Thursday, November 26, 2009

Cluster cuss

Whenever it is Thanksgiving, and it so happens that it is today, I think of a feast that was depicted in a book I read when I was little.

Said book:
It seems uncommon to find a child that gets so depressed about things, especially things that most people get joy from. I don't know about you reader, but I can relate to Charlie Brown and his particular brand of depression.

I wish I could just hibernate from November 1st to January 1st.

In the story Peppermint Patty invites herself and a few others to Charlie Brown's for a Thanksgiving dinner. The problem is that he is going to his Grandma's and he has to put on a feast before heading to his real dinner.

One day I plan on having a Thanksgiving that looks just like this.

and we will serve toast, pretzel sticks, popcorn, jellybeans, and sundaes.
click on to enlarge

Everyone is pissed off but then they all get invited to Grandma's for some real food.

I would be pretty excited to be served ice cream for Thanksgiving. I hope you all have a lovely day!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

In honor of Life Day

"No matter how different we appear, we're all the same in our struggle against the powers of evil and darkness."

Check out this sweet Micro Machines packaging

This kid can't believe what is inside Chewbacca's head!

Box detail
I love that they used an illustration instead of stills from the movies.

Out of the box
Is it me or does Chewy bear a strange resemble to Will Ferrell?

Happy Life Day everybody!

Thursday, October 8, 2009


You know you want to see this full scale.

I found this ad in an old architecture magazine. Who are they trying to sell these shower heads to? Gratuitous male nudity? I'm shocked, this is racy!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Sacramento Bee October 7th, 2009


Tuesday, October 6, 2009


I saw this takeout bag from Burger King and snatched it up before it was thrown away. It's a pretty cool design for something that transports your fast food, no?

Monday, September 28, 2009


New York Magazine September 28, 2009 pg. 77

full article here

I admittedly have yet to actually listen to Ganglians, but I was amused to see them get a shout out in New York Magazine, which made it seem like they were lumped in with other Brooklyn bands. Weird. One guy said, "the artists also share a determined aversion to trendiness," but isn't releasing tapes a pretty trendy move?

Friday, September 11, 2009


Sacramento News and Review Volume 21 Issue 23, September 1oth 2009
Pot leaf count: 36click to enlarge

I've noticed an inordinate number of leaves in the recent issues of SNR. So here they are

Thursday, September 10, 2009


After many wasted moments of filling out surveys I wracked up enough points to receive a few magazine subscriptions. Yesterday an issue of Paste was waiting for me.

I've been looking at a lot of magazines in the past few weeks for a class of mine and I've been sorely disappointed at the general design and layout of the lot of them. This beauty of a cover had me almost in tears. Having a background in both art and graphic design has given me interesting perspectives on design. For the most part I find computer generated art to be very flat. I am working on bringing texture and interest to the type itself. This masthead really nailed it.

When I opened up to the story I was suprised to find not one single movie still or picture.
Instead you are presented with the emotion and spirit of the work itself.

It must be said that I am insanely excited for Where the Wild Things Are. Dave Eggers is perhaps my favorite author. Spike Jonze is one of my favorite directors and of course the book itself made a lasting impression on me.
It seems that there is no way I can hate this movie, and that is why I'm nervous.
In any case this is a gorgeous spread. I heard Paste might be in danger of shutting down. Let us hope not.

Maybe not dead, but dying.

To start off it should be known that I'm addicted to print media. I'm crazy about magazines, posters, books, record covers, and what have you.
There are people out there that claim print is dying. Newspapers aren't doing so well. This past year many magazines had to close up shop. People tend to just download and buy music files. But it will always be more satisfying to hold something in your hand, to touch and feel what your money has earned you.

I'm going to show you what you are missing world wide web. At the very least when the last newspaper is gone, when records are no longer manufactured, this will stand as a reminder.