Half Naked Animal Activists.

Half Naked Animal Activists.

I got a text today that said simply, “Half Naked Girls at 8th and Olive”. So after rounding up a posse from the office, to help alleviate any self-conscious thoughts of being a pervert, we went to check it out. Contrary to what you’re thinking, I wasn’t going for any type of voyeuristic sexual purpose. I had heard that PETA was out in Downtown St Louis to protest fur and support loving animals for Valentine’s Day.

I always try to support anyone trying to make our fair city more city like. What wouldn’t qualify as a teenage prank in New York City can fairly be called a Guerilla Marketing Event in the STL. And I support that. Here’s an example.

The four block walk was chilly and brisk, but it wasn’t long before we were confronted by cold, but spirited, animal lovers strutting their stuff in the name “furlessness”.

The photo above originally featured a coworker, but out of privacy for her I have replaced her head with that of Joaquin Phoenix. A former PETA supporter and spokesperson, now resident lunatic trainwreck in Hollywood.

Those PETAish/GoVegitarian type people are persuasive. If you ever get a chance to watch Meet Your Meat, DO IT… or DON”T DO IT. You have to be all in or all out, because it’ll have an impact. If it doesn’t decrease your Meat consumption, It’ll at least make you think about what kind of meat you eat and where it comes from.

You can watch it below.

Happy Valentines Day.

Fun work

Martin Luther King Tribute

I wanted to attempt this style  in February, and being Black History Month I chose the Rev. as my muse.

His face is made up of the words of his epic Lincoln Memorial “I have a dream…” speech.

Take a look. I am having it framed as I type.

Smoking Goat Branding

I like beer.

Beer high in flavor, alcohol and price. I brew at home, but wouldn’t consider myself very good at this point. I’m working on it.

We have friends in Louisiana who I would consider really good. I designed some branding for their forthcoming brewery down there.

The Smoking Goat will hopefully be amazing, especially if I get some good beer out of the deal.

Have a look. Then drink a beer and have a look again. Continue this process until the logo looks awesome.

New Poster

This is a poster I made for my buddy Dustin.

A classic quote from him as we drove by Effingham, IL’s infamous and huge cross.

I thought it would look good in his new apartment.

Sheltered Perceptions

I recently got the chance to work on a project for the Humane Society. Given the fact that every time I walk into an animal shelter I have to be talked down from taking home every animal in the place, I was happy to help in anyway I could.

With the majority of pet buying in the United States coming from breeders, mall pet shops and unfortunately mills, animal shelters (specifically the Humane Society) are left overflowing with pets that need loving homes. They are running into a perception problem however, and many misconceptions about shelter pets are accepted as fact, and often repeated as such.

To get past this, we decided to take the problem head on, and address the most common misconceptions individually.

Here is where we landed:

Humane Society - Misconceptions"Mutt"

Humane Society - Misconceptions - "Bark"

Lauren and Dan sit’n in a tree…

My good friend Lauren is getting married in July, and though I am extremely jealous of her fiance Dan (don’t tell my wife), I made their save the date cards.

I use VistaPrint to print these types of things. Though the quality suffers, and the rumor is that they are destroying local community printers nationwide, for the price they can’t be beat. Check them out next time you want to customize your own holiday card or invitation.

Here’s how Lauren’s STDs turned out: