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 www.thisisyardsale.blogspot.com (so eventually when www.thisisyardsale.com 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
Monday, April 26, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
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)
Posted by EB at 7:29 AM
Friday, April 23, 2010
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.
Posted by EB at 11:59 AM
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.
Posted by EB at 10:00 AM
Friday, April 16, 2010
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"?
Posted by EB at 1:25 PM
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
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.
Posted by EB at 9:06 AM
Friday, April 9, 2010
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 match.com/going 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!
Posted by EB at 7:32 AM
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
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...
Posted by EB at 11:10 AM