Spain wins soccer championship. City goes crazy. DIY early 4th of July. Even crazier than Boston a couple weeks ago.Many beers. Two backpacks of premium local paint. Jackie Chan wall climbing. Grande quick jams with the homie Kevin. Click-Zoom.Kevin works as a bicycle pinstriper here in Barcelona. Tight work. Pinstriping is hella hard, and every bike he paints is a work of art. Check his site for more info. Thanks for the loaner wheels bro!
Back in Barcelona, my favorite "home away from home". This trip, I took a chance on alterntive accomodations, an apartment rental instead of a cookie-cutter hotel room. It was a good call. I suggest this route to anyone who is going to spend a while in a foreign city. Just two blocks from Las Ramblas (Think 5th Avenue X Shakedown Street) and an incredible balcony overlooking the city. Good times. Check the tile mosaic on the floor of my spot, plenty of inspiration to be found in this city. Plenty.
Thanks to an Expedia-rific itinerary, I've managed to make a nice cameo here in London. A full day of meandering around downtown, checking local bookstores, site seeing, and a top-notch "English Breakfast" (kinda like a trucker-plate in The States, but quality). I lucked out in the weather department too. Blue skies.I've been a few places and seen some pretty amazing things on the sides of trains, and I must say, this graphic on the London Underground is legit. Reminds me of an 80's Winnebago remixed by Chuck Anderson. So fresh. Mind the gap YO!
I finally made it in to the new Concepts location in Harvard Square last night. It is amazing, a truly unique retail experience and everything on display is A+. Concepts recently teamed up with Nike SB on this uber-limited, very sought after pair Dunks. Lobster style, Boston YO! Definitely swing though when you visit the Bean. Great spot!
The notorious Tank Theory Set have just updated their website with in-depth Artist Profiles for each artist they have worked with over the years. This truly is an All Star Team, definitely swing through and check it. Also, stay tuned for the next TTxMWM Tee dropping soon. Big up to Zach and Andrew!
I've just released six new posters from my ongoing Vectorfunk Series. They are available as sets of three. The first set (pictured above) is called "Navigate The Cosmos". It features many references to stars, space, geometry, constellations... even chess. Click-Zoom.The second set of posters is full-spectrum color. This set comes with two Vectorfunk abstractions of classic sacred geometry grids and my recent Alphafont 2.0 typography exploration. Click-Zoom.Both poster-sets are now available at The MWM Online Store. Each poster is signed, dated, numbered (x/100) and shipped in a heavy-duty mailing tube. They were printed on an Indigo press on 80lb gloss cover-stock. Crispy, clean, and ready for frames!
I recently spoke with Darren from HireAnIllustrator.com about life as a freelance artist, my recent endeavors, and my goals for the next year. HAI is a great site filled with very talented illustrators. Definitely bookmark worthy for anyone who is looking for the right artist for their next project. Thanks Darren. Keep up the great work bro!
Ideafixa is an art/design web-magazine based in Brazil. Issue 11's theme is "Desire". Check it out. Five of the B/W Collabo pieces Spaceknuckle and I rocked last year are featured alongside some very talented international artists. Great issue! Thanks guys and gals of Ideafixa. Obrigado!
I have a spread in the new Faesthetic Magazine. This issue's theme is infinity, 64-pages of art (no ads), over 30 international artists. An amazing issue! This is an honor for me, I've been collecting Faesthetic for years. Big thanks to UPSO (founder/curator) for having me onboard. Scoop a copy and learn more here.
I recently worked with ZeegenRush & EURO RSCG & Citroen UK on this three ad "Green" Campaign for the new range of Citroen C-Cars. This project was an honor to work on for many reasons. First of all, it is positive (The C-Cars get between 60 and 70 MPG. No joke). And it is not entirely about the cars, the campaign highlights simple things you can do to be more "green"... like riding a bike and hanging clothes out to dry. The campaign also provided me the opportunity to get super-focused on realistic illustrations with my "Vectorfunk" style. Every detail had to be just right, the contours and angles needed to be dialed... but each illustration also needed the funky flair to bring it to life. This campaign is now live, running heavily in The UK. It is truly an honor to have been a part of this project. It was the most earth-positive illustration commission I've ever had. It's a shame that we Americans can't get affordable cars that get 70-MPG. Hopefully soon... Click-Zoom.
We've been getting more pollen coverage than most NYC winters. This is the hood of my car... after one night. When the wind blows it is like a pine-tree-pollen winter wonderland. Crazy!
I recently worked with Clout Magazine on the design/illustration for this Smif-N-Wessun feature. Always an honor to work with such a solid crew. Grab a copy of the new issue (and any others you haven't seen yet too) and check Smif-N-Wessuns new self-titled EP. Great album, much knowledge and insight. Click-Zoom.
All good things come to an end... especially vacations. I'm back in the studio today and back to the grind. "nerd.dot.nerd" style.It's a good thing there are solid "motivational tapes" out there in cyber-land. Especially this Trap-A-Holics Jay-Z Mixtape. Over an hour long. Some weak blends, but it covers dozens of hits. Volume UP.
Yesterday was an adventure. I met up with Galen out in Oakland while he was screen-printing these awesome "The Moon" tees. So, the story is... San Francisco made tees that say "The City" and Oakland responded with a spoof "The Town" tee, so homie brought it to the next level and went cosmic with it. Nice work bro! There are so many cool nooks and crannies out here, I could wander around for weeks checking stuff out. I especially enjoyed this dock/fort at the beach... There's even a piano and firepit out there. Good times. Thanks for the tour guys.
I'm in The Bay Area this week visiting with friends and enjoying the weather. We rented a Zip Car yesterday and cruised all over the place. Muir Beach was awesome, blue sky and incredible vistas. Hit a coffee on Haight for some reminiscing, pitchers at Zeitgeist, fried chicken at The Front Porch, we even drove down that windy postcard road. I love being a tourist with great hosts. Thanks guys!