Wednesday
May182011

Leaving here.

A couple of weeks ago I decided it was time to see a few friends of mine that I literally haven't seen in years.  I booked a flight, took off of work, and tomorrow I leave for Austin, TX until Monday.  I won't be gone for too long, but it'll definitely be rad to hang out and have some fun.

When I get back I'll post photos from the trip and the watercolor for Metalifestyle.com, as well as some other things I've been up to.

 

 

 

Get stoked, RVN AMVK!

Friday
Apr222011

Captain, We're Sinking..

Tomorrow night is the Robert Sarazin Blake/Hightide Hotel/Captain We're Sinking show at Secret Art Space.  I have a small edition of screen printed posters for the event to celebrate Captain We're Sinking's first show in the Lehigh Valley.  All of the bands are rad, so everyone should come out and support them and the Secret Art Space.  Then throw me a few bucks and you can take one of these things home to put on your wall.

These metallic, screen printed posters are 14" x 11", in an edition of 24.  Due to me owing art to a few friends, the edition size got even smaller- so if you'd like one, come to the show.  I'll be asking $6-10 a poster, but if you have something worth trading, I'm always in favor of bartering.

While not working on and printing these, I've been finishing up the designs for MetaLifestyle.com.  I can't wait for this site to launch- it's gonna be pretty awesome.

 

Hope to see everyone soon.  RVN AMVK.

 

 

Sunday
Mar062011

Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now.

Tonight I decided to take some photos of a book I wrote, illustrated, printed, and bound myself.  It's called "Dhegem" and it's 18 pages of hand written text and illustrations screen printed on stained cotton rag paper.  In total, it took about 4 months to complete.  By far one of the most time consuming (and mentally rewarding) pieces I've completed.

 

RVN AMVK.

Monday
Feb282011

This week has been busy as fuck.  I threw on some Tigers Jaw (listen to them if you haven't) to get me going, then printed shirts for New Miseries.  It was just standard white ink on black shirts, but the shirts I printed for myself I'm going to be wearing for weeks on end.  I printed waterbased discharge onto the shirts, then sprayed a little water on them.  I let the shirts dry, steamed them, and they came out pretty gnarly looking.  I really dig them.  I may or may not be using this for a few designs of my own that I've been working on.  We'll see what happens.

Tonight we had to completely empty our studio space so some work can be done on the walls and ceiling.  I have a lot I want to get done in the next few weeks and I'm really hoping it doesn't take long for them to finish.

Last night I found myself in Scranton, PA for the first time in about 4 years.  I can honestly say it was one of the best shows I've been to in a long time.  New Miseries, Kids, Naptakers, and Colony.  Pretty rad line up.  Listen to all of them, then do it again.

A couple of days ago I came home from work to find a poster tube sitting outside my door from artist, illustrator, and printer, Matt Verges.  I knew the print was going to be awesome, but when I opened it up, I was blown away.  The colors are absolutely beautiful- I can't wait to frame this print and hang it on my wall.  Go buy one of this prints, buy two if you can.  He's fuckin' rad.

 

 

RVN AMVK.

 

Sunday
Feb202011

Floating Bones

So the secret project in the works seems to be coming together quite nicely.  I'm excited to see how it turns out.  Aside from that, I'm trying to decide whether I want to edition "The Eyes of Man..." as a giclee or a screenprint.  Obviously, they both have their advantages, I'm just not sure what I want the aesthetic of the print to be in the end.

While surfing Bigcartel, I came across this pretty cool store called Panda Eyes.  There's some pretty cool shit on there and I can promise you by the end of the night, I'll have already ordered this necklace here.  Check out the site and pick up some gnarly jewelry.

In the next few weeks I'll be printing some posters for shows coming up.  The one show is going to be really easy for me to get inspired about...  The other one, not so much. 

I've been thinking a lot about birch bark and looking at photographs of how the trees look together..  How they would look together with lots of snow..  I don't need to see them with lots of snow in person, but I like to see them when I'm outdoors.  In the summer.

While searching through some more stores online, we managed to come across an artist, Missmonster, that has made one of the gnarliest things on Earth..  Out of faux fur, some airbrushing, epoxy clay, and a few hours worth of work, she has made a demon skin rug.  The only thing stopping my house from being a home is this rug.  I need it.

 

RVN AMVK.