Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Robotz Sans

Robotzabet copy
Here's some initial sketching for a typeface I plan on using for my Robotz identity. I still haven't come up with a better name for this undertaking...

Monday, October 26, 2009

The Time Machine

Front cover
Back cover
Check out this vintage book cover from an old paperback I picked up this weekend at the Friends of the Library book sale. Fifty cents for awesome art and a classic novel. The wear on this is perfect and I'm loving the block of type on the back cover. Not to mention the equally compelling composition of the cover art and its rhythmic relationship with the letterforms. Plus, the conceptual connection with the plot's theme of space (positive/negative) and time (repetition/rhythm). One of my many great finds!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Draplin Design Co.

Beautiful work by Draplin Design Co. The operation is led by Aaron James Draplin, whose design sensibilities are just as big as his personality.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Tiger egg

Tiger egg
This here's the first of a series of animal eggs. Although, the form of the egg has absolutely nothing to do with a tiger in the literal sense, I think it's nice to see something unexpected on its surface. I've come to realize that I love painting on wood. These little sculptures are my way of transitioning into doing what I ultimately want to do--that is, making toys or movable sculpture. Going from 2-D to 3-D is especially exciting because of its tangibility. It's not meant to hang on your wall and be admired from a certain distance, while keeping a safe amount of space between you and the art. It's a tactile experience. You're meant to walk around it, hold it in your hand, and pour over every inch of its surface. That's the kind of intimacy I always strive for.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Bicycle, at long last!

Before (partly disassambled, most decals pulled off)
I received this bike as a gift about 5 years ago, but didn't really ride it so much for the past three. I decided a new paint job would breathe new life into me ol' bike since I was always unhappy with the Hawaiian theme of it. However, what I thought would be a simple weekend project, turned into a much more complicated, month-long project. I never worked on a bike before, so I did my research to make sure I did it properly. I went through all the sanding, stripping, priming, painting and finishing, and at each step, something went horridly wrong. Granted, this was my first bike project and perfection is hard to come by at any means. Ultimately, it was a good learning experience, one that I thought I'd never see the end of, but Lo and Behold! It's finally finished! I'll probably end up painting red lightning bolts on it for added speed.

Sunday, October 11, 2009


I finished these guys up a little while ago, but only got around to actually photographing them today. They started as simple little sculptures that I wanted to fill a $1 wooden pencil box with, but after having spent much time on them collectively, I've come to realize they could be used for so much more. That said, I have a few ideas of where to take this project. Hopefully I'll tap into all of them and come out with a nice finished product in the end.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Working, working.

I've been busily working on several different projects simultaneously, so it has taken me longer than expected to make the update I've been wanting to make next. I'm very excited about my current projects and I hope they're received just as well. More info soon to come!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Vasco Mourão

My goodness, this guy is AMAZING. I was speechless after seeing the work of Vasco Mourão over a year ago and his work has just gotten better since then. His architectural vocabulary and his exceptional understanding of positive/negative space are qualities to be deeply envious of. Its artists like him that make me wonder what I'm good at. View more work here.