Tuesday, June 29, 2010

stars at night are big and bright

i made a poster for an Iron & Wine benefit concert and movie event in austin, texas. i'm pretty sure the sonny smith "100 records" show is still up at OK Mountain in Austin, too. myself and amazing buddies Lisa Choinacky and Kyle Field among many rad others are in that show! it's great!
you can read about the concert HERE.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


i was asked by Arkitip (did you get serena's issue yet?) to make a print for this years Dwell On Design event. we each got assigned a house from the past ten years of Dwell magazine (it's their 10th year!) and i got the beach shack. you can get the prints at the fair, edition of 100, 10 different artists: Andrew Holder, Me, Steven Harrington, Mark Giglio, Daniel Carlsten, Dan Funderburgh, Todd St. John, Mike Perry and Adrian Johnson. what an honor to be amongst some great artists and talents like this crew.

read about it: HERE

Monday, June 21, 2010


some art i did for Bob Parins' new album. Bob, among other things, plays bass for the current incarnation of Vetiver. small world!

and this is what the back looks like.
you should buy it and go to his record release shows which will be in new york city, i think, and i will tell you about it all soon.

Friday, June 18, 2010

bliss out

happy congratulations to good buds Mark and Emma on getting married tomorrow. sadly, i can't be there, but our homey above will appear in my place. emma was one of the first people i met when i moved to the bay area and mark was the last person i worked with on anything arty before i left. rad people both. goooooood vibes for tomorrow and on and on.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


on the list:
-cook book zine (will be very short and will include how to make good eggs and the perfect sandwich including tips on dipping)
-obvious shirt
-band practice

Monday, June 14, 2010

archival unearths vol. 8

in an old desk drawer

a head that was red. i can't remember but i think i was trying to draw like kyle, like a head i saw in one of his shows.

a list of perfect spots, a checklist for that old comet board.

early ons, baby logo

Friday, June 11, 2010

timing of the tithe n' stuff

all-day weekend:
-california people: there is this heavy show opening tonight that will be great. you can go and say you are me and scam free wine. i won't see it for a couple weeks.
-indiana people: damien jurado for free on saturday afternoon. outside! harrison center!
-it's true, there is nothing a little fuzzy bass sound can't cure:

strange things about blogs and the making of such:
-how you can't see the right third of videos because of the links list on the right. doesn't google own blogger AND youtube? get it together, googlers.
-weird japanese porno in the comments. luckily for you, i delete them before you ever see them, dear reader. does this ever work?
-by the end of the summer i'll hit post 1000. what then? maybe form a support group.

Thursday, June 10, 2010


five years ago last week i moved into lobot in oakland as a beard enthusiast. tempus fugit!

and then some

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

extra gum

one thing i really love is discovering the magic and weirdness of things i loved and took for granted as a kid: muppets, peanuts, and gumby. we've all seen the jim henson experimental films, which are totally mindblowing, but here's one by art clokey, the guy who made gumby. i love biographies and documentaries about these guys, digging into their process and life journeys. (in fact i'm reading a charles schulz bio right now that is a total bummer) but i find at this age i'm in at the moment that i'm able to connect in a different way with the artists and their work that seems to be more about a sense of discovery and having fun in the world. and i really wish i could have hung out with art clokey before he passed. look at it:

Friday, June 4, 2010

fake gang tattoo

the infamous dog-paddler motorcycle gang of northern johnson county

don't tread on me

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

news flash

hey look at this i get to be in this art show with all these amazing people.

A text-themed group show

Park Life Gallery, San Francisco

June 11, 2010 through July 18, 2010

Opening Reception Friday, June 11th 2010. 7 – 10 pm.

This exhibition will showcase work by emerging and established artists who deal with semiotics and whose use of type and language is a reoccurring part of their artistic vernacular. The work in this exhibition will both conceptually driven, purely abstract, or may use type expressionistically.

The artists were selected for their ability in uniting blunt technology with a straightforward and user friendly interface. In this way the show aspires to exhibit work that is very accessible, despite its potential to be either easily digestible or cryptic. The ultimate goal is to bring together a set of contemporary artists, designers, illustrators, and writers and examine how their various approaches contribute to the current state of language art.

The Artists:

Stephanie Brooks
Dana Dart Mclean
Michael Dumontier
Karen Flatow
Neil Farber
Ed Fella
Tom Friel
Jeff Gabel
Jason Jagel
Steve Lambert
Bob Linder
Tucker Nichols
Nigel Peake
Mike Perry
Jason Polan
William Powhida
Nathaniel Russell
Michael Scoggins
Josh Shaddock
David Shrigley
Zoe Strauss
Wendy White