Monday, November 28, 2011

gettin crafty!

old boring filing cabinet gets a spunky make over:

1) Clean and sand if any rust or irregular surfaces
2) Remove drawer pulls w/ screwdriver
3) Give it a good coat of white primer, let dry 24 hours
4) With even strokes coat 2x with wood/metal spraypaint
5) After all surfaces have dried sufficiently screw new hardware (I picked up mine for $1.99 each)

Filing cabinet: Free from family member
Can of primer: $1.99
Can of spraypaint: $6.99
Hardware: $1.99 x 2

For about $13 got a totally new filing cabinet to brighten up the office!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Tony Kelly for American Apparel Ad

How can you possibly watch this and not smile, pintsize hipsters!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Yams Creative Collective

Friend, fellow artist, and former colleague Allen Yambao is a super talented designer/painter/photographer. Check out his killer paintingsphotography, and blog here!

Hmm thinking an original may be in my near future..??

Sunday, May 8, 2011

See. This. Show.

Just went and saw Art in the Streets at MOCA's Geffen in Little Tokyo. I say things are "the best ever" kinda a lot, but this warrants the title of best exhibit I've ever seen. It's a super comprehensive exhibit of the history of graffiti and street art with some of the biggest names like Keith Haring, Banksy, Shepard Fairey to name a few, with photography and film from the likes of Spike Jonze & Ed Templeton. It was so, so so amazing I'm pretty sure I could've camped out there for a few days and still not have digested all there was to offer.
Get your bum bum to see in person before August 8, I'm not sure there will be anything close to this for a long time.

Monday, April 25, 2011

ta dum tum TUM!

Sooo excited to announce the details of my first solo show ever! (One of the reasons my little neglected blog hasn't been gettin any lovin lately!) It's happening at Golden State Goods, 308 Main St, Seal Beach on May 27 from 7-10pm, music by my boy mr groove. Stop by for some good people, good art and good times!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

DC in Seventeen Mag!

Shout out in the April edition of Seventeen mag for the DC Alibi's! I designed these a while ago and it's always funny when something hits the market, it feels like it was sooo long ago. Currently we're working on Fall2012 when my mind is just starting to get excited for summer!

Also notice the DC Admirals at the bottom!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Some pics of me and my sweetie pie making the most of our time in Dallas. Caught the event from the Journeys booth and cheered on DC rider Trey Canard to take first place. Check the link here for the final race.

superscreen at supercross

Collage making.
Didn't quite come out as David Hockney as I was hoping.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Don't Squat With Yer Spurs On

Hello Texas! Time to hit the road again for a work event in Dallas this weekend. Here's what comes up when you google Dallas:

- The Cowboys
- The Cowboy's Cheerleaders
- Real Cowboys
- BBQ Ribs

hmmmm. It'll be interesting for a vegetarian artist to say the least.

But we will be at the new stadium which should be pretty awesome to see the renovation that cost more than some small countries GDP.  The 600 ton, 25000 square foot HD screen should be a sight in itself.

Sunday, March 27, 2011


Works. In. Progress

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

inspiration: herakut

Love, love, loving the work of German duo Herakut. The fine realism rendered in the faces and characters set against the graphic and graffiti loose drippy backgrounds is everything I love about painting. Tight and controlled meets chaos and spontaneity. 

work in progress...

Monday, March 7, 2011

Sharpshooterz DJs

Swing on over to my buddy Burk's site:
Super talented local DJ and I don't think I've ever not seen a smile on his face!

Here's a happy little mixey mixerton:

Sharpshooterz DJs: A quik mix for the 4th Of July Weekend

Friday, February 11, 2011

we heart it

I do a lot of trolling around on the internet daydreaming working and gathering inspiring imagery for designing and consumer references. One of my fave sites is we heart it, a collection of thousands of thousands of images that have been "hearted" from flickr, ad campaigns, illustrations, you name it. Here's what pops up for "heels"

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

BRIGHT / BBB Berlin, Jan 2011

My first time at the Bread & Butter / Bright tradeshows in Berlin, yeah! I have heard about this show as long as I've been in the industry and it truly lived up to the hype. BBB was in the Tempelhof Airport, once one of the largest buildings in the world and the former location of the Allies airlift operation to deliver food and supplies to West Berlin during WWII. (So cool) The show spanned 7 hangers and was the best of the best brands in premium denim, footwear and apparel. Then on over to Bright on day 2 for skate and streetwear at the former Stasi headquarter building. (I repeat, so cool) The feeling of this show was sooo much different than the behemoth that was BBB, so much more social and intimate. The brands weren't closed off to the public either, sooo nice to not have to take photos in stealth mode. Here are a few highlights below, I left out the boring worky photos cuz I thought 435 photos of shoes might get a little old...

...And this video makes me crack a smile;