really? i PREFER his cartoon character work. it seems so much more like "frank kozik".
this other work done in randomly selected styles look like he's trying to fake something he can't do. it's always looked like that to me and he should quit trying to be everything all at once. he's much batter at his 'classic style', and that's what's given him so much acclaim. it's brilliant and perect for his personality.
this other stuff just looks insecure, like's he's afraid nobody will take seriously unless he shows he can do it all or some such nonsense.
go get a copy of 'swag' and look at what he submitted. no bad work, but not great work, either.
all the folks i know who have seen the book are greatly disappointed in his section. it looks like he sent stuff that he thought looked like important design work and not the work that made him famous. a terrible selection of frank's work for an 'intro/overview' sort of book.
man, if it ain't broke, don't go fucking trying to FIX it!
once i was working with pete on a logo project, and i need to create the word "records" because he didn't supply it. so, i had to sit down and figure out how to fake his lettering style well enough for it to pass in LOGOTYPE!
guess what? it was easy. he does it all with a pen, a straight-edge and an oval template. you can re-create it exactly! it's a snap.
i remember when you did this thing for dave. i remember you said you were "doing fake chantry" because it was so easy. you were actually hoping i'd get pissed at you for conquering my world and taking the piss out of me. exposing me, essentially. at least that was what i was told by folks that you were doing. you've always seemd to resent my work.
eveybody i know thought you sucked at "fake chantry".
you should stick to what you do best and concentrate on that. you'd produce a LOT LESS DRECK.