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RVA Unity logo

Following the death of George Floyd, Richmond, Virginia became an uneasy location due to the confederate monuments in the center of the city.

To try and help unify, I redesigned the city's logo and placed it in front of the most prominent statue, Robert E. Lee.

After installing the sign, the reaction was extremely positive.  Pictures of people with the sign began coming in and there were many calls for t-shirt and stickers.  

The reaction

After the success of the logo, the sign was unfortunately graffitied and broken.  Instead of fixing it completely, I painted back the design over the graffiti and made the broken legs

take a knee.

The fix

Eventually, the local Richmond press wrote about the success of the logo.  I uploaded the design to my online shop and promised to donate half of all the profit to Art 180 and the Richmond Public School art department.

The press

Soon, local businesses, like the Richmond Kickers, asked me to create murals of the design. I painted one of them as an ode to Kehinde Wiley, for his statue Rumors of War only blocks away. 

The murals

Through the sales of my online shop, I was able to donate two thousand dollars to both Art 180 and Richmond City Schools art department.

The result

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Champion Grill asked me to turn a blank wall in their new sports restaurant into a piece that would attract attention in Charlottesville.  UVA had just won the NCAA Tournament, so I painted their Coach, Tony Bennett, dunking over Mike Krzyzewski.

Tony Bennett mural

WeWork Creator Awards SF 

The WeWork Creator Awards recognize the best creators in cities around the world.  WeWork asked me to make the San Francisco version, 'authentic.'  

The Inspiration

I designed the entire show to pay homage to the famous Castro Crosswalk.

Every week for ACRONYM's digital newsletter and social media, I make fun animations for political topics at hand.  Below are some of the greatest hits.

FWIW weekly animations

Campaign spending

Top candidates battle

Impeachment

Uncle Joe

Biden surveying the field

The fight for healthcare

The conductor of corruption

Virginia Energy Reform Coalition is a bipartisan group that aims to provide fair energy access to all Virginians.

VERC logo and branding

The logo

The idea: Democrats and Republicans come together for energy.

The press

Pomegranate Gose Label

Can you find the bottle cap? 

Watermelon Gose Label

Truck Redesign

The door seams were designed to look like climbing ropes.

Each figure was designed from a real VYTC climber.

Truck Redesign

The hose was painted green and grows into a healthy leaf, demonstrating the ability of the nutrients.

UVA Football Ad

As a born and bread Virginia Tech hater, this may actually be my proudest ad.

And yes, they actually ran it.

JVY CREATIONS |  JAKE VAN YAHRES

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