Friday, February 27, 2009

More Yanko

My teapot was featured this week, and my computer was included in their Best of February 2009.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Reebok project finished

I wish I had gotten to all of this sooner, as this project is really lacking on both the front and back ends. It needed more research, inspiration and ideation up front and more things like colorways and detail refinement at the end. All in all, though, for about a week and a half of work in my free time I'm pretty happy with the result. A special thanks to John Ariosa for the great advice you had regarding my original rendering. Sorry about the shitty image quality, but I really don't feel like uploading better copies.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Shoe Render

Still need to do some tweaking, but here's my final design for my Reebok project. It's a low-profile cross-trainer meant for sprint and agility workouts rathter than distance. Other details include the outsole being brought high in the front to give traction to the sides for activities like rock climbing and dance. Rendered in Illustrator CS4.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Quick Illustrator

Quick Illustrator drrawings of the two concepts I decided to go with. Both are low profile trainers. Final concept will be a combination of the two.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Shoe sketching

Finished the sketching (done in Painter X) for my Reebok project, now on to Illustrator.

Friday, February 20, 2009

I'm in a bookstore, wishing it was the internet

I had to work late yesterday, and, since my firm isn't big on overtime, my boss told me to come in late today. So as not to alter with my normal morning routine and consequently tear a hole in the space-time continuum, I left at my usual time and spent an hour in a Barnes and Noble.

People, as Steve Jobs says, don't read anymore.
Constant scoldings from publishers and scholars inform us that too often we accept internet headlines and succinct blog entries in place of tradtional print. Today, however, as I crooked my neck to scan the titles on hundreds of spines, I realized that I would much rather be doing this from a computer. While there is something to be said about the surprises I will inevitably come across by randomly browsing the shelves, I'll trade them any day for a search bar.

As my mind bounces from subject to subject, writer to writer, I find my feet can't keep up. I'll open up a book and instantly forget what I have decided to look for next.
Oh shit...I forget if this one was to the left or the right of that big blue one...which looks interesting...but wasn't I headed over there...for a big blue book, right...fuck. But, in the wonderful world of the interweb, I can simultaneously divide my conscious between a dozen different tabs and windows, opening, closing and searching at will.

While staying out of bookstores may keep me somewhat detached from the experience of reading for pleasure, I can't deny the simple pleasure I get from browsing through 184 titles...all without incurring the dreaded Taco Neck Syndrome.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Been busy

Been busy. Lots of skiing, and Reebok is requiring a shoe project in order to apply for summer co-op. That will be consuming my time until the end of next week. I'll try to post progess shots.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Simpsons QOD

My Homer is not a communist. He may be a liar, a pig, an idiot, a communist, but he is not a porn star.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

NR4 picked up by

Flylyf, where "you will be exposed to the latest news in the world of Style, Tech, Design, and Flicks," has picked up Yanko's coverage of my running apparel design. Check it out.