Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Right and left hand paths.

  The Shrinebuilder designs are almost complete. Scott, Al, and I collaborated on the ideas for the sleeve designs and they will be printed on long sleeve and hoodies for their 5 date tour November 14th-18th. They came up with the idea of the left and right hand paths combining with a hermetic sun & moon. Al wanted to add the number 108 into the left design and Scott had the idea of fading hands and pronounced blood flowing from the stigmata wounds. Now, I can get to work on a design for the back of the shirts composed of a border and hand drawn tour dates. I'm also going to try to make it out to one of the shows. 
  Lamb of God designs are next to be sketched.

Something fun for my new niece.

  I recently became an uncle again and wanted to start my new niece out on a path of morbidity. My sister has a dark and fucked up sense of humor and my other two nieces have been raised in a family that all tends to lean toward the morbid side of humor.  I wanted to give her something that would be cute, useful, and personalized, so I drew out this design and had it printed onto an American Apparel Organics bib. On the bib printed for her, I added her initials. I liked the design so much that I'm thinking of printing more to sell in my friend Erins' store. Awwww, dead babies are cute (my living niece is cuter).

Friday, September 4, 2009

Shrinebuilder merch, Flatstock, and good friends.

    Flatstock 22 is upon us and I'm amped for this years incarnation. Sure I have work to do and I'll have to get some drawing done this weekend, but I have been sketching like a madman lately.  The next few days I want to be able to enjoy some art, music, and seeing some good friends.  The guys from Mad Packyderms (Lee & Larry) will be staying with me for the festival and I'll also be able to hang out with some of artists that I've had the pleasure of meeting over the years. Bumbershoot is always a people watchers dream, so I'm sure that I'm in for an interesting weekend.
  In other news, the Shrinebuilder shirts are out and for sale. You can find them here:
 There will also be bandanas, hats, hoodies, etc. being printed soon. Mark from Lamb Of God works at Real Deal and will be handling all of the merch set up. It's kind of funny, but Mark had just contacted me about doing some shirt designs for L.O.G. I'm really feeling lucky to be having such big projects coming through.  The power of word of mouth advertising is immeasurable. 
   I think that I'm going to rest up because I feel like it's going to be an busy weekend.