A series of illustrations commisioned by the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, CA for a new exhibit entitled "The Color of Life".
Bridge & Burn clothing asked us to design their July album cover as part of their summer play list in conjunction with xray.fm radio.
Illustration for t-shirt
Illustration for t-shirt
Illustration for t-shirts
Book cover design for Overcup Press.
Illustration for t-shirt
Illustration for t-shirt
T-shirt design for Airstream Trailers
Book cover illustration and design
Option-G was once again tapped to help create an experiential environment for Toyota including on site signage, stage environments, games, directional elements, video graphics & merchandise for a touring campaign hitting music festivals across the country.
KCRW commissioned us for a 2013 promo design. This design is meant reflect the diversity of the station and the people that listen to it. KCRW uses the design for online, print and apparel and even toys! The KCRW poster is the first application that uses the font Trimero designed by option-g.
Ad campaign pitch for Birdseye Foods (TBWA/Chiat Day)
Created for a 12" album cover art project for Japanese band, Plastic Girl In Closet.
An illustration of a Nike shoe box for internal use at Nike.
Vans created an unprecedented art program in Los Angeles, bringing together six of the area's top emerging and recognized art talents by featuring their original work on a prominent billboard in the city.
For the duration of the project these six artists' work appeared for two months at a time and culminated with a group show at New Image art in Los Angeles presented by Vans. In addition, Vans made a $1,000 donation to the local charity of each artist's choice, on their behalf, giving back to the city that has given the company and these artists so much.
Design Week Portland asked us to design a poster and to fill in the blank for "design _______". We think design demands your attention and came up with this geometric fox to convey this idea. Gerst was also a speaker on opening day in Pioneer Square with a group of design professionals that read inspiring quotes and excerpts from books, magazines and essays. Gerst read a Buckminster Fuller excerpt from The Whole Earth Catalog, 1969.
Written & Illustrated by Cole Gerst
"One of the Most Beautiful Books About a Designer, Ever."
- Simon Martin / Solidsmack
"Cole Gerst celebrates the full spectrum of Fuller's fascinating mental output."
- Kyle VanHemert / Fast Company
"Illustrator Cole Gerst paints a cohesive picture of the icon's prescient approach to design."
- Stephen Pulvirent / Cool Hunting
Buckminster Fuller was a renowned 20th century inventor and visionary born in Milton, Massachusetts on July 12, 1895. Dedicating his life to making the world work for all of humanity, Fuller operated as a practical philosopher who demonstrated his ideas as inventions that he called "artifacts." Fuller did not limit himself to one field but worked as a 'comprehensive anticipatory design scientist' to solve global problems surrounding housing, shelter, transportation, education, energy, ecological destruction, and poverty. Throughout the course of his life Fuller held 28 patents, authored 28 books, received 47 honorary degrees. And while his most well know artifact, the geodesic dome, has been produced over 300,000 times worldwide, Fuller's true impact on the world today can be found in his continued influence upon generations of designers, architects, scientists and artists working to create a more sustainable planet.
Illustrator and author, Cole Gerst, brings Fuller's work into vivid, full-color view. Poet of Geometry includes hundreds of detailed illustrations spanning Fuller's entire life. This book not only shows how important Fuller was during his lifetime, but how his ideas are even more relevant today than ever.
Features collaborations with Charles Eames, George Nelson, Isamu Noguchi, Shoji Sadao and more. Also highlights relationships with Henry Ford, Albert Einstein and Frank Lloyd Wright.
Palm Pixi created a customizable phone with a limited-edition back cover designed by some of today's most unique and compelling artists. Commissioned exclusively for Palm Pixi, each work is numbered and compatible with Palm Touchstone Technology. Palm also turned a room at Fashion Week in New York into a three dimensional Cole Gerst hummingbird room to promote the launch of the series.
A few illustrations for internal presentations at Nike.
Cole Gerst of Option-G was asked to produce a beer label for Gigantic Brewing Company for their October release of a beer called The Future Is Now. "Remember the stuff we were promised as kids? The flying cars, manned space stations and jet packs? The malty and caramelly flavors of an amber ale melded with the hoppy punch of an IPA? The future is not far off - and may be in your own hands."
Poster sales benefiting Doctors without Borders
Book cover and chapter illustrations for a study on urban development by Reconnecting America.
We were commisioned by director Aaron Ruell to create a background for a commercial he created for Sonic restaurants. The live action was shot on green screen and our background was dropped in at post.
Scholastic asked us to do a series of small illustrations for an article on family friendly bike/travel destinations. The trick was to pack a lot of visual information into 2x2" squares.
Option-G x Sesame Street Artist series t-shirt designs
Option-G recently worked with Toyota and Filter Marketing to concept and design a wide variety of graphics for Toyota's "Antics" marketing campaign and on site displays at music festivals around the country.
The Submarines Album Artwork. Excerpt fromiPhone commercials
Web banners for Google and Architecture for Humanity.
illustration and design of 2012 Portland, OR music festival collateral
Limited Edition silkscreen print (Sold Out). multiple colorways
Editorial piece for treehugger.com
Editorial for Discovery Networks
A limited edition print for Tiny Showcase (Sold Out)
Wallet designs for Poketo
Illustration for the medication Zetia
Illustration for Heineken Campaign
Limited Edition foil stamped Tiny Showcase Print released in conjunction with Aesthetic Apperatus
Just a bear, an angry bear.
"ANTICS" magazine cover for a Toyota Event.
Poster and T-shirt design for recording studio
Character design for cartoon series pitch.
Promotional advertising for Epic Roots Farms.
Book Cover for Dickson Despommier (Picador) on the subject of vertical farming. Below are screenshots of Dickson promoting the book on MSNBC.
Illustration for Wieden & Kennedy's ad campaign for the AICF.
iPhone Application for the band The Submarines.
Book cover design
Limited edition skateboard for art show
An illustration for Prevention Magazine about how some cheaper running shoes are actually better than the expensive ones.
Cover Illustration for LA Weekly
Map for events at the Warped Tour music festival and an illustration of the founder, Kevin Lyman
Series of illustrations for cover of Builder magazine
Editorial for Treehugger
Part of a promotional illustration book.
Limited edition tour poster
Poster for the band Cults
Poster for Death Cab for Cutie
Limited edition prints
"Forest Park" for ArtCrank PDX 2013
Poster for Bright Eyes.
Poster for Bloc Party
Poster for Ryan Adams
Poster for Interpol
Poster for The Big Pink
Poster for Tokyo Police Club
Poster for Fleet Foxes
Poster for Stereolab
Poster for TV on the Radio
Posters for the Shins for 2 shows in Los Angeles.
Poster for Modest Mouse
Tribute and memorial poster for Elliot Smith
Poster for Autolux