I love the Rolling Stones. They have been making incredibly good and relevant rock music since the 1960s. They also have one of the best logos ever created. It was made by English graphic designer John Pasche though many believe that Andy Warhol designed it. This is a digital painting of the the logo made to look like a poofy realistic airbrush painting. One of my most sad Christmas memories is of being home from college on a cold overcast Christmas day, riding around my hometown listening to Sticky Fingers by myself. I spent most of my time in and since college by myself making art and listening to music. My style is heavily influenced by psychedelic 70s illustration with its fanciful airbrushed creatures and its Pushpin bent, Terry Gilliam style and happy but slightly sinister tone .
This is a mascot for Open AI. It is a company funded by Elon Musk to ensure that the technology behind ai is not completely owned and exploited by any one interest. He wants to keep ai open and safe and make sure people figure out all of the pitfalls before it takes over the world.
This is an illuminati mascot with orange feet and hands. He has only one eye so he finds it difficult to judge distances, hit a baseball and make those magic eye posters work. He literally stands there for hours at Spencer Gifts waiting for them to work – and nothing. He owns the world, runs every government on the planet, runs the music industry and dictates what every movie in hollywood is about but he feels left out. He feels rejected. His lack of stereoscopic vision has obliterated his sense of self worth.
This editorial illustration is based on an image by George Melies from his movie a Trip to the Moon. BTW the movie “Hugo” is excellent. It is about Melies’ life and directed by Martin Scorcese.
It is depressing how quickly expensive computer hardware gets antiquated. I love beige box macs. The are the computer that introduced me to digital art. They were so polished and refined and sturdy though they are totally useless today. This is an old mac on his last legs. He had a good life but he knows his days are numbered.
Nerd robot DJ with pioneer mixer making sick beats and producing edgy electronic music.
When I was a kid I was obsessed with nuclear war. I remember books from the 60s in my primary school library about the mechanics of global thermonuclear war. It talked about RADs, REMs and how hydrogen icbms had multiple warheads so that the bad guys couldn’t shoot them down with anti-ballistic missiles. The book was so cold, emotionless and harsh. It mirrored the scientific minimalism of the 60s. I’m certain it was written for adults during a time when nuclear war was all too real. But I think it bent my brain. It frightens me that many smart people think humanity is still in a position where it might destroy itself with nuclear weapons. Bomb icon with a transparent background.
I love the Beatles. I have been a fan for as long as I can remember. Their movie Yellow Submarine is great. It has a subversive 70s stream of consciousness hippy imagination running wild narrative. The art director was Heinz Edelmann. RIP Mr. Edelmann. I love all of his psychedelic critters and inventions. They are so simple and perfect. All you need is love. And the internet. And spotify.
I listen to them on spotify almost daily. I like their later work the most with its ruthless inventiveness and sarcastic bent. It is hard to believe that 4 kids from England made so much world changing music.
Happy sunflower basking in the sun with her bee bro. I like when these happy critters spring up under the bird feeder. It happens because birds are messy eaters. I remember a friend of my father showing me a field of sunflowers when I was a little kid. Thinking back on it – I was looking at a yellow field full of beautiful sturdy thick stemmed solar panels busily producing clean energy. Happy Sunflower cartoon.
I love butterflies. Scientists believe Monarchs are dwindling because of climate change and modern agriculture. Plant Milkweed in your garden to help them. In my work it represents the silly tinfoil hat conspiracy magnet Project Monarch by the CIA. I am fascinated by how conspiracy nuts blame MKULTRA for almost everything.