, Rachael Bridge, Rebecca Adams, Sean Talamini, Susanne Apgar, Terry Ribera, Tracy Lewis, and Veks Van Hillik.

"Small Wonders 5" opens tomorrow, Friday, November 4th at Arch Enemy Arts in Philadelphia and will be up until November 23rd.

"The Collector I" (pitcher plants/bones)
Ashes, chalk-lead, and ink on black cotton-rag paper


"The Collector II" (deer/skulls)
Ashes, chalk-lead, and ink on black cotton-rag paper


"The Collector III" (Venus fly traps/teeth)
Ashes, chalk-lead, and ink on black cotton-rag paper


To purchase these pieces or any of the others in the exhibition, visit their website here or contact them via email at or by phone at (215) 717-7774.

Bones and Roses for Old Wounds

Old Wounds are hands-down one of my favorite bands in hardcore right now.  Their live shows bring an explosive energy that is emotional, politically-charged, and infectious as hell.  Their sound is familiar enough for people to quickly latch on, but their unique and original qualities keep you interested and coming back for more.

One of the challenges in designing for Old Wounds is that their aesthetic is already bulletproof thanks to the design sensibilities of their drummer, Brandon Gallagher, who has worked with Trustkill Records, Kill Brand, and a laundry list of bands.  The goal was immediately obvious: blend my style with Old Wound's already set aesthetic to create a new design that FEELS like the band.  From there, I got to work.

Old Wounds' "The Suffering Spirit" is out on Good Fight Music and the band is currently on tour with Every Time I Die, Beartooth, and Fit For a King.  If they come through your city, I highly suggest seeing them.  Bring roses.