Monday, February 22, 2010

I was looking through my Flickr faves...

...and now I feel better about life.
I want y'all to feel good, too.

Yes, there are many scantily clad or nude women in there, so some of the material is NSFW.* Other than that, there are:
  • people I know via the internet, but consider friends/family
  • people I actually know
  • illustration, paintings, comics, etc.
  • burlesque shows
  • squirrels
  • painted/neon signage
  • incredibly cute children
  • cats n' dogs
  • wrestling
  • food
  • ...and a ton of other things I'm sure I'm forgetting.
I recommend watching them on the "fast" setting, and in full screen.

*There are naughtier things in my faves, but those contacts haven't made them publicly available, so they are viewable by members only. So, you can be assured of a PG-13/R-rated experience for the most part.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

GARBAGE (can)!

Pip Skid's Skid Row Release Party poster

If you're in town, you really shouldn't miss this. The almighty Pip Skid + a live band = one for the ages.

This poster was done rather quickly, as the promotional ball for the show (and the Skid Row album) had to get rolling, pronto-like. Yeah, there are things I'd change, but whatarey'gonnado? There's grit in excess on this, and I blame my Art Chantry influence. I've been a fan of his work since the mid-'90s, and as a result, his use of photocopied elements – and the resulting "fuzz" – has crept into my work. That toner grit is like distortion or feedback in a song, which is often icing on the cake for me.

This weekend, I'll be cobbling together the design for Skid Row – put out by the good folks at Foultone Records – which will be graced by the raw illustrations of Eddie Ayoub. You've seen his work on Pip's digital releases: The Pip Donahue Show and I Can't Be Stopped. I hope to due justice to his dopeness. Wish me luck!