30 August 2011

Laziness or Busyness?

Yes it's true. It's been almost a year since I went to Vietnam and I have failed to post even half the pictures that I took while I was there. While I know there are just a few people who actually read this, I would have liked to have shared more of them. Perhaps I still will. Now that I'm about to head to Mexico for a couple of weeks, I thought I might as well post some artwork that I did in Vietnam.

It's not what you would expect maybe, but it's something I'm proud of. While I was in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) I volunteered for two weeks. Initially it was to be at an orphanage/Buddhist temple where they have very little money and subsist primarily on donations. I thought I would take a bunch of toothbrushes for the kids to use. Instead it turned out that we worked at a state school for the children of the very poor. As it was explained to me, these were the kids who would otherwise not have access to any education at all. It was our task to help construct a shelter for motorbikes and to teach some English, real basic stuff. I worked with the volunteer coordinator, "Mr." Thanh to come up with a fun page of food items that the kids could color and learn.

At the end of the two week program, the Finnish volunteer Lauri and I got the other volunteers (about 19 total) to kick in some money for a whole slew of toothbrushes and toothpaste and we gave them out to the kids and did a little presentation with this cartoon I did with the help of Trang, one of the other Vietnamese volunteers.

I like drawing big teeth, so it worked out well.

25 August 2011

Stencil Screens

A friend asked me to screen some shirts as a wedding present for his two friends. He needed it in a week so I told him maybe I had time if he had the design ready to go, (right). Yet, I felt (no offense bro) that we could do better (especially since I was charging him money)so I used the original photo to come up with the stencil below.

The shirts turned out pretty fuckin' nice.

The Idi Amin Dada Shirts are Finally Done

A pretty straightforward image with the skulls I mentioned back HERE. This shirt is sortof my response to the Mao and Che shirts although a coworker and I are currently in negotiations for a new project involving multiple tyrannical dictators. I was thinking of buying a case of black aprons and screening them and then applying a splatter of red paint.

Get your own Idi T-shirt for just $15 handprinted by me and shipped to your door.
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10 August 2011

Band Shirts

Recently I was comissioned to print a bunch of shirts for two local bands in which my friend plays drums. The designs were already done by someone else. Front and back prints turned out pretty good I think. I forgot to take pictures of the other design.

04 August 2011

SS Debt Relief

10" x 7"
ink on board

Another piece for Real Change that is set to come out next week. I ended up not liking this result much so I did some tone adjustment and cropping of the final submitted version.
Oh no! Not another learning experience!