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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 […]


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.  

Letterpress t-shirt test prints

Letterpress t-shirt test prints

Here are a few pics from my letterpress experimentation. 3 block on different color shirts. The initial print was difficult to do but turned out pretty cool. The color did not stand up to my 20 wash test. The final pieces ended up pretty light. Definitely not something that I would think about for a […]

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 […]

Hot Rod Race - Limited Edition Letterpress Poster Set

Hot Rod Race – Limited Edition Letterpress Poster Set

It is finally finished! The Hot Rod Race. I threw together a bit of the Bonneville, some hot rods, and mixed it with some ink and linoleum on my Vandercook flatbed letterpress. The fun part of linocut reduction prints is that as you print, you also carve away the previous color on the block. Making […]

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 […]


Defiance Speed Shop T-shirt concepts

Defiance Speed Shop T-shirt concepts

I love t-shirts and even though you end up sitting on a lot of inventory sometimes they still are fun to have printed up. I have been working on some ideas today and wanted to post up what I have come up with. I was going through all the hot rod vector art I have […]

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.

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 Hot Rod Posters - part 1

Letterpress Hot Rod Posters – part 1

I worked way into the night last night. I have not done that in forever but I was on a roll. The posters were looking so good that I just could not stop! Take a look at the first three in my new series of letterpress printed hot rod posters. I will be taking these […]

New posters for the HAMB Drags 2011

New posters for the HAMB Drags 2011

I have been thinking about some new letterpress posters that I can get done for the HAMB Drags 2011. With a lack of wood or lead type it leave me with only one real cost effective solution. LOTS of linoleum. Looks like for the next 3-4 weeks I will be diligently cutting linoleum in my […]


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 […]

Mobile Studio  - still working out the details

Mobile Studio – still working out the details

I still can’t get this project out of my head! I have been mulling it over since August of last year. I really think the best solution for my needs would be a mobile studio. I have expanded my scope a bit with the idea that this would be a great platform to teach/lecture from […]