Thursday, January 28, 2010

damn squatters!

thanks to my ego, i quickly found out i had lost something dear to me.

while twittering with old bandmate and fellow designer, justin peterson, i found out that was gone.

it has been purchased by a domain squatter, who buys up hundreds of derelict domains to then sell them back at ridiculous markups to the poor schmos who lost them. call me mr. schmo. i hadn't kept up with the yearly charge by sheer ignorance and a previously unused broken email account as my lifeline to godaddy.

so, i almost hesitated (almost) calling the new owner of a squatter, as i have asked him/her/satan how much they would like to buy it back. but something tells me i'm 100% correct in my prejudice.

so, i just purchased, and after i await the pending server re-point, i'll have a new home.

at least it's not a bad domain, it's just not as great as being able to own my own name :/

Saturday, January 23, 2010

new website! (2.1)

i have been meaning to update my website for some time. while i was very pleased with the easy to update look of version 2, i was never 100% pleased with the completion.

so i started making some alterations (most notably on the designs page) and bringing in something more (dare i use the adjective) "dynamic".
click here to take a look for yourself.

i will most like make my way through the shop page and finish off the rounded look, as well as rearrange the stock, as a lot of the shirts have sold out (indefinitely or otherwise)

for now, the "up for vote" section i had on the home page has been removed. i might revisit that in the future. i may also add my twitter feed... or i may get off the computer and make myself a sandwich. the possibilities are endless!

Thursday, January 14, 2010


threadless is running a 10k prize competition. this year's theme is new trends.

so i looked at the (extremely) vast collection of threadless shirts and saw a lot of designs that tell a great, well thought out story. not too many left the story open-ended for the viewer.

so i created trevor & the fuzzlebeast.
trevor & the fuzzlebeast.

a design with enough detail to draw your own conclusions, making my suggested trend one of open-ended story telling designs.

this design should be up for vote soon.
trevor & the fuzzlebeast. - Threadless T-shirts, Nude No More

if you would like to see how this design came together, i have the work in progress images here.

Monday, January 11, 2010

nerds unite.

i have a 2nd shirt up at shirt.woot today.

it would be my third shirt with the wooters, but they had asked to buy a previously sold design at one point last year.

i am pleased to present:

i read through the forum's reviews and the posters aren't as pleased with this design as they were with my last woot design. on the other side of the same coin, this design has already sold double in the first 12 hours what the other one sold in it's entire run, and most of the tweets from strangers have been positive. take them both and there you have the facts of life... the facts of life.

shirt.woot only keeps the 20 most poular designs, so this one could be gone soon.