I receive some odd requests from friends sometimes, as the resident maker of weird things. Back in August, a couple of my friends were participating in Gishwhes 2016 and requested a famous photo recreated out of junk food. Of course, I was instantly on board. After all, I have made stranger things out of candy than a photo recreation!
I chose the iconic photo of Che Guevara simply because it is a very famous, striking, black and white photograph (not because I'm a Marxist. I assure you, I am not). I specifically wanted a black and white photo because I had an unopened pack of Oreos and decided to do the "junk food" challenge in the form of sand art, rather than using liquidy junk food as "paint". I twisted my oreos apart, using only the cleaner, cream filling free sides of the cookie to crush into a chunky oreo "sand". After drawing a quick outline of Che, I used white glue and a paint brush to fill in some of the image before pouring on my oreo crumbs. Using a clean brush, I moved the crumbs around to fill in the wispier parts of Che's mane. Ta-da! Oreo Che:
The same friends a few months later had a more professional need. My friend, Kim Griffin, is a DJ in Phoenix, AZ, and requested a new logo design. I've recently been learning Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, so it was a great opportunity to flex my design skills. Her requests were simple: big curly hair with notes coming out and headphones. She sent a few examples, and after a couple emails back and forth, I came up with this:
Hopefully this can be a start of new graphic design projects. I'm always up for new challenges regardless of what medium is requested!