Drew these kooks for Jamba Juice Hawaii's holiday gift cards. For the smoothie/acai bowl fiends, I mean friends, in your life. It was a blast to create these fun illustrations to celebrate the holiday season with a tropical and also uniquely Hawaiian way. Complete with a party wave and tiny mango shakes.
'Ono is the Hawaiian word for 'delicious' and that is exactly what this quaint gelato espresso bar on Front St. in Lahaina, Maui serves up. Ono Gelato Company is no stranger to serving up delicious treats, but when they wanted to put out a new line of coffee beans and cold brew, they came to me for some branding help.
The Grand Wailea certainly lives up to it's name. Whether you've booked a stay and explored one of the nine, sparkling pools or just driven by the sprawling estate on your way to Big Beach, it's safe to say that it's become a staple since it opened on Maui. So I was so excited to memorialize the last 25 years for them with a series of three vintage-inspired travel posters.
Kahala Mall reached out to me to create three vintage-inspired illustrations for their summer tote promotion. Any visitor to the mall who spent $350 and redeemed their receipts, received one of these limited-edition custom-designed bags.
I created this print for Acme Furniture and Pig & Rooster's collab. in Japan featuring interior design that compared Honolulu lifestyle to the Tokyo aesthetic.
In 2015, Walden Surfboards celebrated fifty years in the business of making performance surfboards. For the occasion, they asked me to create a design package that included a logo laminate that was placed on boards to commemorate the occasion, as well as, digital assets like one at the bottom of this page.
Greenroom Festival is a one-of-a-kind festival that takes place in Hawaii and Japan each year. For starters, it's a festival that is put on by a gallery, and not just any gallery - one that exclusively supports surf art. So I was pumped to be asked to create the promotional artwork for the 2015 Greenroom Festival Hawaii
Mid-Pacific Institute is a private school in the heart of O'ahu that is focused on bringing innovators, artists, and individuals through a technology-enabled immersive classroom environment to prepare them for the world around them. They were getting ready to introduce new classroom equipment to help kids learn, so I illustrated this cover for their monthly magazine.
Whether you surf, SUP, sail, kayak, or fish, you're probably familiar with the legacy of Hobie Alter. Hobie created the first surf shop in Southern California in the 1950's and revolutionized the sport with the first polyurethane foam surfboard and went on to transform sailing as well with their best-selling Hobie Cat.
Some people are just born with the natural ability to absolutely crush dad jokes. And here at Nick Kuchar Art & Design Co. we embrace those with this special talent. So I harnessed the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and the feeling of road tripping with pops in the Volkswagen and created this Father's Day card for sale at Papyrus.
In the process of revitalizing their "Pataloha" brand, Patagonia contacted me to create some new shirt art. Pataloha, is a division of Patagonia that was started by Rell Sun in 2002. This was the beginning of an effort to revive it and bring Hawaiian aloha spirit and design to the popular and eco-responsible Patagonia brand.
I designed a custom Elvis poster for the "Aloha from Hawaii" 40th Anniversary celebration that marked 40 years since Elvis Presley played his last concert here in Hawaii. This vintage-inspired poster was just one of the many ways that the Pacific Historic Parks and the Elvis Foundation commemorated the King of Rock and Roll.