Thursday, April 3

Converse Ad

This is a concept ad for the Converse shoe company. They make the infamous Chuck Taylors. This is sort of my version of these ads. Because I thought these ads were a little too vague and overtly masculine, while I thought there was room for a little more class in their image. So I'm attempting to appeal not only to the cool kids crowd, but also those who view the Chuck Taylors brand as being somewhat nostalgic. The photo was edited together via Photoshop Cs3 (natch) and then everything was compiled in InDesign CS3. I also borrowed some texture from a ratty old folder I have on my desk for the background, though I did alter it heavily.


I did this for Gary Nowak (obviously) who is running for State Representative in Illinois. I have some friends working on his campaign, and they requested my services, which I gladly provided, pro bono of course. This is going to appear on t-shirts and stickers and maybe some other stuff as well. This was all done in Illustrator CS3, using a slightly skewed version of Futura.