Wednesday, March 26, 2008

DANGED OL' DANG...

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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

A DINING EXPERIENCE YOU CAN'T REFUSE.

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Badda-bing, badda-boom. Whatsa' matter for you? Just eat the pizza, ya sonofabitch.

STUCCO BOXES IN RAINBOW-LAND

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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

REBAR ARE BEAUTIFUL

Why, yes, that IS what is sprouting from this makeover-design for an office complex in West Austin. 1.5" diameter iron bar. It's rustic, it's expressive, and it's easily replaced when it gets slammed by a Hummer.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAVE

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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!!

IT'S SO BEEEEG!


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

WAFFLES AND GRAVY

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...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

IT ALSO MAKES A SERIOUS MOCHA LATTE

It could have been a simple concept drawing for an outdoor mall directory, if I hadn't felt compelled to bling it out. Gnome sane? Fortytwo inch screens, yo... Big fat kickers all hidden up inside... Feelin' me?


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