Tuesday, May 28, 2013

HAMMER TIME.





























I took the grip off and immediately realized this was a Rick Howard I bought from Mike York in between EMB and Pier 7. At the time I gave it a try, but hated it because it was too big and flat to do flip tricks on. Guess that's why I painted over it and forgot about it. I actually thought it was a Davey Rogers Beer City board that he gave me. Now I'm bummed because I don't know where that board is.




























Latest weird cruiser design. The hammerhead model. I was a big fan of the Hosoi series back in the day, but this is not an ode, and not about functionality, it's about a cool fucking shape of a badass fish. Did you know that there is no record of a hammerhead shark killing a human? Afterthought: hope this doesn't look like a giant ribbed penis. But I guess either way it's impressive...

Monday, April 29, 2013

NEVERTREND



















Some slogans/graphics I've been mulling over, that a friend wants to produce for his board company once it gets off the ground.

Not wanting to be a negative nancy. But I am seeing weird cliques at the parks lately, and they're complete with costumes/jerseys. So why not poke fun at the fashionista's?? Might as well while the shit's popular. (IT WILL BE UNPOPULAR ONE DAY, YES, IT WILL....) Who woulda thought it'd be the crusties and not the G's? Guess we're out of the 90's.

Afterthought: It's very weird when in the midst of a paradigm shift, where essentially anything trick-wise, style-wise etc. is on the table, that there are still trends that follow in circles. But I like the fact that there is a prominent beyond-the-bullshit mentality (whether conscious or not), that can be part of the non-group, who can do 5 foot lien airs and turn right around and switch 360 flip a flat gap with equal attitude and style. Kids are gettin' ridonk!

Whatever blows your hair (not facial hair) back!

Q.


Sunday, December 30, 2012

Some hands-on holiday crap






Who (i.e. which) shot first? Han or Greedo? Etched shot glasses.





Some boring but difficult stenciled etchings on shot glasses.


Cece painting study. I ended up going with her more beaming/piercing eyes.



Cece painting, staring you down. Gouache on acrylic on masonite. Frame was taken from a demo'd home bathroom medicine cabinet from when I was doing construction.


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Adapting to a dynamic environment...

Just finished a logo for upcoming summit on climate conservation. I'll post info on when and where when I get it. 



Alice

One of my favorite artists as of late, Alice Pasquini, found her up in the Huff Post. Peep the video ("article" disappoints...more dribble about what street art is or isn't...), it's always cool to see ones method...

Here's her website.



Thursday, June 21, 2012

ARBITRARY UNIVERSALITY

Patterns beckon obsessive reproduction. Through this reproduction, evolution happens unavoidably. Accidental variation coupled with intentional derivation = progressive development. 

And I just like the shape. 



Wednesday, April 4, 2012

BLEEDING HEART, LIBERALLY SHAPED.








































Newest cruiser. Old shape carved from used deck; acrylic, oil-based paint pen, aerosol, polyurethane coat. (p.s. FOR SALE!)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

iGod



































 Wood, nail, iPod, headphones. 5.5'' x 11.5''

Potentially too controversial for prospective employers, this new piece will have to land here for now. Which is goofy but true. It's really more of a commentary on our societies collective newfound habit of worshiping technology -which I call "iDolotry"- than anything to do with Christianity. (Crucifixion was a form punishment used by several major civilizations before the Roman Empire, and after.) Every time I see the masses with their heads down and hands clasped around their little phones and iPods or whatever, completely oblivious and their minds somewhere else literally high in the sky, it looks like praying to me. Brings a whole new perspective on "Cloud" technology and divine (AKA wireless) inspiration. The satellites are our angels beaming down at us from heaven, protecting us from not knowing who's posted to our Facebook...

A note about the logo: One friend told me this could be a meme (I had to look it up and still didn't get it. So another friend clarified, and told me to put a watermark on it. I later got paranoid and agreed, but I think it makes it look silly/poppy. I tried my hardest to make it look like the QAD was designed for it.

UPDATE:

Just happened upon this in a stack of papers, must be Lara's. But check the logo and compare it to the one I developed. Pretty odd coincidence...

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

DUMP THE BIG SIX



TAKEN FROM OSICIO.COM:

This funny video is from Ecotricity, a green energy company based in Stroud, Gloucestershire, England specialising in selling and generating wind power. It is part of their new campaign entitled “Dump The Big Six”. The Big Six stands for British Gas, EDF Energy, E.ON, Npower, Scottish & Southern and Scottish Power.

Ecotricity founder Dale Vince OBE, the man credited with kick-starting the world’s green electricity market, believes now is the moment to topple the grey giants and bring the UK into the renewable energy future.

Ecotricity: Half of Britons feel the source of future energy supplies is one of the most important environmental issues facing the nation yet less than 1% currently use a green energy supplier (Ofgem, October 2011). Over 60% of UK households could switch to Ecotricity and get greener energy for not one penny more than they are currently paying.

The collapsing cooling tower imagery was inspired by web artist Herman Bailey’s “Sad Chimney” gif. Herman is credited as part of the creative team behind the campaign.

The campaigns starts with the viral video and with a Facebook app “Dump The Big Six”. The aim is to reach a huge audience.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

LOGO HOME

I hate having to concoct a logo for myself, and never did land on one I really liked. But the process of making logos is super fun.


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Saturday, January 7, 2012

"THEY'RE DIGGING IN THE RIGHT PLACE!!!"

Super cool series online by Skateboarder Magazine, "Raiders of the Archives." They are short videos looking into the offices and/or archives (literally, shelves, boxes, walls) of great artists and photographers in the professional skateboard world. This post links to my favorite (though they are all great), that being Andy Jenkins, one of my favorite artists, whom I've posted about before. He gives the rare treat of showing some of the conceptual work that happens before a graphic or ad is made, including sketches and renderings from another one of my absolute favorites, Evan Hecox who does amazing graphics for Chocolate Skateboards.

Very inspiring series, and makes you want to dig into the vaults. (And get organized...)










Wednesday, January 4, 2012

HOLIDAYS BRING ON WEIRD CREATIVITY


Paint scrapers from 6 month-long lead paint removal on our porch. Mementos of endurance, His and Hers. Composite/Masonite hand-made frame, screw-mounted. Painted with the porch paint. No alterations of any kind were made to the tools. Just gel medium to seal in the lead paint coating.






































My folks have been having a bit of a rodent problem...

Same type of frame build, 1 Victor mousetrap (proudly stolen from my folks), and one old, poor HP mouse.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

2 WORLDS COLLIDE







































 High School project recently unearthed. Ron Knigge/Claudia Schiffer magazine paper weave.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

I MISS YOU NYC

9/11 Rubble SculptureTribal MaskLooking UpSubwayBrooklyn Bridge FadedGround Zero
Natural History Museum Bones in LobbyLaraInTheParkTower NeedleBrooklyn Bridge Support

NYC, a set on Flickr.

New York trip 2004, most of these photos were taken in 18 degree (0 degrees w/ wind chill factor) weather, clunking around rolls and rolls of film....

Friday, November 4, 2011

SENORITA DE NEGRA

This was supposed to post by itself on the 31st.

Lara de los Muertos. Never done face makeup (on someone else) before. Fun.

CAUSE DESIGN

Some really amazing ads for various causes, mostly found here. If I could get steady work only doing this kind of stuff I would be very fulfilled.