Friday, October 30, 2009

Fun Fun Fun Fest

Who wants to go?

While SXSW lies in hibernation, Austin has awoken Fun Fun Fun Fest to pronounce that, deep in the wintry heart of Texas, the embers of merrymaking still burn strong. Now in its fourth year, Fun Fun Fun Fest features four core stages of some of the most progressive music & comedy representing Punk/Hardcore, Indie/Progressive, Hip Hop/DJ, & Comedy/Debauchery. In addition to Fun Fun Fun Fest’s ridiculous musical line-up, the festival will also host an array of activities to keep fans busy between sets. Fans can check out the festival’s mechanical bull, skate ramp, live screen-printing, photo booth, Flip cam interviews, API poster show, band merchandise and food and fashion from some of Austin’s favorite local businesses.

WHEN: November 7-8 / 12:00—9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Waterloo Park / 403 E. 15th St. / Austin, TX / 78701

Digital Expressions

I was asked to contribute to Susan Tuttle's new book Digital Expressions. May 2010 release.

Digital Expressions guides the mixed-media artist through 25 stepped-out digital projects created with Adobe Photoshop Elements. Projects like manipulating single photos, collage on a digital canvas, and digital illustration will inspire you to tackle all kinds of digital mixed-media projects using stock photography, custom brushes, textured backgrounds and your own digital photos. A team of talented contributing artists further illustrates the techniques in action. Plus, a bonus CD includes more than 20 digital design elements for you to use in your own projects!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Shawn Stussy X Refueled Magazine

Read my interview with surf/skate streetwear icon Shawn Stussy in the upcoming issue of Refueled magazine, which drops Nov. 1.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Refueled Sidewalk Surfboards

My board line, Refueled Sidewalk Surfboards, launches Spring 2010.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Refueled Presents 180˚South

Refueled magazine will host a special bonfire showing of Chris Malloy's new film "180˚South" on Jalama Beach in Lompoc, Califonia, early Spring 2010. In 2005 Chris Malloy took a trip to Patagonia with Yvon Chouinard and Rick Ridgeway. It was then the idea for what would be come the film 180° SOUTH was officially hatched. Chris had been considering this film for almost a decade prior and was finally inspired to dig into it after experiencing Patagonia first hand. Chris' aesthetic vision in his films Shelter, Thicker than Water, A Brokedown Melody and One Track Mind have helped usher in a movement in surfing that bleeds into popular culture world wide. His love for crafting simplicity and authenticity give him the ability to create lasting documents of time and place.

Chris Malloy will also grace the cover of Refueled's Spring/Summer 2010 issue. Myself and a small film crew will be shooting footage for the second installment of the magazine's "Behind-the-Cover" series.

Stay tuned for details.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Cai Guo-Qiang

Cai Guo-Qiang’s art installations are incredible. The movement and ferocity yet strange tranquility of his work is simply astounding.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Really digging these pixs by Harry Bloom.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Dream Beach Home

Photos by Anson Smart.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Inside-the-Design: Refueled Magazine

As with any creative person I am inspired by the work of other creatives around me, people I have respect for, who’s work rides in that same vibe as my own. Time and time again I seem to turn to REM for a refueled spark. When I sit down to start planning the look and feel of each issue, and then finally putting together spreads, REM always seems to be playing in the background. After some recent banter with producer Steve Reiss, I revisited REM’s Road Movie, a 1996 concert film which Steve co-produced. Road Movie documents the entirety of the modern-day arena-rock experience, complete with dizzying effects, neo-punk camera angles and a let-the-music-do-the-talking premise - it is this vibe that has inspired the spreads in the upcoming issue, which drops Nov. 1. Road Movie’s set designer Mark Fisher layered and constructed beautiful, sometimes nonsense images into each song, giving the viewer an expanded vision - something I try and do with Refueled.