Friday, February 22, 2013
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
I teamed up with Nordica to design their first ever pro model for Rory Bushfield. I worked closely with Rory and creative director Rich Morin to develop a graphic that told Bushy's story. All the elements of the ski are inspired by the things Rory loves. Most importantly, it is in memory of his wife Sarah Burke who tragically past away in January 2012, after a fatal ski accident while training in the superpipe at Park City, Utah. The ski is set to release for the 2013-14 season.
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Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Friday, November 9, 2012
This extensive artwork package was completed over the course of several months. I set out to create an individual piece of artwork for every song on the album. The end result was an album that had a cohesive look and feel and told the story of the album. The artwork was also utilized for the for the album release concert at Rockefeller using several screens and doing a live VJ set for the show. Album is available now on iTunes, Spotify and stores near you. www.casamurilo.com more images on www.theshallowtree.com
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
For this really fun project I worked with the Agency FRANK in Oslo, to create a new beer label for the Norwegian Brewery Grans. The concept was to bring back the traditional approach of hand drawing from earlier era's for the relaunch of their Christmas beer. The entire label including type was drawn out as one piece.
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Thursday, November 1, 2012
Today we bid a 1st class farewell to "Mickey" & "Kermit". These two original ink drawings were created for the "Homage to Hollywood" group exhibition @ 19KAREN Contemporary Artspace, in Australia. opening December 1st, 2012. Artist Statement: "Mickey" and "Kermit" are a simple commentary on two beloved icons that we have come to know and love through popular culture. On the surface we are overcome by these two lovable characters, the joy they bring us, the associations we make with our childhood, and the message they stand for. We often forget the complexity of the inner workings that have made these two icons possible. The creative talent, production, and hands they have past through to bring them to life. It is neither a negative or positive association, it is for the viewer to decide." - Peter-John de Villiers
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Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
A few months back I had the pleasure of meeting the talented folks at We Cross the Line, and they put together a really nice short of the work I do. If you enjoy documentary shorts, check out their website: www.wecrosstheline.tv
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Friday, April 13, 2012
Thursday, March 29, 2012
My latest project was to illustrate the cover of Nesen, a magazine that showcases the finest wine from around the world. The magazine has previously been illustrated by a list of amazing Norwegian talent, and it is an honor to be a part of the lineup. Pick up a copy in stores now!
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Thursday, March 15, 2012
Monday, March 12, 2012
I will be part of a group exhibition at 19Karen Gallery next month titled "Art of Spain" In 2008, I started a series of master copy drawings that has since grown into a total of over 50 pieces. The aim of the series is to explore the possibilities of expressive line making. There is little regard for composition, proportion, or accuracy, as an abstract weave of aggressive and delicate lines turn the subject matter of "art" into something entirely new. Dali "The rotting Donkey" 1928 Picasso " Women with a shirt sitting in a chair" 1913 Picasso "Seated Woman" 1927 Miro "Dutch Interior II" 1928 Miro "The Tilled Field" 1924
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Friday, March 2, 2012
Friday, December 30, 2011
Friday, December 16, 2011
I had the opportunity to create a cover illustration for PLOT magazine this month. The article "Ølkrigen" (beer wars) is about large Norwegian brewery's buying up small brewery's and monopolizing the market. The illustration is a play on this concept, with the big fish eating the little fish. The issue is out on shelves now, so pick yourself up a copy!
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Thursday, December 15, 2011
BIG plans for SHALLOWTREE & 2012. Aside from launching an entirely new brand identity, there is also an updated website . Many thanks to Robbie de Villiers for his work on the new brand identity. www.shallowtree.com Thanks for stopping by!
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Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Talented film maker Edvart Falch Alsos came by the studio and made this nice video about Shallowtree.
You can see more of his work here: kemestig.blogspot.com
You can see more of his work here: kemestig.blogspot.com
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Monday, September 12, 2011
I have officially lived in Norway for 2 years now!
I've had my fair share of ups and downs, been completely humbled and had some of the best experiences of my life.
All the amazing friends I have made are for life, and the inspiring artists, designers, musicians I have met and worked with have made it worthwhile ten fold, I am more inspired than ever. Thank you to all the people that have helped guide me through uncharted territories, I am incredibly grateful.
I couldn't be more happy to call Norway home and start my family here.
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Tuesday, August 16, 2011
I was very happy to wake up to an email this morning from 19KAREN with some photos of my pieces freshly framed and hanging in the gallery! You can view my profile on their site here. I think a surf-art vacation is in order.......
Thursday, August 11, 2011
I recently created this piece of artwork for Santana and an upcoming tour they have. I found out the day we got home from the hospital with Miles that this project went through, and it was the perfect homecoming! Needless to say it is an honor to create artwork for a living legend. Looking forward to seeing this one in print!
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
On Friday July, 29th my wife Sunniva and I had our first child, a healthy little boy we name Miles. This is truly a life changing experience for both of us! I wish I could describe how incredible this is for us, but I am at a loss for words, partly because it is impossible to put into words, and partly because my brain is not working due to lack of sleep. Happy days!
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Monday, July 18, 2011
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Had a really great time customizing these Vans as a present for my wife! I would definitely like to expand and take the Lifelines into other textile based mediums. Good times! You can see more images on my website here
Thursday, June 30, 2011
I am very happy to announce that the LIFELINES series will be be traveling to Australia to be exhibited at 19KAREN gallery. I just finished four new pieces, and have posted a section on my site with all the photographs, check it out here. It has been interesting to feel the development of the series while doing these new drawings. There is a natural progression that has brought a more balanced sense of order in the approach, but still maintains a loose chaotic sensibility. Thinking back a year ago when I started the series, and where I am now, this is a quite accurate reflection of my life as well. I am curious to see how the series will continue to develop even further over time.