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.


Tuesday

Brothers of the Sonic Cloth has a new record coming out and needed a new, explosive shirt design. I delivered:

Saturday

Photos of the day:

I was asked to take some photos at the Western Bikeworks gold sprints tonight. It was a ton of energy and a lot of pure adrenalin. Here's a few shots I took, the full set is here.




Thursday

Demo of the day:

New recording project, new art. Check out Process Black HERE.

Saturday

Shirts of the day:

The mighty Xibalba hired me for a few new merch designs, two of which contain actual photos that I took in the woods a while back. Fun. Thanx fellas.



Vinyl of the day:

Minor Fret (with members of Lumbar, Ossacrux, Iamthethorn and No Youth) perform Minor Threat covers stuck in a thick black tar. Available soon via Holy Mountain Music. For fans of Eyehategod, Iron Monkey, Bongzilla and the like. It's an interesting way to give tribute to the band that helped shape punk for all of us. Wolf in sheep's clothing illustration by Metal Jeff.


Vinyl of the day:

These shady characters are releasing a 44-minute song on an LP. Songs need art, they only had a song... now they have both. A pleasure to create a collage and design for this heavy project.





Tuesday

Logo of the day:

"Hey Aaron, did I ever tell you about Night Church that a bunch of folks do together? We ride up in Forest Park on Tuesday nights. Super fun. We need a logo... something black and white and metal. Are ya interesting in whipping something up?” 

Well I whipped something up for these dirty fellas. Though I'm too slow to roll on bicycles with these fasties, I'm happy to have been part of the design sidelines of it all.



Thursday

Logo of the day:

My pal Errin started up an early-rising, roasted bean beverage-sippin', two-wheel device-ridin' meet up crew... thing. Follow these hashtags for more info: #laccc #larivercampcoffee