Archive for May, 2010
Still one of my absolute favourites.
… or what you look like, it’s what you represent that scares these people.
(May 17, 1936 – May 29, 2010)
May you now enjoy the freedom you always deserved. Thank you for all the right ideas and all the wrong moves.
When it comes to being “cool” the guy in that video ranks pretty high on my personal list. Sporting an adidas-tracksuit while breakdancing on the edge of being run-over by a car and afterwards just continuing that walk down the street like nothing happened. It has to be pure ice in his veins.
Back in February I asked Steve Powers (ESPO) to draw a tattoo for me. He said, “where do you want it.” I said, “On my chest.”
The result of that exchange is a portrait of Albert Einstein with the words “Work + Play + K.Y.M.S = Success.”
It’s a fun tattoo, not so much because of the subject but because of Powers’ method. He assessed space… and with some humor. After all, he’s a graffiti artist. His intent was for my chest hair to grow back as Albert’s hair. You can be the judge of how well that has work.
Also, working closely with the “cool guy” industry, it feels something of an inside joke for me to have sort of randomly received an original piece of art (and yes, I have the drawing) from a guy that gets some much coverage in our sphere. It was done during the Super Bowl, an event I dislike for its corporate feel. Like many tattoos it ends up carrying a far greater story than the image itself might imply.
This one, however, does not. Another from the 1906 flash book of CV Brownell, done by Eric Eaton. I think the gray tone absolutely magnificent. It’s an anchor. I left the “Name” text from the original drawing… and here it is.
Eric himself is an extremely humble guy (sticking to the Keeping Your Mouth Shut philosophy) and has also produced my now magnificent owl studded right leg.
The Internet has been out most of today in my office, with a remarkable effect in terms of an increase in productivity. One the broadband was back on, the first things to come my way was an email with a link to the following video. It’s so good, I just had to share it (apologies if it’s corn and you’ve seen it before…
These are some of the photos I took while spending the past weekend at a friend’s cabin in Waskesiu. There are a ton of pictures over here if you’re interested.
Nice upper lip tat from heavy.com 20 worst mugshots
The post lady brought up some nice packages today, which makes a nice change from the usual riff raff / invoices / parking tickets.
First off the Arik Roper and Arthur Magazine T-shirt came through, which I am SUPER stoked on.
Then amazingly, since we had only spoken about this on the weekend, Chuck Anderson’s book came, thanks dude, I am yet to send out your tees. Talk about feeling like an asshole, but great book.
Thirdly, the new Carhartt Brand Book came – to put it lightly, everyone needs to step up their game just that extra notch – the book is done exceptionally well in terms of the actual production and the content presentation is top notch.
Thanks all around good people.
I always thought that with a broader depth of knowledge my atheism would be firmer. I think I am wrong.