SXSW 2014 at the Fader Fort
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.
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!
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.
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Learn more about Attendance Records
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
Finding some rad inspiration in these little character statues.
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!
Just did this one about a bank robbery with a duck dressed as a Pilgrim.
Some photos I thought I’d share.
Super awesome day to be asked by Shiner Beer to make a poster for a show they are putting on in New York City. Thanks for the rad project, Shiner!
Just wrapped up a website for a great spot to get some good food on South Congress. The logo was made by great artist, illustrator and designer, Abi Daniel and we collaborated on the look of the website with some old newspaper graphics, collage-styled by myself.
Visit the website and go get some food soon: Little Barrel and Brown
A good friend asked me to help out with his brand and website. Tyler does publicity for a bunch of rad musical acts around the nation. Check out the new website and get in touch with Tyler for all your PR needs.
Here’s the final logo and website
we came up with:
Some process sketches:
Dang! Time is flying already.
I didn’t even get in a New Year’s post this time around. Happy New Year!
Things are cranking along over here. I’ve updated the website to be responsive and am currently revamping the projects section to display some projects I completed this past year. Super excited to show you and also looking forward to new projects this year.
I’ve got some big announcements coming soon!
For now, go check out this show on Wednesday. I made this poster for my buddy Nate and Bearded Lady are printing up some copies.
I just completed this commission for my buddy Brett. This painting took a long time to form into what you see here. If you took and x-ray of this, you’d see about twenty paintings underneath what this is now. Glad to get to a point where I have to send it off. Phew!
I was super lucky to work on this rad project with the dudes over at Moniker Guitars this year. We went to the opening this past weekend and saw all of the amazing works by each artist. They were really awesome and every one different in their own way. Big thanks to Kevin and Brett over at Moniker for putting this rad event together.
You can still bid on the guitars and raise money for Austin musicians by clicking over here: BID NOW!
Here are some shots of the guitar by Moniker
Stoked to have a new set of patches up for sale. These are screen printed on blue fabric, for your own sewing project or jacket. My good buddies at Bearded Lady helped me get these all set up and nice. They are being released in small amounts at the moment, but Bearded Lady will be selling full sheets of these at discounted prices very soon.
Check out what’s available in my shop at the moment.
I’ve been working with Getaway Motor Club on some projects this past year. Getaway offers a bunch of different things, including a co-working space and motor club all in one location on Austin’s east side.
Dustin Haver designed the logo for this project. I’ve been working on building the brand and executing some projects for the club.
Very excited to be a part of this rad show coming up put together by Moniker Guitars. The artists were asked to do their thing on one of Moniker’s sweet custom guit-pickers. I took mine and beat it up a bit, cut my own headstock shape and added some one-shot paint on the back. This guitar will be for sale at the show coming up on December 7th at Up Collective.
Click here to get the details
It’s been a busy couple weeks. I’ve finally had a second to think about actually doing a blog post, so here goes:
Austin Zine Fest
Jess and I took our trove of Crummy House books, zines and posters up to Mass Gallery where we met and ran into a bunch of nice zine makers and creatives from around the Texas area. We got a few good trades and sold a couple books, but overall had fun just hanging out and talking to people.
Birds Barbershop hired me to paint a mural for their Cuts for a Cause booth at Fun Fun Fun Fest this year. I tapped my buddy Rich Cali for an extra pair of hands and his creative vision to help me execute this 200 square foot panel. We ended up coming up with some cool, desert, space-landscape in a limited color palette. It was a bunch of fun! Thanks, Birds and Rich! That as FUN!
Love from Texas at Busy-Being
Literally a day after the mural, I helped hang Alexandra Valenti and myself’s show at Busy-Being. We were super excited about the way it turned out and anxious for the next day’s opening. It went great and we had a good turnout and fun time hanging with the great homies on the steps of Busy-Being.
If you’re still interested in seeing the work, the show will hang through December, so get by there or check out some of the work online here.
Oh yeah, and know what? East Austin Studio Tour is this coming weekend and the opening of David Clark‘s show at Common House on Saturday from 6 – 9 PM. Looks like it’s gonna be another busy one. I’ll have some updates about EAST and where you can find some of my stuff, but for now, that’s all folks.
A little slow on relaying this information, but Saturday, November 9th from 6 – 9 PM we’ll be hanging out checking out some work from myself and Alexandra Valenti at Busy-Being here in Austin. If you’re around, we’d love to see you out.
I worked with Bearded Lady to update their brand after ten years of minimal branding and web presence. We went through a process to come up with the new mark. Visit Bearded Lady’s new website.