DRT's Tour Guide Ambassador Badge (Retro Edition)
Welcome to the tour—the gallery's open! New updated retro badges, inspired by the Houston Astros and Rockets sports teams.
Merchandise Design
Graphic Arts & Illustration
HomeTeam... Still Pushin'
Self-Portrait. Artist's Statement: An exploratory concept developed from a photograph captured of my son and I on the railroad tracks. A typical day of throwing rocks while taking in a breath of fresh air. A continuation series inspired by my art piece titled "Push the Limit to the Sky."
Digital Mixed Media
Photography, Design and Illustration
The J-Code
Self-Portrait. Artist's Statement: The J-Code, a freestyle illustration over a photograph, designed and framed into a painted brush stroke layout. Artist's Lyrical Statement: "I cracked the code to self, unlocked the inner, spit from the center... I was born in the winter."
Digital Mixed Media
Photography, Design and Illustration
Welcome to the Tour! Las Vegas, NV
A digital illustration over my photography. Photograped in Las Vegas, Nevada on the Las Vegas Strip. This work is apart of our ongoing Designer Rap Tour series.
Photography, Design and Illustration
Tourism, Las Vegas, Nevada
The Unexpected.
Artist's Statement: An exploratory concept developed from a photograph captured of my son while touring the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Art Direction: Digital Illustration over Photography. This work is apart of our ongoing Designer Rap Tour series.
Photography, Design and Illustration
Tourism, San Diego, California
H-Town SLANGuage
H-Town SLANGuage is a continuation element deriving from the "Welcome to the Tour" Tour Guide Ambassador's Badge of Hometown Hero Series. When you hear the phrase "H's Up!", you know what to do.
Design & Illustration
Hometown Hero Series
Scarface Brad
A portrait illustration and tribute to the legendary Brad "Scarface" Jordan of Houston's Geto Boys.
Design & Illustration
Hometown Hero Series
Welcome to the Tour
Welcome to the Tour! The Hometown Hero Series is a tribute to the City of Houston and its cultural influencers, lead by Houston's self-proclaimed tour guide ambassador, James E! Walker, a multidisciplinary native from the city. It was only right for me to create a special badge suitable for a tour guide. The HTHS is in association with the Designer Rap Tour featuring James E! Walker and curated by Abstrametrics.
Design & Illustration
Hometown Hero Series
Logo design and animation for Netflix's in-house entity, ION (Inclusion | Outreach | Network). Commissioned by Program Manager for Netflix's Creative Technologies & Infrastructure team, Kylee Pena.
Brand Design, Logo Design, Animation
Film & Entertainment
BAAT Studios
Logo redesign for BAAT Studios. BAAT (Bridging All Arts Together) Studios is a creative collective group of artists, designers, creatives based in Houston, Texas.
Brand Design, Logo Design
Arts & Culture
Trippy Travi$
An "abstrametric" portrait of Houston's own Jacques Webster, better known as Travis $cott. (La Flame, Cactus Jack).
Graphic Art, Illustration, Abstrametrics
Music, Hip Hop & Pop Culture, Poster
Brand Design Pack for S.T.A.H.B. (Stand Together And Help Build) // This identity pack includes a custom logotype, monogram, and seal design.
Brand Design, Logo Design
Notorious C.O.O.G.I.
An "abstrametric" portrait of the legendary Christopher Wallace, better known as the "Notorious B.I.G." (Biggie, Biggie Smalls, Big Poppa).
Graphic Art, Illustration, Abstrametrics
Music, Hip Hop & Pop Culture, Poster
Cover Art & Design for James E! Walker | Creative & Art, Design & Illustration | Photography: H. Byars. LightWork - Single // Available on all major streaming platforms, including Spotify + Apple Music + Tidal + Amazon + Deezer + Pandora + more.
Graphic Art, Illustration, Design, Abstrametrics
Music, Cover Art & Design, Hip Hop/Rap
Rocketeer Wes
Rocketeer Wes is a conceptual photo illustration that represents my son's obsession with all adventures of taking flight (airplanes, rockets, skydiving, etc.) He now has his own set of wings to fly.
Graphic Art, Photography, Abstrametrics
Portrait Art, Photo Illustration
Wu-Tang: An American Saga
An "abstrametric" contribution to hip hop culture. The Wu symbol is recognized globally as an official hip hop stamp. Wu-Tang. Special shouts out to the original creator behind the iconic "W," Ronald "Mathemathics" Bean.
Graphic Art, Illustration, Abstrametrics
Music, Hip Hop & Pop Culture, Public Art
New Heights
Cover Art & Design for hip hop/rap recording artist Clymax | Commissioned for Creative & Art Direction, Design & Illustration // New Heights - Album // Available on all major streaming platforms including Spotify + Apple Music // www.clymaxofficial.com
Music, Album Cover Art
Illustration, Graphic Design
WJW {Heir to the Throne}
May every King prepare the way for the Heir to the Throne // Heir to the Throne Crest // WJW stands for Weston James Walker. This monogram was created after the birth of my son as a keepsake and used as a stamp for our father and son collaborations.
Logo Design, Brand Identity
Family Crest | Monogram
The T.R.U.T.H. Project | Brand Design
Brand Design for The T.R.U.T.H. Project, Inc. // The T.R.U.T.H. Project educates and mobilize LGBTQ communities of color and their allies through social arts that promote mental, emotional, and sexual health. www.thetruthprojecthtx.org
Brand Design, Logo Design
Arts & Culture, Lifestyle
AirMax 91 Remix
An "abstrametric" illustration of the Nike Air Trainer Max 91, endorsed by Bo Jackson. Created as a part of The Dream Team Sneaker Collection.
Graphic Art, Illustration, Abstrametrics
Fashion, Apparel, Sneakers, Nike
Houston Strong
A special tribute to the Houston Astros and a visual relief for all those affected by Hurricane Harvey. This installation was organized by the Houston Via Colori Street Painting Festival as a benefit for the Center for Hearing & Speech and sponsored by Advanced Bionics.
Graphic Art, Graphic Design
Arts & Culture, Public Art, Social Design
Perhaps you've seen this brandmark in the midst of my branding campaigns or heard it thrown around in conversations in the attempt to describe my most acknowledged art style... maybe it's best I show you what it is...
Logo Design, Brand Identity
Art | Style | Portraits | Paintings
To Be Us: To Work
Poster Art for Documentary Film, TO BE US: To Work by TO BE US Productions // This film has been selected to feature in several film festivals including the NYC Chain Film Festival, Geelong International Film Festival, Miami Independent Film Festival, The Workers Unite Film Festival, San Francisco Black Film Festival, and the Whistleblower Summer & Film Festival.
Graphic Art, Illustration, Design
Film & Entertainment, Documentary, Poster
Every underdog has his day with this is inspirational success story that unfolds, right out of the box. Calendar Art + Layout Design 12-Month Calendar Creative and Art Direction | Illustration + Design Photography by Hannah Walker
Graphic Design, Illustration
Entertainment, Visual Storytelling, Calendar
Gen-e-sis // 20 in x 20 in // 4-Color Silkscreen Print on Woodstained Panel // Not much of a painter, I'm more of a multimedia artist. This piece was selected for the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Citywide African American Artists Exhibition in 2017. It's a portrait of my son at the age of 3, yet ironically, it continues to grow with him. I named it "Gen-e-sis" which represents the beginning of fatherhood and our journey together.
Graphic Art, Abstrametrics
Arts & Culture, Public Art, Printmaking
Heavy Hearted
Album Artwork. Title: Heavy Hearted | Artist: Clymax 2018 | Package Type: 2-Panel Cover + CD Creative Direction: James E. Walker + Clymax Art Direction + Design + Illustration: The Art of James E. Walker
The Art of James E. Walker
Layout Design
Never in the history of hip hop or music period has there ever been someone to release 7 albums at one time... until now. Houston's own living legend K-Rino is soon to release The Historical Big 7 Collection. I present to you the seven covers, all with totally different concepts. Album Art + Layout Design Commissioned by K-Rino Art Direction + Design: James E. Walker Photography + Illustration: James E. Walker
Art Direction, Graphic Design, Packaging
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