Friday, April 23, 2010

The Illusion of Choice

Went to the "BIKE-IN" MOVIE NIGHT DOUBLE FEATURE at Whole Foods in Oakland

Brian brought out the Bamboo Bike his crew built

Hosted by East Oakland Bicycle coalition and other bicycle culture organizations. It was a little cold but pretty fun.

The folks in the background are there watching a flick on the modern food
processing industry Food Inc. One of the memorable positions from the
film is the illusion of choice stemming from the abundance of food products
in every grocery store, yet mostly all owned by a small number of companies.

The creeper shot
oh! & a couple of marker fresh stickers: (the white balance is off, but I don't mind the super saturated colds) "lickin the streets clean."

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Radii (ray-dee-eye)

I did some pro bono work for Brian Drayton Executive Director of

Richmond Spokes

Richmond Spokes is a youth empowerment non-profit organization promoting

bicycle safety and sustainability through bicycle culture. I am helping Brian with

some avatars and icons that can be used throughout his organization’s identity.

I truly believe in organizations such as these. They are an awesome touching point

for the community to see how these crafty cyclists can positively impact their

environment. So far they set-up bicycle parking at huge local events mostly around

the East Bay area.

I wanted to re-do his radii concept and rotate the avatar to show movement.

Here are some of the stuff I came up with:

This is the one he chose as a main composition:

I like this one a lot. i can see this being used for different situations.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

E. Oak-town

Went to check out the new spot this week.
The factory will be the garage in the back there.

I want to destroy the garage (interior or exterior) with a dope burner.

Zen-Buddhist meditation canopy (or BBQ Lounge area, whatevs)

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Graphic Novel Date Book : Blank panels to plan your daily adventures.

I created this book with a non-photo blue colored theme.
When it's all printed out and bound I'll add photos.

Friday, April 16, 2010

How The Mighty Have Fattened


Flagpole B/W Photo:
a red filter for black and white film does amazing things for clouds and the sky.

Depression is when your thoughts are on the past.
Anxiousness is when your thoughts are on the future.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Celestial Entity

I submitted some designs for Enso apparel.
A sustainable shirt company that is focused on
cool designs and designers.

Hopefully, they make it out to Outside Lands festival in
San Francisco this year.

I always want to support these type of small businesses.
The concept behind this company is great too. The name
'enso' means circle in Japanese. The circle implicating a
cycle of recycling and sustainability with the Earth.
All of that modern age tree-hugging nonsense.

The name really stuck out at me due to my roots and
interest in street art and my closet tagger tendencies.
enso has a nice form to it, four symmetrical letters. It
also has a slight esoteric vibe. So I approached it from
this point of view drawing out letters and different ways
to 'write' enso.

I wanted to get creative with this. A strong theme in the
company is music so my initial idea was to look at musical
notation and broke down a staff into an abstract form that
designated the composition.

The shirt Colors:

My technique for these designs were to use high res images of
my brush and ink illustrations/Marks to use as a template for
combinations of other pieces I could include. The circle design
is from an illustration of speakers I have been working with.
Speakers remind me of boxes in the trunk of my first car and
music in general. This design was called 'Bass Machine.' it
looks like weird abstract creature or Celestial entity. (I had
to look up 'celestial' cause I couldn't remember the word at first.)

I worked on these but they didn't make the cut:
(I might re-submit them when I'm done with them)