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After a terrible event like the Boston Marathon bombing, certain things are sure to occur:
1. People want to help by purchasing or selling things. We, as Americans, generally like to express ourselves through consumerism.
2. People want to display their grief/solidarity/regional pride.
3. People will generate merchandise at an incredible rate in order to fill the demand, quality be damned.
Now, some of the items below might have their proceeds donated to charity (like One Fund, for instance), which I think is awesome. I’m not delving into the motivation behind these items (though I figure some are more noble than others). I just want to look at ‘em for a sec. The internet and print-on-demand allows for entire product lines to be created with just a few clicks. I think occasionally, we should pause and take a look at what’s being pumped out. (more…)
In February of 1995, I took an unplanned trip to New Orleans. It was unplanned in the sense that I did not have a plan. I’ve always had a bad memory, and I figure it’ll do nothing but get worse from here on out, so I’ve decided to try and write down what I can recall. (more…)
The third and final CD by the mysterious The No-Shadow Kick, released back when I foolishly thought eclecticism was some sort of virtue. Ho-ho-ho. This album has something for everyone, and therefore probably something for everyone to hate, too. (more…)
After periodically thinking it’d be a cool thing to do, I finally dragged my old turntable upstairs and set it up in my office. Records! LPs! Wax! Vinyl! Whatever-you-calls-’em. I’m excited to have this often-ignored part of my music collection back at my fingertips. Hopefully it’ll encourage me to not sit like a lump in this chair for hours at a stretch. I commemorated my first day of listening by picking up a few 12″s at Turn It Up!.
DEAR EDITORS OF THE DAILY HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE:
I am disappointed (and frankly appalled) that in this day and age, your puritanical editorial tendencies would cause you to “creatively edit” today’s Family Circus with an “accidental” ink smear. (more…)
I was doing some house-cleaning and found a beat up old sketchbook with some paste-ups of Turn It Up! CDs comics/ads. I was given the luxury of having a pretty free hand on creating ads back in the day, and little narratives like this little back-to-school gag would often result. These are probably around 15 years old and predate my use of Photoshop. I used to print out the type on the store’s computer, because it had Sierra Print Artist on it. Cheap inkjet printouts + bad cutting job + Pro-White + glue stick + a generation or two of quality loss via photocopying at Kinko’s = Perfessional Grafik Dezyning.
(At the time, I felt very clever for coming up with “Superbman”).
Oh, the jet-set life of the self-employed! I’ve been keeping busy and hustlin’ to pay off our recent house remodeling project. On the multimedia front, there’s been a bunch of animation work and even some audio/radio work, but I’m not posting any of that because I’m lazy. Instead, here are a few of the freelance print projects I’ve been working on for the last few months. (more…)