An arch I designed for an existing set of stone pillars + wall. Has concealed LED in the top, and slips down over stubbed-out rectube. The area is somewhere smack downtown. The client decided, after this rendering, that this place needed a name. And maybe a sign? with the name? that says the name? Really? You think?
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Remember those shiny gold and turquoise pylon signs at Northcross? The Wizard of Oz signs? Well, they're history. I designed these two replacements, and kept things on the subtle side in consideration of the flap from the neighborhood, and the need for WalMart to just quietly slide into place. God, I feel dirty...
I used the architect's palette and elements from the entry, along with thin-stroke reverse channel letters mounted at their baselines, to keep this on the down low. I also had to work around the chrome-blingy Veranda signs below.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
This is an 8 1/2" x 11" section from a drawing I've been working on over a period of years. The full size of the rendering is 4'-6" x 2'-0", so this is only a small section shown. Below is an inset of this one panel. Click on the full-size drawing to open a 400dpi 7MG file...as in, it takes a minute. There are scenes of battles, crucifictions, car shows, Roman architecture, a balloon show, jousting matches, hidden faces and bodies, and on. This is roughly 1/14th of the full drawing. When viewed from across the room, the image is of a hand covering a face with a single eye looking between the fingers. See the full shot at www.theepicface.blogspot.com
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
I think the trendsetting for this new shopping center is the clean lines and lack of foo-foo add-on architectural crap. The design by Noack-Little arcitects looks like a feature in Architecture Today, rather than Strip-Mall Roundup. They supplied a drawing I suspect came from the client's 10th-grade high school art student. Very colloquial execution, and a fairly simple design, as are the building designs. And simple is good.
Friday, May 23, 2008
...an illustration plucked from an Austin Chronicle from past years. The article was a book review of a fictional piece concerning Elvis' dead twin brother, Jesse, lost in childbirth. Ah, the Chronicle offices on I-35...also yellow, crinkly, and smelly.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Friday, May 9, 2008
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
A kiosk design for Scott and White Healthcare in Temple. An absolute shot in the dark for a client that was expecting pencil roughs on a piece of paper. Featuring Greenglas 2111, routed aluminum graphics and led-illumination. Solitary confinement...
Friday, April 4, 2008
I'm posting this vid of my granddaughter on this site, because it was too large to email to some friends (you know who you are!) She's seen celebrating her first birthday by wearing her cake. MacKenzie Anglin was barely a week old when she was thrown from a moving car in a terrible wreck on 1431 outside Lago Vista. She was visited by angels in human form: members of the "Smoking for Jesus Ministry", who cared for her and prayed over her until EMS arrived. The Smokin' group was on their way to a gig in Austin from Kingsland, and stopped to render aid. Mac was found facedown in a dirt-rut, still strapped into part of the carseat, and apparently not breathing. Now look at her! She's huge and hungry and happy.
There were a number of strange and miraculous things happening that day, and I can only imagine the prayer circle around that week-old baby, asking the Lord for all his mercy. I, and my wife, didn't learn of the accident until 10 pm, and the wreck had happened around 3:00pm. We were in church at 5:oo and my wife suddenly began to cry for no reason, and told me she had a feeling of "great dread". We had no idea what had happened.
Mac' sister, Eleanor was left hanging upside-down in her carseat and was pronounced dead on the scene by the EMS. But, that wasn't God's plan... She was very much alive. The EMS and Fire Department and bystanders almost got into a throw-down over it. A week later on the local news, the controversy still went on. Nobody in our family blamed anyone for anything, though. We were counting the three out of four blessings we still had.
My only son, Aaron had been a youth minister and leader in three different non-denominational churches. He searched for the truth diligently, and asked very hard questions of his elders. Six days before his death, he was confirmed into the Catholic faith and joined the church I and his sister attend. He wasn't just going to join and smile, though. He had a lot of issues with Catholicism, and wasn't going to let anyone off the hook so easy! The Lord gave us brains for a reason.
To Tiffany Thomas, and all the SFJM people... I can't say "thank you" enough. MacKenzie is your legacy. We'd love to visit your church one day soon, and meet Bro. Wilbert, and everyone else. I also want to offer up our special prayers for Wilbert, and ask God to see him through any darkness he may be dealing with. As for everyone else...Hurricane Katrina may have taken and ruined countless lives, but for one little wiggly baby way over in Central Texas on September 23, 2007, that storm was a true blessing. We have not-so-little Mac!
Guess we can call her "BigMac", now.
All our love,
Ben and Patricia Anglin
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
This is my design for an interior ID sign at a flagship theatre project in Alabama. A mixed-use entertainment venue with fine dining, linens, cocktails, and such. The client went with us based on the look of these interior-mounted structures. The theatre opened in January, 2008. Black-tie in Alabama. Go figure.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Down and dirty monuments for a new development in somewhere or other. Posted this to evaluate the Teletubbies-sky treatment. Note the stiffened lifeless human form at right. That's known as a salesman. Even 3D technology can't dimensionalize a salesman...
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Here's a birthday thang from Trish and me. We stared at that wooden one you currently have, for a week, and decided it should be demoted to the downstairs. I'm having our people route this next week. Rusty is, as rusty does, or I can have it finished in a specific color for ya'll. We can deliver it soon.
Anyhow, HAPPY BIRTHDAY OLD DUDE!!
Okay, I had absolutely nothing to do with this project, but I jumped into the shot just in time. A beeeeg guitar for Carlos Santana's new restaurant in Tempe. My codesigner-amigo, Jeremy Brooks suffered through a myraid of revisions and idiotic sales-think, to produce this mother. The 13' polycarbonate and aluminum guitar is internally illuminated with 15mm EGL designer white neon, and overlaid with a 2x digital print. It's an actual photo of Carlos' guitar.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
...and cheese. Ponzio's Restaurant in Cherry Hill, NJ has been serving up comfort food for decades and their signage was looking it. Great old retro stuff that was losing its will to live. Ponzio's had been using a diamond-shape executed in a variety of raggedy corrugated-plastic displays and strange pole signs. Signs birds like.
For their new sign program, I adopted the funky patchwork/background art from their newly designed menus. I took their existing fork and plate graphic and popped it out 3D. The fork floats over multi-level routed plex graphics that form the plate. The channel letters are reverse-lit with push-thru 1/2" white plex faces. Some 15mm clear red neon, and it's time to eat.
Sunday, March 2, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
No branding, Grashopper. The Villages at Sonterra (San Antonio) wanted a landmark clock tower in lieu of typical monument signage. The client loved this from day one, and without revising a single brick, has carried the design over to sister developments. It has been constructed as a two-sided and a four-sided structure. The horse with no name.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
The first poor slob that spills a beer on this table is going to end up hanging from a tree.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
This is a fledgling effort at a web/blog-presence for me. Posting and editing and all that fun stuff...It's my chance to find out if I hate it, or if I REALLY REALLY hate it...I'll know fairly quickly.
My daughter is an award-winning blogger in the real estate world, and I've embarassed her a few times on her own site via comments. Now she has to worry about watching what I may be posting, here..
My beautiful wife, Trish, will also need to monitor the site, so I'm not wasting my time posting a bunch of gooey crap for no good reason...Make me proud, honey. ILYM
Friday, February 22, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Saturday, February 9, 2008
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Can't do much to make a medical job look sexy, except to place a 3D girl from IClone. Seems like all their models are built by 14 year old boys. None of them look like Ellen Degeneres or Barbara Bush...thank the stars.
Friday, February 8, 2008
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
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East Sixth Street, Austin. A new club slated for the 200 block. The historical district requires adherence to a "period" look. I guess it all depends on which period you mean... I remember the signs on sixth street back in the early 60's. Many were hand painted, and full of bullet holes, just like the store and tavern windows. Most of East Sixth street wasn't all that romantic, or historically exciting, just really rough. So rough, my mom would make us roll the windows up in the car, and she'd run the red lights.
I've designed an open-face channel letter v-sign with exposed neon, and sequenced incandescent chaser lights at the bottom of the cabinets; Marqueed cabinets with ZipaTrack lettering, white plex backlit panels, and tubular aluminum accents finished gold. Gold mirrored Chemetal laminated soffits around lamps; Open face "spade" with clear red 15mm neon;
There's an existing blade sign that may also be refitted. We'll see. Aces has the dubious honor of a tree-covered storefront. One of the few on sixth. Sign vs. Trees... Sign usually loses...