Archive for March, 2012

Was in Chinatown in LA. Here are some cool pics I took.

Was kinda bored. Went Toy status and painted some letters on three 8.5 inch x 11 inch pieces of canvas. Gesso’d, spraypaint, acrylic, and marker.

So, when I got home. I was thinking about a a philosophy or theory had been puzzling me for sometime.

Since the 80s I believe feature films and illustration have been giving us ideas of the future and what it will look like. Now, in 2012 the then imagery of the future is now. So, what do we create now. After the talk and revisiting Mead’s site. It dawned on me. All the tech we create will evolve and integrate into one another. Also, as we create more and more things and even creating artificial beings. We, like the things we will create that will have intelligence will seek out where we came from. But, will there be a cost if we do that. Do we even want to?

I have come to this conclusion due to observations outside myself of people that are in highly technical careers that deal with computers or biotech tend to seek out a higher power through some medium to experess or find spiritual fulfillment????!!!!! Ehhhhh, enough of that.

Another thing I thought about was concept illustrations for what future technology will look like in urban environments (non-suburban). Wires and metal alloy patchwork misplaced on peoples skin from half done jobs or jobs in progress due to lack of payment or insurance coverage. Things of that nature. I kinda went there since I have been read some stuff by Octavia Butler. But, whatevs…Comment if you like…

So, about a week ago I got an invitation to the Syd Mead exhibition at the Forest Lawn Museum in Glendale.

I was excited to see one of my favorite artists in person. However, I didn’t know he was a part-time comedian too. The exhibit was nice. All his pieces had very vivid color and a hyper-realism to them. He spoke of principles in design and how to apply them to designing things for the future. One key word was “Retro-Futurism”.

Only thing was…the venue was kinda creepy…lol

But the 360 view at the top of the hill was awesome. I think I will go back and do some better shooting there.

Good times overall. Let’s see who I will meet next. Also, I think I will email to see if I can take pics at next venue. I slipped up on this opportunity.

Here are some cool pics of TAO Club/Restaurant in Vegas from my Vegas trip. Pretty cool.

I heard a lot about the Brand Library in Glendale and its great art reference library. So I decided to check it out. Took some pics too!

I found they have a huge CD collection. I mean, they have everything. Here are some cool exterior shots I took while I was there.

Flyer design for Front Room Entertainment event in Oxnard.

I was commissioned to do a logo design for a new company called PhantEye ( which is short for phantom eye. So, I did a couple of concepts of an eye and here is what I came up with.

Then we decided to get down to some final design concepts.

Then finally…

Took a trip to Vegas. Just thought I would practice taking shots in low light. Here’s what I came up with.

I was honored to be asked and allowed to shoot artist Gonja Sufi/Sumach (His Twitter : @GONJASUFI) at the Airliner ( in Downtown LA for Phanteye ( or @phanteye on twitter), a new website that broadcasts live events via the web.

This dude is super cool. He gave me the vibe of the old wiseman on the hill you go and seek wisdom from. He had a great set. Lots of energy in the room. Off the chain!