We Make Commercial Art, And There’s Something Fine About It

I’m excited to be working with Portland artist Brian Kappel on a commissioned piece for the Bonehook office. I first saw Kappel’s work in exhibits at Extracto on NE Killingsworth and again at Albina Press on Hawthorne.

Coffee and art are powerful intoxicants. It was under their spell that I imagined a rough-hewn treatment of the Bonehook logo. Kappel accepts such requests from brand obsessed people like myself and so we were off to the races.

Here, let me show you a sketch:

Understand that his finished product will be a sight to behold. Something more like this:

Another Portland agency that is making an solid investment in local art is Anvil Media. I visited Kent J. Lewis in their new digs off MLK last month and was impressed by the agency’s art collection (and Anvil’s lofty spaces).

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