All Is Found. Alexander Ebert (Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros) recently won a Grammy for his score for the movie All Is Lost about a man (Robert Redford) lost at see. This was created as a two-page spread for Malibu Magazine.
Help The Philippines! My band Bow&Spear and a couple of our friends, including Bric A Brac Records, are putting on a Benefit Show on January 22nd, here in Chicago, to help repair schools destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan. If you can, come out and support the cause! Read all about it here.
The Night Alive. Illustration for a theatre review in this weeks New Yorker. The story of a lonely man down on his luck until he rescues a beaten, bloodied woman and things soon begin to look up for the two of them. Eventually their pasts catch up to them to show that no good deed goes unpunished.
Here’s a new poster that I did for a King Krule show that was last week at Lincoln Hall. They are one-color screen prints done by Jason Frederick at Screwball Press, then I hand painted the colors.
Buy one at http://leslieherman.bigcartel.com this week and I’ll try to get it to you by Christmas.
Roadkill. Full page illustration for The New Yorker. They open their Fiction section with an image in the style of a book cover, which allowed me to have some fun with typography. I’ve been wanting to create covers, so this was a welcome change to the editorial jobs that I usually take on. The short story, written by Romesh Gunesekera, follows a taxi driver through post-war Sri Lanka. You can read it here. Thanks to Chris Curry for the job.
Poster for Okkervil River’s show tonight at The Metro here in Chicago. Should be a good one! The image is inspired by personal experiences, as well as the theme of their new album, which takes a look back at songwriter, Will Sheff’s life at 10 years old.
Printed by Jason Frederick at Screwball Press.
Get one at the show or buy a print HERE.
Illustration for an article in The New Yorker titled “Faint Praise”, where Emily Nussbaum talks about the fall television season.
For today’s Washington Post. When we save every memory, we forget which ones are special. About people living vicariously through the recording of every event. When you store everything, it turns into an indecipherable mass and you no longer remember or fully embrace the moments. Read it here.
Mind The Gap. A recent illustration for Milwaukee Magazine about the skills/job gap. Employees can’t find qualified workers, and workers are overqualified and underemployed or unemployed.