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    HAND-CRAFTED ILLUSTRATION AND PRINTED GOODS



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    Half Hazard Press (H.H.P.) is a genuine underground, All American print & design studio dedicated to the craft of making unique & one-of-a-kind items. We believe in the simple merits of hard work, using your hands, & putting good out in the world. With a heavy arsenal of trade skills, we bring experience & moxie into our approach to making flatstock paper goods or paraphernalia & live by the gospel of concept & process.

    Just like us, our company was born in the true heart of the Midwest, & raised amidst the sprawling fields of corn & soy. Known natively as Gentlemen of the Press, word has spread over land & sea, branding us as Scoundrels of the Arts in our search for similar minds. Those of you who also believe in standards of craft, quality, & light heartedness, JOIN AS ONE under our banner; Always whole hearted, never half assed!







    = MEET THE HAZARD TEAM =


    CHRISTOPHER GRAY

    JOEL HUNTER

    DAN FERRELL

    DONNIE O'BRIEN

    Owner / Artist / Manager

    "The Boss Man"

    Owner / Artist / Manager

    "The Work Horse"

    Shop Manager / Printer

    "The Muscle Rack"

    Apparel / Assistant Printer

    "The Good Times"


    B.A. in Visual Com. & Design | IN
    Minor focus in Printmaking | IN
    A.A.S. in Graphic Arts | IL

    B.A. in Fine Arts & Graphic Design | CHI
    Minor focus in Illustration | CHI

    B.S. focusing in Graphic Design
    Illinois State University| IL

    B.S. in Graphic Design | IL
    Minor focus in Marketing | IL

    Wacom Cintiq 13HD DTK-1300

    Wacom Cintiq 13HD DTK-1300

    American M&M Tempo Auto Press

    M&R 6/4 Manual Arm Press

    Design Influences:
    + Methane Studios
    + Hatch Show Print
    + Sheppard Fairey
    Design Influences:
    + Ken Taylor
    + Invisible Creature
    + Dan Mumford
    Design Influences:
    + Gustav Klimt
    + Drew Millward
    + Aaron Draplin
    Design Influences:
    + Bryce McCloud
    + Simon Delart
    + Mike Mahle






    HOW WE BUILD YOUR PROJECT FROM START TO FINISH




    1. DEVELOPING A CONCEPT

    Anything that ever achieved greatness was started with an idea. So we approach work from the ground up, starting with a strong concept that tells a story or presents a solid composition. Without that, you have nothing.




    2. EXECUTING YOUR DESIGN

    We are not just technicians, and understanding the software isn’t enough to convey a good idea. Knowing how to balance color, layer elements, and use typography well, all contribute to how people will experience your idea.




    3. BRINGING IT TO LIFE

    We don’t believe the work is done when you click save on the file. Seeing the process through to whatever means and on whatever medium is used is just as important as the time put into developing the work and concept.