Update on the GLBT gay-la.

The GLBT gala was this weekend and our art was auctioned off in a silent auction. So we had to go to a judging cerimony in the morning where we were paraded in one by one and asked to talk about our work and answer questions that the panel had, all while being photographed for publicity. Then the gay-la/art auction started that night at 6. My painting ended up being sold to my friend Gabi, also know as Ella, for $20, which is pretty bad because people weren't bidding but good because I love ELLA and I know my painting has a good home! As the competition goes, we were all kinda mad because most of my friends and I didn't come in so well even though our pieces were, in our opinion, much better. We were disappointed.

But I still love my piece (see below), and I can see it any time I want since my friend bought it, YAY!!!



Hi Design People, I have a lot of catching up to do, tons of work to show.

Below is a design project I did back in college. We designed all the collateral associated with a movie. We started with the movie poster, then soundtrack, then collateral box and assorted pieces of collateral. The movie that I redesigned was the German movie, Good Bye, Lenin! Description below from

"East Germany, the year 1989: A young man protests against the regime. His mother watches the police arresting him and suffers a heart attack and falls into a coma. Some months later, the GDR does not exist anymore and the mother awakes. Since she has to avoid every excitement, the son tries to set up the GDR again for her in their flat. But the world has changed a lot... Written by Benjamin Stello"

Movie Poster:

The poster is completely sown, silkscreen, and written out by hand. I used the image of clothing to show how they covered up things, poorly sowing together lies to hide the truth from their mother.


I used the image of the one thing that they never could find to cover up the new democratic germany…Spreewald Pickles. I juxtaposed the Pickles with images from the movie, as well as tradtional communist imagery and pictures from the real DDR.

Collateral Kit:

Collateral Kit made from wood, textured and grafettied to look like a piece of the Berlin wall. Piece inside included soundtrack, Spreewald Pickles, a bottle of coke, and a t-shirt with patch sown on.