Thursday, February 28, 2008


"Future is Now."
Don't try this at home. Seriously.
If you ever get a flash of brilliance akin to the XBike, please run it by one of your non-exxxxtreme friends.

Nuevo Laredo

It's not too often that you come across a restaurant that truly exceeds your expectations of what is good. Today it happened. A couple of friends of mine ventured over to Chattahoochee Avenue (hoodrat hoodrat hoochie mama). Our destination: Nuevo Laredo Cantina. I had the pork tacos. They were the real deal. Frijoles. Cabbage. Plenty of salsa. Lime. All the stuff you'd desire in a sublime Mexican lunch. The portions are ginormous too. If you're in the ATL and need some Mexican, hit it up.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Open Letter to Willy Wonka

As I watch the monday morning quarterbacks pontificate over last night's Oscar Fashion disasters, I laugh at the catty comments. I enjoy it because I'm eating Fun Dip. Now I realize I have the same candy preferences as most five-year-olds, but I'm o.k. with it.

Fun Dip, as you may or may not know, is entirely processed sugar. That's why it's good. What other candy has three separate pouches of awesomeness? (Don't even talk about Pop Rocks in the same category).

The only part of Fun Dip that gets in my proverbial craw is the RazzApple magic dip. It is the bastard child of the bunch. It has no place in the canon of candy powders. How dare this impostor show its face among greats like Grape and Cherry?

Mr. Wonka, if you're out there, do your part to make a good candy great. Nix RazzApple.I propose the inauguration of Orange powder to office*.

* All in favor of this motion, please indicate in the comments. Let's make a change in this country.

Still Life: Toe Orange

Still Life Action in the ATL

Painted Face

This is Cedrick. This is my photo assignment for Intro to photography. Paint a face, as Peter Hobbs called it. Since I don't know anything about makeup, I chose to do the manliest thing possible. Camo. I think it turned out pretty well.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

He's Back

Andre hasn't dropped a rhyme in a minute or two. Until now. Dre dropped "Da Art of Storytelling Part 4." It's fire. Scope it out on your torrent or Acquisition. The track is on one of DJ Drama's Gangsta Grills mixtapes.

via Standard ATL.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Another Friday in the trenches...

It's been a busy blogging day. And tons of new work. Here's a poster design I'm working on for a fake tour in 08. It's MF DOOM's "Impending Doom Tour." The poster still needs some tweaking, but it's getting there.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Picture says a thousand words

Have you ever tried to describe yourself in one word? An all-encompassing statement that tells a stranger what you're about. I suggest you try it if you haven't. It's a self-affirming exercise.

Well, that's what I've been working on the past few weeks. In my story-telling and metaphors class, I had to design a logo for myself. It took some deep digging to really find out who I am. Something that will be represented in a single mark. It was an interesting process. One of the first exercises we did was take an anonymous survey of what other people thought about each person in the class. Each person had to write a single adjective about each person. The results were pretty cool.

Unassuming. Confident. Nice. Smart. Stylish. Those were some of the responses I got from my classmates. I was pretty flattered. I took a lot of those words into consideration when I was designing my logo.

I really wanted to make it a reflection of my profession (to be). My first attempts made reference to a sheet of paper with a dog-eared corner. I really liked the mark, but it wasn't there. I didn't want to pigeon-hole myself as just a writer. One of my initial sketches included a speech bubble encapsulating my initials. It had no relevance to me. I just marked it down.

In our class, I was showing my first round of sketches. One of my classmates commented about how the speech bubbble could possibly be a thought bubble. That was the moment. That was the word that encapsulated me and my future career. Thoughts. I'm an ideas person. I'm also constantly milling things over. Thinking about random stuff that's only useful on Jeopardy. I moved forward.

I made another round of sketches. It was looking good. My thought bubble would not be the cutsy cartoon type. It would be simplified with clean-rounded edges. I also wanted to utilize my initials: AH. The logo would relfect the "a hah" moment when brilliance strikes.

Now to the computer. I made some initial comps with a palette of cyan, orange, kelly green and a dark indigo. It took quite a while to get the curves right in Illustrator,but I knew the one I liked about an hour-and-a-half in to the exercise. I think the logo might have a dynamic color. It's cyan for the time being. Take a look at the refined mark.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Window in the sky.

This ditty was edited by the fine folks at Modernista! If you can name all the artists, you're on some Rain Man stuff.


What happens when two of the best drummers in the game join forces? Watch and see.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Happy Hands

I love YouTube.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008


Scope the album on Emusic.

Clutchy Hopkins

Watch and enjoy. Who is the man behind the mystery? Some speculate it's a Stone's Throw project hatched by Madlib.

Friday, February 1, 2008