Thursday, June 18, 2009
Yay Adam! You are very close to being insane. Awesome hand crafted typography! Enjoy more of Mr. Garcia's work aka The Pressure here and here.
I love type so much, I want to take behind the middle school and do drugs with it! Look at the other featured typies too, there are some names you need to get familiar with. And stop wearing the wrong New Balances!
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Monday, June 8, 2009
So, I'm going to come off like an a**hole in this post. Well, maybe not. You decide.
To be good at anything you have to work really really hard... there's no other way to get around it! Bust a** or suck for the rest of your life. Any kind of talent that one has can be traced to the obsessions of that person. So when people say ish like you're lucky to have a job, I say f'you! Guess what? I've been drawing since the age of 2! When you do something all your life you better be good to great at it. If not, what's the point? So practice makes close to perfect. Work it out.
Above are typographic treatments I've been working on. I'm kinda obsessed with practicing forever
It's not everyday you get to witness greatness! Sunday morning Federer joined the ranks of Jordan, Woods and Gretzky with his 1st French Open Victory! Nadal (a clay court specialist) has owned the Open for the last three years but Federer owned it yesterday. Admittedly, I have always been impressed with the poise and grace the aforementioned athletes wield as they encounter various challenges. I use it as inspiration for myself to get through my own set of obstacles. As humans we all have tiny victories here and there and when that is added together it's a major victory! So when you get down about what you haven't done, look closely at what you have done and I'm sure you'll be smiling a lil' bit. I like looking at great performances b/c it reminds me of how great we all can be in the area we choose to focus most our energy.
Friday, May 22, 2009
Ok here we go... Around the beginning of April, I was invited to contribute a drawing for this show curated by TWiN (real-life twins Jonathan and Josh Baker) amply delivered with a session that in turn paid homage to their most influential albums. I was given A Tribe Called Quest to draw to. I know! Create a drawing whilst listening to one of your favorite groups of all time. For anybody that knows me half decently, I do this everyday in my sketchbook! I was given 30 mins to draw and as you'll see the video was sped up to 7mins and synced to the jams. I am really honored to be featured with 19 other talented artist and to top it all off I headed line the show! A big thanks to Josh and Jonathan for inviting me! Also, a special thank you to my girlfriend for all her support and encouragement! Read more here!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Thanks to a Swiss Miss posting I bought tickets for Gary Hustwit's Objectified! Only showing in NYC for one night! Me lady and I made a date of it! The movie was pretty solid. I will say, "Helvetica" had more personality and was a bit funnier. But how funny is graphic design, really? Graphic Designers in general are a bit more out there but that's the nature of design itself. Visually communicating with the culture, while industrial designers are charged to create objects that function with culture. It's a similar process the latter seems a bit more introverted. Uh Yeah. Anyways, I dug on the movie! It started out with a bang, then dragged and then got its' second wind. Strong finish! I give this movie two nods from the pulpit.
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Tuesday, March 10, 2009
After taking a break to refine his engraving process, Joe is back up and running! Apparently, Lazer engraving directly onto Moleskin notebooks is hazardous to one's health but on butta leathers it's just fresh. Check them out as well as the artist series.
A real gem of an idea!
Engrave Your Book | Artist Series
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