Sunday, June 10, 2012

Fairly Oddparents Redux

I've always thought that term sounded pretentious- "redux".. like, what? you should be impressed because I speak Latin??? Anyway, we're going back into production on FOP (for those of us too lazy to say "Fairly Oddparents" every time), so I thought it might be a good time to post some FOP models! I hope you like 'em!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


This is our dog- "Max". Short for Maximilian... or Maxwell... or maybe Maximus.. or Maximum Doggage... He came to us already named Max, so the only creative input we get is to speculate what it's short for. Max was a cute puppy. Really PUPPY CALENDAR-cute! But as he grew, he became more like a bad drawing of a dog. Like a drawing someone might do who had never studied animal anatomy or appealing proportion. His body elongated like a balloon animal... his head stopped growing early in the game while the rest of him continued without design or reason... His tail and ears sprouted to Dr. Seussian proportions, while his improbable tongue took on a life of its own.... He's like "The Ugly Duckling" in reverse. A friend, upon seeing him for the first time, said "He looks like a Pokemon!" He was right! "Maximander- I choose YOU!"

Monday, May 7, 2012

Rockin' For The Arts 2012

Whether a lover of music, of kids, or of the arts- MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Bluegrass Ukuleles

I just finished a logo design for a swell company out of Louisville Kentucky: "Bluegrass Ukuleles". The company consists of a father-son team (Tom Sr & Tom Jr), who build regular ukes, but specialize in making cigar box ukuleles. Maybe it's because my folks are from Kentucky... maybe it's because of the re-purposed, do-it-yourself, I-ain't-got-no-money-but-I-gotta-make-music-somehow nature of cigar box instruments, but I've always had a place in my heart for these little mojo-monsters. I've never played a Bluegrass Ukulele, but I've admired them on YouTube for some time. and let me tell ya- they are very nice-sounding instruments, which just happen to be made from solid-wood cigar boxes. I'm happy to report that I have one in my not-too-distant future! WOO-HOO! As for the logo, it went through a few permutations (as these things do), and here is the end result. The woman strumming the ukulele is Tom Jr's wife, who also happens to be a flamenco dancer (hence the outfit). So there you have it. I encourage you to check out the company's website, at I also encourage you to take up the ukulele, if you haven't already done so. Thanks for looking! Y'all come back now- hear?