Monday, July 28, 2008

Trent Pettit Layers Up

All work by Trent Pettit
Arts School Poster: 2007 LA Tech. Univ. Student Art Show Poster

Trent Pettit is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University's School of Art, where he earned a bachelor's of fine arts degree in 2007 in communication arts. He has had his art featured at Design Related and is the winner of the 2006 Louisiana Peach Festival poster contest.
Pettit accepts commissions and may be contacted at
See more of his work at: Gig Posters

As the creator of the 2006 Louisiana Peach Festival poster, how did you come up with the concept?

They had an original run that was signed and numbered and then sold as collectibles. As for the concept: they provided us with the theme "Life is Sweet." From there, I made some observations about the nature of the festival and Ruston itself, eventually leading to the rustic and timely aesthetic of the final piece.

John Reuben: Selection from various merch projects

What media do you use in your artwork?

All of my work is outputted digitally, but I often utilize a lot of 'hands-on' processes before actually getting those things to a digital form. That's basically just scanning a lot of found materials gathered from various sources (be that vintage book art, garbage or stuff I burned when making breakfast this morning) or drawing my own sometimes.

"Greenbacks" Selected page from a personal book project "Apathy in the Gallery," an illustrated exploration of early photography's documentation of the Native Americans during early American western expansion.

Have you exhibited anywhere? Exhibiting anywhere soon?

Louisiana College Student Art show 2002 and Louisiana Tech University Student Art Show 2004 and 2006.

What are your plans for the future of your art?

I try to keep learning and experimenting with new processes and styles, so hopefully it'll all continue to evolve as I learn new things. I'm looking forward to eventually investing some more time screen printing.