Skinizi is a French company that makes high-quality 3M vinyl wraps for iPhones, iPods, and MacBooks. MWM Aztechy (pictured above) is now available for 14.95€. Click-Zoom.
"Vain Magazine is a quarterly publication that combines the innocence of art with the modernity of the world. Established by artists to provide art-enthusiasts of all kinds with a new form of collaborative art, Vain connects and combines writing, visuals, and music to immerse its readers in beauty." Featured is my "Eph The Buff" Series from 2005.
The new issue of Computer Arts has a 3-page feature about my current work and the process of experimentation that got me to where I am now with my signature "Vectorfunk" style of digital illustration. Click-Zoom.Also in this issue is a great feature with the homie Spaceknuckle, artworks from Alex Trochut, Mike Perry, Ravi Vasavan, and many more.
CA158 is at the newsstands now. Check it out.
CA158 is at the newsstands now. Check it out.
ROJOwalls is now available. It is a collection of ten extra-large (60"x22") posters from ROJO artists: Bruno 9li, Neasden Control Centre, Evgeny Kiselev, Catalina Estrada, Dalek, Wagner Pinto, Alexander Egger, Sergei Sviatchenko, MWM, Veljko Onjin. An amazing deal at 125 euros for the set. My poster is one of the artworks from MWM 20/20 at ROJO Barcelona last summer.
It took me a good half-year to figure out the point of this Twitter.com website. My first thought was that it must be a place for twits to congregate online. No thanks, I'll pass. Then after surfing around it seemed like one big voyeuristic IM conversation, like the "What are you doing now?" function of Facebook. Um, I'm already on Facebook. No thanks. Then I realized why/how it could be useful. Aside from staying tuned in to friends and colleagues endeavors and interests, it provides a casual platform to share stuff I want to share. For example, an article I enjoyed, or a website I think others will dig, or a one-line joke that had me cracking up. Whatevs. Pretty much anything that isn't right for this blog, but interesting enough to mentioned. Surf through and check out my feed, and the twits of my fellow tweeters. Sounds lame, but it's actually pretty cool. Trust me.
Scene360 "The Film & Arts Online Magazine" have just released their 9-Year Anniversary Issue packed with goodness. Featured is a special Double-Interview in which my good friend Aerosyn Lex (KDU | SVSV | URB) and I go back and forth asking and answering questions. We had fun with it and covered a lot of topics. From Lex's calligraphy to my history with graffiti. Lex's time in Japan to my time hitchhiking on Phish Tour. We rapped back and forth about our pasts and plans for future endeavors. Check it out. Scene360 - LEX/MWM Feature.
Ever since my sophmore year of college I have had a strong curiosity and desire to become fluent in 3D Design Software. I remember sitting in a computer lab for lectures on graphic design, while simultaneously trying to listen to the class next door on Maya 3D. In 2009 I'm going to try and teach myself these programs, starting with the most basic (and free) program Google SketchUp. Pictured above is a "naïve doodle" I created last night without any idea what I was doing. My next step is to watch these tutorials, get comfortable with the theories of 3D rendering, and then move on to more robust programs such as Maya. I don't expect to be drafting blueprints for skyscrapers any time soon, but I hope by this time next year I have some sculptures, 3D animations, and furniture designs that are ready to exist in the real world.
Last year I had the honor of working with Gravis on their FW09 Expedition Series. I created a library of graphics inspired by vintage patches, rugged nature, and old school winter knits, but with a modern twist. Pictured above is the first drop from the set (more soon). Below is a round-up of some of my favorites from the exploration phase.It was fun designing the patches to be simple, but still have flow and depth, and I'm psyched on how the knit-style graphic turned out. Peep the moose, mountains, snowflakes, pine trees, and igloo. Click-Zoom.
Back in 2006 I got hyper-focused on a series of typography explorations that I dubbed Alphafont 1.0. It was 100% hand-drawn and there were enough variations of each letter to create large blocks of type that had very few repeats. It was a really fun project. Fast forward to Fall 2007 and I got busy with Alphafont 2.0, a colorful "Vectorfunk" style set of the alphabet. These were alot of fun too. Each letter became very logo-esque. This winter I decided to take periodic breaks from my B/W B:5 series and grind on Alphafont 3.0. Bigger and badder than the previous abstract type explorations, this series is 26 square artworks, each showcasing a letterform with different color palettes and different stylistic vibes. Alphafont 3.0 is now at the printing press and will be available in a week or so as a set of (26) 6"x6" vibrant Indigo-Press digital prints. I will post a full preview of the set when it launches. For now, check out the A, B, and C. Click-Zoom.
Computer Arts #157 features a two page type-jam I rocked that reads "Design. Animate. Illustrate." The illustration and article are color-coded (Blue, Red, Green). It is for the feature article that highlights studio practices and techniques from top studios across disciplines. This was a really fun piece to work on, and as always, this new issue is top-notch. Stay tuned for the MWM Graphics Feature Article in CA158 next month. Click-Zoom.
A friendly reminder to computer users... Back up your 2008 archive! It is one of the easiest things to do, especially with the amazingly affordable options for external hard drives. Computers do fail. Two of my friends have recently been struck by digi-death and are totally jammed because of it. If you don't already back up your shizzle to multiple externals, start now. Crucial peace-of-mind.