In an effort to get into the spirit of Halloween, I spontaneously decided to do a quick design. Wikimedia Commons is always a great place to start. Type the first word that comes to mind into the search field and go from there. I crafted this monstrosity while listening to Fake Blood’s BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix.Which can be found here at TRASH MENAGERIE. Fake Blood is a DJ out of the UK. Like Boys Noize, his stuff is pretty hard hitting club techno. I’ve always loved Techno and Electro, being fascinated by the UK Big Beat acts like Chemical Bros. and the Prodigy as a kid. Maybe it’s the pace at which I’ve been working lately, but the tempo seems to fit my working style. Could explain my recurring case of carpal tunnel syndrome. Ah wells, stay busy to keep the mind off things. I sleep in a wrist brace. Pardon the rambling, I’m juuuust flowing.
Amsterdam based graphic artist Lennard Schuurmans aka Via Via has updated his site. I’m happy as a clam to dig through the thing. Schuurmans’ work has provided me with inspiration for years now. He has a vocabulary of line and color that makes the work flow effortlessly, although I’m sure much time was spent on the drafting table to bring these gems to reality.
Spend some time with this one, there’s a treasure trove of eye-candy to be had here: LennardSchuurmans.com
I don’t think I’ve ever posted this sketchbook page before. I drew this while I was on a cruise ship heading down to Mexico. Wouldn’t be a bad place to be right now eh? Feels like a world and a half away right now.
Tomorrow I’ll be doing some work on this blog. Time to invest some time into the design.