This wonderful video from Erik Wernquist, featuring the voice of Carl Sagan, is truly amazing. But, for more insight, I recommend visiting the io9 site which provides a wonderful breakdown of all the actual places represented in the video.
I was very fortunate to be asked to design the logo for How Murray Saved Christmas - a show that promises to be a fantastic animated Christmas classic.
From the pen of Mike Reiss (The Simpsons), the show features the voice talents of Jerry Stiller, Peter Alexander, Sean Hayes, Dennis Haysbert, and Kevin Michael Richardson.
Nice to see the logo animated in this behind the scenes look at the show from TV Guide!
It’s the season, folks!
The season to stuff ourselves, devolve into maniacs in the mall parking lot, and get pelted with obnoxious shopping ads (no, I’m not giving my wife a Lexus with a bow on it on Xmas morning).
But it’s also the season to spend a little extra time with loved ones, and observe some family traditions. There’s a new Christmas special in NBC this year, and it looks like a lot of fun – and, I was lucky enough to help by designing the show’s logo. It is called How Murray Saved Christmas , and it was animated by Rough Draft Studios, and directed by the incredibly talented Peter Avanzino.
Give it a look on December 5th at 8/7c on NBC – it may very well become a new family tradition. And I promise it will be better than trying to park at the mall.
I’ve had my Altima for a few years now, and while it’s been a great car, it feels a little dated now. Call it a mid-life crisis if you’d like, but I’m looking for something more exciting, something that’ll turn heads, and perhaps allow me to blast to smithereens some of the morons on the 405 freeway.
This is the bike I’m looking for, and it just might be my gift to myself this holiday season.
To quote a friend, “this is bananas!” And he’s right. This is the kind of work that makes music videos worth watching, and should inspire others to step up and push the creative envelope. I’m not a video artist, but after watching this even I felt I have to try harder. This definitely falls under “things I like.” Enjoy! (And make sure to watch the behind the scenes.)
DKE Toys presents “The 99 Deaths of Jar Jar”
Pasadena Convention Center, 300 East Green Street, Pasadena CA 91101
My submission is titled “Death of Binks”, and it is an homage to Jacque Louis David’s “Death of Marat.”
My take on the Coen Brothers’ True Grit poster – as a classic Italian Western. Originally created for the LTD Gallery show celebrating the films of Joel and Ethan Coen, the Il Grinta limited edition giclée prints are now available for sale directly from me. The main edition (red color) is limited to 20 hand-numbered and signed prints which I am selling for $40. There is also a very limited variant run (blue color) of only 10 prints, also hand-numbered and signed. The variant is selling for $60. The prints are 18″x24″ and printed on heavy archival paper. If you are interested please contact me directly through my email firstname.lastname@example.org
The lovely ladies of the Tired Girl Collective are tirelessly toiling together to bring you exciting new and uniquely nerdy offerings at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con!
Originally posted on Tired Girl Collective:
You guys are not going to believe the lovely stuff that Melanie of Belle Pottery has in store for you at SDCC…just look at this nonsense…
It is my understanding that these are “hold-alls” for your rings and wallets and whatnot, but what they really are is SPECTACULAR…wait until you see them all glazed and shiny and lovely in person. Swing by the Tired Girl Collective in Small Press at table O-12. You can’t miss us, we’ll be the ones with the awesome pottery!
A new art show tribute to the movie vision of the Coen brothers – and I was invited to participate.
It was quite difficult choosing just ONE thing… I wanted to jump in with both feet – among my favorites are The Big Lebowski, Fargo, True Grit, Oh Brother, Where Art Thou, Miller’s Crossing… Had plenty of ideas – which is always a problem. Would have been much easier if I only liked ONE movie from the available choices, but this way…my mind was racing and had difficulty deciding. So many ideas, so little time not filled with other work, kids, movies and video games…
Still have the ideas, but the show opens on June 7th.
But the creative process is a wondrous thing – you start with one idea over here, and you end up with something quite different way over there…
I settled on True Grit – I always liked westerns and the John Wayne original, and found the Coen version to be a great movie. Like I said, the creative process is strange (well, I said wondrous, but really it is strange). Sometimes mistakes play a role. Actually, mistakes ALWAYS play a role – happy mistakes which often make your design better. Initially, this was going to be a screen-printed poster, but eventually I opted for a Giclée print instead.
With so many talented artists involved in the show, the challenge was making my piece stand out among what is sure to be a collection of art as diverse and unique as the Coen movies to which they are paying tribute. I settled on creating what might have been a poster for the Italian version of the True Grit theatrical release.
Here’s the final piece (it is a limited edition of 25 numbered and signed prints which will be selling for $80).
I also created a variant in which the colors were changed on the main character and also the cast names (it is a limited edition of 10 numbered and signed prints which will be selling for $120).
The show opens Friday, June 7th, at the LTD Gallery in Seattle, WA.
I would like to thank LTD Gallery, the owner James Monosmith, as well as the curator of the show, Chris Jackson, for inviting me to be part of the show.