Archive for January, 2010

Upcoming Group Show

January 29, 2010

I’m going to be in a group show coming up soon. I though it would be fun to post a sort of digital comp of what I am going to screen-print. The finished piece will look a lot different than this, drastically different. That’s why I feel comfortable sharing this. It’s a step in the process. The Clash is my favorite all-time band, and it’s due time for me to pay homage to it’s charismatic lead singer, the late Joe Strummer.

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TYM-#2

January 25, 2010

Here’s another This Year’s Model t-shirt design. “What does the shirt mean”, you ask? “Why a monkey with squares and lines?” Well, it’s open for interpretation, and we didn’t create it with one idea in our heads. Here’s a possibility, it’s a screaming gorilla who’s struggling against some sort of synthetic/binary takeover, with the words This Year’s Model slowly entering his ear. Are we in cahoots with “THE MAN”? Are we the bad guys here? Only time will tell. Maybe it will become a sequential series of shirts. That would be fun. Oh, and we are offering free shipping on any purchases.

Life Outside My Window

January 22, 2010

One thing I enjoy about no longer living in the city is the chance you will look out your window and see some sort of wildlife. We have families of deer walking across our property, osprey that fly overhead and nest down near the river, the occasional cougar siting (that’s a bit scary). Yesterday when I was attempting to do some product shots for my new t-shirts I noticed a big turkey on my neighbor’s fence. These guys aren’t the shyest of creatures and I see them walking regularly up and down the street.

In the second shot, I thought maybe the cat was going to try and attack the bird, but it didn’t. It was smarter than that. I think that turkey would have taught him a lesson. The cat can dream though.

Bohemian Rhapsody-Muppets Style

January 21, 2010

Oh the memories seeing these characters brings back to me. I was lucky to have grown up when all things Jim Henson were all over the t.v. and in the movies. Animal is still my favorite.

This Year’s Model

January 19, 2010

It’s official, This Year’s Model is launched! TYM is a art collaboration project with my friend Courtney Stubbert. It’s current form is in that of t-shirts, but we will be expanding into different areas as we go. Make sure you check out the site, or a certain gorilla that’s on one of the t-shirts may come looking for you. Oh yeah, and there’s free shipping in the lower 48.

This Made My Day!

January 13, 2010

This post is mainly for my friend Courtney since he has Kung Fu Friday on his blog. I know he’ll appreciate this. There is now officially a Bruce Lee website. I’ve only briefly looked at it, but it’s really informative, has lots of videos, and oh yeah, has conquering music playing as well as punch sounds when you hit a button. I plan on spending a lot of time checking it out.

When I was a kid, Bruce Lee was my favorite action hero. I watched every movie and documentary I could get my hands on. I even had a Bruce Lee video game for my Commodore 64. But alas, I never learned any martial arts. I did make some No. 2 pencil nunchucks in class though.

Calm Between Storms

January 12, 2010


Where I live, subtle shades of grey are the norm. Rain is a constant. If you grow up here and appreciate it, you may not want to be anywhere else. Contrary to popular belief, the sun does come out from time to time. Even if only for an hour certain times of the year. That’s what happened when I took this shot. It had been storming for days before hand, there was a brief break in the weather and if your timing was right, you saw this sunset, then rain again. Take it or leave it, that’s what it does this time of year. I’ll take it. =)

The Flying Machine

January 11, 2010

This is something I will be looking forward to seeing. It’s a Polish film about Chopin on a flying piano. The video posted here is a behind-the-scenes enticement. The amount of work that goes into a stop motion movie is incredible. They basically hand-craft little worlds for their characters to exist in. Then it takes round-a-bout 30 repositions of the characters to make one second of film. It’s pain-staking work, but it has such a unique feel. I’m really glad it’s not a lost art with the relative ease of computer animation. I think this film will be a must see.

My wife always rolls her eyes when we rent a movie that has interesting special features  you can watch after the movie. I’ll usually watch all of them. I love the process, I’d usually enjoy an artist’s sketchbook process more than I enjoy their finished piece.

I just found this clip on Cartoon Brew.

The xx – Crystalised

January 5, 2010

I like this band.