Friday, August 20, 2010

Design Inspiration:Shine 2001

Used to be real big on parties in New England and have this giant collection of flyers from 99-2004. These flyers were a huge inspiration for me when I first started doing graphics work around the end of that era. I was going through some stuff at the house and stumbled on my collection of big flyers that don't fit into 8x11 folders and figured it'd be cool to put some of these things back out there in the universe.

This one is for an event that was called Shine put on by Kingsize and massconcerts that took place at the Worcester Palladium June 9, 2001. The flyer is about 18" wide and when its opened up, its about 24" tall. When I started taking the photos (I don't have a scanner that big), I realized - the woman in the design is levitating over a flying, futuristic 8-color screen printing press (Awesome). I see she has 4 arms, but I bet she runs the squeegees with her mind - just 'cause she can. Feeling the orange, blue, silver, white colorway and the accents separating the two rooms on the inside of the flyer are well done.

Friday, August 13, 2010


I love bikes. I hate bike elitism. There's an awesome bike event happening in Boston this weekend you should check out called Boston by Night. It's an all night bike ride touring Architectural and Historic Sites of Boston. Starts at midnight, goes till sun up. Details here:

Boston By Bike...At Night
Midnight 'til dawn
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Twenty-second Annual Tour of Architectural and Historic Sites
Meet at *11:15pm* in front of Trinity Church in Copley Square
Bring a bicycle with a light and wear something reflective; helmet recommended.
Commemorative T-shirts available.
Bring something for pot luck breakfast Sunday in Christopher Columbus Park.
--> Please bring a spare inner tube that fits your tires.
Sponsored by the Back Bay Midnight Pedalers
For information call 617-522-0259

And in other bike news, Chris Piascik ( has been doing this AWESOME series "all my bikes" on his blog. I was just thinking about all my old bikes and some of the bikes in my neighborhood this morning when I came across Chris' series. Maaaan - I used to sweat this kid's baby blue gt performer so hard!!! And those old scooters - the real ones with the little bike tires on them? So dope. Check out Chris' work, here's a sample: