Sunday, February 28, 2010

Daditionary Prints/Testers

Several supplementary test prints (or testers, as I call them) from the Daditionary Series have been posted at the JRF online store. These unique and sometimes haphazard 24" x 36" works on newsprint served as in-progress sketches, experiments and blotters during the creation of the 'standard' prints...

And thanks to those of you out there that have purchased prints!

Friday, February 26, 2010


I have been a fan of Lizard King for a few years now and have been quietly watching him unleash his unique personality upon the skateboarding community. I have bumped into him a few times, at my local 'shop' (L.A. Skate) and down at the U.S. Open of Surfing, and he's a pretty chill cat. I think it's rad that guys like him (making their own rules, skating their own, saying what they want) can be 'successful' in the industry, because they are the TRUE spirit of skateboarding.

Lizard has been 'down and out' for a few months because of an injury, but not before crushing the Berrics and conquering the Mega Ramp at Bob' sure to check his Battle Commander to see what I am talking about.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

THIS "These Friends" Part 2

THIS Los Angeles Opening Promo from Say Mayday on Vimeo.

Congratulations to THIS, Justin Van Hoy (aka TheDutchPress) and his cohorts for presenting their brand new collective space/art gallery/group mega show last week! It was an amazing turnout with nearly 100 different artists in the show. My contribution to the exhibit is pictured above; a large and vintage Action Drawing, 22" x 30", created in 1996, is still available for purchase.

The entire These Friends show is available to view (and purchase!) online. Additional info can also be found at the THIS site.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Daditionary Series

The new Daditionary Series screenprints have been posted and are available for purchase. Act quickly, as each multi-colored, 18" x 24" archival print is completely unique, 1/1, and only $25 (plus shipping).

Sunday, February 14, 2010


Thanks to the many of you that trekked into Echo Park Friday night to see our event at 2 Headed Horse. Mike and I greeted the first fifty folks through the door with a free event poster; Mike and the band played a really great set of Black Flag tunes, living legend, Duane Peters, hopped in on a few songs; Shepard played all of our favorite tracks throughout the night and I managed to sell a few of the prints and tees that I designed and created for specifically for the event. I will have additional details and photos that will be updated here very soon.

Photos above courtesy of Larry Ransom at

Friday, February 12, 2010


Above is a small preview of some of the new art and design I have created for tonight's event at 2Headed Horse. There is a lot of Dada and Seditionary influence in all of the work in addition to a healthy dose of a simple and direct, DIY attitude. Each silkscreened piece (every skateboard, every print, every poster, every shirt) is completely unique, 1/1. Prices range from $20 for testers on newsprint, to $30 for 18" x 24" posters, $50 for skateboards, and up to $100 for 24" x 36" art prints. Most tee shirts will be $10 and are printed on 100% reclaimed blanks from the local Goodwill store.

Doors open at 9 pm tonight (1770 Glendale Blvd), with DJ sets by Shepard Fairey; Mike Vallely/By The Sword doing their Black Flag tribute set at 10; and my work will be available all night long. Remaining prints will be posted at my online store later next week.

A big thank you to Obey Giant Art (including Shepard, Nic , Zee, Baby and the rest of the crew) for sharing their amazing facility and tolerating my antics. Also, thanks to Ted and Laban at 2Headed Horse, Mable Lee at LaLa Press, Larry Ransom at Mike V, Inc, Element Skateboards, Jonathan and crew at Fresh Pressed, and my wife, Camille.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

In Progress

From 'Preparations' to 'In Progress'....pulling some of the first few one-off, DiY Dada screenprints. Above is the first look at a few items of controlled 18" x 24" chaos to be released Friday night.

A mighty stack still awaits.

Barred for Life


Stacks of screens, boxes of paper, sheets of film and buckets of emulsion...full thrash mode.

Monday, February 8, 2010

DIY America

I guess Aaron Rose (Beautiful Losers) directed this well-done series called DIY America/Skate and Create. And since I am in the midst of thrashing to prepare for a very similar-minded event this Friday, I thought it'd be nice to share these clips...and as of this posting, these videos have about 200 views each, which is a real shame.

So much of what is being said by the folks interviewed is the absolute truth about both skateboarding and creativity.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Banned in DC

One of my all time favorite bands and songs is reviewed today over on the Daily Guru. I had this tape, which we always referred to as the ROIR sessions, on constant rotation for all skate sessions from 1986-1988...(I had a 'red' version of the cassette).

This record had a HUGE influence on a lot of people, especially the underground/East Coast scene. Everyone from Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys to Ian MacKaye of Fugazi/Minor Threat/Teen Idles cites this recording as a huge inspiration on their lives.

"...we got ourselves, gonna make it anyway!"