A Better Poster

Here's a look at my poster from A Better Poster Show. I thought I'd share a couple of the process sketches and highlight just how long this poster was incubating in my brain. The first sketch was done September of 2012, and then another in December of that year. I began the actual layout and fleshed out the masthead in January 2013. But is wasn't until I was invited to this poster show in July that I really got the wind in my sails to complete it.

If you missed the opening at Cruzio last Friday it will be up and viewable through the first week of November. Prints are still available. Order 'em here in my store or drop in to Cruzio and tell the good people there that you'd like to pick one up.

Livin

I’m really stoked about the upcoming art opening at the Radius Gallery – Tannery Arts Center. My buddy, Aaron Clark is gonna be unveiling his custom screen-printed tile compositions. These pieces are eco-friendly hybrids; a whole new dimension in tile work and screen-printing. It’s been awesome to watch Aaron develop this process and approach over the past couple years. Subject-wise they bring the BroPrints eco-Robot to life through ancient metaphors of mountain transcendence.

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Also showing are Pete SaporitoCarlos Dye, and Dave Gardner. It’ll be a night to remember.

Surf's Up!

With the new onslaught of big sets rolling into the SoCal coast, courtesy of Tropical Storm Marie, my dad and I are geared up to serve the 3.7Million+ surfers that inhabit our great state, some sweet custom boards. Here’s a look at our first custom shape and graphic. It’s super-fun making boards with a great California surf pioneer like my dad.

I call this one the Cosmic Seeker…

If you’re interested in a custom board shape and/or graphic please comment on this post or send me a message through the various social media channels on the right rail of the site. ——>

Elmo in Vegas

Rolling out of Las Vegas after a week of Licensing Expo [slash] Family Vacation. We did some pretty fun and exciting stuff with the kiddos. The Licensing Expo, however, was very disenchanting.

 

To my surprise after all we saw and did, when I asked my kids what their favorite part was they said, “The people in costumes!”. Ugggh! I found the droves of pseudo-costumed, carney-esque, Marvel, Muppet, and otherwise popular characters roaming The Strip in bad Halloween costumes, looking to cash in on photo ops with families to be the most disturbing point of interest on our trip. That can stay in Vegas!

Yet this highlighted a very real parallel to my main motivation for going to Vegas at all; The Licensing Expo. The complete content of this event is the ability to cash in big on lovable cartoon characters, art work and design by mass marketing it to our children. The biggest section of the expo, by far, was the Characters + Entertainment. Companies pimping out their lovable characters for top dollar in a way that’s only slightly cleaner than these folks hustlin’ in bad costumes outside of the Bellagio.