I was able to work with a really great clothing company, Paper Root, on some new designs that were just released. The A.G.E. Shirt is a hood version of Scrooge McDuck, based off of Trinidad James and his song All Gold Everything. The Big Chill has Chilly Willy taking the place of the Notorious B.I.G in the Biggie photograph. Each design comes in a T-Shirt and a Tank top, just in time for the weather to start warming up. Head over to the Paper Root store and grab them.
8-Bit Zombie continues to release some really fun items, and these Power Packs are no exception. There are 2 packs to choose from, each with their own unique set of items, and each include the brand new 8BZ token (that you can purchase separately as well), that will take you back to the arcade days of our childhood. I’m lucky enough to have multiple designs either as stickers or patches in the sets, including a brand new Cobra patch and Pee_wee herman sticker that I can’t wait to get my hands on. Be sure to grab these packs before they are gone, and keep collecting those power points. There will be something great dealing with those in the future!
It’s been a while since I lasted posted. The New Year has been crazy, but in the good kind of way. I’ve been working with some really great people/clients already this year and have some really fun projects in the works the next couple of months. 2013 is already starting out with a bang and I couldn’t be more happy. Here is a quick update on some designs that have recently been released:
Hungry Human:Morpholio - This can pretty much sum up what’s always going on in my brain, as well as Larry’s (owner of Hungry Human). You 90′s kids should love this one, there are some nice details in there that will take you back to 1993.
Fictionfield:War - My friend Brandon released a 2nd series of shirts for Fictionfield, and I was lucky enough to be involved with his project once again. This 2nd drop of shirts involved around the theme of War and includes 2 other amazing designs.
Orcusbrand:Time Flies – The new line of Orcus shirts finally dropped and I had the privilege of not only working on a new shirt design, but also a new symbol logo. I’m always a fan of the designs that go into each new release, and each time it gets better and better, working with some of my favorite artists David Smith and Yaigift. There is also a new pint glass as well!
Fake Bonanza took a step in the right direction with it’s 2nd release of shirts, this time focusing on creating a more cohesive line. I was able to work on a bunch of new shirts (see above) as well as the new branding, and I am happy to see that it’s moving towards bigger and better things. We’ll get started working on the next drop very soon.
Anyways, back to work! Be sure to follow my twitter and instagram for even more updates.
Another year down, many more to look forward to. I’ve been reflecting on this past year, and I sure as it has for everyone else, it has brought a lot of change to my life. I move to California in the middle of the year, away from my family, friends and my home of Colorado for 26 years. It brought a lot of new and fun experiences along the way. As with every year, I got to work on some amazing projects, and produced a ton of artwork. I also got my ass in gear and put up my own webstore (that has very few things left in stock) and learned a different side of things.
The next year already has some amazing things in store, most of which I can’t talk about right now, but the news is very exciting for me. I am also planning on putting a bunch of other junk in my store shortly after the new year (we’ll see if that actually happens). I always look back fondly on the relationships I’ve built, either with new clients and friends, or strengthening the friendships I have my existing friends and clients. It’s been a tough and sometimes scary being alone (with my girlfriend) in a new place, but it’s nice to know i have a bunch of people that I can count on.
I was lucky enough to work on a collaboration between Goodbie Skateboards and Lakai Footwear. This was a pretty wonderful and new experience in designing new things, and the natural choice was to have the shoe revolve around the greek god Hermes. I worked closely with my friends at Goodbie and we settled on a color scheme, iconography, insole illustration, box design and even a deck to accompany the shoe. You can read more about the collaboration here, as well as see photos of the shoe and the deck. I can’t wait to see this shoe in person!
Finally, the new Death Shred collection was just released, this time taking things down a notch and focusing on simpler designs based around the Skull and Baseball Logo, my favorite being the Camo Sweater. There are a few unique designs however, with The Fucking Sweater and a 3D version of the Skull Icon. Unfortunately for those of us in the US, they aren’t and I don’t think will be available in their US store, but you can grab everything from their main shop right now! (I’ll update if anything changes with the US store)
I’ve been working with Hungry Human for quite a while, since the beginning actually, working on the branding and a few beginning designs. Over the past year HH has grown, and a couple weeks ago released a couple new shirts that are some of my favorites (including the Secret Squirrel and Monsters shirt). Today, Hungry Human has joined the Karmaloop/Kazbah family, and I hope this will lead to bigger and better things!
Boot the Foot is a fun project that fellow artists Skummie and Jared Moraitis (BeastWreck) have put together, asking a bunch of amazing artists to draw a character (or two) found in the TMNT mythos. I am lucky enough to be a part of it, and today my entry and interview for Bebop is up on the blog! There are a bunch of entires by other amazing artists as well, and this will keep going on for quite some time, so I’d suggest you keep yourself updated. My next entry will be Bebop’s partner in crime, Rocksteady.
The new Fall 2012 Goodbie decks have finally hit the streets, and the Fall 2012 collection is our best series yet. The excalibur deck is currently my favorite skate deck design, and that Illuminati deck has gold ink! There is even a collaboration deck with Lakai and next month, will be accompanied with shoes that I also helped design! Couldn’t be happier to be a part of this series, the guys over at Goodbie are truly great people and are doing great things for the Greek skate community. You can check out detail pictures over on the portfolio as well as the cool new skate wheels for this season too!
My new LA based friend Luke just released a couple shirts for winter over at I Love Antix. These are 2 or the 4 designs I have worked on for him and hopefully the rest will be released soon (including one that is a personal new favorite of mine). I got a chance to do a Mr. T inspired logo parody (logo originally designed by the amazing Colin Gauntlett), and the “Party On…Death” shirt showing off the lighter side of Death. You can grab these shirts, and a bunch of other new shirts over at the Antix shop. And stay tuned for the last half of the new designs, coming soon.