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NO NECK JOE

Loved these old cartoons, went to see the Festival of animation every year down in La Jolla. Done by Craig McCracken, who later went on to create the Powderpuff Girls. This festival was produced by Spike & Mike, it helped launch numerous animation careers (Mike...

Adobe Illustrator

Great movie from Fast Company talking about the origins of my favorite application, Adobe Illustrator. The Adobe Illustrator Story...

Stewart making it look easy.

Love him or hate him, you can't deny that James Stewart can ride a dirt bike. A couple weeks back, he made the world's best look like they were standing still....

2014 March Logo Madness – Champion

That’s it, that’s all. Fin. Once again, the battles were close with JSLV & Hydro74 at each other’s throats all day long. And it stayed that way. One would go ahead by a vote, then the other would tie it. Then they’d both get a vote....

Good Times

I've probably seen the full movie 1000x with being on daily rotation when my crew of friends and I moved up to Mammoth to clean the main lodge toilets at night / ride our snowboards during the day. It was a fun time in snowboarding,...

Absolutely Ridiculous

Ben Raybourn skates better in real life than most people do in video games. Wow. Thanks AWSM...

It’s Gooooolllllllddddddd!

The Revel fork I did the branding on for XFusion shocks got some love over on Pinkbike today. Fork looks incredible, can't wait to try one out. I heard they ride better than they look, which should be downright amazing (if I do say so...

Design salary negotiations

Great article over on David Airey’s blog about negotiating design salary, with excerpts from Ted Leonhardt’s new book Nail It: Stories for Designers on Negotiating with Confidence. This is a great resource for both established & up and coming designers. I wish I’d had this info earlier in my career, it would have went a long way even if I would have been able to miss out on things like nightly ramen dinners or rent check roulette. Anyways, click on the link above or check out the complete article after the jump.

2014 March Logo Madness – Surf

Congratulations to Thalia Surf Shop for taking the Surf Category championship in the 2014 March Logo Madness competition. En route to their win, they took out some heavy hitters; Quiksilver in the semifinals and RVCA in the finals! Good job by the little shop up...

Halloween Rules

Can't wait for the big day, here's a couple clips to hold you over until then. ...

Palm Springs Modernism Week

Made the trek out to Palm Springs last weekend to check out Modernism Week. It’s no secret that PS is filled with great midcentury modern stuff but even then, I was completely blown away with how amazing it was. So much good stuff in such a small area, definitely worth checking out. Make sure you get your tickets early because everything sells out, fast. More after the jump

Your day’s about to get a lot better.

Anybody knows that everybody finds ways to spend their Friday's not working. Well, here's a couple videos to bide your time until the clock strikes 5 o'clock. Up top is Major Lazer - Original Don, another is inside The Chemical Brothers - The Salmon Dance ...

Long haul to Denver

Made the annual trek out to Denver for the SIA / Snowsports show. Always a good time seeing old friends, checking my work & hopefully getting my shred on. This year it was actually winter like & the snow was amazing for the demo days. Like powder days amazing. Good times. Check after the jump for more photos of the shenanigans…

Agenda was on the Agenda

Agenda Long Beach was on the agenda today. Drove up the 5 to check out the latest stuff, check my work at a few different booths, see friends & clients. Follow the jump if you’d like to see more.

HRE Wheels App

Been keeping this under wraps for a couple months. Helped out the crew at HRE Wheels with their new Smartphone / Tablet App. Pretty rad. Can't wait to play with it at SEMA when we roll up there tomorrow. For more info or to download...

Duck Sauce / It’s You

With a name like Duck Sauce, they had a lot to live up to for the video but I think they nailed it. Favorite song at the moment....

Mammoth MX 2013

We were up in Valhalla Mammoth last month for the Mammoth Motocross to ride mx, DH mountain bikes and hang out with friends (like that needed to be said). Of course, the Canon was in tow so we shot photos, photos and more photos. Feel free to instagram these out for personal use, just please photo credit @valhallascott – If a brand would like to use one or you’d like a copy for personal use, let me know. I have much larger files & am easy to work with. Loads more after the jump…

Bluebird Wax Home Movies

Known Willie from Bluebird a long, long, long, long time. Rad dude. I'm surprised he could make something like this so fun to watch because he's always so serious, as many people who live in Jackson, WY usually are #sarcasm...

Compendium of Sneakers

Pretty rad article over on Fast Company about the history of sneaker design. Pretty cool, click to open a larger file....

OS X Mavericks

Just announced at the Apple WWDC (World Wide Developers Conference) is Apple's new operating system, which moves on from cats to inspirational places in California, the first being OS X Mavericks. Valhalla's vote for the next: OS X Del Mar Skateranch. In another nod to...

Fatboy Slim X Miami

We like a little bit of everything music-wise over here, everything from The Black Keys to DK to Tribe and a little bit of (almost) everything in between. A definite standout favorite is Fatboy Slim, who's whole Ultra Music Festival set is up above. Might...

Daft Punk about RAM on Pitchfork

There's a pretty interesting article on Daft Punk over on Pitchfork. A little history but mostly them talking about making their latest album, Random Access Memories (RAM). Worth a read if you're interested in them, their mystique or music in general....

Vote Snowboarding!

Max Jenke is a former pro-shred & one of the founders of Endeavor Snowboards. In case you didn't know, Endeavor kills it on the design front. I've talked with him a few times & he's a really nice guy. He's up for a $100k grant...

Sleeter vs Pala

Friend / pseudo-brother Michael Sleeter (aka @sleetdawg) flying around the Pala track on a 2-stroke mx bike. Sounds so good...

LA Times x HRE

Our client HRE Wheels (who also happens to make the best automotive wheels on earth, we can't vouch for other planets) has a little gallery up on LA Times. Nothing major but it's a little behind-the-scenes look at how their wheels are made, mostly from...

World Industries Black Light Series

Valhalla's latest series for World Industries released recently. The Black Light series is done in full fluorescent inks with a glow in the dark ink over the top. The images above show the daytime graphic to the right and the "night time" graphic to the...

Daft Punk All Day

Didn't plan on this one until next week. Daft Punk has their new album:Random Access Memories, streaming for free on iTunes....

And the winner is

Volcom takes the cake in our inaugural Logo World Championship of the World. After a couple close rounds when battling Quiksilver & Powell Peralta, Volcom rolled through the final taking 78.3% of the vote in it's battle vs Vans. We'd like to thank everyone who...

So, this is it

So, this is it, we've reached The Finals. Thousands of votes cast and we're down to two logos. Both are icons in the industry. 90s upstart, Volcom with the Volcom Stone vs 60s originator, Vans' and their "Off the Wall" Skateboard. Round 5 was another...

Yes, Please

Note: Valhalla offices will be closed May 21st....

Valhalla x XFusion Shox Apparel

The little apparel line for XFusion Shox dropped a few days ago. I think you have to call to order them but they are available. The Ramones-inspired crest at the bottom is a patch (the round circle on the left chest of the hoodie next...

Made in California

Wrapped up a Made in California logo a couple weeks ago for Cosmetix West, a private label skincare manufacturer based in LA. Pretty excited about how it turned out. They've got it up on the front page of their newly-redesigned website as well. ...

Did you hear about Koston?

This is good. Nice way to integrate humor into the spot by snowballing the standard "did you hear" type gossip that happens when someone like Eric Koston does what he does at a spot. Nice work....

Great app for font nerds

House Industries released a Photolettering app for the iPhone today. The Photo Lettering font collection is amazing, definitely a great buy to support such an amazing font house. Pun intended....

Leica Skate Blog

Pretty cool skate photo blog over on ESPN featuring photos of numerous pros. Rick McCrank, Arto Saari, Ed Templeton, the list goes on...

Adidas F12

Valhalla-Adidas-Shirts2Been working a lot with one of the best companies on earth, Adidas. There’s a slew of our designs on their shirts recently. A few of my favorite designs ever are included in the F12 season, in stores now. Up top is a Grant Brittain collabs with his legendary photo of the Del Mar Skate Ranch worn by Lem Villemin. Another favorite of mine is the black tee above called “Hustle Daily” with the Hills to the Hood tag line I made up for Adidas, a bear crossing the H in hills and the broken bottle making the T in the. Fun stuff. Check more after the jump.

$50m is all it takes

To own Bob Hope's estate overlooking Palm Springs & the Coachella Valley. I've admired this house on the hill since the first time I went to Palm Springs. If I was Facebook Rich I'd have a really hard time re-introducing Grizzly Bears to California (my...

Willy Santos’ top five

The pride of Mira Mesa, Willy Santos spits of his top five - errr three favorite skate spots in SD thanks to The Hundreds for the quick clip...

He should…

Ayumo Hirano should brush up on his english, he's going to have a lot of interviews at the Olympics next year....

Old Spice

You've probably seen this but Old Spice is bringing it with their new ads. Everyone is scrambling to mimic Old Spice's witty, humorous ads & success. A couple years ago, AXE & their "sex sells" ads owned the marketplace but Old Spice took a big...

Little Caesars

One of the best commercials ever. In the 90s Little Caesars had some of the best commercials going. Everyone knew & loved them, bringing tons people into their restaurants. They were on top when for some unknown reason they decided to drop the great commercials,...

DC Shoes AIR.CRAFT

Our friend Jose down at Shilo just directed this video for DC Shoes featuring Robbie Maddison at the airplane graveyard. Pretty good way to waste 10 mins of your day....

Valhallagram

That's right, we finally got on the ball & signed up for Instagram. Follow for a portal into the madness - @valhallaconquers, WRLD pro @andrewcannon666 approves....

Jack whiskey barrel drum

Super rad drum made from Jack Daniel's barrels for the Jack & Zac series. Sent in by Daran Brossard...

Twiz the Season

We tell ourselves that our hard work is what keeps our clients happy but know holiday gifts like this don't hurt. HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO EVERYONE FROM YOUR FRIENDS AT VALHALLA...

Does it get better than this?

We Think not. Tokyo's Aqua City Odaiba shopping mall erected their awesome Godzilla Christmas Tree years ago. Ten years on we've gotta think someone out there has been similarly creative. Thanks Core77...

Grant Brittain slideshow @ UNIV

Grant is the original Skate Photographer and one of the nicest guys we've ever had the pleasure of knowing / working with. Going to do everything in our power to be here. Should be super rad. "Grant will be doing an old-time skateboarding slideshow from 7...

Tonight Tonight Tonight

The reasons to be in NYC for this Halloween weekend just bumped up significantly. Well, at least if you're a design nerd. The Great Hall at Cooper Union will be having a Then & Now Symposium on Herb Lubalin tonight, Friday Oct 26th & tomorrow...

File under “Old News”

Atiba Jefferson is an amazing photographer. Worked with / hung out with he & Ako a really long time ago, they were both really nice guys. ...

Road Trip!

Surprised nobody tried to shuttlejack it while it was going through the hood. From Givot...

Plan B Retrospective.

Plan B is a huge reason skateboarding has got to the point it has today. It was my first graphic design job and I'm proud to have worked with them. Can't wait to see more of these....

Red Bull Rampage

The Red Bull Rampage went down last weekend. Backcountry snowboarding on a bike wouldn’t be a bad comparison in our eyes, check out some more of the action after the jump & see if you agree.

Arby’s = Fail

Looks like the folks at Arby’s decided to reinvent themselves, ditching one of the only things the brand had going for it. In Chief Marketing Officer Russ Klein‘s infinite wisdom, he replaced the super-awesome cowboy hat logo with something that looks like a c+ logo project from a community college “Introduction to Graphic Design” course. If you care to read more about our views, follow the jump because there’s a lot to say about this travesty.

ESPN on Larson

Old friend Tony Larson has an interview up on a little site you may have heard of called ESPN, check it out....

Logo History

Too much hustle around here lately, saw this & couldn't resist popping it up on the blog though. It's a little outdated but still interesting to check out. ...

Bonham F12

Our friends over at Bohnam dropped their F12 line video a couple days back. Our favorite is the Bunyan Axe, just what ever fishing skater needs. Keep up the good work, guys....

Save Prentice

Chicago, Illinois has more architectural greatness than most countries. The Prentice Womens Hospital by Bertrand Goldberg is under fire & could be torn down. For more info on the landmark, Check This to sign the petition to save it Go Here...

Go Sal.

Sal's a super cool, down to earth guy & we wish him the best on his latest venture. Read more here:Sal Masekela's next act...

Isle of Man TT

Imagine going as fast as you possibly can on a full race street bike on narrow roads all around a tiny island, then triple the speed and you're close to how fast these guys go....

Drifting Decade by Daniel Blom

Daniel Blom's been at it, documenting the snowboarding lifestyle for the past ten years. We worked with him a few years back on our Ascape project for Armstrong Flooring. He's a great photographer (and nice guy), this book should definitely be worth checking out. Check it...

Planet Rock / 808 Documentary

If you've heard any type of electro or hip hop music, you've heard the 808. Can't wait to see this one by Arthur Baker....

Big Battle Over Small Fruit

Pretty interesting article over on Yahoo about the Cuties brand of clementines. Very interesting read on how much of an impact the branding has had on the tradition-steeped industry in America. The Big War Over a Fruit...

ONE Industries Mammoth report

Got a few photos up in ONE Industries Mammoth Motocross race report. Sleeter, Hoeft, Miller, Falk & a nice Panoramic of the race, check 'em out at the links below. ONE Industries Mammoth Race Report ONE Mammoth Flickr Set...

Come One Come All

HRE Open House this weekend. Come see some work we did & a whole lot of awesome work others did....

Gymkhana Five

Once again, Mr Block got to do what we've all dreamed of doing. Not bag for a guy from Valley Center....

Mammoth MX 2012


The Mammoth Motocross went down a couple weeks ago & we were there hanging out with old friends while trying to get hurt on dirt / mtn bikes & shooting photos. Check after the jump for more photos of the event & good times up there.

Lightning in a bottle.

If it were Monday, we'd say it's Motorsports Monday but it isn't so we can't. After watching this, my subconscious has a new reference point for fast on a motorcycle for when I'm dreaming....

Gymkhana Four bonus edit

This take has less hollywood glam & more focus on Ken's driving skills. Pretty cool deal from the pride of Valley Center....

Patience.

Pretty fantastic stencils. Looks like they print the thresholded portrait on a paper & go to work with the xacto. Having cut a few stencils in my time, I can say that this would take A LOT of patience. Check out more at their Orticanoodle...

14 tips from Ben Franklin

There’s a reason he’s on the $100 bill. These tips apply to all aspects of life, making the connection to design is pretty simple.

Less Talk, More Action
Don’t Procrastinate
Be Prepared
Don’t Fight Change
Get Moving
Avoid Busywork
Give Yourself Permission to Make Mistakes
Act Quickly on Opportunities
Continue to Grow
Keep Going
Don’t Self Sabotage
Don’t Give Up
Wise Up

Check after the jump for a more in-depth writeup & how we feel they connect to the design world.

the IT crowd

Just found this a few days ago. Hilarious. Thought we'd share. the IT crowd...

Welcome to the Era of Design

Great article on Forbes a couple days back. Check after the jump for the full article.

All businesses, no matter what they make or sell, should recognize the power and financial value of good design.

Obviously, there are many different types of design: graphic, brand, packaging, product, process, interior, interaction/user experience, Web and service design, to name but a few.

Thank you.

Thank you for making dorky white kids believe it was all possible. Rest in Peace, Adam....

Draplin’s Field Notes Inspiration

Check out fellow hefty designer Aaron Draplin yammering about the inspiration for his Field Notes Brand. Can't wait to check out his catalog of old stuff on the interwebs....

Geometric Origami

In case you have a few hours and a slew of paper plates leftover from your Super Bowl party, Check out this blog and go hog wild with some geometric origami....

Waiting for Lightning

Can't wait to see this. Worked with / for Danny for a while. Went out to Glamis one time with him because he wanted to build a huge gap & quarter pipe in the dunes to skate on. I thought it was the craziest thing...

Big Daddy Ed Roth

At the bookstore the other night & came across an article on one of my favorite artists of all time, Big Daddy Ed Roth. The stuff he did 50 years ago would fit in today. Whatever style you want to call it, he & Jim...

Pancho Barnes

A few years back, my grandfather told me about the first time he went up in an airplane. He had just enlisted in the Army and really wanted to be a pilot. He told me how this famous barnstormer named Pancho Barnes landed at the...

Sir Jonathan Ive interview

Pretty cool article over at London's Evening Standard with Apple's Jonathan Ive. Definitely worth a read on the thoughts of Apple's new frontman. "What I love about the creative process, and this may sound naive, but it is this idea that one day there is...

Shadow Read Between Shirt

This is another favorite shirt of mine, Shadow's "Read Between the Lines" shirt I did a while back. Glad to see it's still up for sale and a bonafide awesome bmx rider like Ryan Sher likes it, too. Get yers here....

I love old cars.

New cars can be ok, even pretty nice but, for the most part, they're all standard overproduced crap. This is where it's at, The Derelicts from eGarage. ...

House Rules article on The Scout

Check out this interesting little article on one of the best typographers out there right now, Andy Cruz of House Industries....

Saul Bass’ Bell System Pitch

Video prepared by another branding genius, Saul Bass, for bell systems. It's a bit long with the first half being basic identity design stuff & the second half (around 13 minutes) being the pitch itself. Thanks Under Consideration...

A 5-year-old’s logo reviews

Adam Ladd asked his 5-year-old daughter what she thought of a bunch of logos. Her comments are pretty interesting & it's also scary how many she knows....

Great QR Code usage

Scandanavian airlines launches "Couple up to Buckle up" QR campaign which required people to plan a trip together. Pretty creative....

Man this looks fun.

brightcove.createExperiences();Travis basically made a "north shore" snowboard run. Thankfully they chose to do it in the only area in America with snow this season....

Eva Zeisel

Sad news in the design world to start the new year, Eva Zeisel passed away last week at the age of 105. Most everyone has seen / admired some of her work sometime in their life. She has quite a story & worked continuously, most recently releasing some amazing salt & paper shakers at the spry age of 103. Read a bit more after the jump.

Happy Holidays

Andy Davis Holiday Animation from Billabong USA on Vimeo.Andy Davis is one of the first guys I met "in the industry" when a couple friends of mine rode for him. That's all blah blah though, he's a rad artist & he just did a really...

AvA LOVE in Droid Razr Commercial

Our Angels & Airwaves LOVE cover is featured in the new Motorola Droid Razr commercial. Pretty cool surprise found while watching SNL. Keep a close eye at about 18 seconds in....

Ice Cube. Architect.

Bet you didn't know that Ice Cube (the rapper) studied architecture in Arizona (ASU, I believe) did you? Years ago, a friend I worked with told me that (he had classes with him). Anyways, Pacific Standard Time celebrates the art scene in LA with various...

Lettering

Cool little interview with Ken Barber (along with that amazing hair and collection of Ben Sherman shirts of his) from House Industries. They may (or may not) crush it. You decide....

Chrismukwanzaa Sale

We're sharing the holiday cheer with an chrismukwanzaa special - use the code "xmas" at check out & get 25% off anything in the store! ...

Eames the architect and the painter

The Eames movie premieres in a couple weeks on November 18th in theaters & will be on tv December 18th. Clear your calendar & set your DVR. ...

HAPPY HALLOWEEEEEEN!!!

How about Christoper Walken reading Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven and you can't forget about this gem!...

So, you’re going to be in Taiwan

This is where you should go. Jim Phillips Art Show - The Dreamers 14th to 23th Oct, 2011. At Delta Skateboard Store in Taipei, Taiwan. Blood Sweat Vector...

Some things to fill the day.

Can you guess which group of fans above is for 1) Morrisey 2) Dolly Parton 3) Rod Stewart 4) Marilyn Manson? Disciples by James Mollison is a collection of photos taken from outside concert venues. How about 2 floppy drives programmed to play the Imperial March? Thanks...

Animoog iPad App – $1!!

This is too cool not to post. Moog, THE sythesiser company just released it's iPad app. For a buck. Well, at least until they bump it up to $30. Check it here Animoog...

Fallingwater is 75.

Pretty cool little piece over at Fast Co about the most iconic home in history. Fallingwater Turns 75....

Some Beastie Boys for your day

Still busy with the hustle but that doesn't mean we don't love you. Some Beasties to brighten your day. It's not necessarily PG (language, breaking into stores, harassing people) but it's so good, even Tobey Maguire can't bring it down. Enjoy....

Beats, Rhymes & Life

Lotsa hustle going on in these parts but I had to post this up real quick. I can't wait to see this, I was just in Vegas & missed Phife & Michael Rappaport there promoting it by a couple days. Tribe is the greatest rap...

These should be on my wall by now.

A few months back I got a call from the guys at Plan B, wanting a mini-series for the team based on my “Ice & Snow” Viking. 4 boards, one each for Ryan Sheckler, PJ Ladd, Torey Pudwill and Paul Rodriguez. Check after the jump for the story & larger / more detailed images with the glow in the dark hit exposed.

OR Winter 2012

As usual, I’ve had to keep these under wraps for some time. A bunch of beanies / facemask designs for Outdoor Research last summer which recently launched so we can finally blab about them. Check them out or grab one on their site or after the jump!

Nixon Space Jellies

Just realized I never really put this up on my site / blog. My piece “Space Jellies” which I did for Nixon a couple years back. Check inside for the full piece, a bit of a story about it & most of the products they put it on.

See LOVE live

The film we're doing the branding / packaging for, LOVE by Angels & Airwaves is playing live around the country this Wednesday night. After the film AvA will play 3 songs & have a question / answer session with Tom DeLonge, director William Eubank and...

Great editing + creative idea

Equals = Awesome. Great piece here for your Friday afternoon, have to kill an hour before heading home (come on, we know that's what you're doing). MOVE...

Awesome at the front door.

A whole lot of awesome showed up at the door today. I love it when any surprise package comes in but three in a day is like Christmas to me! GodMachine, Hydro74 & The Shadow Conspiracy all come through with some amazing. Check after the jump for details, stories & links.

Attention to detail

Great work here by Ragna ReuschKlinkenberg for The Craft magazine. The campaign was made in cooperation with the German artist Ragna ReuschKlinkenberg. Who carved the face of world’s most important politicians on the pencils. Amazing detail work, check after the jump for more!

Carmageddon awaits

For anyone who hasn’t bolted out of the office yet, got a good one for your Friday with Steve Cabellero, Omar Hassan & Lizzie Armanto skating pools at night. I met Cab once, super nice guy. It’s no wonder why he’s so well respected & liked in the sport. Throw Miller in the mix & you pretty much have the Pool Dream Team. Interesting video. A bit more after the jump

If only Rube was around to see all this

If only Rube Goldberg was around to see this & so many other contraptions that his drawings inspired. Melvin The Magical Mixed Media Machine from HEYHEYHEY Thanks, Todd...

Brittain’s Vault with Chris Miller

mobilerider.embedVideo(2438, 47143 ,'', 600, 330, 'osmf', {extras:'skin:skateboardmag,muteOn:,autoplay:0,autohide:1'});Worked with both Grant & Chris a few times in my career. They're both amazingly nice with unbelievable talent & knowledge stored up that they're not afraid to share. Two of the coolest guys out there in all reality....

Skateboard + Pool + Paint

Back to the hustle after the long weekend but we do have this pretty cool video we saw over on AWSM, D*Face made a spray paint rig for skateboards. Add that with some legendary pool skaters, a freshly painted pool & watch the fun ensue.

Free Fatboy mixes for your holiday bash

This might come as a surprise to some, but the iTunes around the shop is filled with just about every genre-music imaginable. For the electronic DJ genre, Fatboy Slim can't be touched. His mixes are incredible & he's even better live but what's better than...

Your Friday is now booked.

Metal Shirt Collection. Staring down 600+ metal shirts. Oh man. Like this one, right when Pushead started to do Metallica's shirts or any of the Iron Maiden shirts. Take some time, there's some pretty amazing work in there...

Award Tour for our Viking friend

Just got notification from the FPO (For Print Only) awards, seems like our little postercard won an award for the letterpress division. Pretty Excited about it, in with some pretty good company. Check out all the winners at FPO Awards & of course you can...

Andy Wright – Open Shutter

Andy’s not only one of the best snow photographers out there, he’s also a cool person. Fun walking through his snow photo history with him, I remember wayyy too many of these photos.

Hanging out at E3 twenty-eleven

A couple days back we made the trek up to LA for the E3 show. Pretty amazing stuff there, the new PSVita & Nintendo WiiU were there, along with the huge, marked out, lines that went along with wanting to play on them. New games, new consoles, new technology, everything & then some was there. Check after the jump for more pics & a little writeup.

NXTZ W11/12 Catalog & POP

Sometimes, in the heat of the battle, we forget to post up stuff that we’ve done. This is one of those times. We started working with Dale Rehberg about a year ago now on his new endeavor, brand manager of NXTZ. Facemask designs turned into catalogs which turned into POP & branding. A season’s designs are down & now we’re working on new designs & more evolved branding. check after the jump for a few more items we’ve done for NXTZ.

Nike Chosen

Nike covers all the action sports bases with this unique night-shot trailer. I have to admit it's pretty cool that they're giving action sports athletes close to the same coverage as stick & ball athletes. ...

Two wheels & a microphone

Pretty interesting goulash of bicycle noises Roger Lima mixed into a nice beat. Specialized Beats from WhiteNoise | Lab Thanks to Core 77 for the video!...

Polish Book Cover Contest

Pretty cool contest over here, put on by the folks at 50 Watts. Design a book cover, Polish style. Anyone who's ever eaten a Pierogi knows that Polish people are some amazing cooks but did you know they also have some pretty amazing design? Check...

Dana Tanamachi chalking it up

Great work by Dana Tanamachi at theAce Hotel, chalking it up. She does some amazing work & it's pretty cool to see her rock it on time-lapse camera...

Anatomy of a Mashup

Pretty cool little visualization here showing how Cameron Adams split up 23 different Daft Punk songs to do make a new blend. Great if you like mashups or are interested in mixing, even better if you love Daft Punk! Check it out...

He’s drawing with a Bic pen

This is amazing. I almost wish he showed the end result before showing him draw it because you'd never guess he got there the way he did. He's drawing with 2 Bic ballpoint pens. Goes to show, it's not what you're working with, it's what's...

Free Von Glitschka patterns

Adobe asked Von Glitschka to create some repeat patterns & we're (like, everyone) the winners because they're free! Click up above or here to go to Adobe's download page for them...

T-minus 6 months & counting

to the best holiday of the year. Can't wait. Before Halloween was a reason to dress slutty, it was amazing. This video is proof. Thanks to Godmachine for the video....

If it was only this easy…

Sometimes while dreaming, I draw this quickly (and this well), just sometimes though. Really cool time-lapse video with Kevin Tong on his making of the Mogwai poster shown down below (which, of course, is sold out). If was only be as easy as he makes...

Getting all nostalgic

This one's for all the photo-nerds in the house. Saw these gems over on Werd. Seeing as how I've spent a few months / years paychecks on film & camera gear, I got all nostalgic. Pretty cool USB drives by Photojojo. Perusing around their store, this...

Stoked Sessions 2011

Next Friday, May 20th 2011, I’m going to be in an art show / auction benefiting Stoked Mentoring called Stoked Sessions up in Culver City, CA. A whole get-down is planned for opening night; DJs, drinks, who knows…. maybe even dancing. The whole thing benefits Stoked Mentoring & the great programs they have for kids so if you’re a) bored or b) in the Culver City area or c) need a reason to head to LA, stop in & check it out. The Stoked Sessions has an overview of what’s happening on Friday night, including a slideshow of the pieces that will be there. Check after the jump if you’d like to see my contribution.

The Business

Now that our cards have been on featured on For Print Only, I figure it’s time to get around to putting them here. A few months back, after realizing I had 14 business cards left with a tradeshow in a couple weeks. I worked with Tim at Quality Letterpress to create some pretty cool cards.

Check after the jump for more photos & a bit of a writeup on the cards

Pow Wow Hawai’i

Great live street-art even in Hawai'i a couple months back, covered by HBTV: Pow Wow Hawaii 2011 Part I ...

Vintage Beer Collection

Great collection of vintage beer cans. All are amazing, some are also amazingly funny. Up top, who are you going to drink with – The Duke or JR Ewing? Check out JR’s tag line down at the bottom of the can. Follow the jump for 36 more cans & a link to the source with 130 more!

Vintage Packaging Round 2

Found some more great examples of packaging from the past. Seems like more often than not, it would be better if they left it alone…. Follow the jump for about a dozen more examples.

KAWS x Standard Hotel

Pretty fancy lightbulb set by KAWS for the Standard Hotel. Unlike everything else he touches, these aren't a cagillion dollars...

Check check check check it out

Can't deny it, I've loved the Beastie Boys music since I was in 7th grade. Thick or thin, whether they were popular or not, they're like Star Wars for me. Check out their new album on Soundcloud for freeeeeeeeeee http://soundcloud.com/beastieboys...

Doyald Young collabenefit poster

Saying Doyald Young was a master typographer is putting it lightly. He was on a whole different level. The poster above started as a gift for a he & Josh Higgins' mutual friend. Unfortunately, Doyald passed away before the project was completed. In stepped Jessica...

Hand Lettered Movie Titles

Came across a pretty interesting collection of hand-lettered movie titles by German poster designer Hans Otto Wendt for Warner Bros in, well, Germany.

Collection available @ this link or follow the jump for a bit of the story & more examples.

Making of the DC Commercials

Pretty interesting Behind the Scenes look @ the making of the DC commercials. Pretty sure Chris Cole is the next wave of video games, in that he's a living video game character. Thanks AWSM...

History of the RCA logo

So, the story goes like this. The logo we (American’s) know as the RCA logo is one of the first instances of company branding. See, way back in 1899 the Gramophone company bought a painting by Francis Barraud with a dog listening to a record of his dead owner’s voice. Interested? Follow the jump to find out the whole story.

Type (dork) Post

This is just too cool not to share. The good folks at House Industries took on the herculean task of getting Photo Lettering's catalog of work online for non-house employees to use in their stuff! LOADS of great work over there, so many unique fonts,...

Patience, young grasshopper

That's what I thought when I saw this great piece which would make Rube Goldberg a happy man. (via Quipsologies) ...