These older updates have traveled from previous incarnations of my website.
Please forgive redundant, outdated, or incorrect information. I’m just a little sentimental.
I’ve recently started writing a column for Ten Paces & Draw, an awesome art, illustration, and inspiration hub. “Unsolicited Advice from Adam J. Kurtz” tackles art, design, and post-grad life for creative types, and questions are welcome!
This month I participated in the Pokemon Battle Royale show at Light Grey Art Gallery in Minneapolis, MN with 150+ other artists! I drew my childhood favorite, Dratini… with a twist. Check it out for yourself, but you’ve been warned, it’s pretty awful. Have also been keeping busy with prints and trinkets, including some new postcard prints and my SORRY I’M SUCH AN ASSHOLE Balloons, which have been blowing up! Is that joke obnoxious or what? I also recently sold out the edition of MIND-THOUGHTS: “Collected,” which will not be reprinted. Thanks to everyone who has purchased anything in the last few months, it’s been an extremely rewarding experience making and producing items on my own, and I’m really enjoying the process.
I also recently relocated to New York, which means there’s new work and collaboration to come… and maybe a new website? We’ll see what happens!
The POSTCARD OF THE MONTH CLUB has officially ended, with one or two complete sets available before they’re done for good. TALKING ABOUT FEELINGS has sold out, and I recently released a wonderful collaborative zine, MIND-THOUGHTS: “Collected,” with 20+ friends and favorites. Pre-sale has come and gone, but the rest of the edition’s copies will be available in the near future. Also have produced a 2012 weekly planner that has been moving FAST. See all this and more at my newly re-launched online store!
Oops, haven’t checked in for a bit here, but I’ve been keeping busy! I’ve got several new POSTCARD OF THE MONTH CLUB postcards (some of which are also now available in store at Trohv Baltimore), and a new personal zine called HOME-BREW for sale.
Also have done a few pieces including a poster for NYC musician LIGHTYEAR, a gig poster for Old Flame Records’ CMJ showcase, september event flyer for “Gravitron” (monthly dance party at The Barbary, Philadelpha), a special graphic for the music blog disco naïveté, and some other pieces, too.
In September, I was chosen from hundreds of applicants to fly to Portland and visit ad agency Wieden+Kennedy, and take part in the final round of interviews for their WK12 program. I didn’t make it to the final 12, but I benefitted from a weekend of inspiration, fun, creativity, and free beer.
Finally, I have embarked on a new project, Week In Scraps, that documents the bits and pieces accumulated throughout the week.
Been running a contest for POSTCARD OF THE MONTH CLUB via tumblr this month, looking forward to connecting with new people there, and giving away some prints! Also, the wonderful Have & Hold Design blog has written a nice piece on the project, which you can read here.
Lots of little updates! Two new additions to the POSTCARD OF THE MONTH CLUB, which is now available via this site itself, as well as my zine (copies of which are also available at Atomic Books in Baltimore, MD). I’ve added documentation of a website I completed for NY-based musician Rachel Brown, and have compiled 400+ images from my It’s Past My Bedtime project, which I spoke about as part of this year’s Transmodern Festival last month.
My new zine, TALKING ABOUT FEELINGS, is now for sale online via my new etsy store, as well as my POSTCARD OF THE MONTH CLUB and some other items. More to be added soon!
I recently completed some branding elements for NYC-based music blog Get Glucky, as well as pieces for Monday, Wednesday, Friday, a comedy web-series launched by some old friends from college who are now based in LA. I collaborated with one of my housemates on BESTEVERBECKYHUNTER.COM, which I am pleased to announce is my greatest work to date. I’ve also recently added several new items to my online store, check it out!
Added several new pieces to the site including new business cards and several “Bits & Pieces” items. Also launched a small online store for little things here and there. Visit it at adamjkurtz.bigcartel.com.
My Happy New Year 2011 postcard has been posted at Have and Hold Design and Design Crush. The postcard and other bits and pieces I’ve been creating in the last few months can be browsed over at my flickr.
Bit of shuffling going on in my personal life! I’m currently looking for full or part time design/marketing/creative work in the Baltimore area. If you are or represent someone looking to hire and think I may be a good fit, please don’t hesitate to contact me! email@example.com.
Some original illustration work can be found on LifeTuner, a new AARP initiative geared towards young people and their relationships with money.
I am participating in the launch of More Collective, a new project featuring Baltimore-based artists. My t-shirt design, “The Winner Harbor,” will be available at the More Collective booth at Charles Village Fest (June 5-6th), Hon Fest (June 12-13th), and Artscape (July 16-18th) this summer, as well as online (full website + store to be launched soon).
Relaunched the site with new navigation and content. Currently doing ongoing freelance with a Baltimore-based video production studio, as well as smaller one-off projects.
Work done with artist Jaimes Mayhew for his Accumulation / Temporary Occupation MFA thesis is on display at the Center for Art, Design, and Visual Culture in Baltimore, MD.
UMBC ArtWeek 2010 marketing materials feature logo variants based on the logo I created with Jenna Ullrich last year, my own design included. Left UMBC’s Commons Administration after 9 months of internal projects and work with the OSL Marketing Intern team. Off for some good adventures!
The “we are commonvision” exhibition I curated goes on display with updated content in the UMBC Commons Gallery space, three months after the end of it’s initial display in the UMBC Fine Arts Building First Floor Gallery.