Have a roll through COMPOUND PDX during tomorrows First Thursday art crawl if you’re in the area. Whole bunch of talented peeps showing work that interprets their connotations of “Dangerous Curves”. Opening reception March 1st. Show runs from March 1st - April 1st
The SF marker pick-ups keep coming. DIET - HTK really dug around to come up with these oldies. CUDAHY PACKING CO This marker was produced for the Cudahy Packing Co. by manufacturer unknown. Super solid metal construction. Screw cap. Triangle wedge felt nib. TEX RITE PRODUCTS - DETROIT I’m not 100% sure, but I suspect this marker originated from this company. The clip...
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Second part of the scans I came across at CREATIVE PRO, from an article written by Gene Gable.
THE POWER OF THE DARK SIDE
I try not to covet, or prescribe any higher value to objects unnecessarily. That being said, i’m not popping this marker out of it’s packaging to give it a full test review. Thanks again DIET. Another dope find ! DARTH VADER BLACK FELT TIP This thing comes inside a bag, cardboard backing, the cardboard triangle isn’t even popped out, where you’re supposed to...
A LOT OF MARKS-A-LOT
The bounty of marker pick-ups courtesy of DIET - HTK continues… AVERY LOGO The Avery logo was designed by Saul Bass in 1975. This guy was an amazing designer. I think it’s really cool how aspects of design/graphic design are found within the different specimens of my marker collection. Understated details and factoids and interesting histories contained in each and every...
ATLAS SPRING 12
Complete product shots of Atlas Spring 12 collection I developed with the team are online now via the Atlas website. A good selection of tees, fleece, cut-and-sew, hats, decks and a couple hardware collaborations with Spitfire and Thunder Trucks. Available in-store now. Support Bay Area’s finest.
Came across these scans at CREATIVE PRO, from an article written by Gene Gable.
More additions to the collection courtesy of DIET - HTK . PAPERMATE - TORPEDO It’s not properly called the torpedo, but it looks like one, and there is no other markings on this one other than a fading Papermate wordmark. I found what I thought was a marker with the same shape last year, but when I uncapped it, it was actually a hi-lighter. So I’m happy to have something with such...
Picked up this marker on ebay… HELLO KITTY MINI MARKER This is a common licensed marker - the base design is the same, but the manufacturer slaps on a different plastic wrap label. I have a bunch of Disney and Marvel licensed mini markers, but nothing from Sanrio. So yeah, this label features Hello Kitty, doing her Hello Kitty thing - walking amongst a backdrop of cupcakes, purses,...
COLD STEEL SHARKIE DIET had this one in the marker stash for me and I knew what it was immediately. Well kind of. This is a marker to be used on some Bourne Identity close quarters fighting type situations. Manufactured by Cold Steel, this marker is made from glass-reinforced plastic and built for impact in self-defense situations. The marker part is actually quite thin in relation to the...
IF IT DON'T MAKE DOLLARS...
Another trio of markers from SF travels, courtesy of DIET - HTK SANFORD MR.SKETCH This is the fourth or fifth version of Mr.Sketch marker in my collection. This has the fruit-faced border like the other one in my collection, but the AP seal is of a different design. And the fine print label detail is a different PT size and font type. Still SERIES NO 20000. Not sure if this specimen was...
THREE THE HARD WAY
Another 3 markers from DIET HTK round-up. CRAYOLA TOTAL TOOLS JUMBO This thing is awkward. Total tools is right. The base cylinder has the same silvery plastic wrap label found in cheap bootleg markers. Not a fan of this rounded font Crayola wordmark. Huge awkward rubber grip bridges the barrel and tip. Makes nice dark, even lines on plain white paper, but trying to mark on different stock...
Whole slew of metal-base markers to add to the collection, courtesy of DIET - HTK. BEROL LIQUID TIP 1100 Love this. Great stubby shape. SOLID one-piece metal construction. Side labeling screened on. Simple BLACK/WHITE color markings. Sparse details, Just says Berol.LIQUID TIP wordmark, ALL SURFACE MARKER with permanent ink, in a black box, and 1100, product code on side. Classic Berol...
BIG, BAD AND HEAVY - DIET HTK
HUGE thanks to the homey DIET - HTK for scouring the Bay Area streets hi-and-low for the past year and stashing away a grip of black markers, comics, and related oddities for me. A digger of the first quality, super generous and always down to help a brother out. The next whole slew of marker updates in the weeks ahead are mostly from SF trip,filled with all the dope marker stuffs DIET...
ATLAS / AT LAST.
Been working with San Mateo-based purveyor of skate-goods-and-good-times, Atlas, to produce a line-up of apparel and hardgoods. Full selection available in-store now, complete product photos soon come.
EQUAL DISTRIBUTION - ALLISTER LEE
Happy to have the continued involvement of San Francisco-based Equal Distribution in promoting a selection of my printed material, artist projects and original artwork through their website. The Studio B.I.B 500 poster, Atlas Artist Series decks, a selection of custom illustrated marker strips, and original marker mascot illustrations are available now to purchase. Please pay a...
Atlas x Allister artist series. BACKGROUND FILL ORIGINAL ART ROUGHS.
ATLAS x ALLISTER LEE ARTIST SERIES
Detailed photos of ATLAS x ALLISTER LEE artist series skateboard decks. 2 different bottom graphics, available in a range of sizes. First 50 in each series come with hand-drawn certificate inserts. Available now in-store or contact Atlas direct to inquire about shipping.
RUN B.I.B - ATLAS INSTALL
Here are detail shots of art installation I put up last week to coincide with Atlas x Allister Lee artist series skate deck. Installation is up now, until March 12th. Pop in. Peep art. Purchase decks. Pop out. ATLAS 209 2nd Ave. San Mateo, CA 94401
RUN CYCLE - STUDIO PROCESS
Working shot of RUN CYCLE illo at STUDIO B.I.B space. Dec 2011.
BUT IN BLACK - 001
So the other thing that often happens while looking for black markers, is I find really cool examples of markers…but in colors that are not black. So I keep them around, because I like their design, and hope I can find the same model in the future…BUT IN BLACK. SANFORD NEPO This thing is a mini marker back when Sanford’s was still labelling their stuff Sanfords. REMBRANDT ...
BUT IN BIGGER - 001
I keep finding black markers that I wish I could include in my collection, but they don’t fit the size criteria because they are too small or narrow. Thought I should still put em’ up in the blog, but under this BUT IN BIGGER - 000 heading. MAGIC INK M-700 I have the stubby glass bottle marker from the same company. I wonder what other products they make. Too bad this thing...
POWER. RESPECT. JUICE
Popped into Juice Design to catch up with Matt, drop off some things, and in return, received their 2011 Christmas deck. Artwork by the prolific Sean Cliver. Thanks a bunch ! Power. Respect. Juice.