So my appointment with Lauren at Tower Classic didn’t go as planned. The design she intended for the inner portion of my arm is too large for the space. Apparently I need to work out more. Read the rest of this entry »
WOW, it’s been like 6 months since I wrote about Tower Classic Tattoo’s awesome anniversary party and how much I’m in love with the brand.
Now that it’s 2013, I’m still feeling the love. And I’ve had some work done on my arm.
I met with Lauren in June to talk about the design for a science fiction half sleeve. You may already know that I’m a huge fan of Ray Bradbury, particularly his book The Martian Chronicles. PLUS I think space is just awesome, and especially old 1950′s science fiction literature. I showed Lauren a “mood board” of sorts, basically images I had ripped off Google Search for “vintage science fiction” and similar queries. Read the rest of this entry »
I’ve always wanted to work with bands – whether by booking concerts or being a groupie for death cab (JK, sorta). Whenever I took a graphic design class, I started designing posters for shows. It was just a fun way for me to express myself while also learning the Adobe design software. Read the rest of this entry »
Anyone who knows me (at least whom I’ve become- the past few years were a pretty significant period of personal refinement) knows that I have an overwhelming interest in typography. Read the rest of this entry »
I’ve never been very interested in graffiti art. Sure, I respect the whole idea, and I’m happy for those who do it… but I just have a different style. Then Banksy came along and changed everything. Have you watched the documentary, Exit Through the Gift Shop If you haven’t you really should. If you have, you know what I”m talking about. It’s just brilliant, what these artists do- and what might be the most brilliant thing is that it’s completely illegal.
He’s pretty incredible.
The more I researched, I realized that Shepard Fairey might be (in my humble opinion) one of the most interesting modern-day artists. His graphic design work is simple, yet complex. The pallet only contains 3-4 different colors, commonly black, red, and cream. From here, he has created a myriad of prints, some political, some fun, some more portraits. I’ve decided that I want to start a Shepard Fairey collection. Don’t try to stop me. My favorite print is the 2nd Amendment one- I have a thing for guns lately. My desktop background is a Warhol painting of a gun. Shrug.
When I was in Best Buy yesterday, I noticed in their vinyl section (they sell vinyl now!) that he designed a Led Zeppelin fancy-shmancy collector’s edition or something. It looked awesome, but the artwork couldn’t exactly be framed.
I should probably cut this short before I pee my pants with excitement (I get worked up), but I also have to mention his exclusive prints for special editions of 1984 and Animal Farm. Are you freaking kidding, Shepard Fairey? Those are two of my favorite books!
See what I mean, people? This guy is something else.
Thanks for reading.