Friday, January 28, 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Grady Gordon over at Juxtapoz.

Juxtapoz Magazine stopped by my old buddy, Grady Gordon's studio in Oakland the other day to document his process of creating his damn awesome monotype prints. You might have also seen his profile in the December issue of Juxtapoz.

Grady is one of those completely genuine, nice, and incredibly talented individuals that you start to secretly hate because they're better than you at everything and I'm glad to call him a friend even though I don't get to see him enough. Team Awesome Spring Break 95!

Definitely keep an eye out for Grady Gordon, I have a feeling this is going to be a huge year for him.

The Art of Grady Gordon.

Juxtapoz Magazine - Grady Gordon Monotype Process.


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Obsessed: BMW E28.

Obviously the photos above are borrowed and I'm sorry for not giving credit. I keep a folder of obsession images and just decided to post these up. If anyone can find me the Fresh Prince image that's not a scan of a magazine, I'll take care of you. At the very least, just need to know what magazine it was in or the photographer.

Below is photos of my 84' 533i, Beatrice, from the previous owner, it's not currently running but it still looks beautiful sitting there. Sit tight, B. We'll have you looking glamorous like you should be in no time.

Next up: 1960-1970s Honda motorcycle design. My even larger obsession recently.

Monday, January 3, 2011

The Loves List.

Funny, I was just writing a post about The Loves List project that my old friend, Nichole East has put together and here she goes posting my Love while I'm in the middle of it. More detailed post about the project soon but for now, you can read about my love of meat.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Inspiration: James Reitano.

I could go on and on about how I probably owe this guy for getting me any kind of start at what I do for a living now but instead I'll just ramble about how he's been such an influence to me and most likely anyone I know coming out of Santa Cruz, especially anyone in my crew. A timeless graffiti style (something I should have paid closer attention to at the time), his work for Santa Cruz Skateboards, design, animation, character design...James has always stood out as an individual to me and I'm thankful for that.

I could also go on about how great of a guy he is, but I won't right now. James currently runs TFU Studios out of Los Angeles and also has this blog where he's been dropping plenty of gems lately.

You might have seen his work on the instant classic Madvillain video, All Caps...

...and then shortly after, the Kidrobot produced Madvillain figure...

 ...followed by  countless other projects. Make sure to check out the video he did for Biz Markie, also. James recently released the 3rd Volume of his comic, Nineteen Eighty Five. Available at Meltdown Comics among other fine establishments, you should pick this up for sure, he's been hand making the display stands himself and they're awesome.

Thanks for the inspiration, James. Happy 2011.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

These Delights.

These Delights is the brainchild and blog of the incredibly talented and lovely Zio Fulcher, who, along with 2 other wonderful ladies and 1 jerkoff, I have the pleasure of working with on a daily basis.

Zio is basically blogging everything that I wish I was but in a way classier fashion. Make sure to check out These Delights on a regular basis.

Here's to a great 2011 for you and yours.


Tools of Criminal Mischief.

Tools of Criminal Mischief is a fun project Roger Gastman wanted to put together after we had worked so long and hard on the soon-to-be-released "The History of American Graffiti" with Caleb Neelon (more info on that later). Roger pulled a lot of gems from his personal photo collection of 1940′s hobo train art, ’70s gang graffiti, vintage civilian graffiti, spray paint collectibles, ephemera and more. This was a lot of fun to put together, make sure to check out the spread of spraycan characters, guns, and especially, the boobies.

Roger's words - "The danger, history, process, spray cans, magic markers, and the local styles are just a few parts of graffiti that I fixate on. Different aspects interest me at different times, but what always continues to excite me is the oddity - especially pedestrian graffiti and the strange pop-culture references”.
112 pages
9″ x 11 3/4″

Logo by JRF
Designed by Shane Jessup
Limited to 1500 Copies worldwide
ISBN: 978-1-58423-438-8

Pick it up HERE.