Accidental

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A few months back I was experimenting with some 3D programming and accidentally produced this weirdness. I took a few pics of my screen with my lomo that happened to be on my desk . . . loaded with expired 400 ilford. Subtle contrast adjustments were done in photoshop because it’s 2016, yo.

pinkySqueak

pinkySqueak is the moniker for my solo music. A “pinkySqueak” is also a flatland BMX maneuver. A “squeak” is a type of trick. The guy that invented this type of squeak was nicknamed “pinky” (for a while).

The pinkysqueak is my favorite squeak of the squeaks!

It’s not even close to being as perverted as it sounds.

It’s embarrassing and crazy to me that it has been seven or eight years since I last recorded anything on my own outside of the Chef Menteur realm. These are probably my favorites, possibly ranked.

“Garmonbozia”
NIN?

 

“Hjemkomst”
(it’s over eleven minutes, so just skip this one — i don’t even remember how i did this, but it features Spencer Moody spoken word all over it…)

 

“Aloha Amigo!”
(ukulele?)

 

“The Chamber of Ultimate Professionalism”
sorta.
featuring mostly homemade instruments and keys/desk/floor as drums.

Vector-Z

This was a tough one…

Alec Vance at Juggleware made Vector-Z for iOS, and was soon asked by the Shreveport Arcade project if he’d be interested in having his retro-style game boxed-up all 80s style—like an actual arcade game—you know what I’m talking about, right? Those 6 foot monsters that stole every single quarter you earned from mowing the lawn or shoveling snow… yeah, those.

The challenge, essentially, was how to make an illustration that broadens the game’s inherent vector/graphic nature into a deeper narrative. Growing up, I was super into Atari (especially the Activision games), and then [obviously] Super Nintendo. I remembered the packaging for games like Pitfall and River Raid, Mario Bros, and countless others, and how the artwork conveyed a fantasized schematic for the video game as a whole.

Screenshots from Vector-Z
Screenshots from Vector-Z

 

notebook sketches...
notebook sketches…

 

then more sketches...
then more sketches…

 

5-color illustration for Vector-Z
5-color illustration for Vector-Z

 

Vector-Z logo
Vector-Z logo

 

Vector-Z Marquee
Vector-Z Marquee

 

People I don't know playing Vector-Z...
People I don’t know playing Vector-Z…

 

People I know (and me) that are stoked about Vector-Z.
People I know (and me) that are stoked about Vector-Z.

 

Fancy shirt.
Fancy shirt.

Zebulon Artisan Ales

I have ALWAYS wanted to design a beer label. Not just because I like beer, but beer labels are usually super awesome, ornate, scripty, and very, very beer-ish. So here was my big chance!
No, no, no… my instinct told me to go in a different direction altogether; East European Space-Race—totally!

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zsign
!! outdoor signage, too!

 

beer & signage pics by Alexis Culver. Nicely done, me thinks. Hi5!