February 29, 2008
February 28, 2008
One of the projects being worked on is some illustrations for Tribal Gear. I’m currently in process of developing a bear for them and making a few other pieces as well. Super stoked to be involved with them.
Right now I’m still dialing in details and color with it. Should be pretty nice once it is finalized.
February 26, 2008
Ah. One of my first few illustrations this year. Obviously there have been others, but I cannot show them. Anyway. Chris Parks over at Blackout Creations (now PaleHorse) is throwing a gallery show with some local and international designers. I decided to work on my piece last night and here is the rough. Once it’s done, I will be getting it screen printed and doing about 100 prints. This is still a work in progress but it’s getting closer to what I was wanting from the piece.
February 16, 2008
Just recently I did a interview with Fairspot.com which was a absolute pleasure. I’ve been nailed down by some projects for Burton, An NYC Agency and Dragon this week that it was nice to take a small break and talk shop. One of the nice things however this week was a challenge I’ve placed on myself, which is to define some new directions in my work and not to be so expected in my approach but to develop some new visual concepts that will help me unite a few different styles. It’s fun, but on the same token, there are many moments of just sitting and spinning my wheels thinking. On a side note, I lost over 10 pounds with the diet, hand to break free from it for a couple days and feel normal, however going hard core back into after the weekend.
February 16, 2008
February 16, 2008
In process of getting new prints sorted. Here is one of the upcoming prints that will be available on the new Hydro74 site. This will be 18 x 24, & 2 colors.
February 7, 2008
Well, I’m starting this detox diet because after my trip to San Diego and Vegas, I ate so much crap and ended up getting sick after the trip. So last night I went over to Whole Foods and got a container of Green Super Food & Fit Smart Shake. My goal is to hydrate a lot during the day, with a couple of liters of water between breakfast, lunch and between dinner and bed. For dinner I will have a normal meal, and maybe get a few more veggies in. I heard good things about the Green Super Food stuff with various grass and algae, and figured I’ll go nuts with it for two weeks. The only draw back is that it doesn’t taste that amazing, but it’s not bad either, and I noticed some cravings today for junk food in the process. So each time I get those cravings, I just drink 32oz of water. Besides, after seeing some recent photos after the trade show, it was evident that I spend little time on diet and focus on mouse clicking. So let’s go Hydro Lite! ————-On a different point, some great projects are coming in for the Month of Feb with Burton, a NYC agency, some shirts for a massive company and some logo development. Will be scheduling some really detailed illustration work for Tribal & Nike once budgets are approved.
February 1, 2008
After 7 days out, it is finally nice to be back at my computer and to be able to sift through things. ASR, Agenda & SIA were really fun and got to meet with some major players in the industry.
ASR: I flew into San Diego Thursday and didn’t end up getting over to my hotel till 2 am. Which by my time here in Orlando is 5 am. Ended up just crashing. The next day on my way over to ASR I ran into Bill Danforth from Nomad. I use to work with him back in the day, so we did a quick catch up. Shortly after, Chris from Dragon met me outside and we started to head into the show, when were stopped by some Vendors there. One of the owner of Gravis, thus we exchanged cards and gave him some hydro books. Shortly after that meeting, I noticed Sullen had a display case with this massive foam script that I did up for them, as well as a few shirts that had some scripts on them I did up a while back. That was exciting, and looked very nice. Within a hour of meeting with Dragon & Chris, I ran into Maxx242 & Acorn and talked for a while. I loved the fact so many designers were there, almost a reunion of sorts. Later on that day I had a early dinner with the Creative Directors at Etnies (Morton) and Emerica (Thompson). I’ve known Morton for quite a quite a while, actually since the first of my career in the action sports industry. After dinner I headed back and ran into Maxx again as well as Scott from Dragon. Scott hooked me up with a pair of Abel Shoes from Osiris, then a moment later, I ran into Abel. Maxx hooked me up with a pair of his new shoes that are coming out, then got me invited to the Osiris Family Dinner, which included peeps from Tribal, Black Fly’s, Wuv from POD, Maxx, Abel, etc.. It was nutty. After dinner, Maxx and I went out and talked for a bit, then headed back to the hotel. Then Adrian & I hit a couple clubs and got drunk. The next day was not as crazy. Just meet up with a few friends, had some amazing chicken tacos, and went out that night with Adrian (Revolt Marketing)
DOWNTIME: Adrian & I had some downtime Sunday and Monday before heading over to Vegas for SIA. We ended up going to Carlsbad and getting a room right next to the ocean. Just relaxed that day and hooked up with Chris (Dragon) later that night for some Tacos and Beer. Monday Adrian & I checked out and headed over the Dragon offices to see what was going on. After that, we drove back down to San Diego and meet up with Brisk & Bobby from Tribal. That was fun, because they were hooking me up left and right with skateboards, hoodies, prints, etc. Besides, I was able to get a nice collection of Munk One’s, Maxx’s, and Abel’s work that they did. Super big fans. After that, we drove up to Burton, had a short visit then headed over to Sullen. Talked to Ryan for a while and talked about some ideas. Then … my dream for the whole trip came true… ate at Wahoos. Love that place. After a canceled plan, we headed over to Vegas.
SIA : This show was a lot of fun. It was a reunion of sorts with some older clients I haven’t had a chance to meet in person, as well as making a few relationships. We hooked up again with Dragon, then hooked up with K2, Nitro, Ride & Rossignol. That night, Dragon threw this massive party at a strip club, and lets just say, I don’t remember a damn thing… it was a riot. The next day we were blitz’d and just walked the show. A few people i knew were around, but didn’t get a chance to hook up, also, sorry Tom (Nike) for missing you… After that, we gambled way too much, ate too much mexican food and over did my shot limit for the year. It was a blast, however nice to be home. I’ll post some pictures on my fliker account once I go over them.