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Wu-Tang Clan Russ Bus Logo

Famous European military story C

Description:

Fun parody tribute to the Wu-Tang Clan rappers in a shoot-out. The design was for apparel and a vehicle wrap for the russefeiring tradition.  If you haven’t heard of it, basically russefeiring involves an entire class of Norwegian students renting a bus (a Russebuss), painting every inch of it with really cool street art, and then partying in it night and day for an entire month during graduation.  The different classes wear their designs ever where they go as they clash with rival classes.  I’ve done a bunch of these now, and really enjoy it.

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Psychedelic Space Alien

Psychedelic imagery of a gray sp

Client:

Personal

Description:

Psychedelic imagery of a gray space alien meditating amongst spaceships, planets, stars and galaxies.

This artwork is available for licensing:

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Psychedelic Tiki Creature

An evil magical tiki mask surrou

Client:

Personal

Description:

An evil magical tiki mask surrounded by psychedelic imagery and visions of faraway places and things.

This artwork is available for licensing:

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Psychedelic Meditating God

Psychedelic and trippy colorful

Client:

Personal

Description:

Psychedelic and trippy colorful image of a blue-skinned many armed god meditating and transcending the realm. He achieves nirvana even as he floats alone on an island of land.

This artwork is available for licensing:

Made Men Super Mario Parody

Client:

Personal

Description:

Parody of famous Nintendo characters as gangsters.

This artwork is available for licensing:

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Grim Reaper with Hourglass

The legendary grim reaper with b

Personal

Description:

The legendary grim reaper with billowing dark hooded cloak complete with his scythe and hourglass surrounded by flaming skulls and candles.

This artwork is available for licensing:

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Flintstones Parody

Parody illustration of the crew

Client:

Personal

Description:

Parody illustration of the crew from classic TV cartoon The Flintstones crammed into Fred’s iconic foot-powered vehicle.

This artwork is available for licensing:

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Metal Skin Firefighter

A metal skinned firefighter with

Client:

Personal

Description:

A metal skinned firefighter with a fire axe coming out of a metal logo. Banner can be customized!

This artwork is available for licensing:

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Philadelphia Flyers Mascot Design

Philadelphia Flyers Mascot Design

Client:
Philadelphia Flyers

Description:
The Philadelphia Flyers, the NHL hockey team, hired me to design the costume for their new mascot, completely from scratch.
I began the project by sketching over 20 different possible mascots, including, bats, bulls, groundhogs, dragons, tough guys, yetis, and even a flying squirrel.

Once the client saw the sketches, they picked a big dumpy monster I had drawn as the starting point. After several iterations, including different wing styles and facial expressions, we landed on their new mascot, which I had nicknamed “Benny.” Once the sketch stage was complete, I drew the monster in a turn-around to help the costume designers get an idea of how the mascot looked in three dimensions. This will easily be one of the most memorable projects of my whole career, and it’s an honor to be part of the team’s rich history permanently.

Client Testimonial:
Thank you again for all your great work throughout the project! Appreciate the quality work, quick turnarounds and accommodating the many changes we sent your way.
Ben DiCandilo
Philadelphia Flyers, Marketing Manager

Character design sketches of the

© Brian Allen 2016

Character design sketches of the

© Brian Allen 2016

Character design sketches of the

© Brian Allen 2016

The full story behind the creation of Gritty:

Interview by Mark Brickey on the popular art and design podcast, Adventures in Design


 

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Press:

-Scott Detrow of NPR Politics

-NY Times

 

I Learned to Love Gritty the Terrifying Mascot and So Can You

-USA Today

 

Flyers Introduce New Orange, Fuzzy Mascot Gritty, Relish Reaction

-ESPN

 

Gritty, the Flyers’ new mascot, is up to all sorts of shenanigans on his 1st night out

-NBC Sports

 

Meet Gritty: The Flyers’ New Team Mascot

-6ABC News

 

LOOK: New Flyers mascot Gritty dances with Jimmy Fallon, gets punched by Ricky Gervais

-CBS Sports

 

Philadelphia Flyers’ new mascot, ‘Gritty,’ sparks backlash, calls for euthanization

-Fox News

 

Gritty, Stuff Of Nightmares, Has Been Officially Welcomed To Philadelphia

-NPR

 

Gritty: why the Philadelphia Flyers’ new acid trip of a mascot must be stopped

-The Guardian

 

‘Gritty’, the internet’s most beloved mascot, explained

-SB Nation

 

TRUE GRITTY, OR HOW A MYSTIFYING NEW NHL MASCOT WON THE INTERNET

-AdAge

 

Are You In or Out on “Gritty,” the Philadelphia Flyers’ New Googly-Eyed Mascot?

-The Ringer

 

 

 

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EMS Star of Life with Snake

Classic EMS star of life logo wi

Client:

Personal

Description:

Classic EMS star of life logo with a snake intertwined around it, perfect for the paramedic or emergency medical personnel in your life.

This artwork is available for licensing:

Psychedelic new age illustration

Psychedelic New Age Tree of Life Illustration

Psychedelic new age illustration

Client:

Waz Shop

Description:

Psychedelic Tapestry and t-shirt design I created for Waz Shop to be sold at music festivals of a massive tree formed from the bodies of elephants, chimpanzees, whales, turtles, and other animals.

I tried to use muted earth-tone colors for this design to give it a more natural Look.

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Eagle with US Flag and Wings Spread

A bald eagle is covered in the A

Client:

Personal

Description:

A bald eagle is covered in the American USA flag and holds a banner that says “Liberty or Death” in true patriotic spirit.

This artwork is available for licensing:

Viking warrior clutching a sword

Viking Warrior Wrestling Singlet Apparel Design

Viking warrior clutching a sword

Client:

Titan Fitness

Description:

Wrestling singlet I illustrated of a warrior viking clutching a sword and shield in front of a raging ocean.

The design was set up for full color direct-to-garment printing, and designed to cover the entire garment with sweet, sweet viking detail.

Two heroic police officers stand

Police Force Tribute T-Shirt Design

 

Two heroic police officers stand

Client:

Traxier Printing

Description:

I created this t-shirt design in conjunction with Traxler Tees to commemorate a tragic police shooting in Westerville where two police officers lost their lives in the line of duty.

Traxler hired me to create a design that illustrated police officers in general as bold and proud, which they later sold to raise significant charitable donations to support the department and their families.

Client Testimonial:

Im *** crying man. 

This is amazing. 

-Zachary Traxler

Owner, Traxler Printing

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Demon Face with Fire Skulls

The dark demonic face of a demon

Client:

Personal

Description:

The dark demonic face of a demon monster and his many eyes and horns in front of flaming skulls and a burning city.

This artwork is available for licensing:

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World War Z Zombie Soldiers Logo Design

Two zombie soldiers face off on

Client:

Tim Bauer

Description:

Zombie soldiers facing off in this logo design I did for a major paintball tournament in Europe.

I love working on logos like this that are created primarily for the web and full-color printing, because I can just go nuts with shading and colors.

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Cyborg Zombie

A cyborg robot zombie head with

Client:

Personal

Description:

A cyborg robot zombie head with red laser eyes flies through the air in this frisbee design.

This artwork is available for licensing:

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The Jokers Voodoo Album Cover Design

An evil witchdoctor holding vood

Client:

The Jokers

Description:

Album cover illustration I created for the UK-based rock band The Jokers for their newest album “Voodoo,” illustrating an evil witchdoctor holding voodoo doll likenesses of each member of the band.

Always enjoy working with these guys – they don’t take themselves too seriously, and it’s exactly the kind of music I grew up with. It’s often very tricky to get so much of the scene into such a tiny space, but I’m happy with the composition we came up with. I love the crow chewing up the Union Jack.

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Marijuana Skull with Mushrooms

Trippy, psychedelic illustration

Client:

Personal

Description:

Trippy, psychedelic illustration of a green natural skull with mushrooms and pot plants coming out of it.

This artwork is available for licensing:

Dark heavy metal t-shirt design

Heavy Metal Skulls with Guitar T-Shirt Design

Dark heavy metal t-shirt design

Client:

Spiral Direct

Description:

Apparel design I illustrated for the Gothic apparel brand Spiral Direct with plenty of skulls, roses, and a sweet heavy metal axe guitar.

The design was set up for full-color printing, front and back, and will be available in their catalogs soon.

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Skull Pot Leaf Illustration

A marijuana pot leaf, but each b

Client:

Personal

Description:

A marijuana pot leaf, but each branch of the leaf is made up of a different entity, such as a skull, tentacles and wings.

This artwork is available for licensing:

Giant purple skull with pot leaf

Purple Cannabis Skull with Mushrooms

Giant purple skull with pot leaf

Client:

Personal

Description:

Trippy, psychedelic illustration of a purple natural skull with mushrooms.

This artwork is available for licensing:

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Elementary School Polar Bear Mascot Logo Design

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Client:

Nome Elementary School

Description:

Elementary school mascot redesign I was commissioned to create of a polar bear for this school in Alaska.

We produced a series of sketches in different styles and positions, and then had the students of the school vote and pick the best direction. Really fun group to work with, and they were thrilled with the result. The graphic was set up as a vector to be easily printable in all sorts of situations.

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Cannabis Skull Illustration

A marijuana pot leaf with each l

Client:

Personal

Description:

A psychedelic marijuana pot leaf with each leaf a different entity, the main ones being a mischievous skull, flames, and bones.

This artwork is available for licensing:

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Vaping Company Bird T-shirt Design

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Client:

Kris Roestenburg

Description:

My Australian friends at Vape Nation hired me to illustrate this t-shirt design with the Kiwi bird mascot we created for their logo previously.

It’s pretty challenging making a Kiwi bird look tough, but I tried my best. This t-shirt design was set up for limited color silk-screen.

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American Eagle Sky

An eagle with spread wings holdi

Client:

Personal

Description:

Large patriotic bald eagle with outspread wings holding banner that says “Liberty or Death”. A pristine blue sky with white clouds make up the background.

This artwork is available for licensing:

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Panama City Beach T-Shirt Illustration

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Client:

Panama City

Description:

T-Shirt illustration I created for a Panama City touring company of a happy beach-going parrot pointing at a crossroads sign with different beaches.

I’m really enjoying improving this beach-centric colorful cartoon style. It’s always a fun and relaxing thing to work on when I need a break from the dark details of some of my other work.

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Angry Mahi-Mahi Fish T-Shirt Design

Fun illustrations of a mean gree

Client:

Great Lakes

Description:

Stylized angry mutant Mahi-Mahi fish I created for an apparel graphics company leaping from the water.

This was the first time I explored drawing fish in a more crazy creepy style, rather than realistic, and I love it.

This artwork is available for licensing:

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Robot Zombie Disc Golf Design

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Client:

Discraft

Description:

Another fun design I created for the leaders of disc golf equipment, Discraft, of a crazed zombie cyborg, because cyborg’s are zombies, too!

We designed a full-color version, as well as a single color foil option. The discs have become collectors editions, and I’m always thrilled when Discraft sends me a box of the discs with my artwork on them. Really cool to see the art come to life!

 

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Crimshaw Metal Band Monsters Album Cover

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Client:

Crimshaw Band

Description:

The heavy metal band Crimshaw commissioned me to illustrate each member of the band as classic movie monsters based on their personalities for their new album.

It’s always such a fun challenge to draw the likenesses of people I’ve never met, just based on a few photographs. Luckily, turning them into savage creatures masks any errors.

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Pandora’s Box Logo Design

Fantastical illustration of a be

Client:

Pandora’s Unboxing

Description:

I created this custom YouTube banner of the mythical Pandora’s box for a political channel out of the UK, discussing potential economic and political disasters (fun!).

The client wanted something really dark and mysterious, and hand-illustrated, to differentiate himself from similar channels.

Magical Fantasy Imaginative Children’s Book Illustrations

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Client:

Darius Walker

Description:

Fantasy children’s book I illustrated for author Darius Walker about a family that rides a magical pirate ship bed into a strange world.

This was probably my favorite children’s book to date, because it’s strange and surreal tone really lended itself perfectly to my quirky illustration style. It’s not often that I can illustrate monsters, robots, and pirates in the same book!

Two muscular wrestlers battling

Team Spirit Wrestling Singlet Apparel Design

Two muscular wrestlers battling

Client:

Blue Chip Athletics

Description:

Blue Chip Athletics hired me to create this customize-able wrestling singlet apparel template they could offer to their different teams. I set up the design so that the team colors were easily modifiable and could be printed in limited color silk-screen to save cost. They were really thrilled with the result.

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Tiki Totem Skateboard Design

Client:

Personal

Description:

A trio of tiki faces ready and willing to grace the underside of a skateboard.

This artwork is available for licensing:

Chick-Fil-A Rival Restaurant Graphic Wrap

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Detailed illustration of the Aub



Client: Chick-Fil-A
Description:
The Award-Winning marketing agency McCann of New York hired me to reinterpret the iconic Auburn and Georgia mascots in my own style for graphics that wrapped a massive Chick-fil-A pop-up restaurant on the Georgia/Alabama state line.

My artwork was featured in a nationally televised television commercial created by Chick-fil-A to showcase the #RivalRestaurant marketing event. Chic-fil-A was so happy with the artwork I created, they printed the artwork on signage, apparel, and giant wooden cut-outs at the event

Check out the Nationally Televised commercial here featuring the artwork:

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Captain Parrot and Tikis Paradise T-Shirt Template

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© Brian Allen 2017

T-Shirt template illustration I created of a parrot surrounded by tikis standing on a beach.

You can license the artwork here:

 

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Zombie Eyes and Teeth Pattern

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Repeatable blue pattern of detai

A fantastically gross repeating pattern featuring eyes and teeth. It was difficult to work out a design that would repeat seamlessly, but I’m happy with how it turned out!

This pre-existing artwork is available for licensing, for most uses.

All of the images are high-resolution, at least 14 inches tall/wide, and are separated from their backgrounds.

Once you purchase a license to an image, I will send you a layered Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator file (depending on the type of artwork), along with a licensing agreement.

I can also modify the images (ie. place them on templates, add your logo, change colors) for an additional fee.

All text can be modified!

Available for licensing here: https://www.flylanddesigns.com/licensing/

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Here is the Inking of my Nightmare on Chicago Street 2017 gig poster. It was fun to go to this outdoor concert, The streets were turned into something that you would see on the Walking Dead.

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