New Work / XBOX One Gamerpics
Being huge gaming fans we were super extra excited when the folks at XBOX asked us to work on some Gamerpics for their new XBOX One console. We illustrated a mix of animals, objects and characters that users can pick as their avatars throughout the system.
Check out the whole set on our site.
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BOOSTS + UPGRADES:
- New projects added
- Larger images
- A cleaner layout
- Better optimized for web, mobile, and retina
- Newly animated logo and bios by Brent Clouse
- AWH Archive in the works!
Visit the newly renovated AWH site here:
Proudly running on Cargo.
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The best there will ever be.
Zoe Lang, 2000–2013
A little over a week ago we had to say so long to our little lady.
We discovered two months ago that Zoe had a large tumor growing on her heart which was more than likely cancerous. It was an extremely fast growing tumor so chemotherapy was an option but would not have made much of a difference - we chose to not go that route and give her the best quality of life during her last hurrah.
She was in her usual Zoe spirit, proud and sassy until the last little bit.
Zoe was never just a dog to us, she was always just the third member of our little gang. Every decision we made, we made with her interest in mind as much as our own. She was there when Elsa and I first met in college, when we decided to leave the sunny beaches of Florida and move it up to Brooklyn, and when we went all-in and drove west to start our own thing in Portland. She was always up for an adventure, her longdog spirit was always something we would rally behind when the goals seemed too lofty.
We miss her so, so much. It’s hasn’t been easy, these are the exact situations we’d look toward her to channel our inner weenie and fight through.
Give your animals a hug for us, they make our lives so much more wonderful by being in them. We learned so much from her and are so thankful we got to spend 13 years with the best there will ever be.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF OUR ZOE:
A Florida firecracker was born, we don’t know exactly when but she wasn’t more than a year old when Elsa’s mom rescued her and gifted Elsa with the task of giving her a better life.
College babes, how could a bro say no?
The perfect accessory to any weird themed art school party.
After college it was time to get serious, but not too serious.
TPA > JFK!
After 3 years in lovely Brooklyn we decided to take a gamble and move west. Smell ya’ later NY.
WESTWARD! This feels right.
Between moving from FL > NY > OR and yearly trips to Florida visiting family, she had become a sophisticated, worldly weenie.
Always attempting to stow away on new adventures…
…more beaches …
…being absolutely smothered by her parents…
…and perfecting that patented chicken-leg tail-curl.
Most importantly, she was always there to listen…
…and kept us both on our toes.
Long live the longdog and their golden spirit!
/Elsa + Tyler
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Portrait / The Weeknd
In anticipation of seeing The Weeknd on tour I snuck in some portrait time in between work this week.
We’ve been listening to his mixtape Trilogy at AWH HQ all summer so we’re pretty stoked to see him live. NPR is streaming his new Album Kiss Land this week (it’s pretty great).
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Made this just after we returned from our trip to Colombia last year. The many mountainsides scattered with graceful zebu cattle was one of my favorite memories from the trip. Growing up in farmland, I’ve always had a fascination with cattle—never felt they got the praise their elegance merits.
Full size image here.
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New work / Killer Whale Tee
Just in time for summer Threadless Select has released our Killer Whale shirts!
Available in vibrant seal-blood red in both a tee and polo, these shirts let everyone at the grill out know that you’re not opposed to playing with your food before you eat it.
Thanks to the folks at Threadless and Ross Zietz for having us on!
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New Work / Heartwork Rhino’s
Heartwork is a project designed to raise money for art supplies for families and children facing long term treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, in partnership with Target House.
Based on the concept of “Hope”, we wanted to explore how hope could be interpreted within the animal kingdom. The challenges that Black Rhino’s face seem to grow more each day: dwindling population, poaching, loss of habitat. It is the Black Rhino’s drive and determination to forge ahead, head held high, that makes it a fitting model for hope.
11 X 14 in.
Signed and numbered editions of 10
Available for purchase here.
Thanks again to Don and Ted for asking us on!
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New Work / Path Sticker Set
Yesterday the folks at Path released a new private messaging feature with stickers that can be included in the messages.
Our set is all about the weekend and all the fun (and sometimes not fun, like laundry) stuff we get to do on our days off, like grilling, camping and beer pong?
Take look at the full set in the shop section of the updated Path app, also including great sets by Richard Perez and David Lanham.
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PSU Icon Workshop
It may or may not be known that we have a bit of a thing for making icons, so when our pal Kate Bingaman-Burt and the students at the PSU GD Department asked us to come out and do an icon workshop with them, we were SO there.
Our assignment was to make category icons for a modern encyclopedia. Each student pulled a random category from the following: Plants, Fossils, Birds and Mountains.
We shared some of our icon making process, and then quickly got to sketching out lots of ideas on paper.
After paper sketches everyone took their best sketch into illustrator and finalized their icon. We were very excited by the enthusiasm and hard work everyone put into their icons.
Thanks again to Kate for inviting us and to the students who came out, we had a blast!
Here is a collection of work from the students that sent in their completed icons:
Plants / Left to right from top: Celestia Caredio, Sean Bucknam, Vanessa DeSpain, Lea Loo, Thomas Cober Birds / Left to right: Brittany Latimer, Jordan Hoagbin, Regeena Jenkins Mountains / Left to right: Charlotte Hill, Cielle Charron, Danielle Fleishman, Seth Gale
Fossils / Left to right: Jesse Weeg, Alex DeSpain, Dan Lesage
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