Beers & Beards

First test run with the new screen printing set-up.  It went pretty damn well despite not having retarder base and having never printed on shirts before.  I need to put an order in for non-fabric ink so I can start making prints/posters.

First test run with the new screen printing set-up.  It went pretty damn well despite not having retarder base and having never printed on shirts before.  I need to put an order in for non-fabric ink so I can start making prints/posters.

Thank you card/meme I made for a friend of mine.

Thank you card/meme I made for a friend of mine.

While teaching my students about gridded self-portraits, I coined this phrase, “In Grid We Trust!” Needless to say, I’m pretty proud of myself.

While teaching my students about gridded self-portraits, I coined this phrase, “In Grid We Trust!” Needless to say, I’m pretty proud of myself.

This is a business card I’m currently working on for my family’s business.  It’s in progress, but I think it’s looking sharp so far.

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While in Seattle I saw a pretty rad local indie rock band, and they reminded me why I love/miss playing music live (also, I was really drunk).  So, I decided to cover one of their songs (the catchiest one of their set) and give it the ol’ acoustic folkover.  I recorded this yesterday with Leave/Lament, so the same conditions apply, but I think it came our pretty well.  Below is a link to the original.  I can’t wait to see how they feel about me butchering their song!  Enjoy.

God - HP Lovecraft killed Hieronymus Bosch

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I’ve begun writing music, again.  It’s been about 4-5 years since I’ve seriously sat down and tried to write a song.  I’m hoping to record an acoustic ep this summer, as well as play some shows around Florida (maybe outside of FL?).

This is a pretty rough demo of one of my songs.  It’s called Leave/Lament.  The lyrics aren’t finished yet (I just repeat the verse twice), and I’d like to layer the music/vocals some more.  Honestly, coming from a punk background, and my current love for folk, I would be perfectly happy with just an acoustic guitar and my voice.

This was recorded with garageband, through the built in mic, and is a one-shot-wonder; so, expect EXCEPTIONAL quality!  If you’re one of the select few who are actually interested in hearing this, I suggest either headphones or cranking up your speakers.

Enjoy.

Kyle & Suzy

Two of my really good friends got hitched back in January, and like a good friend I wanted to give them something special.  So, I started planning a linocut print of the two of them.  Well, being the lazy procrastinator I am, I didn’t finish it until three months later.  Below are photos of the finished piece, the process, and their reaction.  Enjoy.

Finished print.

Initial sketch.

Beginning of print.

Carving finished.  The printing was a bitch.  Note to Self: always use oil based inks.

Kyle & Suzy opening the print; they loved it. 

This was a lot of fun, and I was totally stoked on their reaction.  I can’t wait to see it hanging in their place.  I’ve already begun my initial sketch for my next print, which I’ll post here once it’s finished (hopefully in a week or so).

The school I teach at recently asked me to design the new mailer going out during admission/contract season.  Attached is the final version along with the initial design concept.  We scrapped the initial photo idea, because the headmaster (aka Dumbledore) wanted it to parallel the website.  I’m a little worried about the photos, because no one had a copy of the original, so it’s well below print quality; I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed on this one.

I think it came out pretty sharp and clean looking.

A menu I designed for a local restaurant.  It was my first time trying to tackle something like this, and I think it came out pretty well.  Hell, the owner was stoked.

Also, I totally wanted to chow down on some stuffed french toast while I was making this; I hope he gives me free food when I go in!

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