Archive for August 8, 2009

I wanted to give a shout out to Franky of Franky Bananas. I had the honor of talking with the owner about what he did to get started and the thought process behind the designs…Its funny what belief can do for a person if the really desire to make things happen is what I took form the conversation…He’s a cool dude and another interesting thing is the product comes in a box….I wish I had pic…but anywho…here is a blurb from them and some pics…

“FRANKY BANANAS” is a counterculture brand based out of Orange County, California. Nicely tucked away in between Los Angeles and San Diego in the Southern California area.
We design tees, sweatshirts, hoodies, hats, and bags.
Our designs are heavily influenced by various sub/cultures from graffiti ,skate, music, movies and other forms of daily living. Built by the experiences of a group of individuals, with different backgrounds and upbringing, they have managed to put together a brand that is dedicated to bringing appealing yet raw, distinctive art form in their designs.
“FRANKY BANANAS” highly appealing far from commercial!!!!!

Mentor and repeat client Chappale Burton wrote this great book Choose Happiness and had me design the cover. Don’t really have much to say besides it was the easiest project I have done and it was fun doing it… not like the others aren’t…I sure you can understand that some projects are more fun than others…IM JUST SAYIN SON…

Choose Happiness Book cover

Choose Happiness Book cover

Patrick McCullogh is a great personal friend of mine that runs a printing business called Overnight Press and has done a lot of environmental efforts in the community…great guy…

So he reached out and wanted me to do a basic landing page design…and I came up with this…

On this one, this was redesign and update of the old homepage design. The owner didn’t really know what he wanted or how to sell the services through the landing page design. So, I came up with this…

***DISCLAIMER: Jussray.com is not responsible for the business practices of any business or service that the named organization claims to provide.

VIPOPTIONS web design

VIPOPTIONS web design

Repeat client really challenged me on this one…I actually wrote…

“you guys got me good this time….”

“ok…so i kinda went there on this version….I was thinking most professional women are into escada, prada and other high end line like its something to aspire to like sex in the city sort of deal…anywho…my fave is little_pink_bookv2b.jpg…let me know what you think….”

“I got your changes…I will be working on them tonight….don’t forget…I am not a girl also…lol”

It was a interesting process and really digging into it to produce a good piece was challenging…I was thinking through out the process the cover will be on amazon.com and in bookstore shelves…I ran it by some female friends and they liked it…what you guys think…your comments…

Check Out Their Site…

Pink Book Cover Design

Pink Book Cover Design

I saw the color combo somewhere and just thought I would attempt to lay it down in digital….by no mean am I a graff artist and wont claim it…I respect them and the art…it like people buying turntables and claiming to be djs…not me…

Another graff piece I did in Corel Painter

Another graff piece I did in Corel Painter

This random abstract I did in corel painter…just experimenting and getting familiar with the tools and such…It saves a lot of money on art supplies, but you don’t get the same feels as being in it and actually breathing on the surface (maybe the computer or tablet???)…that’s digital for ya….comment please…

Abstract piece in Corel Paint

Abstract piece in Corel Paint

Here is another graff piece in my blackbook I am experimenting with…let me know what you think…

Jussray Graff

Jussray Graff

Wow…I didn’t know I had this in me…Interior is insane…

Jussray digital painting

Jussray digital painting