Thursday, March 22, 2007

Fuelman / Leadville

Is anybody else disturbed by the gradual (de)evolution of obscure-but-beloved gasoline/corporate mascot Fuelman? What/Who can be next?! That Sinclar Dinosaur? Here is a better shot of the original:
And here's some sticker designs I did for my pal Will's band LEADVILLE, one of which features the more sophisticated and streamlined Fuelman Jr:
I refuse to dignify the boring and seemingly inanimate Fuelman III with any more attention (the same way I feel about Hank Williams III, by the way), so if you want bigger versions of that design you'll just have to find it on another blog. But since I am divulging inspirational gas-station sign designs - and by inspirational I mean things that I shamelessly rip off, here you go:

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Oscar Reuben Part II

I finished those birth announcements for my little nephew Oscar I was talking about earlier! Above is a scan of the actual screenprint. Below is what your experience must've been like if you got one in the mail. (photo credits: Jenny C.)
And so you can judge how well I captured Oscar's likeness, here is a reference photo. Okay - you caught me - I'm only posting it because it is so cute.
And to get back to the nuts-and-bolts stuff that is the bread-and-butter of this blog (sorry fellas!) here is a color test I did when mixing the screeprint inks. I never quite got the orange as transparent as I wanted but I guess there's always next time.