Trump is a Joker

I just completed this one for The Peak SFU for Week 2’s print run. This entire piece is fully vector and I am pretty happy of the way it came out. I am getting pretty good with the Mesh Tool. Thanks to and my free access through the Vancouver Public Library! Tools used: Adobe Illustrator CC, Photoshop CC for mock ups/rough drafts

Tracks to Drive-by and Protest to

Artist: GMEBE Bandz (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Soundcloud) The simplistic off-beat rhyme scheme Bandz is implementing is prime product. Artist: T.I. (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Soundcloud, YouTube) This track kind of grew on me. At first, my impression was that T.I. was trying to ride the #BlackLivesMatter movement by over-eagerly stepping up to add his patch to the rapidly growing hip-hop quilt that is the soundtrack to the social movement. Also, partly because of the way that his past releases and actions (seriously, what the fuck is this?) has coloured his persona and subsequent works, …

Oh, the Dick Pics You’ll Send (Dr. Seuss Parody)

This gem for a parody has been knocking around my mind and idea sketchbook for a couple of months now. I wanted to clean my living room yesterday… So naturally, it was prime opportunity to procrastinate and focus on digitizing these two ideas. I grew up reading Dr. Seuss and Roald Dahl’s writing. The illustrations in both writers’ respective works have always been styles that I deeply admired. Let me know what you think of these little doodles in the comments below! Software used: Photoshop CC 2017, for bitmap linework …

This Week’s Music Bubble Up

1.  Artist: Alex Wiley ( Twitter, Facebook, Soundcloud, Instagram, YouTube ) I am the descendant of Gods. So motherfucker just don’t be surprised when I take off when I take flight when I go crazy Recently, this (see below) was posted on Wiley’s social media referring to taking time off from touring to address “ongoing personal issues that need immediate attention”. We all have been through times in our lives when we needed time away from the general public eye. Just thinking about how much more intense it is for a young man with a …

Thirsty Drippin’ Thursdays

1.  Artist: The Game ( Facebook, Twitter, Instagram ) Nostalgia has been quite a large wave these couple of years. The Game’s entire album was obviously conceptually trying to be absolutely dripping in 90s-era nostalgia. This track just takes me back, but has a contemporary vibe that just works. 2. Artist: Wale ( Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud, YouTube, Instagram ) Just a good track. 3. Artist: Kendrick Lamar ( Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube ) What do you think of the latest video from Kendrick? The hypnotizing hook personally appeals to my self-flagellating personality.

Today I Learned About: The Quantel Paintbox

Notes:  Some of Quantel’s machines were very expensive. selling for upwards of $100,000. Offered channel masks, which predate Adobe Photoshop’s channel masks Now, the company operates as SAM (Snell Advanced Media) and specializes in professional video broadcasting and production technologies.

Weekly Tracks for the Track 🏃

1.   Artist: C Y G N ( Bandcamp, Twitter, Facebook, Soundcloud, Instagram ) This track was on Alex Taïeb‘s (TYRSA) Instagram of his latest piece at the Sid Lee LA offices. First off, if you’re not following TYRSA, you need to reexamine not only your instagram feed but your entire life — the man is a typographical genius. 2. Artist: Wale ( Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud, YouTube, Instagram ) Wale needs to stay away from the people trying to box his artistic creativity into a specific category. I can’t understand why the industry can’t handle his …

New Track Tuesday #HeatRocks

Artist: Mark Sre Socmed: Twitter, Facebook I’ve been listening to Rowdy Rebel for a minute now. This track, while not the most advanced track either lyrically or production-wise, it’s a gem that makes me run on the treadmill like a monster. Artist: Rowdy Rebel Socmed: Twitter, Facebook

New Music: 6LACK – Luving U

Spotify has been a revolution for me in terms of finding new music. I used to spend so many hours collecting files that currently just sit on unused drives. The service has let me discover music with much less effort. Surprisingly, it lead me to believe that the service would only rely on established artists. I was wrong about that. I’ve discovered many tracks that have gone on to slowly bubble up to becoming full fledged hits on the radio months before anybody had even thought of requesting them. Perhaps …

February 2017 Running Debrief

I ran 65.56 kilometres this February! This was my best month since July 2015 (in which I ran a total of 102.9 KM). That’s a difference of 19 months. That’s not too impressive, but nonetheless, it’s a start! I’ve been steadily trying to focus on my fitness because when I begin to see the results in my physique, it translates to my confidence. And I desperately need some confidence these days! Slowly but surely, I will get to summer in better shape than I left it. This isn’t about being better …