Will Bryant YG11
- Current Location: Portland, OR
Will Bryant is a graphic designer and a studio artist. With his piles of work, he aims to break down barriers between the two seemingly disparate practices—without taking himself too seriously. The work is often about language, form, commerce, the senses, and nonsenses. This includes and is not limited to 90s basketball, pop culture, art history, and self-deprecation. His work can be experienced in various forms such as drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and happenings. Whatever form it takes, his work remains light-hearted and full of personality. In addition, he teaches in the graphic design department at Portland State University and frequently schedules cookie meetings. He is most know for surfing the internet, crackin’ smiles, and holding hands with his wife in public.
Project 1 of 3
New York Sunshine
Apparel line (select pieces '12 & '13) for New York based surf/lifestyle brand, New York Sunshine. I have contributed branding elements, patterns, seasonal graphics, and other promotional material for this small company that just opened up a brick and mortar in South Hampton.
Art Direction: John Margaritis
Project 2 of 3
Here Come the Warm Jets
MFA group exhibition curated by Janine Jablonksi at UpFor Contemporary Art in Portland, OR. In addition to exhibiting three photographs, I worked with Jeanine to create the visual identity for the exhibition. Work titles pictured left to right: Bubble Butt, 2013, archival inkjet print, 30 x 20 inches, Editions 1 of 2, AP II. Mom's Spaghetti (YTMND), 2013, archival inkjet print, 30 x 20 inches, Editions 1 of 2, AP II. H•A•M, 2013, archival inkjet print, 30 x 20 inches, Editions 1 of 2, AP II.
Project 3 of 3
New York Times Magazine
New York Times Magazine - Education Issue, 2011. The brief for this cover featured grade school drawings that kids often *doodle on their notebooks and textbooks. Originally I was brought on to contribute a drawn book cover for a photo still life, but the concept was too complicated and was abandoned for this more graphic approach. *I hate that word (right) GOOD Magazine - Neighborhood Issue Collaborative cover photo-illustration created with Public School. GOOD Magazine teamed up with Society 6 to find four different creatives to produce four covers for The Neighborhoods Issue. Public School was responsible for one of these covers, each representing our various regions of the country.
Art Direction: Drea Zlanabitnig Design Director: Arem Duplessis Education Issue Sticker: Dan Cassaro