Thursday, September 30, 2010

1985 Vol. 3 Page 30

A detail of page 30, the last couple of pages are drafted up and inked:

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Biz Markie Cartoon

This was a one off that we produced for Biz. The idea was for an ongoing flash comic that would appear on his website. The premise was pretty basic, in that, it's a record hunting caper. The great thing about Flash is we were able to add sound and simple interactivity.

Soon after, the Biz site came into disrepair, and, the series ended there. This was done in a similar style to an animated video we'd produced a few years earlier. A lot of the same characatures and backgrounds were recycled.

Monday, September 27, 2010

McDonals Redesign

The golden arches are taking up a bit of a 're-branding' attempt, as well as redesigning everything from menus to restaurants:

It's always fascinating to see how the big guys try and re-invent themselves:

Thursday, September 23, 2010


I just came across this again. I first saw it a couple of years back, and it had blown me away. It's especially recommended for fans of really heady science fiction.

The plot involves some garage space engineers who accidentally invent a device that transports small objects, 8 hours back in time. When they figure out how to transport humans (themselves), all hell breaks loose.

The director, Shane Caruth, reportedly made this for like 15 thousand. It was huge hit at Sundance when it was released,but, didn't see a wide distribution unfortunately.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Quiznos Ad

This was made for an online ad contest, this being used as an example. We made sandwich puppets, and dressed up some vegetables, and shot it in about an hour. And that's my hand as sandwich #2!

Friday, September 17, 2010

The Most Powerful Colors On The Web

A great graph here (big fan of graphs lately) demonstrating the colors schemes of some of the most ubiquitous presences on the web. Most of which I'm sure we're all familiar with. Looks like blue's winning! (and look how much Disney's resembles the U.S.S.R!)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Getting Up: Subway Graffitti in New York

Before the similarly named video game was ever conceived, this book was floating around, mostly as a textbook. Craig Castleman's book is a rather academic account of the first 5 or so years of New York subway graffiti. While mostly an analysis and primer on New York youth of the 1970's, the book features some great interviews with the likes of Lee and Stan 153. Also featured is an extensive conversation with legendary transit cops Hickey and Ski.

This was all made the more relevvant when Los Angeles City Attorney let it be known on his intentions for kids scribbling around the city.

Monday, September 13, 2010

1985 Stickers

Following on a Warhol-esque format, each volume has had sticker printed. As soon as all 6 of these are completed, I'm planning on having large posters of these guys printed, either as each, or all 6 on one. Considering Vol. 3 is barely wrapping up, I've got plenty of time to decide:

Friday, September 10, 2010

Icing On The Cake

“The Icing on the Cake,” a cartoon that is figuratively sweet, debuted last night on PBS’s POV. The audio is recorded by StoryCorps and the animation is produced by the Brooklyn-based Rauch Bros. Animation. Backgrounds are by Bill Wray.

The Icing on the Cake from StoryCorps

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

il Cono

I was asked to come up with some logo/identity work for a new gelato spot opening in West LA. I tried some pretty grecian style fonts and also some hand-lettering, which they seemed to like. The shop went ahead and got materials printed up as they were in a pretty big hurry to open.

They then asked for a sign to be built using this logo, which I didn't have the facilities to do. They ended up getting some nice signage made for the store front. And it's always a thrill to see the artwork made into 3 dimensions. I've actually had some of the gelato served there, and it's highly recommended.

il Cono Gelateria
Santa Monica Blvd,
Beverly Hills, CA

Friday, September 3, 2010

Blackbook Art 1985

Some old relics from the freshman year sketchbook:

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Sketchy Duel!

From BirdBox Studios:

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Neil Peart

One of my favorites bands is Rush, and the employ a man named Neil Peart on drums. Niels possibly one of the greatest drummers alive, but also a prolific songwriter for the band. The stories goes, on tour, he would constantly read books, and then pen lyrics by hand using a sharpie. Below are some examples: