Monday, May 26, 2008

Shakespeare's works

Thinking about probability, if an infinite number monkeys on an infinite number of typewriters would eventually write the complete works of Shakespeare, there is a chance (however small) that a smaller number of monkeys might be able to write a body of work better than Shakespeare's. So really, anything's possible.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Dream Catcher

The dreamcatcher is a sacred instrument to the Ojibwa culture, generally made to trap the bad dreams of children so that they'll grow up to e non-dysfunctional members of society. Of course, the Europeans can corrupt anything.

Thursday, May 15, 2008


I thought I'd document the process I go through to make a finished work of raw genius. For some reason, I can't find my original thumbnails, so here is the next step, my preliminary sketch.

Directly below is the final pencil sketch I used, to get the placement exactly right. I transfer this onto bristol board using a lightbox, then ink it.

Here is the final inked artwork, using a Princeton (cheep!) 5 brush. Notice I left out a few of the letters. That's because these letters appear more than once in the phrase. I can copy them in Photoshop to achieve a more uniform typeface.

This is the finished bit of art. Though I could achieve a similar clean shape in Illustrato, I prefer Photoshop out of habit.

I'll probably continue to tweak this a few more times to make it even more betterer.
Stay posted.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

The Love Parade

Welcome to the Love Parade, a blisteringly hot, ear-bleedingly loud weekend-long outdoor event in Bochum, Ruhr, Germany, on August 25 this year, during which parade floats blasting techno and trance music roll down the streets to throngs of drunk, scantily clad European co-eds.
It sounds, at once, like an incredible amount of fun, and a definite physical and mental health risk.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Orphan works

I'm not saying copyright law is perfect, but to turn it over to the private sector (as Congress is suggesting) is a horrible idea. Even artists know what to do with pigs.
Visit for more information, and a pdf of the 2008 bill.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


A poster for, to raise awareness of the stigma and disease of alcohol and drug addiction. Alcoholism, I've decided, is very uncomfortable.

Originally, my concept was to have the man set up like a ship in a bottle, with a caption on how he got in there when he was little. This looks much better, though.

Monday, May 5, 2008

A renewable energy source

This is so bloody obvious, it's not even fair.

Earth Hour '08

Earth Hour is largely symbolic, I will admit, but it's kind of sad how many people are not willing to go without their electronics for a mere 60 minutes.