Wednesday, May 13, 2009 is the new

I've started a flickr account where I'll be posting images more regularly. Take a look.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Because I feel like it.

It needs some work, and I'm not set on the font yet but...

Friday, April 3, 2009

Juicy, fruity, and twice the flavor!

With this project being for a breakdancing event, I immediately told myself, "dont hiphopify it!" I could have drawn graffiti letters with drips, clouds and a guy in adidas doing a headspin, but I really just wanted to something simple and bright.
The character breaking out of the "O" and the phrase "For the Gusto are from a movie called CB4, which stars Chris Rock. The character can't make it as a rapper and end up getting tangled in gangster rap trying to make money.
A friend of mine who organized the event came up with the idea, which i liked. Somehow his idea and mine crashed into this...

It doesnt make a whole lot of sense, and maybe someone spraypainting while doing the moonwalk would have been a better idea. I think people would have associated it more with this type of event. I guess this works, too.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Thank the good Lord above for Illustrator!

Type and logos can end up being a nightmare. Once you have your sketch or drawing traced with the pen tool, illustrator makes it easy to make any sort of variation from there. Making choices on what you like best now becomes simple. These were built from the Arial Black font and embelished with the thick graffiti style seriffs and connections. Now it has that hot new "street" look that the whole planet is on right now...

Friday, March 27, 2009

Club Orange's Chalk Art Show

Club Orange held a chalk art show this past wednesday with several local artists, riktor, aster, kier, dusk and others. The bar area's walls are coated with a chalk board paint. The room was broken into sections and Each artist was given their own space to work with. One of the things that made the night interesting was that none of the artists, including myself, had ever used chalk as a medium. A few of us where uncertain about how it would turn out but by the middle of the night people were getting adjusted. There was no subject or requirements, so everyone was pretty comfortable and the night ended up being a lot of fun....

Unfortunately, I couldn't find my camera for the show, (the photo here was e-mailed to me) so i don't have anything from the other artists at the show. A photographer from the City Weekly was there so we may see something pop up in one of the coming editions. I did overhear that this may turn into a monthly thing...

Club Orange
533 South 500 West
Salt Lake City