Sunday, February 22, 2009

Color Magazine

Did some spot illustrations recently for the Vancouver Canada based Color Magazine.. a rad skate magazine that I've read for years, I was more than happy to lend a hand with anything they needed. The illustrations are for a story about some kids traveling and skating across Montana.. hence the splattered bugs and broken bottles.. look for it in the next issue. Plus, look for my ugly mug in the contributors pages too!

Tank Theory February 2009 Update

A little late with this, but Tank Theory updated for the month of February with some great new styles.. in particular the February 09 Tshirt of the Month, Neon Death! Mosey on over to and have yourself a looksie..

Sunday, February 15, 2009

New Acid in the Ice Cream Prints

"Black Raspberry" and "Red No.3" from my Acid in the Ice Cream series are now available as prints in my shop! Printed using 6 color archival inks on heavyweight archival watercolor paper, these digital reproductions are stunning. And with only 18 of "Black Raspberry" and a mere 10 of "Red No.3" printed, they are also extremely limited. Get one today, before they disappear!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

CMU Design Lecture - Video

Just got video of the lecture I did at the Carnegie Mellon University School of Design.. check out it and hear me speak! I talk about the history of Tank Theory, how it got started, my continued role as art director and the brand's relevance in the art, design and commercial world.. Because most of the lecture was dark, the guys editing the video decided to just show my slides with my voice over it... towards the last 10 minutes, you can actually see me answering some questions..

Click on the image below or link to google video to see the whole thing.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Studio Progress

Been moving into my studio over the last couple days. Priority number one is getting rid of that neon green color that is covering all the walls..

My studio mate, Nick, puttin the paint down.

We found this crazy trap door while cleaning up.. it was dodgy as hell to get down into.. but a great place to stash all my guns and paraphernalia...

My friend Dan has been visiting for the last couple days from Nueva York.

We're gettin there!

Talk at Carnegie Mellon University School of Design part 2

I just returned from my trip to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where I had a talk at the Carnegie Mellon School of Design. I thought I'd share some photos from my trip.

The Margaret Morrison building where my lecture was held

One of Dylan's design students created the poster for my part in the School of Design lecture series.. a little tank.. sweet.

my talk in progress.. actually this was the very end once the lights came on and I was doing a little Q&A

After the talk, Dylan and some of his students took me to some famous sub/sandwich shop where we proceeded to eat insane heart attack inducing white bread filled with meat, sauerkraut, and french fries.. yummy..

Dylan, the one responsible for bringing me out there, gave me an extensive tour of Pittsburgh and it's history.. it was dope! A lot of cool architecture, lots of brick.. a real working class feel. And a ton of abandoned and boarded up buildings.. it was crazy.

He took me to this little town outside of Pittsburgh, called Braddock.. basically a shell of a former town. I guess in it's heyday 50 years ago, it had a population of 35,000 people. Today, it's around 3,500. There are entire blocks of totally abandoned and boarded up buildings.. banks and churches empty.. stores and business all closed and boarded. It was nuts..

There was a bunch of Swoon pieces all over the town. Apparently she travels to this remote little burnt out town to just hibernate and work on stuff for a couple months every year.

Dylan knows the Mayor of Braddock. He's a 30 year old guy who wears shorts and Nike Dunks. This is his car.

Apparently, the guy is actually trying to revive this area.. buying up a lot of old buildings and putting in a lot of work to convert a lot of these spots into art spaces. In fact, Dylan was telling me, the city of Braddock would give anyone willing an entire city block.. it's just crazy.. anyone want to go in with me??

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Talk at Carnegie Mellon University School of Design

A fellow Mass Art alumni, photographer, and friend, Dylan Vitone, teaches at the renowned Carnegie Mellon University School of Design in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. He is also responsible for getting guest artist speakers to the university. Dylan has been asking me for the last 2 years to come and do a talk and finally we set a date to do the damn thing.. today!

I will be part of the ongoing Carnegie Mellon University School of Design Lecture Series. So as of 7pm thurs, feb 5th, I will officially and hereby be a lecturer. It's big league boys and girls! You can get more info at

My talk will focus on the work I have done for Tank Theory, the tshirt and apparel company I co-founded and to this day art direct for. But of course through Tank Theory I will be speaking about my own artwork and how it interweaves into the brand and filters through it.. plus the history of Tank Theory, the artists we work with, and the art community at large.

The talk is in The Margaret Morrison Building
Breed Hall
Room A-14