Thursday, December 11, 2008

Movie Poster

This is the movie poster i came up with for our poster assignment. I tried to give it a vague title and i based the look of the alien off of an old movie poster i had found.

One-Flag Design

This is my One-Flag design. Rather than come up with a flag that represented the people of the world coming together I came up with a flag for when robots take over the world. Its a possibility so with this flag I might get on their good side.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Chinese Takeout Box

Want to buy noodles from Bao-Bao. This is the box you get. :P

proposition 8

This image was created to accompany an editorial supporting gay marriage, focusing on the recent passing of Proposition 8 in California. The recent ballot measure outlawed previously legal same-sex marriages in the state.


This poster is for a French contemporary art fair held in Paris every year. The name comes from "Foire Internationale d'Art Contemporain" (fiac). I wanted to allude to Duchamp's urinal by using toilets as the background.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Modern Amusement AD

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

This image was inspired by the book, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. I wanted to capture the tragedgy of the American Indians and honor the victims of a culture that was lost to the greed and violence of my people.

From Wikipedia:
The Wounded Knee Massacre, previously known as The Battle at Wounded Knee Creek, was the last major armed conflict between the Oglala Lakota and the United States, subsequently described as a massacre by General Nelson A. Miles in a letter to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Snow Pea and the 7 Child Laborers

The second one of the Asian series.

Little Red Ninja Riding Hood

This is part of a series of illustration I'm working on, drawing western fairytales in Asian style.

Monday, December 1, 2008

This was my third investigation into illusion. Here I wanted to show the nature of the optical paradox. This was inspired by MC Escher, Shigeo Fukuda, Sandro del Prete, Jos De Mey, Rex Whistler, Octavio Ocampo, among many others from a book called "Master's of Deception."

This is my second study of art as an illusion. This work was inspired by artists such as Giuseppe Arcimboldo and Salvador Dali. I tried to merge animals and other objects into a human form. The person is underwater swimming. There are also many other 'things' happening in the drawing. Media used were colored pencil, india ink, and graphite.

This was my first investigation of art as an illusion. This piece is a progression series that tries to link two common ideas -- recycle for the good of the Earth/to save the Earth.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


A River. One is made with mixed media, tempera paint, markers, spray paint, and magazine clippings; the other is a representation of the image in Illustrator using words.

Trajan Pro

Poster for the font Trajan Pro, designed as movie poster since it is one of the most over used fonts for movie posters and logos.

Architecture Newspaper

Newspaper layout highlighting architecture. The contrast between the text and the images is meant to be representative of a building and the sky behind.

Greening the Miami Waterfront

This is a satire on Miami-Dade's concept of reinvigorating and greening the waterfront - a school-wide study that architecture students were working on Fall 2007.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

"Jail Break Skateboards"

Using the famous mario characters, I created a group sketch and turned them into two seperate skateboard design. The top one with color, and the bottom one using black and white.

"Freedom of Art"

This graffiti was inspired by the freedom posters at the Wolfsonian. I wanted to approach the concept with the negativity surrounding graffiti and try and break away from that mold with something vibrant.

"Street Warrior"

This is a graffiti I designed to use as a poster, street warrior concept directed around skateboarding.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Newspaper Layout

This layout was inspired by my trip to Chicago this past April, and last year in November. The article is about what an incredible place the city is, and how EVERYONE should visit. The pictures were shot with film, and show a side of Chicago that is not often seen.

"Do Cry O.S.M."

This is my take on the Bauhaus Square.
Mixing a bit of old saying with my sense of whit.
(The image is by Scott Peterson)
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typo project made of typo

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Patty-cake Illustration

Patty-cake is a classic English nursery rhyme that many have heard as a child. I illustrated this nursery rhyme as a page from Mother Goose. Since this nursery rhyme is usually accompanied by a clapping game, I wanted to convey this to children learning this rhyme for the first time. And since children are my target audience, I chose pastel colors as my palette.

"Ladybug Love"

“Ladybug Love” is a short four-panel sequence story for a children’s book. Before a child begins to learn how to read, he/she can comprehend stories within a picture. That is why this story has a comic-style layout that begins and ends on the same page. Since this is targeted for children, I chose pastel colors for the background and red as a vibrant element that will capture the child’s interest and attention.

"Catcher In The Rye" book cover by Zureyka.

This piece is a book cover that I designed for the classic novel The Catcher In The Rye. In this story, Holden Caulfield envisions himself standing on a cliff in a field of rye with children playing tag around him. And as these children stray to the edge, he would catch and save them from falling. However, due to his psychological instability, Holden is the one that needs rescuing. And his younger sister Phoebe is the one that tries to rescue him.
inforgraphic jam. you know you wanna hate

magazine layout

things i've learned in my life so far

the only constant is change

newspaper layout

people people people people, paper paper paper paper. put the people with the paper, then you stick them with the tape (the tape of love (the sticky stuff)).



We created words or letter forms with found materials outdoors. I picked the bench outside of the art building and utilized rocks that are adjacent to the porch to create the word "Eternal". The usage of rocks was meant to represent that the bench has been visited, although the people that were once there no longer remain. In a sense then, it is the bench that is eternal, and those that have visited are merely small fractions in time.

here's a drawing i did. it has nothing to do with my classes, but it is awesome anyway.

here is a book cover. it's pretty bad-ass

Purple Chic

El Mercurio Re-Intrepretation

By Fabian Alcantara
Art 591

El Mercurio is a conservative Chilean newspaper with editions in Valparaíso and Santiago. It was founded in 1827. It is one of the oldest circulated newspapers in the Spanish language, circulating about 1 million copies a week.

The web version of El Mercurio has 3 parts. The online version of the newspaper (, the digital version ( which provides news and other local advertisements, and a interactive version of the print newspaper.

The online version of El Mercurio needed some help. It lacked texture and feel of the print version. Specifically, it lacked a grid layout that is critical in newspaper design. In keeping its conservative appeal, a re-interpretation was made of the high circulated newspaper.

The goal of the re-interpretation is how to bring the look and feel of the print version to the web. In doing so, it will stir readers who love the print version to try and read the online version.

This re-interpretation was inspired by looking at other online newspaper sites such as The New York Times Online, The Guardian UK, and

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El Mercurio Re-Interpretation

Anime Chic