Got the first truck wrap done today for K.L.Jack. This is the third one of these I’ve ever designed, but it’s been a long time since the old Fun Bus days at the Russell Industrial Center… and boy, have I come a long way as a designer. Not that this was easy, by any means. There were a lot of versions and revisions, but I’m happy to say that I think the final product looks pretty effin‘ good.
My boss took these pictures, and the wrap was done by M&H Signs in Westbrook, Maine. Check this –ish out…
Notice the faint illustrations of fasteners in the red. You don’t see them from a distance, or when the truck is moving, but when you get up close you notice them. It’s like a little additional wow factor that the viewer gets when they’re by the truck. You’re welcome.
I wasn’t fully on board with putting a graphic on the hood, but looking at the finished product… I like the way it came out. It’s not too flat, and that was one of the things I was worried about. I think it adds a little more shape to the hood, and I like that it’s fairly minimal.
The rest of the photos are just some shots of the vehicle from other angles, and yes that is Han Solo frozen in carbonite (bottom left.)
” He should be quite well protected. If he survived the freezing process, that is.”
One down, next week we wrap a box truck.
I’m pretty sure I’ve used this title once before, but Fantastic Newness is just a great way to describe some of what’s been going on behind the scenes. Also, it’s a great summary episode from Mr. Show. So, lets do a little rundown of what’s been happening lately, and what better place to start than…
I’ve decided to just treat this like the blog I’ve been avoiding for the last few years (decades…?) It is what it is, right?!? I mean, every once in a while I:
- log in…
- write a post about whatever it is I’m currently working on…
- promptly stop working on it…
- do something else for a couple years…
- go back and look at how long I’ve been putting off whatever I posted about…
- get depressed about never getting anything done…
It’s pretty much a loop, and I’m not making any false promises to change that anytime soon just because I’ve made two blog posts in the last month. All I’m saying is that I’m going to write… or post… or whatever you want to call it… whenever I damn well feel like it. It’s my blog, so it should be sporadic and random. Nothing new for trash like you.
As for what I plan to do with it, or what it becomes… I really don’t care. I’ve got a lot of other random things that I’d like to work on, but I don’t want to talk about any of them right now. We’ll let the future speak for itself. Also, I’ve been reading up on how to make my blog work better as a blog… that’s why shit has gotten so wordy… and it seems that people want you to use the same words a lot. Normally, that would make sense if I were talking about the 10 Hot Celebrity Summer Butts, but we’re talkin’ Fantastic Newness, Fantastic Newness, Fantastic Newness. Get ready for some random, and thanks for visiting.
This week I was awestruck by a pleasant surprise on New Music Friday.
Holy Shit! There’s a new Quicksand album coming out November 10th.
About a month ago, Genevieve and I went down to Boston to see the Melvins, and noticed that Quicksand was going to be coming through in September. As awesome as that would be (have been?) it was kind of exhausting driving into the city, and we’d gone in 3 or 4 times that week. So, we decided to pass. Either way, today on Spotify, they “dropped” the first song, Illuminant, from the new album… it’s already got over 18K plays, and the Boston show is sold out.
I’m not really sure how I feel about this song yet, but I have no doubt that the album (upon it’s release) will be nothing short of greatness. I’ve been a Quicksand fan for quite some time now, and it’s nice to hear something new from the band that has introduced me to so many new people over the years.
My pre-order for this long-awaited release has been reserved.
Ayokay feat. Baker Grace – Too Young (youtube)
This track has all the clichés of what makes me think of what “new” sounds like…
- soft voiced female lead
- repetetive chorus
- overstating the word young
- blaming a lack of motivation on everything but yourself
Then it does that stupid scratchy-glitch thing with the vocal track, and after it ends (for some weird reason) the algorithm plays a Nerf Herder song (shrug) I’ve never liked that band, but I thought that was interesting. Either way, something about this track made me feel like it was to overall winner for the day.
You can find this track, along with a bunch of other garbage, in my Garbage Playlist on Spotify.
So, one day I was out picking… like ya do… and I came across this copy of the Mighty Ducks on VHS. By the way, no story should ever start like this. Anyway, as it goes, I found the sequel on DVD a couple weeks later… and being the American Dad fan that I am decided to go for a Mighty Ducks marathon… (Emilioooooo!!) So, about halfway through the first movie, Genevieve ask me if I got the third one…
“They made a third one?!?” I know there’s a hockey team and all… I mean… c’mon, Violent Gentlemen.
The Mighty Ducks
I remember seeing the first one in the theater when I was a kid, maybe it was the drive-in? Not that any of that really matters, I totally forgot that Little Pete (from The Adventures of Pete & Pete) was in it. An amazing surprise. Then there was the starring kid, Charlie, who kind of looks like the kid from Love Actually. I’m not really sure why he keeps trying too hook his mom up with Emilio Estevez… you know she’s not gonna be in any of the sequels. Anyway, on a side note, in my head Charlie also looks like the kid from the Flight of the Navigator. …time travelers.
D2: The Mighty Ducks
This movie is all about what goes wrong when people sellout. I’m pretty sure it was targeted at my generation of DIY punk kids. The best thing was the bash brothers. Everyone kept saying, “That kid’s in high school?!?” in the film… which is funny because, that’s normally what you think when you watch movies. Only you put the phrase “supposed to be” in between the words “kid’s” & “in”. I don’t recall seeing the goalie from Bangor actually play. I remember her having a talk with the coach about it, but I don’t know if it ever actually happened. I’ll have to go back and watch it again. …and now I own it, so, it’s all good.
So here I am… two movies deep, looking down the barrel of D3: The Mighty Ducks. No Little Pete… no Charlie’s mom… and quite possible, no Maine goalie.
Stay tuned for my review of D3: The Mighty Ducks
Oh, and because blog posts need pictures, here’s a little DFL throwback I saw at Home Depot the other day…
…knucklehead nation is driving me mad.
I’ve been pretty stoked on this stuff lately, ever since pinterest introduced me to the art magazine, Toilet Paper Magazine. The colors are brilliant, the narratives are incredible… I’m going to order and issue or two as soon as I get paid this Friday. I think I found my new favorite piece of eye candy.
Enjoy some of this greatness while you’re here, and don’t forget to check out the links mentioned above for some more incredible collaborative artwork.
Concept and images by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari. Toilet Paper is Published by Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art.
I’m super stoked on this right now, I’ve probably already listen to it three times today. I don’t think I’ve listen to an entire Alice Cooper album since high school.
Worked on some Mother’s Day cards earlier, and some Harley dealership ads for Florida. It’s going to be a busy double day, but that’s cool because I have a lot of work to do. Hopefully, I’ll be able to get some of this stinkers comic done on my lunch break.
Fucking him it’s going to be a busy double day, but that’s cool because I have a lot of work to do. Hopefully, I’ll be able to get some of this stinkers comic done on my lunch break.
Fucking break that shit.
Hopefully I’ll have a little bit of time to work on some zine stuff also.
Nobanzi was the greatest dog I ever knew. She was a really good friend for a long time, then yesterday she died. There will forever be a void and there will never be anyone as great as you.
Sleep well Gravy. I’ll miss you deeply. Until we meet again.
Apparently, all I ever really did so far in 2017 (according to this blog) is update the look of it. Honestly, I’m not even really sure if I did that this year, or last year… and just called it 2017. The bottom line is who gives a shit, and I’ve got an idea…
Yeah, I know.
I’ve been working a lot. Trust me.