Inglorious Bastards

Inglorious Bastards

Do you ever see something and can’t help but say to yourself “Are you kidding me?” Or, “Is this a joke.”

The newest movie by Director Quenton Tarantino (Pulp Fiction, Jacky Brown, Kill Bill) is called Inglorious Bastards and tell the story of American soldiers killing Nazis with little to no remourse or inhibitions. And it stars, along with some of Tarantinos regulars, one Mr. Brad Pitt.

Now, I am not a guy scared to admit I am indeed a fan of Brad. Hell, I even like “Meet Joe Black”, and like owning the iPod Photo, I am the only one I have ever met with that distinction. That said, “Are you kidding me?” “Is this a joke?”

I know I’m gonna love this movie. Just from the bits of the cinematography I could see from the teaser, I know It’ll be beautiful. Quentin’s writing and directing demands and generates the embodiment of “Cool”, thus the movie will be as such.

But Brad, WTF?

First of all, put your eye brows down. I haven’t seen someone furrow their eyebrows as much as I have seen him doing it lately. Its like someone “Mr. Potato-headed” a furrowed brow to his face ever since he grew his “WWII stache”.

Case in point.

Second, Stop with the voices in movies. I already sat through two hours of you sounding like an elderly goblin doing his best impression of Gambit from the X-Men in “…Benjamin Button”, now this? A cross between “Slingblade” and Christian Bale’s Batman Voice.

Thirdly… ok, damn it, this movie is going to be awesome… And everything I am saying is pointless. Tarantino could direct a game a Yahtzee and I would love it. And I am probably missing the tone of this film and jumping to crazy unsubstantiated conclusions before seeing it.

I can admit that.

But, seriously. The Eyebrow thing has to go.

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: