Sunday, July 18, 2010

From The Phone Part 2

In Texas' living room.

I went to Texas for New Years Eve 2008. I went with my Brown friend Sadaf, and my White friend Laura. Together we made an oreo.

Continuing on our Texas adventure, we discovered these coasters at a Liquor Store. Neither Sadaf nor I are Indian. But if we had Indian names...

In Texas they sell Guava / Mango flavored Pop Tarts.

At the hotel in Austin. Nash (pinball), Dusty (Texas' brother) and us did Freedom shots. It made sense at the time.

My roommate and I played a lot of Mario Kart Wii in 2008. My friend Julian made a Mii on my Wii, and this appeared one late night after completing a circuit. It's pretty spot on.

My roommate fell in love with Daisy, upon learning of her existence in a Previous Mario Kart game. Game FAQs explained the means, and we spent hours and hours trying to succeed in unlocking her. We failed, and went our separate ways for the evening. I woke up early the next morning to try again, and I was victorious. I sent this picture to her phone, so it would be the first thing she saw in the morning. Needless to say, I was her Hero.

One of the best gifts I ever received. My co-worked Nicole bought this for me, based on my love of bacon, and my namesake. We subsequently began selling it on our website. Obviously, It was a huge hit.

Omar HTL and I. A terrific gentleman. Probably at Mason Dixon. That's where most of my memories are lost these days.

Sugar Pants! We asked customers of Fred Flare to submit Valentines for charity last year. This was one of them. It's a belt, apparently.

The Menu of Kati Roll. Heaven on Earth. If you like Indian food, please seek this place out.

Caitlin Farnsworth. One of the two loves of my life. She lives over a thousand miles away from me. This was when I went out to visit her and...

Jen Polus. The other love of my life. Here we are on the Milwaukee coast. It was winter, and it was cold, but this is one of my most vivid memories of the last few years.

A mansion along the coast of Milwaukee.

An earlier doodlebug, well before I got the scanner installed at my desk.

The best T-Shirt ever made. I'm very mad that I didn't buy it, though I'm sure I could find it easily if I searched for it online.

Doubles! My mother introduced these to me when I complained that I had no breakfast options being Lactose Intolerant. This is a West Indian breakfast sandwich, comprised of a warm flatbread and curried chickpea with a splash of tamarind sauce.

This is at Sangh's on Liberty Ave, the best place to get doubles in queens (or so I'm told)

Fried Rice and Beans. A late night concoction by my roommate Cat Kim. That's what you get when you house a Korean and a Puerto Rican together for a year.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Doodlebugs: Part 1

More doodlebugs from work. People request these of me on their order forms.


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

From The Phone Part 1

All this iPhone 4 talk has made me less confident in my stance as a Blackberry Man. I don't think i'm switching, but when my phone told me today that it couldn't hold anymore photos, I cursed the interface and my inability to get pictures off of my phone with ease (this actually took several hours to do, ugh) but, in the spirit of nostalgia from the first day I got my blackberry curve, I present to you a series of images taken in various stages of sobriety, and over the span of the last two and a half years.

I present to you... From the Phone:

Have you ever heard of King Vitamin cereal? Neither had I. I have never seen it since this picture was taken. An obvious glitch in the Matrix.

July 4th on Eric Robert's roof. Believe it or not, I am not alone in this hot tub, meaning, I am not as creepy as I look.

From the marquis of a church in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It speaks for itself.

Dharma Bar in Barcelona. Brilliant. This was sent to me, I did not take this picture.

A prototype of artificial intelligence that spends it's days walking (rolling) into mirrors at the Uniqlo in Soho. Future generations will be embarrassed to be descendent of this adorable yellow cyborg-human relations robot, much like we are of our Neanderthal ancestors.

Over a year before Michael passed away, a friend and I were shopping at Kim's video (another unfortunate loss, well before it's time), where this poster lived on the elevator doors. (see the next image)

Brown jokes aside, it's quite hard to tell the difference between the two. I'll give you a hint. I'm in 3D.

Speaking of brown people, on the same day as MJ, my friend Amanda and I went to buy LOST kubrik toys at Urban Outfitters. This is Sayid. I didn't actually buy it. We learned the hard way (quite easily) that half the fun of blind boxed toys is the surprise. Almost all of the boxes at Urban in Union Square had already been opened. After we saw them all we grew tired, and remembered that our money was much better spent other things.

Simpsons toys at Urban. Again, we didn't open these, but we did play with them quite a bit. Then returned them to their boxes and went home, having spent no money.

This was taken at Teany with my good friend Christina Lehman. I had a very enjoyable experience and planned to visit again shortly. Weeks later the restaurant burned down. It has only just reopened.

My 25th birthday party. Nicky, and Sadaf reacting to drinks, and to each other. The photos I didn't take of this night involve me on a mechanical bull, and making other bad decisions.

Mo Shoes! I think this is on delancy street. This was after brunch. I don't know if it was a sober one or not.

A stolen shot of me at another brunch with Nicky and Texas and others.

I don't know when this was taken, but I like to think it corresponds with the previous photo. Here's the scenario I like to imagine: We are all eating at a bike shop / italian restaurant. Texas steals my phone and takes a photo of me and then herself to show the parallels in the space, both indicated in the emotional attitude, race, and scenery. If only...

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Doodle: Sad Keanu

So I have been doing a lot of drawing as of late. The madison assignment came at the perfect time, as I feel I have begun refining my abilities. I was even commissioned to design a few pieces for a friends apartment (pictures when I have them). This is an homage to the internet meme 'Sad Keanu' which I'm borderline obsessed with.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Attack Of The Blue Goo! / Blue Goo Strikes Back!

Eric Miller and I made this using a LEGO branded stop motion animation camera from my job. I quickly fell in love with stop motion animation, though these fourteen seconds of animation took well over four hours to produce. Respect to all animators out there. Keep fighting the good fight.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Merch Guy

Back in 2004, when I had a mohawk, I designed merch for a band called Madison.

Well, I actually did more than design merch for them. I tour managed them, I videotaped their shows, I sold merch, I took photos. I stage managed, all for free. I would feel slighted if they weren't the reason I began touring in the first place. Actually, I owe them. They are the reason I travelled the world, met the people I did, and had the best five years of my life.
I got a call from their ex-bass player Jonathan, who now plays in Meg & Dia, and he told me they are reuniting for a show on July 31st. In an attempt to make my existence more poetic I asked if I could design a piece of merch for the show, and luckily he obliged. This is an homage to one of my more popular designs for them. I am also designing a poster for the show. I'll post that as soon as it's done.


Anyone who saw Toy Story 3 this weekend can vouch for how amazing the short "Day & Night" was. I might go as far as to say it was the best PIxar Short I've seen. See Toy Story 3 in theaters, in 3D, and even if you don't like the movie (you will, don't worry) you will at least love this.