Saturday, October 25, 2008

tractor beam.

the visual puns continue!

this one is titled tractor beam:

tractor beam.

get it?!


this one will be up at threadless soon:

tractor beam. - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever

Thursday, October 23, 2008

monster league baseball.

i've been having fun making these guys. i think i will pursue printing these up!

you can check the previous batch in the last blog post, here are the new teammates / rivals:

reginald carg.

bircham o'brien.

tub o'laird.

seth pliskin

Saturday, October 18, 2008

meet bocefus.

bocefus and the gang (reginald and sebastian round out the crew thus far) are pro baseball players from the middle of the last decade. at least, that's the style i was going for when i created these "vintage" monster league baseball cards for a threadless shirt submission.

i started the project out as simple sketches of a monster posing for a baseball card. then after i outlined it all in illustrator, i decided to toss the whole mix into photoshop and model it after an actual aged vintage baseball card.

i started with sebastian tender here:

sebastian tender

after mocking him up on a shirt, it looked very plain, and i asked some folks over on the threadless blogs for some critiques and i had to agree with the suggestion of adding more to mix it up a bit.

thus, was born bocefus charm:

bocefus charm

i also put together the back of another card to get a well-rounded pile of cards feel to it (seen in the link below) and then placed them all on the shirt:

monster league baseball. - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever

ideally, i'd love to make 23 more of these guys (including a picture of the lumbering reginald carg) and actually have them professionally printed to sell. but i need people to clamor over them first, lest i waste money on yet another pet project. so please if you'd be in any way interested, let me know by commenting below. i'll actually look into the cost of producing them if there's a call for them.

ah, pipe dreams.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

christina aguilera?

nope, not christina aguilera.

but a design that shares a theme with one of her "hit" songs.

the design is sexier than ms. aguilera, and it won't give you a social disease.

submitted to threadless.

stuck. - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever

Sunday, October 5, 2008


a godzilla (or, "gojira!" as it's stated in the non-dubbed versions) inspired design.


i've submitted it to threadless and had some fun with a flash presentation, click below to see:

gojirawk. - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever

Friday, October 3, 2008

hey! i'm on the internets!

in a press release from my employer, nelson&company, i get a ll bashful from the textual pats on the back. you can find these pats here.

no one dislikes public praise less than i do. a monosyllabic verbal approval such as "nice" in person is all i need for my ego. anything beyond that puts me into "aw shucks" mode.

and what's more, this same thing will be in the paper with a picture of me as a reminder i need to get more serious about this diet thing.


toolin' about town on tonka trucks.

threadless is having a travel inspired design competition. last night, i imagined sliding around on tonka trucks as makeshift skates would be both fun and hilarious, that idea led to this sketch:

early clyde.

which led to this design:


which led to this threadless submission:

clyde. - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever

which led to colonel mustard in the library with a lead pipe!