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Weezer’s newest release was off my radar for much of this year. Generally I stay abreast of upcoming music—especially from my favorite bands, but over the years Weezer and I have slowly shifted from blood-brothers to good old friends you rarely visit but feels like “yesterday” when you do. Even when I first heard rumors something new was coming from Weezer, I didn’t give it nearly the attention I might have fifteen, ten, or even five years ago.
Then I saw the Weezer cover art for Everything Will be Alright in the End.
Well no sooner do I post about my exciting new job for a creative startup company, that I’m afraid to announce it has already ended. Anytime you jump into a startup you run the risk of it never starting up at all, and sadly that’s what’s happened this time around.
At least I was able to throw together a few posters this summer. That Brandi Carlile poster with the beer goddess illustration is something I’ll always be proud of, and this concert poster for the Lyle Lovett show in Traverse City turned out pretty cool too.
Anyone very close to me knows I have my fair share of character flaws, but I’m lucky to say that “judgemental” is not one of them. I tend to accept people where they are, regardless of how they look or what they have done or associations they might have.
There are, however a handful of people I have a really hard time trusting, based entirely on external, mostly illogical, totally unfair criteria. Can you relate to any of these untrustworthy characters?
Several years ago I was commissioned to create a series of posters for the Traverse City Film Festival in honor of John Hughes’ amazing body of work. Obviously I’m a huge fan of practically everything he ever created, so the project was incredibly fun, and was also a great opportunity for me as I was just finding my niche as an illustrator.
I have a handful of these left in my house and I want them gone!
I started a new job recently as the Art & Design Director for a local event production company. Many friends have asked about it, but I have not had time to share any details about the change publicly, since I began right in the midst of our busiest (read: crazy) season and had to jump in with both feet—which honestly is the best way to do anything.
Have you heard the new top secret smart watch Apple is working on will give you real-time health status updates?
Here’s something just for fun. A guide for the chorophibic (that’s a fear of dancing, obviously).
Helpful for anyone recovering from strict fundamentalist religious culture (like me), the extra-macho (opposite of me), those who have had a bad experience with hips, and anyone else who’s ever had a panic attack just prior to attending a wedding.
Time to face those fears, guys! Get out on the floor and start bobbing your head and tapping your feet. Just keep those hips in check.
Stumbled across this really fantastic portrait by Magnus Plessen.
A few weeks ago marked the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death, which I believe is the “official” beginning to Gen Xers midlife crisis.
I don’t see any peers driving around with convertables and trophy wives. Maybe Generation X is handling the midlife transition better than our predecessors, or maybe we are just too cool to care (or at least act like it).
Anyway, here’s some detail images.