Disastrously late, finally the October #PunkLyric is here. And it’s actually New Wave. But superficially appropriate for this month and I wanted to include another woman singer somewhere in this project so we’re breaking the rules! Annabella Lwin was only 14 when she was discovered by Malcom McLaren to form Bow Wow Wow with ex-members of […]
A bit late for the holiday shopping season, but my 2014 limited-edition tea towels are now here! Fans of our sweet little town can find them in my Etsy shop as well as B St. Mercantile here in Petaluma. Prints of last year’s design are still available at B. St. Mercantile too.
One of my early jobs for Speedo was a SMU (special make-up) for Target’s 2014 learn-to-swim kid’s products. This project came in around the holidays of 2012 and my assignment was 20 spot prints— 10 each for boys and girls. In two weeks I created some of my favorite private label work to date— I […]
I’ve been an avid reader of local journalist and author, Frances Rivetti since discovering her quite a few years back. She’s one of those people who’s name and good reputation you hear around town and in her case, someone I associate with the foodie crowd. Frances blogs at Southern Sonoma Country Life and writes a […]
Last year I did a lot more lettering— for both paying paying and personal work. These sketches were done on my recent trip to Mexico in November. In the same way that some artists keep a practice of a daily sketchbook, I have begun to letter almost daily. For me, it’s a relaxing way to […]
Hardcore crush alert! Formed in 1976 in Hermosa Beach, CA, Black Flag came through Albuquerque constantly during my youth. They toured often with the Minutemen and this amazing archive of tour dates gives you an idea of how much ground they covered. I’ll never forget a show near 5 Points fronted by Henry Rollins— all hell was breaking loose and it was totally […]
This month brings one of the instantly recognizable cries from the beginning of punk. “Hey ho, let’s go!” was for me like the American version of the later British call, “Oi Oi Oi!” Formed in 1974, the Ramones are often called the godfathers of the genre. Over 22 years the band toured almost non-stop and […]
A bit late but still relevant, especially for me. Doing some things this month that scare and excite me. From a band with one of the most iconic logos of the time, this lyric is from the 1980 song, Holiday in Cambodia. Full lyrics can be found here. Although the Dead Kennedys were not on […]
X continues to be one of my all time favorite bands. I could fill a couple blog posts about them and what they have meant to me over time. Formed in 1977, X was the epitome of all I lusted after in LA punk and lifestyle. Though many great West Coast bands would come through […]
Back by popular demand, the May edition of #SocialSketch! My good friend and talented word smith, Andy Rado created this month’s flyer. Thanks so much to the support of Courtney, Mike and Aqus Cafe, Petaluma’s 1st ever #SocialSketch was a huge hit! Below are photos from a great April night of sketching and collaboration. More on […]
Career Opportunities— an absolute classic, and of continued relevance. Full lyrics here. Because we love The Clash so much, a video medley from 1977 live in Munich— the year they released their debut studio album, The Clash. The line “I won’t open letter bombs for you” is a reference to a former job of Clash […]
It’s fun to see this artist spotlight in the 2015 Speedo Footwear catalog. These kid’s flip flops utilize artwork from the two swim caps I illustated that were inspired by the Creature from the Black Lagoon.