Archive for October, 2009

Happy Halloween

Hope that everyone has a safe and fun time out there tonight!

—Jim

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Violins

So last month I participated in the AIGA Jacksonville’s Always Summer Poster Show. I meant to post my entry sooner but kept putting it off because I was either busy or I would forget. Pretty soon I felt like too much time had passed so I just decided not to post it. Then last night I went and watched Joey Cape of Lagwagon play at Jackrabbits and I immediately changed my mind. It was such an awesome show. He played a lot of Lagwagon stuff plus a couple of new songs off his new acoustic album.

See for the Always Summer Poster Show, artist were to pick their favorite summer song and create a poster for it.  I chose to do a poster for Violins by Lagwagon, specifically the acoustic version which is on the Joey Cape/ Tony Sly  acoustic split.  I had never heard the acoustic version until this past summer when my friend gave me a copy of the split and I came across the song. I listened to the song a countless number of times this summer on my drive from Seattle to Jacksonville. It is definitely one of my favorite Lagwagon songs and after hearing the acoustic version, I liked it even more. I’m pretty stoked that he actually played it last night.

 
Violins
18 x 24 
  
Violins
“Because you put me out, the butt of a sick joke,
into this ashtray life, as you come and go…”
 
Below the poster I put the part of the song that I was thinking of specifically when I was sketching out ideas for the poster. It’s one of my favorite lines from the song. As you can tell, I went for a more literal approach of the lyrics when illustrating the poster. Enjoy.
 
-nick v.

It Came from the Fridge—Leftover Mac & Cheese

Some months back I did an illustration of a crazed and rabid Broccoli standing menacingly in a puddle of tomato sauce. Taking the thought of food gone bad in the fridge, it only seemed appropriate, with Halloween approaching this week, to continue in that spirit with an illustrated segment entitled, It Came From the Fridge

Mac & Cheese Monster

Macaroni and cheese makes for a slimy blob of congealing waste when left unnoticed for too long. Discolored and volatile, this creature slugs its way around dragging aimlessly with deteriorating tentacles leaving a puddle of oily cheese residue spread greasily behind as it travels.

Please remember to clean out your fridge.

…and as always, Stay Chill.

—Jim


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