Thursday, October 22, 2009

Penny Farthing

victorian girl. victorian pattern. victorian bike. click for a close up.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

another one

this blog is getting heavy in the lettering dept. i'm cool with that, but i'll try to get some design & illustration stuff up here next.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

quality outfitters

some lettering that was not used.

Friday, September 25, 2009

tickets still available

pick up your copy or four at IHATEPUNKROCK. had fun drawing this one. printed versions turned out nicely too!

Monday, September 07, 2009

Friday, August 14, 2009

some stuff

so, this blog has been super slow lately...
i have really cut down on the freelance work that i was doing... plus, i have been mostly focusing on designing accessories (hats, bags, belts) at the full time instead of graphics for tees... which is equally fun to work on, but, i feel quite boring to post on here. most likely this lack of posting will only get worse as the illustration class that i am teaching in the evenings starts in a week and a half. gonna be weird being on the other side of things.... don't feel like its been that long since i was in college myself. wonder if i'll have any "students" older than me?

above a two i did recently. really into simple gritty type lately.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Wednesday, July 08, 2009


my out of stock tee design was just reprinted over at DBH. go pick one up if you'd like.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Asia 2009

been slacking on posting these pics. it was an amazing trip! Super, Super busy... but amazing. Tokyo was so cool. Hong Kong was great but time was short and time was even shorter in Shanghai. It was a 2 week trip and meetings packed into a week. WAY too much time on a plane and in airports, taxis, and on mass transits instead of out experiencing. still, QUITE THE EXPERIENCE!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

brain damage

been kinda crazy around here. sorry for the lack of posts this month. lots of exciting things on the horizon that i will post about in the near future. excited about a bunch of stuff going on right now. the first of which happens this thursday. i'm heading out on what i'm calling "the great asia trip of oh-nine". flying out to Tokyo for a couple of days. SERIOUSLY! how did i get so lucky?! then off to Hong Kong for a couple days of meetings. then up to Shanghai for more meetings. then back to the good ole u.s. of a. i feel extremely fortunate for this opportunity. pics and stories of the trip will be posted soon.

did this design a while back. kind of feels fitting to post right now. cheers!
photoshop sketch-

brush pen lines and photoshop color-

Thursday, April 23, 2009

vintage sport lettering

1. sketch. 2. vector over template. 3. finished. click for close up.

Thursday, March 26, 2009


for pacsun. inspired by this pic i took of my brother.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Kings of Leon competition

entered this design in a t-shirt competition over at Design By Humans. votes and comments appreciated.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

a bicycle rant

so... the weekend in st. louis was absolutely BEAUTIFUL! which meant i spent as much time as possible outside enjoying it. i went on 4 bike rides this weekend... and got yelled at by douchebags in passing cars on 3 of those rides. 3 out of 4 rides. and today i got icecream or something along those lines thrown at me. i don't get it. why do some people in cars feel obligated to do this? are they protecting "their" road? share the fucking road, assholes. seriously.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Fallen Phoenix

design for Pac Sun. this was printed on the back of a shirt with a supporting graphic on the front.
1. Pencil & Digital rough sketch.

2. Inked Lines.

3. Final w/ photoshop color.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

converse stencil

spray paint on paper and photoshop finish.

back from sin city. had a great time!... but its good to be away from the lights and back to living slow at home.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

more redneck fishing

here's a couple more fishing humor t-shirt designs that i recently finished up. not sure when all of these will be hitting the shelves (or if they will be). these are fun to do every once in a while. not really my cup of tea... but i still enjoy the process of creating them nonetheless.
i'm off to Vegas tomorrow for work. i see its going to get down in the 20's again in st. louis, looks like i'll be getting to the desert sun (and sin) just in time!

Saturday, February 14, 2009


chuck you. everybody and their mother have made parodies of shepard fairey's obama poster.

Friday, February 13, 2009

fired up

new youth tee design. had fun drawing the flames.

Monday, February 09, 2009

pop art chucks

tee design for converse. was trying to get some color into the men's line instead of the one-color stuff that i usually do for them. printed big full front.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Addicted to Fishing

worked on something a little different here for this post.

1. pencil sketch: ... with a little rough photoshopping. just trying to get the idea where i want it.

2. pencil rough: scanned in to work off of in photoshop for the final.

3. scales: scale pattern created and distorted in illustrator over a placed jpg of the above rough. will be used and further modified in photoshop in the next step.

4. photoshop black & white: just some photoshop work here with a wacom tablet.

5. photoshop color: coloring over the black & white. keeping everything in layers to make production separations easier

6. final design: added some top high lights, shadows, color tweaks, and "fishing lines" to fish and added some type.

this should be popping up in a store this spring... maybe.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

my basement just got a whole lot cooler

broken skateboards ceiling treatment and a ping pong table.
if anyone has any skateboards that they would like to donate to the cause of filling the entire ceiling or if anyone thinks that they can take me on in ping pong, get ahold of me.

Friday, January 16, 2009

9 Bullets

My new favorite website. Discovering new music rules! I've been going out and buying just about everything that gets the "Essential Listening" review. Thanks for the empty pockets... and full ipod,

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

double vision

a little different approach to this one. went straight from pencils to photoshop instead of inking it first.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

atom brain

i was listening to a lot of Roky Erickson (solo stuff mainly, but also the 13th Floor Elevators) around the time i made this. so good.
1. actually did just a digital sketch for this in photoshop (over top of a pic i took of myself making a stupid face) 2. inked lines (have i mentioned how much i love pigma brush pens) 3. final colored piece.