Chronicles is a repository of my personal illustrations, collaborative projects, inspiration, curiosity, and worthwhile studies deposited here for visitors to enjoy and experience.

 

Please Note:
All illustrations and photographs are copyrighted under mkn design, do not reproduce without expressed written consent. If you would like to license or purchase any illustration from this blog, please contact me via e-mail.

May 2017

Bathing Couple
A series I have been working on in the last three weeks – minimal lines paired with a bold background.

 



Purchase:
If you are interested in purchasing these illustrations. Below are 3 options, please let me know your choice and provide me your address (for shipping cost purposes). Please e-mail me details at: michael@mkn-design.com

1. Bathing Couple: $85.00 USD. Printed on 80 lb archival paper (size 5x5)*
2. Bathing Woman: $75.00 USD. Printed on 80 lb archival paper (size 5x5)*
3. Bathing Man: $75.00 USD. Printed on 80 lb archival paper (size 5x5)*

*Framing and shipping and handling not included.



May 2017

The Monster Behind Pollution
"Pollution should never be the price of prosperity" Al Gore

 


May 2017

The Guardian
Simplified and modernized interpretation of a Lion Passant used as a heraldic symbol in the early-14th century.

 


April 2017

The Architecture of Transformative Experience
Thank you for spending time and speaking to us Steven Chaparro. Great talk on “The Architecture of Transformative Experience”. The best outtake from me was “Spatial Storytelling” – story and space need to harmonize to create strong and meaningful, transformational, and experiential brands. Thank you Carlos Estrada and AIGA WM putting this talk together.

 


April 2017

Bluejay Mark
More exploration on a simple mark for this bluejay paired with the typeface, Sofia Pro.

 


April 2017

Cardinal Mark
Illustrative exploration this morning with simple cardinal mark paired with the typeface, Sofia Pro by Mostardesign Type Foundry. C'est fantastique!

 


March 2017

Tongue Of Fire
Fire gently resting on index finger and thumb.



March 2017

Lion Book Publishing Company
"Dedicated to independent authors and their stories." Self initiated project.

 


March 2017

Cerberus Kilns
Three headed, fire breathing dog for this illustrative mark.

 


March 2017

Sunrise Farms
A farmers labor is never done – work from sunrise to sunset 🌞🐓🌚

 


March 2017

Uneasy Eye
Simple little illustration and animated gif to give it life.

 


March 2017

Year in Reivew
During my downtime in between client projects, I create my own illustrative and design work as repose in the early morning hours – before the busyness of the day begins. I have made this effort constant and believe it has been helpful in honing my creativity, skill and understanding how both disciplines interplay with each other. From the beginning of 2016, up till now I have created over 50 personal illustrative projects.

 


March 2017

King Lear
Simple lines to create this portrait of King Lear for a book jacket. Book jacket mock-up from Pixeden.com

 


March 2017

Sumo
Simple visual representation of a sumo wrestler. Sumo literal translation means, "striking one another".

 


February 2017

Stork Stories
Storks delivering stories. Black line and solid fills to create this minimal mark.



February 2017

Tiny Royal Theater Company
Taking theater elements and putting a face to it.

 


February 2017

Camp Pine
Simple mid-century modern aesthetics and repetition for this concept logo I created. 🌲⭐️⛺️

 


February 2017

House Books
A simple logo and mock-up concept for journal sketchbooks that didn't make the cut. Logo design created for SPD America's sub brand.

 


January 2017

Architectural Styles
Worked alongside Nook Real Estate , a firm passionate about architecture and design. Tasked with communicating 20 unique architectural styles, utilizing my minimal illustrative style. These simple illustrations needed to convey different types of homes, simply to their audience for their Search With Style® App. Client project.

 


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January 2017

Publication – Urban Totem
Monsa Publications, located in Barcelona will be publishing a book called, “Skate, Surf and Art" (coming out in February/ March, 2017). They have included my illustrated skateboard deck graphic that was created for a fundraiser to build a new skate-park.