Tuesday

Vinyl of the day:

Lumbar's "First & Last Days of Unwelcome" will be reissued on wax in 2019, this time on Argonauta Records. Was a pleasure to not only design the new logo/layout, but also to take the photographs for the release. Order it here.


CD of the day:

Lumbar's "First & Last Days of Unwelcome" will be released on CD for the first time in 2019, via Argonauta Records. Was a pleasure to not only design the new logo/layout, but also to take the photographs for the project. Order it here.


Cassette of the day:

Lumbar's "First & Last Days of Unwelcome" will be released on cassette for the first time in 2019, via Anima Recordings. Was a pleasure to not only design the new logo/layout, but also to take the photographs for the tape. Order it here.


Thursday

Vinyl of the day:

Obliterations 7" that I designed, love the way it turned out... a little grit, but relatively clean and simple.





Sunday

Cassette of the day:

Ramprasad's Ruinenlust, released as a cassette on Anima Recordings. I created the band's sigil logo, took the front photo and designed the layout (inside live photo via Invisible Hour). Pick up a copy here.








Monday

Record covers of the day:

Every once in a while, you design something for yourself. Here are my two recent solo banjo recordings, for each separate EP, with my own photography as well.



Tuesday

Cassette of the day:

My design for the new Bible Black Tyrant cassette came out, and I couldn't be happier with the way it looks. Listen in to the crushing tracks of hatred (and order the tape) HERE.




CD of the day:

My design for the new Bible Black Tyrant CD came out, and I couldn't be happier with the way it looks. Listen in to the crushing tracks of hatred HERE, and order the disc HERE.










Wednesday

LP of the day:

Minor Fret's newest recording, entitled “Seven”, document’s the band’s slower, dirtier versions of Minor Threat songs. This vinyl with screen printed jacket contains killer Illustration by Metal Jeff, and is limited to only 500 copies... plus, it comes with free t-shirt. Get it here.

Download these seven tracks plus the band’s first four as well, for free here.



Saturday

CD of the day:

Somehow, I never posted these images from the Bluebird discography that I designed for the band... an awesome project that I am so stoked to have been part of.



Friday

EP cover of the day:



Mouth of Maggots, gross. But, even the gross need art... so, I reappropriated a zombie from The Walking Dead, glazed it with gold and created a logo. Sometimes gross is good. Check the band out here, and download the s/t EP for free.

A Google translation of the original French Mouth of Maggots review, seems about right:

"Complex, but direct. Attractive in form, but terrifying in the background. As luminous as it is dark in its assembly of core components treated with the same finesse as this graphic feature representing a grotesque face... It is terribly well done... Attractive and disgusting at the same time."





Cassette of the day:

I designed the j card for Dakessian's new cassette release, listen in to what all the buzz is about here.

Thursday

Photos of the day:

Been shooting a lot, see 'em all here.

Brand of the day:

"ROTS (Riders on the Storm) is made up of three fellas who grew up in different areas of the country thrashing skateboards on ramps, jumping off stuff in the woods on bmx bikes, squeezing through traffic on track bikes and listening to punk rock. Now, they are paying homage to those punk rock roots via cycling-related awesomery, in wearable & usable form."

Finally, my new brand is off the ground and running strong. Check it here.

Wednesday

Photos of the day:

My photos from the recent Cross Crusade bicycle racing in Portland Oregon. Full set here.


Thursday

Logo of the day:

Though it's still new and not used on any products (bicycles, merch, etc.), I recently designed a new logo for famed frame builder Megan of Moth Attack.


Wednesday

Shirt of the day:

My pal made up (and is selling to help raise some funds for my recent bike crash and helicopter evac bills) some t-shirts. I was asked to design them and came up with a phrase that fits my current mood pretty well. Help if able, and thank you, here.


Thursday

Patch of the day:

I designed a patch for the Standard and Strange clothing line. Though I don’t quite understand it, I still like it and it was fun to work on something unlike my normal band-related stuff.



Tuesday

Photos of the day:

Sandrider is such an important heavy Northwest band and influence on me in my own songwriting. Always a pleasure to see these fine Seattle fellas and chat it up, even more of a pleasure to shoot them... full set here.


Sunday

Photos of the day:

Shooting your most favorite band is tough for a few reasons: 1.) You want to fully take in their set, without interruption and certainly without trying to focus on snapping good photos while they play. It distracts from your experience. 2.) You will miss the friendly banter that you normally have between them and yourself. 3.) You want to do them the justice they deserve... I do hope that (though the night had terrible lighting for slow shutters like mine) these are still interesting on a fine art level for those not in attendance. Dear YOB, thank you, as always. And thanx to Mississippi Studios for allowing me full stage access. See the whole set here.


Friday

Photos of the day:

I've known three of these fellas since 1999, when my band Himsa played a string of shows with them. Our members had high tension at the time, that had been building for months. I ended up leaving the band, and continued as a road crew member in Bane's van across the US. Was a true pleasure to shoot them in Portland last night, feel free to check out the night's shots here.


Monday

Photos of the day:

Shot Converge tonight in Portland, and what a blast it was! More shots here.

Sunday

Photos of the day:

Got out of the house to see and shoot the mighty Sumac. So glad that I did. Here's one below, and here's more.


Monday

Photos of the day:

Shot the crushing Old Man Gloom at the Doug Fir Lounge recently, see more here.