Thursday, April 29, 2010

Lunchbreak doodle

Random rough doodle. I'm stuck on projects I need to finish and am completely lacking inspiration. When is Gatorade going to make a energy drink sans energy but plus inspiration?

Also, I changed my URL to this blog, it is now (so eventually when goes up, everything is uniform) and didn't inform anyone before. So if you had my site bookmarked, it now says my blog "no longer exists". Whoops! Hope I didn't lose any of you followers.  

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Still a bit rough, but here's one style for a logo I'm working on, hand drawn. Loved it when I sketched and and when I pulled it into the computer it started to look too Coca-cola for me... ?

Monday, April 26, 2010

Haydn's painting: Background

The start of the background of the three panels for Haydn's painting... (see below for initial sketches/plan). Sorry Haydn, but when I'm done, I'm making a copy for me! 

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Dark Lord Day

Yesterday a group of us got a schoolbus and took it to Munster Indiana for Dark Lord day and Three Floyds brewery. It was pretty neat, a few of my friends are real beer nerds so they were really into it and waited in the line for a couple of hours to get the one and only Dark Lord beer that is only available on this day at the brewery. I tasted it... I don't like beers that taste like licorice, gross. It was a pretty fun day, got to taste some interesting beers and got some serious people watching. The crowd there was about 89% overweight men to 11% women. 100% crazies. My favorite I tried were: Hair of the Dog- Michael, and Brooklyn Local 2, and Nugget Nectar. Yeah, I do not like imperial stouts. Some photos here, the rest here: (at the end of the album)

Friday, April 23, 2010


Started Haydn's painting last night, and now have a 30'' x  30'' stencil in three panels. Excited to do this one
And also, my mom is awesome and sent me this in the mail yesterday. Seriously cool book if your'e into anything illustration. 

Thursday, April 22, 2010


So I'm wondering if anyone would have an interest in a print of the state house in Cola? I want to do something columbia-esque and the state house is kinda cool right? As long as it's sans confederate flag. Would any of you buy this? (With colors in the same style as my other skyline prints of course). I'll update full color version when it's done.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Last minute went to see Hot Chip and The XX with friends last night. Place was so packed we wandered to the very top of the upper level, but everything still sounded great even from there. 

Also I'm working on something I REALLY like right now, but can't post it until it is given as a gift! I will soon though. Teasers: 

Friday, April 16, 2010

ChiPUBLIB 2010...Revision 1

Revision 1: (Still have to work on the bundle on the bike)

Thursday, April 15, 2010


I didn't think I was going to submit a design for the Chipublib poster contest this year, but I changed my mind...and this year I am going to win. This is the initial design, somewhat similar to what I did last year that wasn't the finalist. It's going off of the idea that all these concepts on the back of this guy's bike can be picked up from the library. But I need opinions. Things to consider:
-Do I add full color?
-Keep black and white and different background color?
-Add grays for shadows?
-Is he too hipster-looking?
-Is someone going to assume the bike is fixed gear and laugh that there is a rack on the back, because no one would put a rack on a fix–UGH...
-Are the items too jumbled, can't tell what they are?
-Should I add more things on the back? Like what?
- Is there too much cable wrapped around?
-"Take it home" or "Bring it home"?

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Painting "sketch"

Rough idea of the layout of the next painting I'm doing for a friend. It's from photo of Charlotte Gainsbourg, Ah I just love her, but I really don't want it to be recognizable as her... and most likely most people will never guess it's her. This is going to be BIG, the background will be all different colors (maybe?) and I think I may get back into stenciling. That way I can make myself a copy! WIN WIN.

Monday, April 12, 2010

and now... SEATTLE

coming to etsy soon...

Sunday, April 11, 2010


Mickey hates nature.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Chicago Monsters

This is how much of a nerd I am; I've posted before about the website I check many times a day Videogum. Well last night the website had their official 2nd Birthday party in Brooklyn. Turns out there was a handful of us commenters that live in Chicago so we had our own meet-up last night. I am not going to lie, it felt like I was meeting someone from speedating and I didn't know what to expect. We got to the bar and I forced Mickey to awkwardly go over to a table we suspected to most likely be "monsters". We picked correctly and had a great night, everyone was just as smart and witty as their avatars. There was plenty of talk of Topher, Steve Winwood, BNPGs, and enough Boy Meet's World Trivia to last a lifetime. Here's a few pics from the night and the group shot we obviously sent to Gabe. 
Happy Birthday from the mid-west!

Topher and ?uestlove were there too!
and still checking Videogum via phones. 

It was nice to meet you all!

Thursday, April 8, 2010


My cousin took this photo over in Russia in an orphanage while her family was there to adopt two new family members (not the girl above). I just thought it was a beautiful picture and think I want to start a painting of it. 

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Grad Announcements

Lil Sis is graduating from USC in May and she wanted me to make her announcements to send out to family. (From Top to Bottom: Front and back). I wanted to do something besides the usual USC colors/palm trees/gamecock/ughh so we came up with these altered photos of the horseshoe. I like em, hope they're not too "I wanted them to look like a tag on an Urban Outfitters dress" but still cool enough. The layout of the type may still change...

Monday, April 5, 2010

My parents were awesome blog:

After Meg submitted this photo of our Mom months ago, it's finally up on Myparentswereawesome. (There's no direct link, but it's yesterday's 4/4 at 8:30 am). Yay mom!