Archive for September, 2007

Punks

September 26, 2007

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Our resident skullmaster Justin has pointed me in the direction of a very cool comic called Punks. Sweet style. Nothing beats a man with a bulldog’s head. It’s only 5 bucks for the issue..go encourage sweet art.

http://www.punksthecomic.com/

Update

September 14, 2007

I’ve finally gotten around to re-vamp my personal site, you can check it out here: http://www.makeshift.ca. I’m definitely happy with it, until I feel like re-doing it again soon. :)

Hurrah!

September 7, 2007

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I’ve been waiting for these guys to have a show in Montreal for the longest of times. They’ll be here in November. It makes me smile inside.

To Die For Clothing – PreOrder!

September 6, 2007

Our buddies at ToDieFor are having their new preorder sale. Thoughout all of the merchandising design i’ve done, I’ve become a really big clothing whore over the past few years. I always check the garment style, the way it’s printed, etc. and these guys have always had the highest quality to their work. Plus, they’ve always got great artists working with them. I need to kick out some new shirts for their next line.

This sounds like a bad advertisement, but i do actually feel that they are the best of the designer labels out there.

ToDieForClothing.com

Here is a sample of a board i laser etched. I’ve done some work to it since these were taken, but i’m trying to experiment with the whole laser etching process and see where it can go.

This is on edgeglow:

Summer is over

September 4, 2007

Sniff.

Thankfully, there’s some good albums that came out recently that can cheer us up. Talib Kweli’s “Ear Drum” is really solid, and a welcomed departure from the bullshit gangsta rap we always hear on the radio and tv. Along with others like Common and The Roots, Talib is one of the few hip hop artists I really enjoy.

Another good album is “Lead Sails Paper Anchor” by Atreyu. To be honest, on the first listen, I wasn’t sure if I liked it at all. It sounded a bit too mainstream-like with the anthemic rock songs and radio-friendly sound. But after giving it more listens, I got to enjoy it more and more. It’s one of those albums that grow on you and are fun to listen to. (Kinda like Panic At The Disco!.. which I am ashamed to say I listen to sometimes. It’s like watching a soap opera on TV and not telling anyone.) A lot of people actually seem to hate this album, but I for one thinks it’s a good listen. Semi-interesting note: we were suppose to design the cd’s packaging but someone at their label must have something against giant dutch men, because they pulled the plug at the last minute.

3rd on the list is Eisley’s “Combinations”. Who knew Texas could produce a band with soft tones like this one? I was certain this was a scandinavian band judging by style alone, but I guess I was wrong. The two singers’ voices are overlayed very nicely along with elegant harmonies. If you like soft rock music that is easy to listen to, check it out. Nice cover too.