James Kerr Scorpion Dagger

James Kerr Scorpion Dagger

James Kerr is a digital artist based in Montreal. He is best known for his animated GIF project Scorpion Dagger. In this project James mixes his own illustrations with cut outs from various paintings from art history. In the process he creates a new world to comment and satirize our modern age and pop culture in general.

This project has began to spill out from the internet into the real world. James’ animated GIF’s have been shown in art galleries in the US, Canada, Switzerland, Poland, Belgium, and England.

He regularly does commissioned art. Various clients have included The New York Times, Gucci, Adult Swim, and Perrier.

Most recently his art caught the eye of renowned film director Jim Jarmusch. James was commissioned to create animated sequences for Mr. Jarmusch’s new documentary “Gimme Danger” about the band Iggy and Stooges.

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Aaron Tanner

Aaron Tanner

Celebrating over 10 years of blue-collar, creative clarity.

Melodic Virtue is a small, hard-working independent publisher with a strong history of award-winning work in the music industry. Originally started in 2004 as a graphic design studio by Aaron Tanner, we’re known for telling our clients’ authentic and unusual stories visually, and now do so through limited-run coffee table books to engage fans of music.

Tanner has been creating memorable design work for well-known acts for over 15 years. A musician and life-long fan of music and the arts, Tanner’s design work has won numerous national awards and has been recognized by several prestigious international design publications. He also volunteers at universities to help mentor future designers.

FEATURES: 1000 Dog Portraits: From the People Who Love Them (Rockport), 1000 Supreme CD Designs (Page One), Art Dogs: 100 Postcards (Rockport), BeerAdvocate Magazine, Best Practices for Graphic Designers, Packaging (Grip), Cool Beer Labels (Print), éTapes Magazine, Design: Logo – An Exploration of Marvelous Marks… (Rockport), Dirty Fingernails (Rockport), Disc Makers Magazine, Interactive Design 2 (Graphis), Introducing: Designs For Making A First Impression (Gestalten), Los Logos 4 (Gestalten), Oh Beautiful Beer: The Evolution of Craft Beer and Design (Countryman Press), Paste Magazine, Promotion Design 2 (Graphis), Tres Logos (Gestalten)

AWARDS: AAF National ADDY Awards Silver 2016, AAF National ADDY Awards Gold 2013, AAF District 6 ADDY Awards Gold 2015, AAF District 6 ADDY Awards Gold 2013, AAF District 6 ADDY Awards Gold 2001, AAF Evansville ADDY Awards Best In Show 2013, AAF Evansville ADDY Awards Best In Show 2001, AAF Evansville ADDY Awards Gold 2015, AIGA Louisville Gold 2008, Evansville Design Group Awards Best In Show 2012, Evansville Design Group Awards Silver 2015, Evansville Design Group Awards Silver 2013