Sunday, July 31, 2011

Threadless T-Shirt Design

Controller Evolution - Threadless T-shirts, Nude No More

I entered my Controller Evolution image to Threadless so go there and vote for it.

Controller Evolution

Controller Evolution by ChrisKoelsch
Controller Evolution, a photo by ChrisKoelsch on Flickr.
Created this tonight in Adobe Illustrator just for fun. I wanted to do something similar a while ago but really couldn't pull it off yet. This was a lot of fun to make and I hope to make an animation for it.


Photo of the Day - POLA

POLA by moiht
POLA, a photo by moiht on Flickr.
Via Flickr:
check out these awesome polaroids I took. the one on the left is brown leather shoes on a tan background, and the one on the right is a golden retriever in a sandstorm.

Rolleiflex SL35 | Schneider 50mm | Fuji 200 | July 2011

Friday, July 29, 2011


You can see this and many more designs like it at Piccsy. And yes, I was talking to you about the cunt thing...

Photo of the Day - Anna

Anna by iamjeffhahn
Anna, a photo by iamjeffhahn on Flickr.
Via Flickr:
"Looking for Lionel Richie"

Don't Hug Me I'm Scared

An amazingly hip Sesame Street style video from This Is It about being creative.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Justin White

Recently stumbled upon Justin White and I love his quirky and hilarious work. He has a way of getting subtle personality traits into all of his characters and that is a technique not easily achieved.

Photo of the Day - NEON

NEON by velvetboz
NEON, a photo by velvetboz on Flickr.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Community Project: Vectortuts+ Custom Character Jam Part 2

I recently finished my submission for the Vectortuts+ Community Project and I must say I am pretty happy with it.  Something tells me I watch too much TV.

Photo of the Day - boc

boc by jakubo
boc, a photo by jakubo on Flickr.

This 'n That

Just recently updated the blog. Check out the My Work section to see specific works of mine. I also created some simple icons for fun in Illustrator to use as navigation.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

5 Second Project: Behind the Scenes

Grey Scale Gorilla has brought us a new 5 Second Project, and I think I am actually going to participate in this one.  I will keep you updated as I proceed.

Community Project: Vectortuts+ Custom Character Jam

                                                                                                             fig. 1
                                                                                                                  fig. 2
Vectortuts is having its latest Community Project: Custom Character Jam.  This one is really simple.  Download the Vectortuts character robot (see fig. 1) and customize it in your own unique way (see fig. 2). Then upload it to the Vectortuts+ Facebook Group. I just may have to try this one myself.

Guardian Lasso

Stuntman Mania

Stuntman Business Card FRONT                                                                fig. 1

Stuntman Business Card BACK                                                                fig.2

Stuntman Biff Cartoon                                                                                 fig.3

Stuntman Biff Poster                                                                                    fig.4

Stuntman Starter Pack                                                                                   fig. 5

Stunt #26                                                                                                     fig. 6

Lately I have had what appears to be an obsession with stuntmen. I don't know what started it, but some pretty interesting things have come out of it.  Long ago I started a short animation with the character Stuntman Biff.  I decided to explore this character a little deeper to see what I could come up with.
I started out by creating a business card (see fig. 1, 2) because let's be honest, Stuntman Biff isn't getting any work unless he gets his name out there. I then sketched and created two completely different renderings of Biff in Adobe Illustrator.  One more on the cartoon side (see fig. 3) and the other a more realistic rendering (see fig. 4).  Creating characters was fun but I knew I wanted to make another animation, a "how-to" stuntman if you will.  As if Stuntman Biff had his own home series for wanna-be stuntmen.  I went into Illustrator and created some basic assets that any stuntman would need (see fig. 5).  I wanted to keep the color scheme simple to appear more like a blue print of sorts.  After I composed the stunt I wanted (see fig. 6), it was off to Apple Motion to animate and the rest was history. Now hopefully I can move on from this Stuntman Mania.

Sascha Elmers

Simple and elegant logo design from Sascha Elmers on the Behance Network.

Photo of the Day - Texel

Texel by Phelim Hoey
Texel, a photo by Phelim Hoey on Flickr.
Via Flickr:
Shot with my Hasselblad 500c, kodak portra 160 VC on Texel.

View On Black

Monday, July 25, 2011


Wanted to try out the Canon Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3 with a Canon 7D to make a quick time lapse of me getting my hair buzzed. This little ditty is the result.



An amazing comment on motion graphics today from Andrew Serkin. I see a lot of stuff like this on the internet and we see this happen all the time in the digital arts field. Ten years ago people were saying this about Photoshop filters and ten years from now it will be something else. None the less this is an amazing piece because it takes a trend and manipulates it into something new.

Photo of the Day - Flying in Iowa 1974

Flying in Iowa 1974 by Ref54
Flying in Iowa 1974, a photo by Ref54 on Flickr.


Another amazing story from the great people at California is a Place. I don't think these guys have made a video I didn't like. Please check out more of their work!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Alejo Giraldo

The Lower East Side Bandana Foxes

The Upper East Side Dagger Cats

The East Village Zebra Punks

The Downtown Roller Bears
I love these Animal Gangs by Alejo Giraldo. Check out more of his amazing portfolio here.

House Party

Photo of the Day - Ilse

Ilse by GĂ©raldine vW
Ilse, a photo by GĂ©raldine vW on Flickr.
Via Flickr:
Bergen, November 2010 - short days little light

Fabulous Secret Powers

Check out this video by Slack Circus. I think you might like it...

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Ink Reveal Test

The Tuts+ Network can be a great place to find tutorials on almost any subject. This particular piece was inspired by this tutorial from the site. It is also where I acquired all the ink reveals used to make it. Check it out!

Photo of the Day - new hope

new hope by apollo510
new hope, a photo by apollo510 on Flickr.
Via Flickr:
Pentax 67II, SMC Takumar 105/2.4, Kodak Portra400

produced by Toyokazu

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Friends of Type

Found this little gem on Friends of Type. Thought it was appropriate.

The Gates Foundation "Reinventing the Toilet"

This piece from Loaded Pictures discusses how 4 out of 10 people worldwide don't have a safe way to poop. Simply put, this causes problems.

Photo of the Day - Untitled

. by neon.tambourine
., a photo by neon.tambourine on Flickr.
Via Flickr:
Styled by Beata Wilczek

Chicago's Air of Supremacy

This awesome video comes straight from one of my buddies David Ayling. His friends, Nordic Thunder and Dry Ice, wanted to get some Air Guitarists together in preparation for the 2011 National contest. Enough said.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Spencer Charles

It is not hard to notice but I have an affinity for space imagery.  This beautiful design, Map of the Known Universe, by Spencer Charles really hits the sweet spot.  It was designed for Greenwood Space Travel Supply and I really appreciate how artistically he handled everything, such as the color scheme and style, while still making it informative.