Friday, December 18, 2009

2009 design roundup.

well, firefox tricked me into updating and rendered my fireftp add-on inoperable. so with my limited trial of fetch, i quickly made the latest design updates to my site:

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

turtle shells are dangerous.

a shopping cart wearing a hat:

if you get it, please vote:
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if you don't get it, you sir/madam, have not experienced fun in it's purest form.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

more e.t., merry kwanzhanamas!

if you missed your chance to order this shirt from france at the beginning of the month, here's another chance!

recumbent flight. on sale at teeinvaders

tee invaders will have this shirt on sale for the next 24 hours only. if there's anyone on that christmas list you've been holding out on getting a gift for, nothing says "i had no idea what to get you!" like an e.t. parody shirt!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

e.t. has to buy minutes.

i have a ridiculous update to the 80's classic e.t. on sale at tee48h.

the shirt will also be available in long sleeve (a tee48h first) and to celebrate warmer forearms, they are featuring my design for 72 hours, rather than the standard 48 hours (as seen in their domain name).

tee48h is a company based out of france. So, my international friends; now's your chance to own one of my designs without paying $88 shipping and worrying about customs wearing your shirt for a week before forwarding it on to you.

Monday, November 30, 2009

some designs on the horizon?

i have a design coming up on the new site where, like teefury and their business set-up, shirts are sold for a very limited time.

tee48h gives you doule the amount of time to pick up their shirts, and they're based out of france, so if you're from that side of the pond and you dig this design:

it will be up for sale this upcoming thursday and friday (12/3-12/4... or the correct european parlance, 3/12-4/12 from what i understand) for only 10€

i am also crossing my fingers, there may be a few cool things happening this month if all goes well.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

back to the future: starring shia labeouf.

i recently decided to spend some of my t-shirt earnings on myself (most of them went to the house / our christmas fund) so i bought a few things that are complete wastes of money, while simultaneously completely awesome.

first, i got some miniature arcade cabinets:
the labeouf arcade.
seen here guided by the expert hands of twin shia's.

i got these bad boys from the big j.w., he makes custom made cabinets from centipede to donkey kong... not that those 2 titles necessarily run the gamut of gaming cabinets...

they are well constructed, much lighter than i expected, and decently put together. i was a little disappointed at the low-res pacman graphics when compared to the clear t2 cabinet's graphics.

the next thing i bought was a 1:15 scale back to the future 2 diamond select delorean (with lights and sounds from the movie!) i'm feeling a bit of buyer's remorse, solely from the price tag. but it is still an awesome detailed piece of chunky fun. (chunky fun was my username on no, i was never really on, but i couldn't resist including that)

if i had a shia to scale with the delorean, i would share photos, but alas, i have not. and pictures of an empty delorean just seems sad.

so instead, i leave you with this:

Friday, November 13, 2009


happy friday the thirteenth. i haven't posted in a while, i'll make up for that soon with some of the design work i've been hoarding.

to celebrate this occasion, here are some jason inspired designs i made lately:

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

paris 2600.

i have a shirt on sale today at teefury.

a note for anyone unfamiliar with teefury's set-up.

the design is on sale for 24 hours only, then it's gone (from teefury) for good.

pataris, at teefury.

now you too can be the nerdiest tourist in the louvre!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


i've made a few more designs this month that are worth sharing.

first, it's "super smashed bros." the original title was going to be "mario partay!" and that explains why the mario party mc is pictured, despite not being in the smash brother's games.
super smashed bros.

and, just in time for halloween:
darth voorhees.

also, check back on thursday (the 22nd) i have a new shirt going up for sale somewhere on the internet, and it has to remain a secret until then.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

rock the vote!

threadless has a "bestee" competition every month. each design printed the month prior is voted on, and the winner receives $2,500.

"picket." (seen below) printed last month and the voting for the bestees is right now.
"picket." on sale

please vote! my very wallet depends on it!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

nerdy butterfly!

i have a new submission up at threadless that i'm particularly proud of.

there's a themed contest running titled "threadless loves geeks", and i frantically bugged friends on facebook and followers on twitter to lend me their glasses so i could put this together:
pretty geeky.

many many thanks to my friend dean for the photoshoot.

i created the design to display empty lenses in low light, and then when it's exposed to sunlight (uv ink) the monarch-like pattern appears. the transition can be seen here:
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i've titled it "lycaena gygax.", lacaena being the butterfly genus, and gygax being the last name of the creator of dungeons and dragons. i played with the geeky name in the tag in the larger image you see above in the blog, but i chickened out of including it in the design when no one seemed to know why gygax was :P

on a personal note; the apartment's all packed up. we move into our house on friday.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

wake me up when october begins.

t-minus 12 days until the family moves into the new house.

i've been working on a lot of favors and a collab that have been swept into an oft forgotten corner of my mind. i apologize if you are one of these 4 or so people. i'm trying my darndest to remain creative with a house full of boxes.

threadless recently reprinted "picket." so if you missed your chance to nab "picket.", try, try again.

i recently sold a currently "secret" design to culture twist so i'm having my first design printed overseas.

i want to give a quick thank you to robbie lee. he helped me get my foot in the door at shirt.woot and eased my trepidation when i recently entered a deal with culture twist. i seem to trail him by a few days at various shirt sites, and he was recently printed at design by hümans, so i'm knocking on wood, crossing my fingers and throwing table salt over my shoulder in hopes that i finally get a print there.

i recently vectorized an earlier sketch of mickey being torn asunder:
the unveiling.

and made a logo for my uncle's construction company:
phoenix construction "3d".

there's another design you've already seen in these blogs that will be printed somewhere on the internet sometime soon as well. as a matter of course, this is also a secret. the world of t-shirt design is very secretive, mysterious, and treacherous, friends.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

might as well carpool!

something compelled me to mix the look of eddie van halen's classic guitar with the quintessential soccer mom vehicle of choice.

astrovan halen.


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

kids show characters and death in france!

i recently updated my website with more designs.

if you follow me on flickr then you have already seen these:

the unveiling.
death of the airwaves.

king friday, mickey mouse, skulls, atari and paris. nothing is safe!

Monday, September 7, 2009

help me picket threadless!

threadless chose my design"picket." and it just printed today!

click here to see the listing and buy one iffin' you're so inclined.

this is my second print at threadless, and i'm beyond stoked. i felt like such an adult when i turned over the entire threadless check to the bank to add to our house down payment. i'm such a big boy now.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

september is busy!

threadless will be printing "picket." tomorrow morning. (i'll dedicate a lil' blog to that in the a.m.)

i'm going to see kevin smith mid-month (squeeeeeel!)

i'm flying down to colorado to celebrate my aunt's retirement from the airforce

i'm meeting some old friends in denver (one of which punched me in the face when we were roommates :D )

we've been and will be very busy at work releasing a new product for a client that is time-consuming but exciting (so if anyone has been waiting on me to finish side-projects or favors, there's my reason, sorry)

and to top it all off, the family and i just bought a home, so we'll be packing furiously and going through the mountains of paperwork all month to get into the new place next month. (thanks in part to threadless' and shirt.woot's prize money giving us that last little push)

so hopefully you're not one of the individuals on my list of folks being neglected. if you are, here's a sketch of j.f.k. with a goofy haircut to tide you over:

j.f.k. with a bowl cut.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

death of the airwaves.

here's my new design that is a macabre homage (oooh, spicy vernacular tonight!) to the death of traditional broadcast, now that we've gone digital:

this design is up for vote at design by hümans.

and, a reminder, i have added an "up for vote" area to the front of my website to easily find where to vote on my wearable wares. (alliteration, awesome!)

and a reminder, "on a horse with no name." is on sale until the end of this week at teextile
on a horse with no name, at teextile.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

2 designs for sale this week!

both teextile and ript apparel are featuring one of my designs this week.

on a horse with no name, at teextile.

this design will be on sale all week at teextile.

teddy terror, at ript.

this design will be on sale today only at ript apparel.

the folks at teextile contacted me last sunday night asking if they could run my shirt last week, but i didn't read my email that weekend and i missed out 0.o' but luckily i was still on their roster of printables.

the ript apparel print i've been waiting on for a while now, back when the good folks at ript apparel sold my gorgeous george design, they had also taken in the teddy terror design an wanted to wait 2 months between prints. so i've been impatiently waiting ever since.

to add to my impatience, i'm posting this and updating my website 2 hours before the shirts go on sale. so here's hoping i'm not incorrect on the dates :P

Saturday, August 15, 2009

the phantom of crystal lake.

joing me in watching the classic play, the phantom of the opera on friday the 13th.

the phantom of crystal lake.

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Saturday, August 8, 2009

so much democracy!

i have a lot of designs up for vote at various sites right now.

and after going in to check up on them and forgetting half the sites i have submitted designs to, i decided to compile them all in one place.

rather than setting up a favorites dropdown in my browser, i figured it may be interesting for others to peruse my votables as well. so i have added an "up for vote" area on my site's home page.

new hotness.

i will still update on the ol' blog here, so if you're one of those 8 people, fear not. i will continue to self-promote as shamelessly as possible on blogspot.

Monday, August 3, 2009


when i first started at my current job at nelson&company, i made my first design intended to go onto a retail bag.

that, sadly, never came to fruition, and i couldn't own my own plastic piece of art.

but now, shirt.woot (who previously printed my gojirawk shirt) is having a non-shirt design contest. instead, they are asking artists to enter in a bag design for all their shipments to go out in for years to come.

they have a limited color scheme (as most bags do) so i had some fun retrofitting a design from the past few weeks into this template.

shirt.woot has always been an off-kilter place for people to congregate and purchase shirts, so i figured this design might be up their alley.

here's hoping everyone digs it, there's a decent take for the winner, so outside of seeing my design printed on plastic, it'd be nice to toss a few more bucks in the bank again.

they're now up for vote:
gorrilla riding shark
8-bit jet-pack pandas

beware ye the walk-ed cross.

had some time to myself this evening, so i put together a design playing with the icons within the crosswalk sign:

crosswalk peril.

this will be up for vote at threadless soon, and the design has some glow in the dark expectations, click below to see how that would work out:

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more designs? howcanthatbe?!

i have added more designs to my website, here are the previews, all conveniently linked to my design page. how about that?!

rock stacks.
monster league baseball.
eat along with the snorks.
peewee rider.

Friday, July 31, 2009

easy, peewee, snorks.

i had contemplated (and blogged) about entering the last 2 designs i made at threadless.

but the more i thought about it, i didn't think they were the best fit for threadless' audience.

so instead, i'm gambling that they're right for the teextile audience.

eat along with the snorks. on teextile

peewee rider. on teextile

Thursday, July 30, 2009

peewee rider.

before paul ruebens teamed up with a post-frankenweenie/pre-scissorhands tim burton and made a little red bike the object of peewee's affection, there was a scooter parked in the playhouse walls:

and years earlier, a pre-waterworld dennis hopper rode easy

now, with the power of vectors, i bring to you, "peewee rider."

eat along with the snorks.

for those whose childhood was deprived of the spunky underwater antics of the snorks:

not only can you play and swim along with the snorks, now you can eat along with the snorks too!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

the duke of ducks.

a new company contacted me today and asked if my "i (nes zapper) ducks." design was for sale.

i said yes and they bought it.

that is a short story.

the intrigue for me is that they don't have a site yet (or at least they don't have one that they sent me a url for) but the company, or parent company's name is "the duke of cool".

i'll obviously update the ol' blog here once it's up for sale. i was told to look for the site launch on august 1st.

gamer shirts make me feel all fuzzy inside.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

everybody's heard about the bird.

i'm part of another artist collab. for a shirt for teefury.

for those unfamiliar with teefury, they have a couple of birds as part of their logo. they utilize them more as characters. a slew of artists were asked to dream up their version of one of the birds to put together on an omnibus shirt.

mine is just low of dead center, the bird skull on top of the starburst.

it goes on sale at midnight (7/22) and is only on sale for 24 hours, so if you dig it, buy quickly!