Archive for March, 2014

NEW, NEW, NEW, again.

Posted on: March 18th, 2014 by John J. Custer No Comments

Shit. It has been a whirlwind since releasing my new site in October. With that said: NEW WORK!


I have published 12 new projects, most of which are illustration projects, for the world to consume, enjoy, and criticize. I hope you check them out.


You can see the new projects below:


Dupont: illustration & animation

Flavor: branding

Aloha!: illustration & animation

The Design Portfolio of John J. Custer: website

Mylan: illustration & animation

Harrison Metals: illustrations & animation

Blog Illustrations: illustrations

TIME Magazine (2): illustrations

Nine Lives of Chloe King: illustrations

Charter: Did You Know?: illustrations & animation

#thecusterslatechristmascard: illsutrations & typography

MTV Jams: J Cole: animation



Please contact me if you have any question about any of the new or old projects!


Posted on: March 14th, 2014 by John J. Custer No Comments

During the 2013 summer the newly established, Portland based, digital studio, Flavor, reach out to me with a simple request, “We need a mark.”


Several months later a wordmark was created along with a “Flavor Flav” typeface. The mono-military-like font was inspired from a single conceptual idea: “What typeface would a 21st typewriter use?” From this idea strong letter forms where created to illustrate the bluntness of Flavors projects while the delicate and playful color palette was selected to reflect the care and joy they bring to each clients specific needs.


You can see the identities use Flavors newly released website:

Font Men Poster

Posted on: March 7th, 2014 by John J. Custer No Comments

A poster I created for Dress Code’s short film about H&FJ (before the $20 million lawsuit) and typography that is showing at SXSW this year:


You can see the trailer here.


I still hate Gotham.

Blog Illustrations

Posted on: March 10th, 2014 by John J. Custer No Comments

An assortment of illustrative contributions for a variety of blogs covering subjects form art to sex. Take a gander at the blogs below.


In Order: One, for Type Fight; Last Call, for Jessica Walsh and Tim Goodman’s 40 Days of DatingAn Empire, for Jesse Wienberg’s Global YodelHandsome for Adam Garcia’s llustrated Etymology;Obama’s Support, for Kimberly McGuire’s SK M NG;Spook, for Ellis Latham-Brown’s Beast Every WeekR9726817160 [Spoon], for Alex Griendling’s Raygun52

TIME Magazine (2)

Posted on: March 9th, 2014 by John J. Custer No Comments

Another set of assortment of editorial illustrations for TIME Magazine.


In order: Suspected US Terrorist, Devices for Work and Home, Hack Attack: Limits on Rideshares


Posted on: March 6th, 2014 by John J. Custer No Comments

Mylan, considered one of the largest generics and specialty pharmaceutical companies in the world, wanted to create an animated short that illustrates the “Standards for the FDA Approval of Generic Drugs.”


A clean and subtle style was create, storyboarded, and then art directed and animated out to simplify the complex process used by the FDA.


I’m sure you’ll learn a thing, or two—or ten.