Another bike ride near downtown Colorado Springs. This train was sitting at idle waiting for another long haul across the states. Probably shipping off some GMO’s to masses but oh well, cool pics.
The rep for Simplicity Organizing came to looking for organized brand development that described her company in the easiest way possible. My objective was to create a logo that was simple, direct and clearly organized. The first thing I thought about was a filing cabinet and the folders inside. I love the shades of blue; they’re sharp and easy on the eyes as well. To me they appear very calming which is the whole point of organization right? Knowing where all your shit is creates a sense of ease on the mind. I also built a website for her, CLICK HERE to check it out.
I just might have to call her someday to get me on track because I have a bad habit of just throwing my paperwork in the filing cabinet and hope it lands in the right folder.Read more
Shepard Fairey – Obey on Banksy
The film he’s referring to is “Exit Through the Gift Shop”. Incredible documentary but also frustrating for an artist. Being able to see the street art world unfold was very inspiring and profound in my eyes. However, seeing Terry (AKA Mr. Brainwash) become an artist over night made me wanna pull my teeth out. Most artist’s spend their entire lives perfecting their talent, developing their style and doing their best to get it out to worlds eyes. Most of us just want a little recognition for our work, maybe even pay our bill, but usually it never comes. Terry on the other hand took marketing to a whole new level. A man who had zero artistic ability became a sensation over night. He managed to sell hundreds of thousands of dollars in work before his gallery even opened simply by utilizing the connections he’d made in the art community and marketing his product. He was able to reach an incredibly large market and appeal to masses by ripping off Andy Warhol as no other artist had done before. There is zero originality in the world, every piece of art mimics it’s predecessor. And that’s okay, any artist or poet has to be inspired by someone or something. It’s very rare that an idea spawns from nothing. The last time that happened was 13 billion years ago during the big bang.Read more
I’ve known these guys for several years now. I worked with Mark Hartenberger a while back at a tattoo shop here in Colorado Springs. Great artists, very personable, very professional. Just good, laid back dudes… They’re right in between Old Colorado City and downtown off Colorado Ave. If you’re in the area and wanna get some great artwork, stop by and check these guys out. Ask for Mike Culley or Mark Hartenberger.
CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN TATTOO
729 COLORADO AVE
COLORADO SPRINGS.CO 80905
I was downtown Colorado Springs the other day taking photos under the Colorado bridge when I ran across this gentleman (his name is John but everyone calls him “Soda Pop”). I asked him if he was homeless, he replied “No, I may be houseless but it’s the people I meet and the friendships that develop that make me feel at home”. Some times we let opportunities in life pass us by but it’s our character that keeps us going. I’m so happy to have met so many great people in my life. I’m sure that my family is just as dysfunctional as the next but it’s a great one; so much love, so much compassion and their arms are always wide open. My brother is a pain in the butt but I wouldn’t trade him for a can of snails and boy do I love snails! Keep those you love close and tell them everyday how wonderful they are. Hope you like the picture, his face has such a story to tell…Read more