Thursday, September 14, 2006

Latino Heritage Month 2006 T-shirt (Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport)

It's time for another Latino Heritage Month shirt graphic. My initial design submission was based on the few parameters that were communicated to me ... Yellow-gold shirt color with a "bright" and "wow" reaction. It was apparently not safe enough and was more specific to ancient American Indian Mayan and Quiché.

Here's the final graphic used that was based on the poster and flyer that the Airport was using for their promotion. Unfortunately, due to time constraints, the graphic was heat transferred and not screen printed so the colors did not "pop" like in this image.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Very Satisfied

First, I'd like to thank Ezra (iTunes Store Customer Support) for cueing a previous iTunes purchase so I could download it again. "Yay!" Luckily, I think I've unwittingly lost or deleted only one purchased music file. Overall, how satisfied was I with my recent support experience? Very Satisfied.

Quoted from Customer Support email:

"Dear Kenneth, I'm sorry to hear that you lost your iTunes Store purchase. I know how distressing that can be, so I've made the content you lost available for you to download again, free of charge. Please understand that Apple does not offer protection against the loss of your purchases, so this is a one-time exception."

My suggestion, sent to Apple in an online follow up survey for the iTMS, is to simply allow previous purchases to be re-downloaded as long as the users account still actively exists and, of course, the file content is available. All the account info is kept so as long as Apple can and does legally sell a particular file (music or video) why not? The data is still subject to the same DRM so "let it be" ... Oh yeah, those guys' record company still think people confuse computers with them.

Monday, July 24, 2006


Free fill dirt!

Memorial Drive @ I-285 … behind the jail.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Lost Works of Art

I got a call this AM from a customer who needs an image of a shirt I did for them a while back. Now, I keep everything ... But I cannot find a trace of this one anywhere!!! All I seem to have are the two obscure check stubs from her clients as payment for the print job. Nothing from her, no artwork or records specific to the actual job! Out of all the junk and nitpicky stuff I save I find it strange that this entire job's work and records are missing. What the hail?

PS: I actually found a printed shirt from that project in my giant pile o'shirts! I could scan it, but, I'll recreate it instead. The map was still available online and with a little modifying shouldn't be difficult to recreate the print.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Moe Corn STFU

Apparently, Blogger doesn't allow animated GIFs. This image was changed into a PNG during upload. Oh, well ...
Thanks to Sara, Moe gets his corn cobbed along with other guests. Yeeowza!

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Bohemian Inline Skating

I gotta do some shirts for Bohemian Skate School's Decatur Parks and Rec inline skating summer camp and I have no idea what color or anything to use. All I can picture is just black graphics on plain white tees ... that's no good, is it? *Uhg*

This is the full color logo from the Decatur, GA Website.

Here's the final graphic that was created for the city of Decatur's (Georgia) McKoy Skate Camp 2006. Superduper thanks go out to Graphic Designer Marie of Art Studio Five in Boca Raton, Florida for correctly identifying the typeface used. I was told everyone liked it and the city's park directors even asked where their shirts were! ¡ Woo-Hoo !

This version of the Bohemian Skate School logo went on the back of the T-shirts.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Hopes Dashed!

H.G. Wells' War Of The Worlds

I followed the little hype there was and eagerly anticipated the release of this movie. Pre-ordered the DVD when it was announced that this movie was going straight to disc. Whoa! I was stunned in disappointment.

I think I know what happened, though. When it was discovered that there were others simultaneously creating WOTW movies and all chance of getting a last minute budget infusion evaporated ... this DVD is what remains. A movie devoid of proper computer effects rendering and film editing. The footage wasn't edited into a theatrically distributable form. Out of a love of the original idea, nearly everything usable that was shot simply got added onto the disc. "Take 1, take 2, take 3 ..." they're all included ad nauseam.

Just a little more time, editing and (of course) money could have saved this thing from being the lamentable epic that it is. Embarrassing to watch, really ... I'm NOT kidding. Resurrection anyone? Peter Jackson?

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

My Brother-in Law stopped by the other day to "help" trim the big ol' cherry apple blossom tree plant that's been taking over the driveway and electric lines at my house. He just happened to have his chainsaw in the mini van with him that day. I knew I was in for more than was necessary.

Also, he conveniently left before the power company guy arrived so the guy's looking at me like I'm the idiot.

Asks, "You didn't do this, did you?"

The overhanging limb was being cut far from the offending power lines ... when we started. There was one nub of a precut limb from previous years trimming that might hang on the lines, otherwise, the limb should just have fallen. Well, just to make sure the limb clears I see he's got a rake to try and push with. Sparks fly and several popping sounds later ... Couldn't have tangled it in there better if it'd been done on purpose.