Baseman at the Skirball

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Products

  • Finals and mock-ups designed in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Coordinated production with outside vendors: screen printers, digital fabric printer, lithograph printer, temporary tattoo printer, button manufacturer, a product development company, and decorative giftware company LucyLu

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I was very excited to collaborate on products with pop surrealist/pervasive artist Gary Baseman for the Skirball Cultural Center’s original exhibition Gary Baseman: The Door is Always Open. We had about six months’ lead time from concept to execution. As a fan of this type of art, I began brainstorming product ideas with my boss and researched production lead times. It was important to keep the price point low and create products that would appeal to Baseman enthusiasts as well as our core audience.

My boss negotiated terms and I handled the contract. I worked with Gary to get images we’d need, converting characters to silhouettes, handwriting to vectors. I designed the products pictured below with my boss’ and Gary’s final approval, while branding the line of merchandise as “Baseman at the Skirball”. In addition, I oversaw production of a few other items for which Gary provided the designs.

As for existing products from other vendors, I assisted in the research and purchase of items Gary had collaborated on as well as items that related to the exhibition content and/or Gary’s aesthetic.

For Audrey’s Museum Store online, I photographed all custom products, optimized the images for the web, wrote the product copy, and inputted all information into the store’s content management system. For pre-promotion, I coded a landing page that featured an interactive version of the title painting The Door Is Always Open using purely CSS3 properties on hover. The butterfly “flies” backward and forward, the all-seeing eye on the house “blinks”, the door “opens and shuts”, and the worm “slides” back and forth.

HotChaChaCha T-shirt

HotChaChaCha T-shirt design and production

Gary Baseman All-Star Ringer T-shirt

Gary Baseman All-Star Ringer T-shirt production

Baseman at the Skirball Temporary Tattoos

Baseman at the Skirball Temporary Tattoos design and production

Baseman at the Skirball Sticker Set

Baseman at the Skirball x Sticker Robot Sticker Set (Sticker Sheets and Postcard) design and production

Baseman at the Skirball Sticker Set

Baseman at the Skirball x Sticker Robot Sticker Set (Sticker Sheets and Postcard) design and production

Baseman at the Skirball Die-cut Acrylic Magnets

Baseman at the Skirball Die-cut Acrylic Magnets design and production

Baseman at the Skirball Die-cut Acrylic Magnets

Baseman at the Skirball Die-cut Acrylic Magnets design and production

Baseman at the Skirball Buttons

Baseman at the Skirball x Button-Lab 1″ Buttons design and production

Baseman at the Skirball charm system

Baseman at the Skirball x LucyLu charm system design and production

Baseman at the Skirball charm system

Baseman at the Skirball x LucyLu charm system design and production

HotChaChaCha Matchbox and Embracing Tobys Mint Box

Baseman at the Skirball x LucyLu HotChaChaCha Matchbox and Embracing Tobys Mint Box production

Gary Baseman category page on Audrey's Museum Store online

Gary Baseman category page on Audrey’s Museum Store online

Gary Baseman landing page on Audrey's Museum Store online

Gary Baseman landing page on Audrey’s Museum Store online