Graphic Design

How do we do it?

How do we do it?

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1961 Cadillac Town Sedan T-Shirt

1961 Cadillac Town Sedan T-Shirt

I finally got around to getting the Caddy art ready to be screen printed on black and gray shirts.

Danner Paint and Auto Body

Danner Paint and Auto Body

I love projects for hot rod related shops. Tracy Danner owns Danner Paint and Auto Body and also has this sweet Plymouth that I had a chance to turn into vector art. This is a front pocket and shirt back design.


The Codillac Town Sedan - yes I know it's spelled wrong.

The Codillac Town Sedan – yes I know it’s spelled wrong.

All good customs need to have a name so I have named mine. So unless I come up with something better it will be called “The Codillac.” Yes it is an obvious play on Cody and Cadillac. So here is what I want it to be…   Here is the 1961 Cadillac Town Sedan right […]

Letterpress poster - The Art Lab

Letterpress poster – The Art Lab

FINALLY! I had some time to finish these posters. Even though the Kickstarter for this project fell short I am still pushing ahead with my goal of having a mobile printmaking studio. The vehicle is is cold storage up by the great lakes and I just need to finish making what is needed to purchase […]

Wildcats!

Wildcats!

As a designer you sometimes can’t help but watch the art that people wear to the local HS basketball game. I always want to support the school district my kids attend but the apparel is always so unappealing. This year I didn’t see a shirt that I liked on anyone supporting our school so I […]


Off topic client work - WSI logo

Off topic client work – WSI logo

  Sometimes outside client work is necessary to make sure that the hot rod stuff can continue to be created. Here is a logo that I created last year for a local company. I had the chance to chrome it up so it looks a bit like automotive trim.

Hot Rod Popcorn T-Shirt

Hot Rod Popcorn T-Shirt

I love it when I have killer clients! The guys at Hot Rod Popcorn came to me wanting to have their future work truck worked over and put on a t-shirt. I was super excited to make it happen. Below are the results.  

Art for New Zealand

Art for New Zealand

I was contact by Sublime Coffee Roasters, New Zealand, to create some custom art for some of their coffee last year. Here is what I put together for them.


The Art Lab - printmaking on wheels

The Art Lab – printmaking on wheels

The perfect vehicle for a mobile studio found me a few weeks ago. If you look back at old posts I was trying to put one together last winter in the middle of the holiday season. the timing was not the best and the vehicle I found at that time needed a significant amount of […]

Hotrod linocut reduction print - Limited edition

Hotrod linocut reduction print – Limited edition

I decided to try my hand at a linocut reduction print. If you don’t know what a linocut reduction is well then I will tell you. First, you take a piece of linoleum, transfer your art and cut out only what you want to be the color of the paper. In this case white. Once […]

New Illustration - Coupe from the HAMB drags

New Illustration – Coupe from the HAMB drags

I have to say I am a bit excited about the HAMB drags. It is what I look forward to every year. so While I wait till the third Saturday in August I decided to get out my photos from years gone by and turn some of the photographs into vectors.


Hot Rod t-shirt concepts

Hot Rod t-shirt concepts

I have been thinking about a good way to use the linoleum block I have to print on some shirts. I have seen some successful shirts printed on an etching press and a few nice attempts on a letterpress. So I decided that I need to start working on some shirt ideas. The idea is […]

Logos - Brooklyn Tattoo Supply

Logos – Brooklyn Tattoo Supply

I had an opportunity to put together a cool logo for Brooklyn Tattoo Supply last week. Here is the final logo with a few different font choices. they went with #1. That was my favorite also.

Business Cards

Business Cards

I whipped up some new business cards yesterday. They are printed on a super thick 220# Cotton cover sheet. Enjoy!  


A few new poster concepts

A few new poster concepts

I had some fun tonight working off of my previous looks I cut for my last series of posters. Large letters, simple design and a hot rod. Here are some of the design studies I put together. Stuff well suited to cutting out of linoleum and printing on my large format letterpress.

MOBILE STUDIO t-shirt rewards

MOBILE STUDIO t-shirt rewards

I worked on a couple of letterpress t-shirt concepts last night that I thought I would share with you. These will be given to the people who support my Mobile Studio project on Kickstarter. I could really use your support right now to get this thing rolling! I plan on working up another design or […]

Letterpress Hot rod posters - Part 2

Letterpress Hot rod posters – Part 2

Here is a follow even though it is a bit late. Here are the other three.


Letterpress now in Carthage and Joplin, MO

Letterpress now in Carthage and Joplin, MO

Well an new press has been purchased to replace my 10″ x 15″ Chandler & Price and I will be ready to start printing again just in time for summer! I have some ideas brewing now that my available print size is 18″ x 24″. I am still running all my letterpress stuff through It’s […]

Mobile Studio - poster concept 1

Mobile Studio – poster concept 1

I worked up this idea for an 11″ x 17″ poster when I am ready to roll my mobile studio project onto kickstarter.com. It would be one of the pledge rewards. I am planing to do a few more concepts. I will probably cut this into linoleum to save on plate costs. That way I […]

SELF MADE - THE MOBILE PRINTMAKING STUDIO PROJECT

SELF MADE – THE MOBILE PRINTMAKING STUDIO PROJECT

Here is what I am working up for my Mobile Studio Kickstarter.com proposal. It is not totally complete but it will give a good overview of what I am trying to accomplish. This project will focus on teaching others the things I have learned through research and trial and error relating to letterpress and printmaking. […]


Made a top 100 list - and some others

Made a top 100 list – and some others

Well we made our first top 100 list for a business card design. The design in question was for Jason Mattox a well known pinstriper and friend in the kustom car realm. Jason has painted my first series of hot rod shift knobs and now the cards I did for him showed up here at […]

1953 Fageol - custom mobile studio!

1953 Fageol – custom mobile studio!

1953 FAGEOL MOVING VAN! Without a real studio to work out of I have been having crazy ideas of what could be. And this would be the ultimate! A mobile studio. One where I could work letterpress magic on one end and screen print fabric(shirts and junk) and posters on the other. I know what […]

Dodge A-100 van art

Dodge A-100 van art

I am loving flat nose vans right now. My new obsession is the Dodge A-100. Windowed or not these vans are cool. Even Shaggy and Scooby thought they were cool! Here is a sketch that I put together of an A-100 in various forms of hot rod modification. Enjoy!