Monday, September 17, 2012

Santa Cruz Skateboards 2.5

And since we spent about 70% of the time in that office doodling (yes, getting paid to doodle. Not paid very much, but , nevertheless), there's reams and stacks of sketches and drawing, and skecthes for boards that never came out, etc.

An odd piece. A warranty card:

I rummage through thes every now and then for inspiration, and I'm always struck at the randomness of some of these. In the pre-internet days, you had a stack of magazines, and encyclopedias to rummage through:

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Monday, September 10, 2012

They Live!

Possibly one of my favorite films of all time. This John Carpenter classic starred the immortally amazing Rowdy Roddy Piper as a mild mannered homeless construction worker, who through chance, stumbles upon a resistance movement that manufacture special sunglasses. These sunglasses allow you to see the world how it truly is. It's a black n white subliminal messaged landscape covered in messages like 'OBEY' and 'MARRY & REPRODUCE'.

An old friend actually worked on the movie and had bundles of the actual stickers used in the film. He gave me a bunch I truly covet these stickers, and once in a while,I find a die-hard fan whom I anoint with one of these (I even gave an OBEY one to Shepherd Fairey at a party, he pretty much lost his mind). Some of these were die-cut for the items they were specified for like a beer bottle, or, tuna can.

It also feature one of the greatest fight scenes ever filmed:

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Subway Raid

Here's a piece from a while back. This is when I was trying my hand at Action Scripting involving dragable items. This was for a show I was working on at the time, and, the site needed some interactive content.

My idea here was to make a subway car you could decorate, eventually print out, and fold into a 3D subway car (I'm pretty sure it still works). Action Script has changed leaps and bounds since, but, the principles are all the same.