Wednesday, February 27, 2008


I'll bet this completely messes with your game. It's hard enough to shoot on a dirty pooltable, much less a big ole' logo. I traded this "brand" (sorry, I had to use that) for the client's contribution to a charity, last fall. When they said it would be used on a tabletop, I expected a cut and paste job, but the product was a really clean digital print.

The first poor slob that spills a beer on this table is going to end up hanging from a tree.


Okay, it's hack-80's style, but hey, I had to get one more out before there's a law passed. I pulled it off, and the client was quite pleased, regardless. And I promise to never do it again.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


Scratchboard. Scratch it.

after the smoke clears

Pardon my sloth, but this site is going to be thrown together like a drunk making a sandwich at 4 a.m. Please bear with the noise.

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

Disclaimer of complete irresponsibility...

Regarding the content of this site: Anything I say, insinuate, suggest, toss-around, muse-over, or whine about should be considered utter nonsense and I cannot be held liable for any hurty-feelings or crying over the silliness contained herein.

Monday, February 18, 2008


Water features come at a hefty price, but the birds are happy and isn't that really what matters?

Sunday, February 10, 2008


Happy Family Special! Facelit channels, routed/backlit cabinets, exposed 15mm clear gold, violet, and ruby red neons, and the world's largest chopsticks. See the product at the Triangle (Guadalupe @ Lamar in Austin).

Saturday, February 9, 2008


(click for avi, or just look at the grey...)

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.


a cool design from JankeDesign. I fleshed out their ai. files and made this baby hot...

Friday, February 8, 2008


Smoke, if you have'em. Up in OKlahoma. New digs for an aging
casino. New sign, too...

Thursday, February 7, 2008


Houston Premium Outlets was completed this March. The main pylons were lit with digital LED for a sweeping color change from flickering flame to glowing blue-greens; I rendered their design in SketchUp to illustrate construction features. Ignore the bizarre colors on the animation. They're just there for fill...

Wednesday, February 6, 2008


(click for animation)

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...