Hipsters are nothing to be proud of and they are certainly nothing for a...– Christwire.com
3rd poster I made for MPLS.TV. Is there anything as beautiful as the color scheme of a burger? p.s. i made it into a monster and added their trademark blue. or just any blue, maybe. here’s some other stuff from the internets this doesn’t really make sense to me. the caption says it’s a gay response to “bros before hos,” but to me, that leaves one conclusion...
From an article about the excess creative energy that gets channeled into collective projects on the Internet. I LOVE Wikipedia. If I won an Oscar, I’d thank Wikipedia. Taught me everything I know. they’re about to poop on that planet. gorgeous. nabokov had synesthesia like me, and the last one reminds me of that. kinda wanna draw this burglar.
another poster i made for MPLS.TV
my friend angela took some hipstery pictures of our crowd at the Bight Club LP release. \ sometimes when jason is suave it is scary but sometimes it is super suave when describing our friendships, our go-to word is “incestuous.” we’ve been best friends since 7th grade.
Working on making some images for MPLS.TV because they are the coolest. I like this one better. This one was the first draft: Also playing around with creating website design frames.
Choose your own adventure to-do list
My very hilarious friend Jason made a choose your own adventure to-do list and I am going to copy him. Read his too! CREATIVE Create a concept album where I record each of my ex-boyfriends brushing their teeth and then make rhythmic loops out of the samples and layer them with lyrics drawn randomly from our text messages. Create a portrait homage to my uncle Tom, complete with puma chain. ...
These are some songs you should listen to: Blackbird Blackbird - “Aura” also, “Summer Heart” Arcade Fire - “Sprawl II” Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes - “Home” This song’s a little cheesy but I love it. Big Boi ft. Janelle Monae - “Be Still Young Heart” Best Coast- “Crazy for...
Here’s the first illustration I made based on Brad Ogbonna’s photography. I’ll probably take the nosebleed off for the actual show. NOSEBLEED facts: -These are not about feminism. -I have never had a bloody nose. Also, here is a photo I took at Lumberjack days in Stillwater: THE ORIGINAL PORK CHOP ON A STICK (i’m copying terry richardson)
i’ll be done with this one asap. i’m pretty much done, just the hand looks all jacked up and I have to add the nosebleed. i’ll make one nosebleed version and one non-nosebleed.
PITT artist pensplosion
I’ve been saying for a long time that PITT Artist Pens are the best pens ever. I like them so much that when I talk about them, I sound like an advertisement. I figured I might as well see if I can cash in for talking that way so I wrote them an email being like, “Your pens are the pens for me!” They sent me a gigantic package of pens, including their new big pens. That’s...
STUFF - Friday edition
There’s some Star Wars thing going on somewhere, the kind of thing that I haven’t actually stopped to read about but have indeed glazed over with my eyes to take in the minimal amount of information necessary. But it’s creating cool art, and I was a Star Wars nerd. I even read the books! Haha. Edward Hopper. Something about this photo makes me be like, ” …...
made this last night. not crazy about it, but want to start something new instead of hacking away at this one.
I don’t want to work on this anymore. Done.
JK - I just wanted to show this cool infographic I found while hunting infographics at work. Check out the big version. Other cool things I downloaded on Tumblr today: At first I hated those “Keep Calm and Carry On” posters because they seem like something neurotic people have to broadcast how neurotic they are to everyone around them, but then I found out they were from war...
A girl riding a hot dog symbolizes just about everything about love, lust and America, dunnit? Those are from my old graphics archives.
next digital illustration
still very sloppy … here’s a hint what it is … needs a lot of fixing up. i don’t really know what to draw so i just keep making stuff off of terry richardson’s diary. here’s the humble beginnings.
30 days of drawing
Day two: Draw your favorite animal I was going to draw a person, and I thought it might be funny to draw a person eating a giant hamburger, but I couldn’t find the right picture. But human beings are my favorite animals. They snowboard and drink Coca-Cola and go to psychoanalysts. Animals don’t do any of those cool things. But I like tigers.
My new hobby - digital illustration using the brush tool. This was very fun to make. Here’s the process shots: so many paths
DEAR CELEBRITIES: GET TUMBLRS PLEASE
Pitchfork music festival happened, but the real rock stars were these rag tag kids from the Midwest. Yeah, the Minnesota Daily crew killed it on coverage. Makes me miss my festival journalism days of yore. READ THEIR COVERAGE. Album art o the day: triumph of the GIFs! how very endearing Other stuff i like when artists just say stuff they like. i kind of want to do a project that...
I’m going to write a novel starring all of the hurricanes from 2008. They are less generically white than I remember hurricanes being. I might leave out Wilfred, or people will not buy it. Maybe Bertha too. Beware … HURRICANE KYLE
30 days of drawing
Day one: Self-portrait This just got worse and worse as I went on. But I’m not one to start over, so, voila. My mom would totally hate it. And I don’t actually have a severe underbite.
i like this that cat is baller. this kid is a rock star in his denim diaper. these aren’t just satire. these are art. photos i took: Andy McInnis, Caitlin Hargarten and Sam Thompson are part of Screen Printing: On the Cheap and they won the Feast grant Saturday. When they called Andy’s name, he was hard at work dripping the last drops of beer out of the temporarily...
Is M.I.A. a superstar example of a failed online...
On M.I.A.’s latest album, /\/\/\Y/\, she does a lot of hating on the Internet. The first track warns that the Internet is practically becoming part of our bodies, and in the bonus track, “Internet Connection,” she raps, “You don’t understand me/What’s the malfunction?/ Internet connection.” She also makes fun of a guy for tweeting at her too often, and...
this is a photo shoot from the other day, when i DJ-ed an anti-gravity party using only a DJ app on my phone. just kidding. i was fake-baking (yeah, yeah, i only do it once in a great while) and the girl was like, “for $5, you can go in the tricked-out, lavender aromatherapy-spraying, face-misting super bed from the future.” so i was like, “i got $5.” it was a...
Fletcher asked me to make a “No Autographs” sign for his 7th grade boy band, “Da Boyz.” He wanted it to be “Tim and Eric”-style, which basically means do every single thing that real graphic designers hate/is on late night public TV from the ’90s.
IMAGE FLOOD 2
Here are the indie album covers that pass my harsh standards today, in order of how cool they are: Are musicians making their album covers on their iPhones now? Are they downloading Hipster Holga apps that layer one image over the next and then adding light blurs? Like these: I feel like music art just isn’t as exciting as it used to be. Most of the images don’t...
I’m seeing lots of bad album covers lately. It’s like indie kids are all confused and think they can use a picture of anything and it will be “clever” and “ironic.” Please refer to these principles. Here’s a bad one: I’m a little pessimistic about this album in general. Maybe I’m missing something, or maybe it’s my lack of pot...
"Pushing Daisies" - A metaphor about the reptilian...
I’ve been watching “Pushing Daisies” and I’m starting to suspect that it is a subtle metaphor about a shift in men’s attitude toward sex. The old attitude was that men like sex but don’t like that it creates babies. The new attitude is that men like that sex doesn’t have to create babies but they don’t like condoms or STDs. And finally, a third...
Review: “King of the Beach” and also Nathan Williams’ merit as a human Last year everyone loved to hate Nathan Williams (AKA Wavves) because his album was too lo-fi, he sucked live and he couldn’t hold his drugs well in front of cool European kids. Plus, Pitchfork liked him, so turning up one’s nose was a quick way to show that you didn’t give a shit wat...
my mom the artist!
I visited my mom today and she asked me for advice on how to draw ringlets on her drawing. Isn’t it good? Weird, because my mom taught me how to draw hair back when I still had baby teeth. She is obsessed with creepy baby dolls, and that is her number one art motif. Then I showed her my self-portrait and we had this conversation: mom: Becky, the brows. They are much thicker than your...
Secrets! Lies! Apocalypses!
Actually, this is just more random stuff. I finally uploaded the pictures on my camera to my computer. Here are some “highlights.” This is the sunroom from the apartment I’m moving into in September. It is 800% nicer than the current shithole/pizza place I live in. And the rent is cheaper. Me and Andy put sticker captions on some flight safety instructions for maximum...
Zeus Jones' new office
I’m currently a creative intern at a small (12-person) branding firm called Zeus Jones. Things are getting big-time, so they moved last week to a new office, right where the Soo Visual Arts Center used to be. (The Soo moved next door.) It is in an awesome location, right by The Bulldog and Common Roots (yum). Best of all, there are a bunch of murals on the back of the building. I Even...
like, stuff ... again
haven’t been creating this week cuz i’ve been working and working OUT and also going to bars. EVERYONE MAKE SURE TO READ THE NEW RULE I POSTED AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS ENTRY. IT IS TUMBLR ETIQUETTE. aren’t we all looking for guidelines for how not to be douchey on social media? there’s mine. can’t remember who made this, sadly. by memento-vivere Stéfan Le Dû ...
My friend Brad took a picture of these cats in South America. Please check out his website for more bad-ass photography. I find this bad-ass as well. It’s like, take this boring, stuffy landscape! Pow! Colors! It’s by Chad Wys. Indie kids, listen up (picture that in an Ali G. voice) and check out his gallery of Brutalized Delights. It’s a perfect example of how to make...
I wish I would have beat this guy to doing this:
Very cool color alphabet by Christian Faur. Read more here
Check out her website
cards are dumb
I really hate cards. Mostly for these reasons: -They are overpriced -They are insincere/cheesy -You feel bad throwing them away because they are supposed to have “sentimental value” but keeping them around makes you look lame and feel depressed about the insincere/cheesy sentimentality of your life. I don’t buy cards for anyone, and sometimes I wonder if this makes me look...