Monday, June 30, 2008

Rogues Gallery bike map

This is a project I've been working on for the past few weeks for Rogues Gallery, the clothing company I use to work and intern for. Its a bike map of Portland for the RG store, so people can rent out old cruisers and ride around portland and go to place that we like. The map is based off of older Portland maps from the 1800's with the updated street's on it. I'm pretty pleased with how it came out, it took alot longer than I thought it would, and went through alot of revisions. but here's the end result!

i dont usually do this...but

Yesterday I was checking out my favorite blog, And it had some pretty amazing stuff on it, so i figured I would show you. the fist piece is by grafitti artist Saber, its caled "Crunch Time". its a 10 color screen print, which is pretty amazing in my book, and is super detailed, some day I would hope to be able to print something like this.

This piece is by Aaron Horkey, definetly one of the best illustrators/poster makers out there, i love all of his work. This is his newest poster for the band cable.
James jean's new piece for an AIDS awareness campaign. Besides this piece having a bunch of dicks on it, its pretty amazing, not my favorite James Jean piece ever, but almost all of his work is the best thing you will ever see. check out his stuff if you havent.

Then in the same blog theres this new terrible Shepard Fairey poster, i have got to say I dont even like Shepard Fairey or Obey very much, it started out kinda cool, but now I find all of there work really annoying and unoriginal. Even know so many people copy the whole obey look now, i still dont even look at obey being the first to make propaganda posters, because they definitly werent. They have been around forever, So whats with it being so big? This poster is the worst poster I've seen in awhile, its a good message, but still retarded, and doesent deserve to be in the same catagory as these other artists.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

sketchbook 6-15

The newest from the sketchbook, alittle bit of portraits and a squid, inspired from tom's squid print, i guess i just had squids on the brain today at work. everyone go buy his Squid and the Cachalot print!

Thursday, June 05, 2008

portraits 2.0

3 portraits I did today, alot more than i thought i would get done. i used references out of magazines just to get me started, the first is OK GO, I'm not sure who the women is, and the guy with an insect body is made up.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008


I made a Portfolio for myself the last week of school about a month ago, this is to show my work at interviews or things of the sorts, since I didnt have any sort of way to show my work, here are a few examples of the pages, there are many more but its basically the work that I've already shown on this blog and my website. The book is all made by me, it has a masanite cover that is 16inches tall and 20 inches wide, and when opened up it spans about 40 inches, the pages are heavy weight paper with some double sided printing. its binded by 2 book screws, so the book comes apart and I'm able to insert or take away pages as I want. I'm pretty proud of it. and no i didnt get the L.L. Bean job.


So i think the next independent project for myself that i'm trying to come up with is going to be portraits, mostly of faces and facial features, its something i've never really delt with or have tryed. I want to make portraits of my friends and people i know, as well as just pictures i find, not always making the drawing look exactly like the picture or person i'm drawing from. I kind of like having them be alittle twisted, this is the first one I did today, its pretty normal looking but I might want to take the other ones alittle further. We'll see how this works out. I want to say i would do a portrait a day but I know that's not going to happen, so maybe one every few days.

pardon me, thanks alot