• Meissenburg Designs
    Meissenburg Designs
    VINTAGE DECOR SIGNS

    We created these illustrations to be printed on wooden signs and sold as home decor.

    Illustrator: Joel Anderson

  • Mère Bulles
    Mère Bulles
    POSTER ILLUSTRATION

    This art was rendered by Aaron Johnson who, as an art student, spent time studying his favorite poster artist Alphonse Mucha. It was a dream project to be able to create an original illustrated poster using the same Art Nouveau approach. The resulting design is so authentic-looking that people incorrectly assume the poster is adapted from an actual Mucha design. (See the full design in our Poster section!)

    Illustrator: Aaron Johnson
  • Music City Pizza
    Music City Pizza
    RESTAURANT BRANDING ART

    We created a series of different urban-looking music-related illustrations for use in menus, murals, and other branding and promotion for Music City Pizza.

    Illustrator/Designer: Ligia Teodosiu
  • Music City Pizza
    Music City Pizza
    RESTAURANT BRANDING ART

    This batch of art was part of our early exploration in the brend development process. It was very colorful—too colorful for selling food! So eventually, the Music City Pizza color palette was simplified to be just black and gold.

    Illustrator/Designer: Aaron Johnson
  • Music City Pizza
    Music City Pizza
    RESTAURANT BRANDING ART

    Once we settled on 2 colors for the Music City Pizza braning art, we created a set of grungy, energetic art panels that would become the menu (which was housed in a custom-printed double disc LP record!)

    Illustrator/Designer: Edward Patton
  • Music City Pizza
    Music City Pizza
    RESTAURANT BRANDING ART

    This art was used for the back side of the menu which was in the form of a custom-printed double disc LP record.

    Illustrator/Designer: Edward Patton
  • Pressers
    Pressers
    PLAYING CARDS

    We created these illustrations for Ellusionist Playing Card Company. The trick was to create a series of characters that all fit within the 60s era Madison Avenue look, but each had a unique personality. The client added their own colors and textures to the final design but here's our original illustrations.

    Illustrator: Aaron Johnson
  • Nashville Scene
    Nashville Scene
    MAGAZINE COVER & INTERIOR ART

    The Nashville Scene is a weekly publication that locals look to for news and reviews. Every year, readers vote to nominate their favorite local businesses, arts, and entertainment venues. And each year, the Best Of Nashville issue is by far the most widely read. They were looking for a classic Art Deco vibe, so they hired us to create the cover and interior illustrations.

    Illustrators: Aaron Johnson &
    Joel Anderson

  • Nashville Scene
    Nashville Scene
    MAGAZINE COVER & INTERIOR ART

    The magazine editors wanted an epic, World’s Fair flavor to the Art Deco illustrations. So we used dramatic lighting and decorative borders & backgrounds to achieve this effect.

    Illustrators: Aaron Johnson &
    Joel Anderson

  • Nashville Scene
    Nashville Scene
    MAGAZINE INTERIOR ILLUSTRATION

    The publication was divided into various sections. Our job was to create divider pages that would add color and separation throughout the magazine. Here are some samples of the full-page interior illustrations we created for the divider pages...

    Illustrators: Aaron Johnson &
    Joel Anderson
  • Nashville Scene
    Nashville Scene
    MAGAZINE INTERIOR ILLUSTRATION

    It was challenging to take the Deco look and make it work for all the categories. For a section on kid’s stuff, we rendered a vintage robot in bright colors.

    Illustrators: Aaron Johnson &
    Joel Anderson

  • Nashville Scene
    Nashville Scene
    MAGAZINE INTERIOR ILLUSTRATION

    At first, our color palette was true to the Art Deco era—more sophisticated, understated and muted. But the magazine editors thought the colors might not jump off of the news stand enough, so we jacked up the saturation and the overall color palette to make the illustrations more attention-getting.

    Illustrators: Aaron Johnson &
    Joel Anderson

  • Fat Bottom Brewing
    Fat Bottom Brewing
    Product Branding

    This new beer brewing company based in Nashville, TN needed a brand image as round and full as the beer they make. So we created  vintage-looking illustrations featuring brew babes inspired by classic WWII air plane nose art.

    Illustrator: Ligia Teodosiu
    & Joel Anderson

  • Fat Bottom Brewing
    Fat Bottom Brewing
    Product Branding

    The Fat Bottom Girls love vintage cars, trucks and motorbikes as much as we do!

    Illustrator: Ligia Teodosiu
    & Joel Anderson

  • Fat Bottom Brewing
    Fat Bottom Brewing
    Product Branding

    Bertha wanted the delivery truck to be blue. What Bertha wants, Bertha gets.

    Illustrator: Ligia Teodosiu
    & Joel Anderson

  • Lane Motor Museum
    Lane Motor Museum
     This modern take on classic Monaco racing posters was made to show off the vintage style of Lane  Motor Museums iconic European cars. Taking cues from the deco style of the time period and incorporating autobody parts into the design we feel we made something that's both eye-catching and a fast read.

    Illustrator: Aaron Johnson
  • Venture Publishing / Become Magazine
    Venture Publishing / Become Magazine
    POETRY IN MOTION

    Photo Illustrator/Designer:
    Edward Patton

  • Venture Publishing / Become Magazine
    Venture Publishing / Become Magazine
    WHY I CHOSE LONESTAR

    Photo Illustrator/Designer:
    Edward Patton

  • Venture Publishing / Become Magazine
    Venture Publishing / Become Magazine
    ON THE MEND

    Photo Illustrator/Designer:
    Edward Patton

  • Venture Publishing / Become Magazine
    Venture Publishing / Become Magazine
    SAY IT RIGHT

    Photo Illustrator/Designer:
    Edward Patton

  • Coastal California
    Coastal California
    This was an illustration created for Orange Coast magazine. It ran on the cover and inside the publication in an article about touring the West Coast on highway 101.

    Illustrator: Andy Gregg
  • Personal Work
    Personal Work
    Talking Tree Series
    “Burning Bush” and “She Tree”
    5" x 7" Scratchboard

    Joel started experimenting with drawing trees, giving them personalities, human-like gestures, with the ability to communicate on an emotional level. Here are a couple of the early illustrations in the series which has grown to feature more than 12 works.

    Illustrator: Joel Anderson
  • Personal Work
    Personal Work
    Talking Tree Series
    “Wind Blown”
    8" x 10" Scratchboard

    Scratch board demands decisiveness. There is no erasing or undoing a mistake. Each tiny scratch on the delicate black surface reveals white, creating stark contrasts and bold positive and negative shapes. Note the details in the enlargement.

    Illustrator: Joel Anderson
  • Personal Work
    Personal Work
    Talking Tree Series
    “Tree of Love” and “Crow’s Perch”
    5" x 7" Scratchboard

    Each tree evolves almost organically from the roots up. The finished art will sort of go where it wants to—one scratch at a time. The roots become a trunk, the trunk become branches, and the branches become twigs, guided by the artist’s hand.

    Illustrator: Joel Anderson
  • Personal Work
    Personal Work
    “Grown Together” 12" x 24"
    Acrylic on Masonite

    When he is not creating art for clients, Joel Anderson experiments with various painting and drawing techniques just for fun. He created this painting for his wife to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary.
  • Personal Work
    Personal Work
    “Ice Cream Kid” 18" x 24"
    Pastel Chalk

    This is an old piece created over 20 years ago by Joel Anderson. The colors are a bit dated, but the loose and fanciful technique is still relevant.
  • Hog Heaven
    Hog Heaven
    BBQ FIGHT CLUB POSTER ART

    We created these illustrations to be used on BBQ sauce bottles and 18"x24" promotional posters.

    Illustrator: Andy Gregg



  • Vanderbilt Peabody College
    Vanderbilt Peabody College
    IDEAS IN ACTION MAGAZINE

    We rendered this digital spot illustration for an article about about slicing up school budgets and solving problems with our educational system.

    Illustrator: Edward Patton

  • Vanderbilt Peabody College
    Vanderbilt Peabody College
    IDEAS IN ACTION MAGAZINE

    We created this spot illustration for an article about how depression and turmoil at home affects students’ performance in school.

    Illustrator: Edward Patton

  • Vanderbilt Peabody College
    Vanderbilt Peabody College
    IDEAS IN ACTION MAGAZINE

    Illustrator: Edward Patton
  • Vanderbilt Peabody College
    Vanderbilt Peabody College
    IDEAS IN ACTION MAGAZINE COVER ILLUSTRATIONS

    Illustrators: Ligia Teodosiu & Amy Olert Hardy

  • Vanderbilt Peabody College
    Vanderbilt Peabody College
    IDEAS IN ACTION MAGAZINE

    Illustrator: Ligia Teodosiu
  • Poster Art
    Poster Art
    These two designs look like classic airbrush renderings, but they were both done using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

    One has an Art Deco feel, and the other has a 1960s modern vibe.

    Illustrator: Andy Gregg
  • Ellis Kaiser
    Ellis Kaiser
    ILLUSTRATIONS FOR JARRARD PHILLIPS CATE & HANCOCK

    Illustrators: Joel Anderson, Ligia Teodosiu & Vanessa Baker
  • Music City Pin Up Girl
    Music City Pin Up Girl
    COLLECTIBLE GIFTS & POSTERS

    We rendered this poster art illustration for a nostalgic line of Music City prints and gifts.

    Illustrator: Joel Anderson

  • Vanderbilt Medicine
    Vanderbilt Medicine
    VANDERBILT MEDICINE MAGAZINE

    Illustrator: Andy Gregg

  • Dollar General
    Dollar General
    LARGE PAINTINGS ON CANVAS

    Dollar General colects art for their corporate building. They called us to commission a series of 4 large paintings on canvas to install in the lobby of their corporate headquarters. The art was scanned and used in marketing materials promoting a public stock offering.

    Illustrator: Joel Anderson

  • Dollar General
    Dollar General
    CONTINUED...

    To add textural interest, these acrylic paintings were layered with a mosaic collage of cut paper. Each piece is 6 feet tall.

    Illustrator: Joel Anderson