G-SHOCK: Profiles with Frank151

I was lucky to be a part of this rad project launching G-SHOCK’s newest camo line of watches. Frank151 produced PROFILES, a look into three artist’s interpretation of camouflage. Along with artists Jona Cerwinske (Miami) and Jamie Story (Los Angeles), I took the idea of camo and expanded on some artwork which was then used for packaging, a zine cover and t-shirts released at the events.

All in all, this was one of the raddest things I’ve done in a while.

Huge thanks to the folks at G-SHOCK, Frank151, Centre for promoting independent artwork. Check out the images below and click here to read more about the events.

DALLAS EVENT:

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Dice, from Frank151 and me at the Dallas event at Centre

NEW YORK EVENT:

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Raekwon from Wu-Tang Clan and me at the New York event at the G-SHOCK SOHO store

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Irreverent Eclectic

Honored to have some artwork in this upcoming show in Boulder, Colorado all about the band we all loved, WEEN.

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Here’s my work for the show. I made a sign out of the quote from Aaron Freeman and a patch from the most epic Ween song.

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GShock PROFILES

Check out this video made by Frank151 for G-SHOCK about my commissioned artwork and process.

I’ll be traveling to New York next week for a launch event and party at the G-Shock headquarters. More details to come.

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GShock Launch Event

I’m very pleased to announce a collaboration with watch maker, GShock.
There will be a launch event this Friday, June 27th in Dallas.

Want to attend the party?
Contact me for RSVP information

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I was commissioned by the company to make some artwork for their newest line of camo watches to be used on packaging, a zine cover and some t-shirts. I’ll be traveling to Dallas to install some of the work and attend the opening.

Hope to see you there!

Various Zine Launch

I won’t be able to attend this one, but Various Creative is launching their latest issue, THREE in Chicago this weekend. There are some great works in this collection of creatives from around the world.

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I’m excited to have a recent work I made in the book. We were challenged to make something inspired by this quote from Shel Silverstein:

“If you are a dreamer come in
If you are a dreamer a wisher a liar
A hoper a pray-er a magic-bean-buyer
If youre a pretender com sit by my fire
For we have some flax golden tales to spin
Come in!
Come in!”

― Shel Silverstein

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A blog update

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Hey, you made it! Unfortunately, there is no super rad story here. Just an update about what’s going on in my world to read while you’re sitting there behind your glass box with the electric inside. Hope you’re ready for summer and these little beasts:

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I’m also excited to show off a logo I created for my buddy Nate’s new free jazz label called Astral Spirits. Here are a few process photos to show how we got to the final logo below:

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And of course, a couple doodles I’ve been working on these days. Really into some vintage imagery and weird 70′s drawings. Hope to have some new goods for you to buy soon in the shop, but until then…

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Garage Times

I traveled home a weekend back and got to hang out in my original studio – my mom and dad’s garage! I remember every time I hang out there how much having a bunch of random things and searching for things adds to the fun of making stuff! Here are a few shots to give you an idea of the visual stimulation. Even found a few old works of mine still hanging out.

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TGIF on Thursday

A few updates while I have a little time to spare.

Fusebox Festival
Grateful to have been able to help out with this project for the team over at Fusebox. They coined the term Free Range Art, since the event is free this year, so I came up with this chicken in a football helmet graphic for some t shirts and a program guide. I also helped make some templates for their festival program. Get out and check out the festival.

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Laura at Olive asked me to come by and help add a touch to her newly repainted shop. This was a super fun day out in the perfect weather. She’s working on a new sign for the front, but stop by soon and see the work and her rad shop.

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Drawing
I’ve been doing a lot of drawing, trying to get ready for a slew of projects coming up. Hopefully, I’ll have some cool items for sale around Austin and a few other places very soon.

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Making and shaking

I added a few sculptures to the artwork page. Now that the weather is nicer, I’m going to be trying some new things, building some canvases for the coming year and getting ready for an all out art attack this spring and summer. Feeling inspired by all the creative people around me these days.

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Snapshots

Just a few images from the past month or so. It’s been a busy one, but a great one filled with old and new friends and new experiences. Take a look and get ready for some new stuff coming up on the horizon.

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Quick Mural Project

Big Commerce emailed and asked if I could fly to San Francisco and paint a mural in their new office on Folsom Street. Of course, my answer was “Hell yes!” Only stipulation was it had to be done in three days. I brought along Jess to assist in this daunting task and we cranked it out with a little time to spare.

Thanks to Big Commerce for the opportunity to do this rad project.

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Working with Chucks

Big thanks to Converse for inviting me to participate in a Chuck Hack event at the Fader Fort this year for SXSW. Also, big thanks to VocalNYC and Amplify for managing and taking care of us artists during the event.

We were stationed in our own workshop right in the middle of the madness.

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I worked on some different techniques and gave away some patches to all that came through.

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I even got to sew one on (nervously) to OG Slick‘s personal jacket and start out the wall with some tags along the original himself.

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There was a bunch of rad artists work up there, including this mural section by artist Sophie Roach.

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There was also an appearance by Futura himself. I missed out on meeting him in person, but just seeing his custom kicks hanging near mine was enough to be a little star struck.

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All in all, it was a super rad time and I was stoked to get to personally meet Erik Parker and Sterling Bartlett, pictured below with Sarah and Miriam from Vocal NYC.

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Super rad times, you guys. Thanks again.

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Converse Chuckhack

SXSW 2014 at the Fader Fort

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Very excited to be hacking some Converse this year at the Fader Fort. I’m going to be doing some mild customization of Chucks with denim, paint and patches. Here is my first round demonstrating the techniques I’ll be using. Come out to the Fader Fort on Wednesday or Saturday to check out the demo.

New Surroundings

After almost two years working in my house, I’ve got my own space now. Bearded Lady invited me to help build out a little space in the back of their shop and I’m now working here during business hours and longer most weeks. We’re still working on finishing some aspects of the build out, but I had to get in here and get moving for the upcoming festival and busy season.

Shoot me an email and stop by soon. I’m looking forward to seeing how working outside of the house effects my work and business in general. Super excited for this new change!

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You’re Here during SXSW

Thanks to Michael over at Attendance Records, I got to make some artwork for their event during SXSW coming up. Attendance provides public school students a place to channel their voices by granting them access to tools and education for music, art, and writing. Sounds like a great cause to me.

Click here to RSVP to the event

Learn more about Attendance Records

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From Attendance Records, Pop Press International, Accrue Cassettes, Western Dynamo, Mama Bird Recording Co., Estuary Recording Facility and punctum records:

A two-day Music and Interactive Showcase in East Austin.

Two stages and over 30 bands.
Free Beer and local favorite, Frank, on-site.

Mirah | Pure Bathing Culture | Roger Sellers | Quiet Life | Saintseneca | RF SHANNON | Young Tongue | El Campo | Shivery Shakes | Mother Falcon | Aisha Burns | Jess Williamson | The Eastern Sea | MARMALAKES | Jason Anderson | VIKESH KAPOOR | Good Field | Walker Lukens Music | ועדת חריגים Vaadat Charigim | The Loblolly Boy | Cumulus | Boonesboro | Growl | Widower | The Pine Hill Haints | Pageantry | Feverbones | MAJOR MAJOR MAJOR | Greg Mullen and the Cosmic American Band | SUN CLUB | Little Lo | Heatwarmer | The Blank Tapes

Yellow Jacket Birthday

Super excited for my friends over at Yellow Jacket Social Club and their third birthday party coming up. I’ve been lucky to do some flyers for these rad folks for the past couple years. Here’s to another three!

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