Somewhere along the line, a couple of very good friends of mine decided to get together and start making music. When they told me about their band, the Sailor Kicks, I knew right away that this was gonna be good and I hadn’t even heard the music yet. We all pretty much grew up listening to the same music, skated together and went to school together so I thought I knew what to expect, but what I heard was way better!
After spending a season filming with Pat, he wanted to use his footage to create a tribute to an influential person in his life who had recently passed, Mike Larsen a.k.a. Eyedea. Picking the track “How Eye One The Write To Think” from Oliver Hart, Pat wanted to construct the beginning of the video as an introduction that, in a way, reflected the pace and feel of the music. The final video has a self written introduction by Pat himself as well as a portrait charcoal drawing done by artist Brian Curan.
The past few weeks have brought a handful of new projects to work on. Most recently finished are two posters; one for the Mighty Midwest Snowboard Camp Tour and one for the Shred Circuit. Be sure to check both of these events out as they are both going to be a lot of fun. The MMW Camp Tour is all about teaching kids how to have fun on their snowboards. Every camper leaves with an arm full prizes after 2 days of shredding with the guest pro coaches. If the Camp is not for you it’s all good because the Shred Circuit is for everyone and both events travel together. Carrying over the same kind of energy and fun from the Camp Tour, the shred circuit is a contest series not to be missed. One winner from each stop will be flown to Winter Park Colorado to compete in the finals.
Recently I had the chance to be apart of the “unconventional mobile art gallery,” A Truck Named Art. Parked in front of the main entrance to the Westward Music Festival, the gallery was open to the thousands in attendance for free. Not only is Denver a very biker friendly city but the music festival also promoted riding your bike for “free parking.” With this in mind, I created the Pedal Hard Pedal Fast install in hopes of attracting the attention of all the pedal enthusiast and was not disappointed. The raddest part of the day was when a couple guys pedaling their fixed gears happen to catch a peek from the road, locked ’em up and turned around to check out the truck.
There we’re a bunch of talented Denver artists involved in this project, you can find more of their work at so-gnar.com. A big thank you to Pat Milbery and the So-Gnar crew for the chance to display some work and meet some rad individuals and artists.
There is a ton happening this weekend in Denver so make sure to give yourself a chance to drop in on the “A Truck Named Art” exhibit out front at the Westward Music Festival, more info here.
When Milbs at So-Gnar asked me to do a piece I was excited and overwhelmed, I had no idea what I would do. Based on a graphic I developed and inspired by urban environments, citys and my love for pedaling a fixed gear bike, an installation took form. To see the final instal you’ll have to find A Truck Named Art in downtown Denver this Saturday. For a tease, here is the graphic that fueled the inspiration.
This week I was asked to create a logo for an auto parts business, Heads & Tails Lights and Accessories. Stevan, the owner, already had some ideas in mind so we jumped right in. Playing of Heads and Tails name, the client was looking for the logo to either take on the look of a coin or to incorporate a coin into the logo. Also, the client was looking to include an H and a T in some way, shape or form. The color scheme was influenced by a “Tooney”, $2 coin in Canada, with a gray and gold color providing a base for the coin, allowing the Red of the combine H and T to pop and stand out.
I haven’t had the opportunity to develop many logo’s since school and relish the opportunity to do so more often. This project was great, but far to brief.
Finally, I have a camera to call my own, a Canon T2I. The other week I went up near St. Mary’s glacier, Eclipse to be exact, and shot some photo’s of snowboarding and scenery to test out the new camera. Unfortunately a few of the shred photo’s are up in the mix here and there, so I’ll keep those on the DL for now. In the meantime check out some of my favorites from the journey.