Friday, October 22, 2010

The FEST 9 !!!

THE FEST, now in its 9th year, is the 3 day punk rock festival in Gainesville Florida, and every year it just gets better and better

well, this is the 2nd year that the Fest will be curating a special Art Show to coincide with all the rock and roll mayhem, and i was honored to be asked to be one of the featured artists, among such an incredible group of amazing pioneering punks, photographers, designers, and illustrators such as John Dyer Baizley, my good buddy Richard "Horsebites", social storyteller Cristy Road, and so many more amazing artists.

read all about the art show (and peruse my awkward bio) HERE !
read all about the FEST 9 event HERE

if you live in or near Florida, the fun starts Friday October 29th!

i am showing a dozen pieces, including the interior art for the Riot Before's LP, as well as 3 little cartoons made exclusively for The Fest....

special thanks to Edie, Ted, and Buddy for thinking of me to be a part of something this special

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Less Than Jake presents: The TV/EP !

(feel free to click for larger views if you like)
Today is the official release day for Less Than Jake's TV EP ! it is still a blast getting to be a part of the visual history for a band that very much influenced where i am today and where a lot of my creative and professional passions lie.

When the band went to record 16 cover songs (in 11 minutes!) from various television theme songs and commercials, they wanted to give the impression that pop-punk has taken over the air waves and you are randomly flipping the channels.

that being said, we've engineered a very special collector's edition 7" vinyl record (to go along with the CD and the digital, available now) where, depending on how you fold the panels of your record, you will actually be able to "change the channels" and determine your own cover through a die-cut television screen!

channel 2....
channel 3...
and the "inside" of your tv (with some fun filaments)...

it's a strangely proud moment for me personally, when there are plenty of people who make me doubt my versatility as an unmarketable product, that there can't be a whole lot of folks who would've excitedly tackled all the visual parodies and styles the band asked for here. it's another reason it makes our long friendship and these kinds of projects so especially meaningful.

check out the whole EP (with a great video Buddy made) at LESSTHANJAKE.COM !