touch up

Just before thnx gvng I went down to Kaladi to touch up a mural I painted there a number of years ago. Originally designed as a graffiti deterrent the mural was commissioned by the shop to resemble a mix of Catholic Iconography and modern street art and it has really become a landmark in the DU neighborhood. But due to the fact that I incorporated a lot of wheat pasting and wood panel installation the weather in CO has really given this mural a proper beating. Unfortunately I never got good documentation of it while it was fresh on the wall and I only just recently took photos of it. I am omitting the ratty parts to save face but understand the wall is 44FEET X 19FEET and the main character is a good 15feet tall. huge, one man, one ladder, 2.5 months of work.

the patron saint of coffee is, a close up of the main character St. Drogo as he spreads the zen of coffee over his followers.

the electrical boxes at the end of the wall feature small portraits of a number of saints and I have, from time to time, found flowers and rosaries attached to the faced of the mural, and I thought that was pretty neat.

seasons f'ng greetings

Just hand pulled some seasonal cards for Crema coffee and Designer Nigel "3 star"Penhale who broke an uncontested world record for most F-bombs used in a holiday card. Thought they looked nice wanted you to think so to.

so be nice and you might fucking get one.

Winter Soiree

So I was asked to do a sow poster for Nataniel Ratliff's 4 annual winter soiree at the Fox theater. It featured performances by Nathaniel Rateliff, the Centennial, Harpoontang, and Paper bird under an alias for booking reasons. here is the poster

playing off of the idea of a field notebook with a winter twist
17X23- 2 color on 65# astrobright
signed and numbered of 45-$15

mod livin it up

So we have a show up till...sometime in January. Its a cool show a lot of diverse work, but it is at a cluttered furniture store way out on colfax called Mod Livin' . Really neat stuff but high prices and low art sales. So I made my contribution to the show more design oriented a few show posters but mostly some nice mono prints.

These are available as a set 4- 12X18 unique one offs each number is hand designed and hand pulled to insure uniqueness. $120 for the set

I also have 2 of my favorite mono prints of all time both are from the last 2 years of art crank prints, hanging in the show either of which I would be happy to part with, unframed, for $200. but I don't have photos so let me know if you are interested and I will see what I can dig up.

anal bum cover process

So this little project for local Denver whu-dup funk band Bop Skizzum took an unforeseen turn for the metal. I had a nice little concept cover designed out for their latest 7" titled Beauty Queen all set to roll when they went off the Pushead deep end and wanted to stick with something a bit more macabra.

here is the full process of what came to be

I was given some images by band of things that they had been kicking around and they were really into album cover for DJ Shadow's-The outsider by The designer Paul Insect . Eventually they picked this image which was crudely thrown together in a matter of minutes just to give the band a concept idea. Bare in mind most clients whom call me are on a tight deadline and we went from concept to final up on itunes in less than a weeks time.

From there they left it up to me to make it a bit more "funky" and add some color and my own kind of touch too it. Of course what I do next is so far above and beyond what I needed to it is kind of pathetic. I made 2 YES TWO different paintings (you know with the brushes and the tactile mediums and all) that I proceeded to discard in the name of the basic line drawing whihc is next.

This is the cleaned up fine line drawing I made from the painting above. I went from full color painting and regressed back to black line drawing. Don't say I never learned process progression while snowboarding, I mean going to art school.

I scanned that drawing; added some "funk" colors; came up with a text based hand drawn logo; slapped it on the ass; and sent it home with something. 45+ plus hours to layout front and back of the sleeve and the spindle covers, which are probably the best part of the whole project and I still feel like the concept I preferred would have been not only more appropriate but also more interesting. maybe I will post that someday but that aint today, cause honestly I may sell it to someone at some point. 4 hours billed...thanks local band budgets because of you I can pay almost half my rent...most of the time.

I will be selling the paintings and some hand tinted prints soon, the album is available on itunes now and I will shoot some photos of the actual vinyl when it comes in after the new year. I am sure there will be a an album launch party at some bar but I probably wont be there...cause I'm broke.

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system and station

So some friends of mine in a little band from Portland that you may have heard of called
System and Station did a live show and recorded an album of which all proceeds went to a charity for homeless kids in Oregon. Here is the poster I did for it.

good ole Nigel "ping pong" Penhale threw down on the text and I wrapped it up in illustration town.

12X 23-2 color on 80# nina tarragon paper $15
signed and numbered of 60 also available through the band

Beast of Burden

Its been a good long while since I finished up a painting. Was feeling rusty and this one just didn't want to get tucked in and put to sleep but after about 6 weeks of work its finally at a point where I am tired of changing things back and forth and feel its best to just lock it down as is. So here it is in all its glory.

Beast of Burden 13X15 acrylic on panel-client Kaladi coffee
Price $200 unframed $265 framed in a custom wood frame of my choosing for inquiries.

Junk mail man

If you find one of these in your mail box better run. I have been working on this resume/folio mailer for so long its making my eyes bleed to ensure that it makes your eyes bleed...with awesome.

Some will be sent out via the interweb soon others will be physically mailed out in a nice limited printed envelope with some nice limited goodies included. If you are interested in getting something like that get a hold of me cause I am gonna need to know where you live.

Mountain dew done did dat

Got to do a sweet poster for Mountain Dew's last campaign...back in June...I think. Anyway these were 1 color screen prints done by another printer so I did my best to make it as tough as I could just to see if the guy had an metal, and he sure as shit did even though they are UV ink not acrylic.

18X24 I have a few left if you are interested let me know and we can talk about price.

I just want to draw like this all the damn time. If you have a band or a project you want something like this for better let me know.

Bordo Bello

I actually did this piece for a human face themed show called the Prop in Chicago but couldn't afford the rush shipping on it so luckily there just happened to be a skate deck show in town that same week so I could get it out of here and it would stop judging me for being a procrastinative jerk face.

Sold $ was a silent auction for the kids.

Some things will never see the light of day

I did this design for Pasquini's some months ago built the whole gall darn thing in illustrator just to see if I could still use illustrator and they decided to use an alternate version that was from a photo...this maybe the only place it ever gets seen so look and enjoy the rarely seen huth vector.

Kaladi's back to school special

New Design for Kaladi Brothers Coffee

this was a labor intensive image separated from an original painting. All the text is hand treated printed on American Apparel shirts available at Kaladi Coffee in Denver on the 25th of October.

Original acrylic on wood panel will post for sale soon

Ironhorse is bigger than DIY

New shirt design

Older image used for the Denver/Boulder hardcore band Ironhorse
2 color screen print on anvil sustainable shirts. (these shirts are nice, I don't normally like anvil)
Also available in girls sizes in a purple color way.
for sale through the band $15

Whatelse would a mongoose throw-up?

Rosetta at the Hi Dive, Denver with City of Ships, To Be Eaten, and Trees
This show was ridiculous, pick up Rosetta's new album"A determinism of morality" its off its rocker.

20X26 3 color screen prints signed and numbered edition of 45 available $25
original painting will be posted and for sale soon.

Microsoft is one of my clients

Got a job doing a live chalk drawing for Microsoft's now defunct KIN phone at the Westword Music Showcase. Had to cover a 8"X17" foot chalk board in 4 hours not too shabby if you ask me.

preliminary sketch

this wall was curved and I had only 4 hours in the middle of the day so i had to free hand it not transfer process. I like the sketch better the characters face is a little more folk and a little less crazy bastard.

a whale of a shirt for Cannons

T-shirt design for Denver based post hardcore band Cannons.

Based on their song Right Whale about a beached whale

its not that kind of faith

Here is a logo I did for an up and coming fashion brand keep an eye on the skies for more stuff from Faith and Misery

KGNU program guide

the cover for the KGNU program guide completed in under 24 hours.

Circus Bears

Another shirt design for KGNU

Lost in the lime light

been a while lets see if we can get 8 months of updates in 1 week here we go.

3X12", ink, gesso, and screen print on reeves bfk. $200- sold

this was a piece I lost track of and never got a photo of until just recently it was shown at the opening show of the short lived Edifice gallery in COsprgs. Crude themes of pedophilia and youth sexuality inspired this image.

still available

Who would of thought that the painting below wouldn't sell for $450...hmmm? Well I have it back and the price has been drastically reduced so if you are interested contact me new price is $225. Galleries in Colorado that have no contact to credible art buyers, wide spread marketing, or national booking shouldn't try to sell art for a 50/50 share. GET IT!