I recently had the pleasure of working on this "Angular Art Degrees" graphic for an article on These New Puritans in an upcoming issue of Pilot Magazine, New Zealand (Issue One dropping soon). These dudes definitely rock hard... in a deep-math, indy UK kinda way. It was a ton of fun to turn the volume up and get nice with geometry and crazy letterforms. Click-Zoom.
As the snow thaws, I've been getting pumped to do some big murals this summer. And since I'm my own boss now, there is nothing holding me back from travelling to your city to rock a big mural for your store, skatepark, backyard, boutique, etc. I can do just about anything, from spraypaint (picture-1), to brush, to die-cut vinyl installations (picture-2). Please reach out and let me know how I can help bring some flavor to your favorite wall. I can also mobilize big swarms of black-belt aerosol artists for huge productions. Believe that! Contact MWM for a quote. Click-Zoom.
Omagiu Magazine is an amazing Art/Culture Magazine from Romania. I was asked to put together these three spreads for the current Issue #9 - Omagiu "Stars". The issue is really awesome, these guys work hard to expose art and design you don't see in other mags. Thanks much guys and gals of Omagiu. Buy Issue #9. Click-Zoom.
This came onto my radar this morning and was quickly dealt with. Apparently, a certain design college class thought it would be a good idea to turn my online presence into a "web design project"... and push it "live" onto the interweb?! I am not going to put the school on blast because I have been assured that it will be yanked asap. It is flattering that students picked my work as their content for learning Dreamweaver, but I don't know why it was uploaded to the "real-deal" internet. They even copy/pasted my bio, client list, and artwork. Now, someone looking for me could accidentally find this site and think it is me... Oh, the horrors of "protecting your brand" in the "digital age".
I was asked last year by the notorious Threadless Team to design a Vectorfunk T-shirt for the Threadless Select Line. The rules... "Push it to the limit" (hence the 7 spot color palette and big "glow in the dark" back print). This is a huge honor. Threadless is legit! Much thanks Dustin and crew. MWM - Graphic Endeavors Tee. Click-Zoom.
A long time friend just called me and tried to bash me for "over-biting" the celebrated (and phenomonal) Holland artist Delta on the Vodafone illo. My response... Great (and twisted) minds think alike. Exhibit A... I rocked this doodle in a 1996 sketchbook (sitting in the back row of a Geometry class), way before I knew anything about what was happening in contemporary art and design. Don't get me wrong... I do see the similarity, and I definitely have much respect for Delta (he does this style better than anyone!). I just wanted to show how similar styles can bubble up from different minds that are unaware of each other's work... My friend also got a little salty about me being too commercial, and not "keeping it real"... but his inferior cell phone dropped the call before I could respond. We'll have to open up that debate the next time we "go fishing". Haha!
Last year, I created these graphics for the Vodafone 920 package. The model is now on the shelves. It's always exciting to see my work hit the streets (sometimes it can take over a year from the time the project was completed). Vodafone has been busy with some unique innovations lately. I look forward to watching them evolve. Click-Zoom.
Back in August I uploaded Wallspankers Issue 4. The response was incredible. In one week, traffic and downloads exceeded my hosting package (750G) so I bought another 750G (the largest package available through NetworkSolutions. They call it "Pro". Haha!). Sure enough, one week later, WS blew the roof off again. So again, I threw more money at my host to keep the site and high-res Issues 1-4 live. And again, we blew the doors clear off. It hurt so good... but I had to lay off, so I pulled down Issue 1-3. I've just now re-released the full collection at print resolution. Go take advantage of your office Xerox and get busy in the streets! Also check the Wallspankers World Map (Last 1000 visitors. All this week)... Not too shabby for a grassroots pdf-zine.
My UK rep - ZeegenRush linked me with this fun project for Cadbury. Open brief... just has to be inspired by the infamous Cadbury Egg. These artworks (and many more by other illustrators) will be on display in a special exhibition in London next week. Cadbury does great ads... Check these TV-spots. The suicidal Creme Egg! Hillarious. Click-Zoom.
Just scooped my phone upgrade, an LG enV. I wanted a cell with a full keyboard and email access... I had no idea I was going to walk out with GPS, full internet access, and a crisp camera. Now I have a synthetic female voice directing me through the city. 2008 rules! (Disclaimer: I promise to probably never make another tech post here)
It's always fun to see my paintings hanging at friends houses. Sometimes, I can hardly remember painting them (big up to xylene enamel). These two oldies from 2001 are on display at Studio Noir in Massachusetts. They were traded for couch accomodations and Greyhound tickets back in the day. Click-Zoom.
Photoshop-Disasters is a funny blog dedicated to botched mash-ups and retouches. Very funny, and scary too. I wish there was a blog called "We didn't have enough money to shoot it, so we used the first thing we found on Google". That would surely have a lot of designers sweating, especially in the streetwear community. Another one that should be made is "I've been on your mood-board for years, when does my check arrive?" Haha!
The homie Joe Kinder is in Boston this week for the release party of Spray, a rad rock climbing movie filmed in Humboldt County. The party is tomorrow evening in Arlington, more info here. It's always very inspirational to see long time friends making BIG moves. Joe is a jet-setting, full-time rock climber with impressive sponsor backing and true ninja abilities. Big up bredda!
I promise this is the last preview shot from this year's series. The next time I speak on B/W B:4 will be in May, and the new book will be available. For now, grab a copy of MWM B:3 from last winter. 72-pages, signed, dated, and numbered x/500. Only 15 bucks, shipping/handling included YO! Click-Zoom.