I created a new youtube channel for my portrait drawings. With the shop closed due to coronavirus, there isn’t much print-making I can do at the moment. Hoping to get busy recording some drawing process videos and post them up there for your stay-at-home enjoyment.
First video up there is this process video for a drawing I’m working on with me and Cyan. Hope you enjoy.
Here is some wrapping paper design I made for my friends at Trifecta Editions. These were launched during the holidays in 2015. They were printed with special inks Trifecta whipped up and they came out great.
Had the unique experience of mixing my commercial work and my personal work for Ghostface Killah’s latest album, 12 Reasons to Die, this past April. My company, AntiDesigns, was creating prints for the 12 Delucas Edition (Deluxe Edition) of the album when I decided to create a couple prints on wood panels I had laying around the studio during the proofing process. What started as a simple gesture of gratitude became a super-limited “Private Press” edition of the album that included a ready to hang wood panel with the Deluxe Edition artwork. Below is a process video I whipped up for the wood panels and below that is the official process video for the 12 Delucas version that includes a track from the album.
This summer has been hectic! I have had a hard time finding the space to create much, but last week I managed to pull these two 12×12 wood panel prints together. They will be available for purchase at the AntiDesigns booth at Boston Ahts Festival 2012, this weekend September 8+9 in the North End. Hit up the website for more information.
Creating this blog has opened some doors for me as an artist and creator. As many of you out there know, I am the owner of Boston’s own AntiDesigns. The company started back in 2004 as a graphic t-shirt company and ultimately led to myself and some close friends learning how to screen print. The company can now take on any screen print challenge (read as print challenge, not numbers challenge), and everything I do through AntiDesigns I do as AntiDesigns.
Towards the middle of 2011 I started to do things under my own name, away from the company. There was certainly a lot of confusion for a while, and I don’t think its clear even now where one stops and the other ends.
But this video, taken and created in the dead of winter, January 2012, is all things me. I landed this project over some stiff competition, not knowing it at the time, and started the camera before I even started printing. The video that ended up on youtube has me standing there trying to figure out how the fuck I was going to print these thank you cards. There’s a lot of that in screen printing. You get a job, and you figure it out. Come to think of it, its a lot like programming.
Anyways I love the track selection and enjoy watching myself try to print with the screen facing the wrong way. Luckily I learned, on this job, not to do that. In the end these prints came out really stellar and this video is one of my favorites on the AntiDesigns youtube channel. Enjoy!
The one and only Carlos Santana snagged one of my Miles Davis pieces from the dudes at the Green St Jungle. Kind of surreal. Here’s a pic of him at the store…
I can’t say enough how excited I am to announce that I am the newest member of artist collective Project SF. Head over to their site, read the interview: here.
MRNVR created this video during the Friends With Benefits show. I like it and thought you should see it…