Thursday, August 30, 2012

TORCHE Is The Bastard shirts for sale and new Torche things.!

The Torche Is The Bastard shirts are now for sale at Torche's bigcartel page. They were supposed to have them on their short NW tour a few weeks ago, but a mix up with UPS caused them to be late and they never made it out to us up North.  They will also be printing the "Beard logo" shirt I made for them as they travel over to Europe.

When they get back, I'll have a new design worked up for their upcoming self released 7" that will be available on the tour with Converge and Kvelertak. It will also be made into a shirt design to be sold on the same tour. The design is a nod to an old thrash band from the 80's and like every other TORCHE design, has been fun as hell to work on.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Touring with TORCHE!!!

*NAILS, COALESCE, & WHIPS/CHAINS will be on some of the dates, too.*
When I saw this tour I was amped beyond belief and hoping that it would come to my neck of the woods.  I can now say that I'll be joining TORCHE in their trek across the US. I'll be slangin' some merch. So, when you come out to see this amazing lineup, stop by Torche's merch table and say HELLO!!! See you in October/Novermber!!!
                                                 Tour Dates Here:
                         CONVERGE/TORCHE/KVELERTAK US 2012

Friday, August 24, 2012

SLEEP "Beyond" design available online.

The SLEEP merch store is up and has the "Beyond" shirt/hoodie that I had designed for their European Tour. If you don't live in Europe or you live in the states and weren't able to go to the shows in Tampa, Seattle, or Oakland, here's your chance. Head on over to get one at the SLEEP merch online store.  SLEEP STORE

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

CVLT NATION posted about the new THICK AS THIEVES packs

Today, CVLT NATION put up a post about the new THICK AS THIEVES print packs on their site. If you like heavy music and brutal art you already know that they are huge supporters of the scene. Sean & Meghan are great folks and if you haven't been to their site, I suggest you go now.

Thanks, Sean & Meghan!


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

THICK AS THIEVES: Second Edition mini print packs PRE-ORDERS!!!!

The second edition of the THICK AS THIEVES mini print pack series is now available for pre-order. This installment will see  a new roster of artists, 6 new designs, and the start of the use of a theme. This pack's theme is Childhood Fears and the artists have also written short essays to accompany their intense designs.

The pack will include all original art on six 3 -color prints from:
   -Alison Lilly - Mike Fisher - Christopher Parry - Konstantinos Psichas
   - Demian Johnston - Alexandros Pyromallis
   -16 pg. mini story booklet
  Limited Edition of 50
  All packs are in a 9x9 printed envelope and hand numbered

   *Packs will be shipped early September.*

Order packs here:

The 1st edition is still available here: THICK AS THIEVES first edition
Featuring: Tom Denney, Mark McCormick, Casey McKinley, Glyn Smyth, and me (santos).

Thursday, August 16, 2012


With the new THICK AS THIEVES packs being worked on and close to being released, I decided to design a logo that would be used for as long as it's relevant. I've been enjoying working on the first two editions, but am looking forward to curating more.

 I'm going to put in an order for TAT logo stickers after I get the printing done on the packs and will also use the logo in future endeavors related to the THICK AS THIEVES series. In fact, the roster for the third installment is almost complete and a theme has already been chosen.

For now, the second pack is coming along smoothly. PRE-ORDERS for the second edition will be on Tuesday August, 21st, here the EyeBleedInk page. I will also have more info at the new THICK AS THIEVES tumblr page. There's not much up, but that will be changing in the next few weeks.

I'm also starting work on a series of beer labels for a good friend of mine at EPIC ALES. I'm working on the first two labels of a continuing series. The labels will consist of images of more surreal monsters in the vein of Torche's "Harmonicraft" album cover. There is also talk of more beer related projects in the future. It should be fun. And, who doesn't want their art on beer labels?

So, keeping busy on some projects that aren't related to music are in the works. More info to come.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Progress on the second edition of the print packs.

All of the files and illustrations are ready for the second edition of the THICK AS THIEVES print packs series. I talked to Andy earlier today and we're planning on getting the printing done in the next two weeks. There will be only 50 packs available and each will contain 6- 3 color prints and a mini storybook with short essays by each artist regarding their pieces. The theme for this pack is "Childhood fears/monsters" so you can guess how awesome the stories are. I will be posting a link for pre-orders sometime next week, so keep an eye out.

The first edition featuring Glyn Smyth, Tom Denney, Mark McCormick, Casey McKinley, and Santos. are still available here:

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Those TORCHE bastards.

TORCHE will have a new shirt with them next week when they come out West. Unlike the Akron Family's attempt to use the Man Is The Bastard round old school logo, complete with the MITB skull, TORCHE have created a simple homage style shirt for their 4 date Northwest tour. Instead of the iconic Bastard skull, I'd drawn up a Harmonster skull to make the design fit TORCHE.

You'll be able to pick one of these up on one of these stops:
Monday, August 13th 2012RotturePortland, OR

Tuesday, August 14th 2012The HighlineSeattle, WA

Wednesday, August 15th 2012The A ClubSpokane, WA

Friday, August 17th 2012BadlanderMissoula, MT @ TOTALFEST

Hopefully people will realize that the members of TORCHE and I have been MITB/Bastard Noise fans for a long time and have played shows, booked shows for them, and been friends with members past and present. So before anyone wants to start some shit, remember that this is only a shirt and a proper tribute to a band we all love.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Harmonster skull crusher!

 I wanted to post this little pic of a Harmonster skull that I just drew for a new TORCHE design. You'll be able to see what it's being used for as soon as the guys send me a pic of the final design.

So much fun to create a skull for an imaginary creature.