Friday, September 30, 2011

Fresh Bike Illustration

I created this illustration for the SLO Cyclocross 2011 series. I did my best to keep it gritty, show the torture and create a compelling poster with complementary color, linear and pattern dynamics of a Japanese woodblock print.

Brooklyn Museum: Sudden Shower Over Shin-Ohashi Bridge and Atake (Ohashi Atake no Yudachi), No. 58 from One Hundred Famous Views of Edo

Below is a slideshow of the process I go through to crank one of these out. Yeah, key word here is crank (touch of sarcasm).

The Future of Comics is 3-D

The blog of Co2 Comics posts compelling arguments in favor of the new trend of 3-D'ing every new movie, re-release and old revivals out there. The fantastic world of comics has always been the nexus for the retro future and it seems a perfect fit for the gimmic. Personally, it gives me a headache, but the kid in me says Cool! - The Future of Comics is 3-D

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Old Railroad Bridge

Old Railroad Bridge by HummingbirdSC
Old Railroad Bridge, a photo by HummingbirdSC on Flickr.

Found this great site with railroad tracks. It's the hidden all American Heritage. I feel a future art project coming on...

I hate Under Construction pages...

As much as I dislike Under Construction home pages, some clients still insist. These holding pages take away the impact of a new site, dilute the brand and lose potential customers looking for your service; especially when the site is eternally under construction.
When you HAVE to create one, ensure you perk the interest of the visitor by giving visual cues to what to expect from the site remodel. Create relevant searchable text that build optimization in advance of a new launch. Smashing Magazine provides helpful tips  to add flair to the "Coming Soon" page. Certainly something is better than the default domain name provider gives (eww). Here is a "Coming Soon" version for Treat Paine Acupuncture.

If you are excited about having the new site, remodel, or idea, take a moment to put some thought behind it.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Census data is in and the marketing trendsters have assessed that the Hispanic population is here to stay and growing... well Duh!
With my roots being half that blend, I understand and am excited about the potential outreach to the newly addressed majority. Nos vemos juntos en un futuro.