I did it all for the nugget #30daysofcreativity
made this last night. not sure why. From “This is the face of McNugget Rage” It inspired inspiring commentary:
I want a new iPhone #30daysofcreativity
random pictures I downloaded recently
note: marilyn monroe’s x-ray is amazing and i want to make art out of it. other note: that blonde girl broke into a mcdonalds to get chicken nuggets. she’s like what would happen if “gossip girl” asked me to develop a new character.
spa face #30daysofcreativity
I’ve had this image in my mind of a guy with cucumbers on his eyes and a white face mask. I like something about that idea. Anyway, I decided to make it real, on Illustrator. I’d like to watercolor paint it, but I’m not around my paints at the moment.
2010.5 Calendar #30daysofcreativity
After I saw this calendar by 19-year-old web savant Harry Roberts, I’ve been wanting to make my own. I loved how on his calendar months were linear from top to bottom. It reminded me of how in Chinese time goes from up to down, as in “next week” translates to “down week,” or “below week.” Make sure you check out his! Mine is similar but I added some...
Eggs & Hot Sauce, another Tumblr layout...
I designed another Tumblr layout last night, kind of like Superman Panties, but a bit classier and more minimalistic. Run your mouse over it here I just have to tweak it so that it doesn’t stretch out in browser zoom mode and then I’m going to try to submit it to Tumblr. What a fun, new dorkish hobby for me. Ideally I’d like to make a blog that can serve as a portfolio or...
The Sunset's Delight
Playing with a computer poetry generator to try to land on some word associations I wouldn’t think of myself. Um, sometimes the results are funny.
Now that I’m following 88 Tumblrs, I might as well recommend a couple. Terry’s Diary Photog Terry Richardson posts pictures of himself hanging out w/ celebrities, and also just oddball American stuff. I like how he writes what he sees in all caps underneath. It makes me picture him joking about it but I can’t hear him joking about it so I get to make up my own jokes. ...
Self-designed Tumblr Layout #30daysofcreativity
Wanting to learn more about using typography purely in HTML, I decided to redesign my Tumblr layout. I had already tweaked it from a layout called Orange Peel by Space Man, but I think now I brought it far enough away that I can give it my own name, which I did: Superman Panties, because the colors remind me of the D.C. hunkster of yore. I took a couple screenshots for those of ya’ll...
paintin' a newsstand #30daysofcreativity
This weekend I painted a City Pages newsstand at the Stone Arch festival. The first picture features the first panel I did. The second one is the last one that I made when they kept saying “You have 5 minutes left …” and I found the cool Sharpie markers that I wish I had done the whole thing with from the get go. Lessons learned: -Painting for 8 hours is fun -Acrylics remind...
McDonalds brand associations
this is how the big debate, which contained OBESITY, EVIL, FRENCH FRIES, and more, wound down.
bp Shark Attack #30daysofcreativity
I saw on the news that because of the oil spill, sharks and dolphins have been hanging out in shallow waters. Watch out, beach-goers.
Another Fake Album Cover
This one is so indie
New album by Pemangkat
Don’t you want to listen to this album? You can’t! It doesn’t exist. I played this game I found on the Zeus Jones Facebook page and this is, honest to god, what I got. 1 - Go to Wikipedia. Hit “random” or click http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random The first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band. 2 - Go to Quotations Page and select “random...
When I Grow Old ...
WHEN I GROW OLD I WILL… (via Magic Molly) SPLURGE ON: Space cars UNDERSTAND: Space languages BUTTER: As a tanning method to soak up awesomely strong future UVs AVOID: Getting in arguments with people who think that the Mac iSpaceship is pointless PURCHASE: A young clone of myself to watch TV with and feed future snacks and warn about her capacity to get cavities. RESEMBLE: Christopher...
Bella and Edward’s baby is gonna be so hottt when it grows up.
Album covers I like + Live painting
I’ve seen a lot of people reverting to old photos and blurs, or some combo of the two lately, but these album covers are staying new. I’m sensing a new indie motif of sparkly stars. Here’s another song in the homicide-happy genre I dubbed “killwave,” or “murdercore.” “How it Feels to be Hunted,” via Get Off the Coast It’s by...
Zeus Jones Vegan Zombie Munny Doll
Me and fellow creative intern Fletcher Farley designed this zombie Munny doll at work today. Note the teeth. Here’s the sticker version:
Brand tags as art
associations with American Apparel:
#30daysofcreativity Calvin Klein monogamy
Paged through Esquire and mixed this Calvin Klein cologne logo with this picture of a babe. It is inspired by a conversation about monogamy between my drunken roommates Tony and Mike. They seemed to feel that monogamy is ok as long it’s just serial monogamy and not eternal monogamy, AND if they can talk a lot of shit about the sex they’d like to have throughout the monogamous...
drawing and drawing and blah. self-portrait. my niece is cute. the other day we were at barnes and noble and i pointed at a book and asked her what color it was suggesting, “pinkish, orangish?” and she answered, “yes, but isn’t it beautiful?” also, she read herself a my little pony book and gave it her own jibberish story, the only part of which i could make out...
I’m not much of a photographer but I’m kinda behind on this 30 Days of Creativity thing so I’m posting a pic I took of my friend Angela (w/ her camera). I think it captures her personality.
M.I.A. present with presence →
All this shit talk about M.I.A. had me thinking about the first ever article I wrote for The Minnesota Daily, and I still agree with most of my sentiment three years ago.
Hating on the new guy: An iPad vampire comic...
creativity for today #30daysofcreativity
My big sister is in that crappy phase of life where you’re applying for jobs all the time, so I decided to take a crack at designing her a portfolio. I’m still not done, but after an hour or so of monkeying around, I came up with this cover page. I’ve been playing with crazy ABCs lately, so I thought they might work out well for someone like her who is trying to get an...
Yeah I’m doing that, of course. Made this today. I didn’t have a ton of time to perfect it, but that’s what I got so far. I have found myself using this phrase lately, not sure why. Maybe because it sounds scrappy coming out of someone as short as me*. *yes I know it should be “short as I am” but I wouldn’t say that in speech so I don’t want to say it...