T-shirt designs and social media promotion for Los Huaycos:
T-shirt illustration and graphic for social media promotion:
A motion graphics / animation project for my band Los Huaycos:
One of the characters here. Water-soluble crayons and India ink on watercolor paper.
This is a flier where I wanted to practice some blackletter calligraphy some more. I used a small calligraphy pen and blew up the text for some extra blown out grimy scruff. I had drawn the skull for something different. The dragon was another drawing.
Breakout is a band from Austin, they are gonna get down and dirty in Oakland. I stole the little Texas logo from Chaos in Tejas fest as well as the border. Los Huaycos, Acrylics and Pure are also playing.
This is next one is for the Alternative Tentacles catalog coming in this summer, maybe it’s already out, it was supposed to be ready by Punk Rock Bowling. The center graphic with the skull was something that I didn’t use for a logo project:
The Japanese letters say ‘Alternative’ on one corner and ‘Tentacles’ on the other. This graphic was approved by Jello Biafra.
Mockup for front of hoodie:
Hoodie back design:
Tiger claw sleeve print illustration:
This is a design for Elephant Printing in Oakland California.
Just last night I finished a new t-shirt design for my band in Perú, Asmereir. We don’t often get to play or have merch made so this is an exciting opportunity.
Here’s some close up’s of illustration. Cow skull and leaf area:
Custom distressed text:
This is a species of pelican that is found in the Amazon:
This is a tour poster for Vitamin X. Art by John Baizley and directed by Tankcrimes:
Cabeza de Jabali (Warthog head) illustration and pre-flyer that the booking company, Evil Empire Peru, asked us to make:
The in progress tracing of Cabesa De Jabali. It’s kind of a self portrait:
Just the drawing of Cabesa de Jabali, this along with some other illustration will be used for ‘Ritmo Barato’ the upcoming album.
This is the cover for the previous album, a collection of demo’s, rehearsals and unreleased tracks. Cut and paste style:
but they are fun to draw with a sharpie on unpaid bills.
Nothing new out in a while that I can recall that I worked on.
Currently finishing up Blasphemophagher “The III Command of the Absolute Chaos” layout. LP approval is going on right now and CD is about to be sent off. Pictures of that when it comes out. Awesome paintings by Paolo “Madman” Girardi.
Ghoul “Transmission Zero” is at the press right now and is out due Nov. 8 on Tankcrimes. Great artwork by Bill Hauser! The band and label were thrilled with the artwork but not exactly happy with the coloring so Bill was nice enough to send us a layered version. They had me change it to their desire and match the color scheme they had in mind. Here’s a before:
This is a T-shirt logo / illustration design for Kicking Spit. Mark Bronzino from ANS is playing guitar and singing á la Dinosaur Jr. I am really happy with how this illustration turned out. Jackalopes are bad ass. I hope these get printed soon cause I want one! The 90’s are back, forget your iPhone bust out a pager dog.
This is a quick logo design for a new blog by Give Praise Records. Goin’ for some pointy thrashy style.
This is a Box Set that came out almost a year ago on Tankcrimes. Some of the bands featured in this box-set are Population Reduction, Vitamin X, Cannabis Corpse, Voetsek and ANS. It shows one of my favorite own illustrations. A chicken where the neck folds around the box.
Here it is on template all folded out:
For more pictures of the screen printed process and finished product:
A limited edition poster was printed of just the chicken with out the lines.
I am in Lima, Peru for a couple weeks to play bass with my band Asmereir at Inmortal Fest II. My band’s out of town shows in Arequipa and other provinces near there ended up falling through so we are organising a gig in Barranco instead.
I decided to make a quick flyer with an illustration for the show. The drummer Cesar had a silly idea for it, so I decided to roll with that.
Here’s little bit on the Illustration process.
A quick composite for tracing.
Here is a 300dpi print link of this for those interested.
I read Sean Clivers’ ‘Disposable‘, a skateboard art history book a while back when it first came out. He mentions how M. C. Escher was a huge influence on Vernon Courtlandt Johnson. If you look at MCE’s ‘Dragon‘ and then look at VCJ’s Powell Peralta 1980 Steve Caballero deck, the influence is especially noticeable. However, VCJ ran with it. That style of line really art lends itself to screen-printing on skateboard decks with a clean yet very edgy esthetic.
I’m not sure if Durer was ever mentioned in the book, but one day I stared at Durers’ ‘Revelation Four Riders’ for a long time and then went on to play World of Warcraft. As I was playing I was inspired and doodled on a piece of paper thinking of this style of line art and how cool it was.
Then Voetsek had to go on their 2008 tour and they needed a new shirt design. Scotty walked in my room and saw one of the doodles. He liked it so much he said, “That one! That’s the shirt”. They went ahead and had the shirts made and it was the best seller on that tour. It sold out before the tour was even over!
Since the shirt did so well on tour they decided to have it available through Warlord Clothing. You can order it here.