I’m back

well it has been 1 year to the day that i have been off art 100% and i feel i have gathered up some good ideas instead of getting a spark of a good idea, acting on it before thinking it out and then losing interest because i didnt flesh out a plan. so i will be doing work again and i am very excited about it. i have a notebook with lots of great text based ideas ive wanted to sketch out for so long and with those ideas in my head i have a much clearer vision of what i want.

now i will be a realist and say that this does not mean the blog posts will be updated to any noticeable frequency but it is possible. im back doing not, i never left doing the blog but it sure did seem like it though.

so the last art i did was the icy valentines heard muscle and the next day i immediately had the idea for the follow up which was one year away so i had plenty of time to visualize it and i think the execution was very accurate.  i think this is about 90% of how i had planned it. and here it is:

2010 heart

2010 heart

Crazy 4 Cult 3 and 2cents all in 1 post

check out http://www.1988crazy4cult3.blogspot.com/

The third installment of the pop/cult movie gallery show at the 1988 gallery out in LA has some amazing work in it. The only thing to bum me out is some of the pieces that are under 20″x20″ and are digital prints in editions of more than 50 selling for $500+. I feel that prints, and especially DIGITAL print outs should not go for $500, unless its a huge print or its a small run or you are a established and well known artist. That being said, i am trying to pick up some prints by 2cents that are going for $25 but i imagine they would be sold out because that price is awesome

rocky horror by 2cents

rocky horror by 2cents

trying to find info on this 2cents person i found this link here http://www.2centsart.com/ not sure if its the same person because it has not been updated in a while but i am willing to bet this is the same. and what do i find on this guys blog but a flyer for a show that he was in with none other than friends of ersdesigns’ Thoms buildmore and kenji nakayama! and i do not know how to link to the video directly but there is an AMAZING video posted on their blog on 5-28-09 i wonder if this will work to link the video::

2cents

summer 09 update

well not many updates since febuary but its because i have been on art sabatical. taking some time of to gather up some direction and purpose insted of just doing work for the sake of doing work. but i will be trying to get back on blog track with more things i enjoy.

Frozen heart

This post is in time for spring thaw but the painting went up in time for valentines day in the same area as the space helmet wall painting.
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SFC shirt @ Meatbun.com

http://www.meatbun.us/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=54

im not really familiar with meatbun.us but i gather it is a videogame related blog. this shirt design they are selling for $26 on their site is amazing though. apparently it was being given away at the unveiling of the new street fightergame and the SFC stands for Street Fighter Club.  its a great design. see for yourself:

SFC

SFC shirt

i met Shepard Fairey yesterday

check out my friend drew’s photo here of shepard fairey’s crew putting up the classic. i was on the ground looking up. he is in town having meetings for an upcoming installation at the ICA:

SHEPARD FAIREY: SUPPLY & DEMAND

February 6 – August 16, 2009
Fairey is one of today’s best known and most influential street artists. This exhibition will include stenciled stickers from early guerilla art campaigns, screenprints, works on wood and metal, and some of his most recent work.

update on space helmet project 4 [final draft]

just a quickie for those joining this progress late you can find the previous updates here

so last update i was working on the large stencil. i finished it and was able to do some test sprays on thin foam core. foam core sucks for stencils but it lasts a while and kind of weighs itself down when you are spraying flat onto paper. the hour after i get the first spray down i get a call from thomas buildmore to bring something i was working on down to the Wall@Central Square. so i packed up, ran into some friends down there and these are some pictures of what i was able to put down.

dirty shirt is here and available on the webstore!

if you have seen the old blog you will remember this as one of the last posts made. well i did indeed make this shirt and am now going to be selling it on the webstore.

the shirt is based on a very old porn movie thinly veiled as a “instructional film” called The Marriage Manual.
some friends think this is too graphic of a image to wear in public but i think it is not too lewd of an image and is not really too easy to make out unless you look at it for a few. i only say this because i wear it frequently and people don’t really see it.

dirty shirt

and some live action:

dirty shirt photo

so check out the webstore at http://shop.ersdesigns.com

check out OVERKILLSTUDIO

OVERKILLSTUDIO.COM

i helped some friends of mine set up a blog for their new studio called OVERKILLSTUDIO.

the studio is home to thomas buildmore, morgan thomas, and kenji nakayama

COMING SOON: web store!

i really am crap at all this web stuff and yes it is taking me a bit longer to get back on the blog horse but know that i have been working on things that will show up on here very soon. and just because i feel like making a list:

  • -web store soon will feature a bunch of shirt designs past and present [as well as future] that i screened, as well as posters.
  • -i want to keep everything really cheap but it depends on cost of materials.
  • -i also am in the process of making more featherknife tote bags
  • -i have been working on a bunch of design related things that are freelance based projects that will unfortunately not make it to the blog for a while due to client requests
  • -i have a lot more personal work i need to put up here including some finished versions of the space helmet project. these were done a while ago but i dont have many good pictures

so this is a crap update but i will have more added to the blog every day.