Just a stone’s throw south of NASA, you’ll find yourself driving over a busy bridge and looking down upon the festive boardwalk of Kemah. This little corner of the bay is a weekend warrior’s play land for seafood, boating, roller coasters, carousel rides, shooting things for fluffy stuffed animals and the hot commodity of parking […]Read more "Vintage City Poster – Kemah, Texas"
The top of this poster reads “Just West of Dallas, Just East of Fort Worth, and Just North of Your Tax Bracket.” For those of you familiar with Colleyville, you know how well this fits for this wealthy suburb of Fort Worth. **Scroll below for more commentary on this poster and view the image larger. […]Read more "Vintage City Poster – Dog-Gone Colleyville"
Waxahachie is a quaint, quiet, cotton kind-of-country town south of Dallas near Midlothian. It has beautiful landmarks, a history of Texas grit and charm, but above all – I just love the name. **Scroll below for more commentary and to zoom in on the image of the poster. The town is believed to be home […]Read more "Vintage City Poster – Waxahachie"
“You WOOD if You Could, but You Can’t Afford It” – This is the tagline of the hot little city north of Houston. This city is full of business and growth and it’s hard to believe that a mere 25 years ago or so, it was just a tiny north Houston suburb that had “potential.” […]Read more "Vintage City Poster – The Woodlands"
Nederland is a force. You can feel it from Spurlock Road to the “nice side” of 365. The spirit, the brotherhood, and the love for the Nederland Bulldogs are nothing to take lightly. *Scroll below for more commentary & thumbnails. Click to see close ups of the poster. You can smell it, taste it, feel it… It’s […]Read more "Nederland Bulldog: Black + Gold"
Driving past NASA and towards Galveston, you’ll run into a few tiny towns that make the Bay rich. There’s one town that’s 20,000 leagues above the rest. A town with real team players. A town that’s in a league of its own… League City, Texas. *See below for more commentary and click the image to […]Read more "Vintage City Poster – League, City TX"
The Ring-a-Ding-Ding of the South! Bellville sits on a big patch of pleasant land south of Brenham and north of Sealy. Travelling from Houston to Austin, you may go off track a bit to catch a glimpse of how beautiful it can be out in the “middle of nowhere.” *See below for more commentary and […]Read more "Vintage City Poster – Bellville, Tx"
SMITHVILLE, Texas. Outside of Austin, you’ll find this pleasant little piece of Texas. *See below for more commentary and click the image thumbnails & closeups to view larger. The town is anything but hustling and bustling, but it’s captivating nevertheless. Smithville has been attracting the shutterbugs, photogs, and film crews for years. So much […]Read more "Vintage City Poster – Smithville, Texas"
Texas is a big state full of small towns. Those small towns have high schools with football teams, and it’s no secret that things can get pretty darn serious. Food, shelter, freedom and football are all they need to get by, and it’s as simple as that, really…until you step into a Southeast Texas stadium […]Read more "Indian Spirit: PNG Poster"
KINGWOOD, Texas. The city of kings. The royal route north of Houston. A prince of a town. Castle City just north of Clutch City. These are all the failed taglines that didn’t make the cut for the city in northeast Houston, Kingwood. *See below for more commentary and click the image thumbnails & closeups to view […]Read more "Vintage City Poster – Kingwood, Texas"
North of Houston, there lies a popular suburb that is often confused for Houston proper. It’s full of wealth, windy roads, endless traffic, increasing crime, and a breeding ground for famous folks. What’s not to love? *Scroll below to view the images and click to view larger. See below for more commentary. Spring, Texas is […]Read more "Vintage City Poster – Spring, Texas"
Prepare yourself for a huge bargain…my golf clubs are for sale. For Free. How’s that for a classified ad? After an exhaustive garage-cleaning recently, my wife put this $0 price tag on my left-hand Tommy Armour 845s – a set of irons. She wanted to simply get rid of “the shiny things that I don’t […]Read more "For Sale: Used, Left-Handed Self-Esteem (aka Golf Clubs)"
Vacation destinations can be deceiving. The bright lights and cool, splashing water of New Braunfels may get the attention of family fun-seekers for the bulk of the day, but when the sun sets, the party moves “further on up the road” to GRUENE. (*See below for more commentary and click the images to view larger) […]Read more "Vintage City Poster – It’s Easy Being Gruene"
Old Baldy. The Blue Hole. Purgatory…….These words don’t exactly make their way to the front cover of a tourism brochure, but when you find out they’re part of the glorious Hill Country of Texas, they suddenly sound romantic and adventurous. And that’s exactly what you’ll find when you Whisk Away on a Whim in Whistling, […]Read more "Vintage City Poster – Whistling, Wistful, Wonderous Wimberly, Texas"
When you think of Greek mythology or the birth of the original hamburger, you don’t really think of East Texas. Throw in a major fiddle festival and a best-of-class freshwater fisheries center, and you might not be quite as surprised. These things and more are found in the city of Athens, Texas. (*See below for […]Read more "Vintage City Poster – Athens, Texas. Fit for the Gods"
Beer and wine labels, logos, seals and packaging have always intrigued me. There’s a story, a scene, a flavor and an audience in all of it to capture with shape, line and color. This year I’ve been fortunate to design two items on my bucket list – first, a film festival poster (Boomtown) and now a […]Read more "Logo Design of Neches Brewing Company"
Have you ever fed a deer? From your front lawn? While neighbors drove up and down the street? You can do that in Canyon Lake, Texas. Have you ever hopped on a water ski wearing cowboy boots, OP shorts and a smile? You can do that in Canyon Lake, Texas. How about fish, dive, swim, […]Read more "Vintage Texas City Posters – Canyon Lake"
Texas City gets the shaft. In my opinion, of course. It’s the hard working support town for Galveston and Houston. This town does the hard work, stores the tough stuff, and Galveston gets all the girls. Well, that’s what I tell myself. On the coast and in your hearts, see below for the image and […]Read more "LaRue Vintage Texas Poster – Galveston’s Brother: Texas City"
Schertz, Texas is a slice. A slice of heaven, of hill country, of German influence and smoked pork ribs, a slice of San Antonio, and a slice of about three or four other towns…? As more people want to live in San Antonio, more people want to come home to Schertz. (See below for more commentary […]Read more "Vintage Poster – 48: I’ll Be Schertz. You Be Skins!"
I’ve said it before that Robert Rauschenberg is my favorite artist. The collage style, pop art – meets – photography and mixed media, the bold colors, flawed edges with natural lines, and use of type really grabbed me early on and I couldn’t quite let go. Some of my favorite pieces of his are promotional […]Read more "Film Festival Poster Design Goes Boom"
A while back, I had the pleasure of working with a friend for some promotional posters for the Lamar University Writing Center. See below for more info and click the images to view larger… Lamar students can go to the Writing Center for support from peers & professionals for their assignments. Whether it’s a short-term […]Read more "Write Good. Or Gooder."
I was born in Port Arthur, Texas. And while it can never be compared to the likes of Houston, San Antonio, Dallas or Corpus, there was a period of time where it was sort of a bustling town with innovation and great influence. It still has a big impact today regarding refineries and so forth, […]Read more "Vintage Poster – 47: Fragrant & Melodic Port Arthur, Texas"