my work

Sunday, June 7, 2009

my project is all pau!

So this is the shirt that i printed and made with the help of BasementInk. I also made women racer backs. I have been selling them all around. At least half already so i am pretty pleased.

Monday, May 4, 2009

on the way with project

So I finally got to the final stages of the shirt printing process. I have been perfecting the designs and making sure they are correct in sizing and pixels for the BasementInk guys. It has been a lot of back and forth communication.

Stopped by BasementInk yesterday and talked to the guys and we are almost set to go. The designs are set and all that is left before printing starts is the t-shirt selection. They said since it is a one color print that I can experiment with different t-shirt types. Along with regular tees, I'm gonna do a woman's cut tee and some tank tops as well.

I'm pretty stoked about this. It is the first shirt of my line and it looks sick!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Spring Term 450

This is my last term here at SOU. It is a bitter sweet experience. I have a case of senioritis...i have been lazy and slacking. So it is time to get my ISH together.

For my special projects I wanna continue with my previous project in making shirts. I have a few designs I would like to start making. I also hope to maybe get a website up this time. That is a big maybe. I'm gonna shoot low so I won't be disappointed :o)

The intramural softball season is gonna start soon. The Hawaii team is gonna sport my first t-shirt. You should come an check it out!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Sunday, March 1, 2009

AIF Bill Plympton

Today we went to watch the preview for the Ashland Film Festival. The animation bit "Guard Dog" by Bill Plympton was great. It has this dark ironic humor about a dog trying to protect his master from random creatures and things, when in fact he ends up hurting his master. The awkwardness of the drawings made it even more humurous and the color pencil look was great. take a look...visit:

Monday, February 16, 2009

Monday, February 9, 2009

ninja stick figure fight in flash

I always thought this was cool. Ninja stick figures in flash! Always fun to watch.
visit this site to watch and for more fights ;o)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


These are mock-up posters we made in my other class. The bottom two are based on an axial layout and the top two are based on a radial layout. It was a pretty fun and informational project.

Radial Poster

Axial Poster

More Designs

Shirts Are In!

I picked up my first bunch of shirts today. The ones for our Hawaii softball team. The team calls themselves the black and blue crew. I designed black and blue t-shirts. I'm pretty excited. Mahalos to Jess and Alex of Basement-ink for printing the shirts.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Two Favorite Songs and Videos

BJ Penn VS GSP & Steelers VS Cardinals

This weekend was pretty intense in the sense that there was a lot of events goin on.
Watching the BJ Penn VS GSP fight and the SuperBowl Steelers VS Cardinals.
Watching BJ Penn on our friends huge tv was supposed to be great, but when BJ's brother threw in the towl in between the fourth and fifth round...we were pretty pissed. I still think BJ is awesome, but the fight was sad. People said that he was in the hospital earlier for being sick or food poisoning, what ever the case, there's always another fight and he is still light weight champ!

Next would be the Superbowl. I was goin for the Steelers. It was a great game. We won, but I still have to pay up cuz we didn't cover the spread, but dats minors, we have another championship ring #6!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Not A New Place Really...New experience

So I went to that new movie "My Bloody Valentine." Yes it was in 3-D and I must say I was pretty impressed. The story was ok...not the best, but the experience was trippy. Shitty part was you have to pay an extra $2. Yes i know 2 freakin dollars! It was ok tho...idk some how i was ok with it. It would be nice to have a lot more action movies in 3-D. I thought I would get sick, but my up-chuck reflexes held. Perhaps the best part was looking at everyone else wearing those "cool" glasses. TeeHee!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

my stuff

Stuff Done By Me:

Capstone Project 2009

Here is the rough draft:

Title: CLutcH 808
Sentence: My capstone project is to launch a Hawai’i inspired clothing line.
Paragraph: My capstone project is to launch a clothing line. The designs I have are inspired by my home, Hawai’i. My company will be named Clutch 808. I hope to later expand and use my designs on other merchandise like sporting goods and even sponsor a team.

Ever since I was little I hoped to make things people would wear. I was under the impression that only fashion designers could make clothes and distribute them. I wasn’t so great at sewing and using patterns. I went into graphic design in college and learned that you can design shirts you don’t have to make them. Now I know that anyone can make t-shirts now. For my capstone project I would like to start my line of t-shirts inspired by the Hawaiian Islands. Accompanied with a website to promote my designs and some kind of a brochure so others can see first hand what I am trying to accomplish.
I have been thinking about and planning my shirt idea for a couple years now. I have a few designs done and I am in the process of getting them printed. I was referred to and plan to go to Basement-ink here in Ashland to print them. I talked to one of the printers, Alex, and he said to come in to get a quote and to discuss it.
My designs are inspired by my home and have the island feel to them. The best advice I got about designing is to design what you know and I know Hawai’i. I’d like to say that my designs are urban mixed with some of the traditional Hawaiian designs. I’d like to call my company CLutcH 808. It refers to the idea of clutching to everything that is good, your roots
My hope is that locals and native people to Hawai’i will wear my designs. Launching the clothes here on the west coast I hope to have the west coast sport my designs as well. Maybe down the line if my designs are successful I can sponsor a team later and branch out into things other than just shirts, like sporting goods. I hope to become a legitimate clothing brand.

Deliverables/Products of Study:
There will be shirts made hopefully three or four, a website, and a brochure.

Technical/Research issues:
I will be associated with the printing company Basement-ink in order to make my shirts. I will be using Dreamweaver to make my website. The brochure will be created using InDesign. I will probably need assitance in InDesign and Dreamweaver.
January 17: Go to Basement-ink, make contact, get a quote, and possibly start printing.
January 21: Start making Brochure in InDesign
January 23: Submit first design for printing
January 30: Check up on prints
January 31: Second draft of brochure done
February 6: Begin creating website in Dreamweaver
February 13: Submit second design for printing.
February 18: Finish Brochure
February 25: Check on prints
March 13: Finish Website

Done by others:

Monday, January 12, 2009

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Advent Calender Pondering

Food is always nice so maybe I want my calender to feature pictures of candy or food. There's always movie quotes, which I personally love! Great way to perk up your day.

I went Wii Wii

So I played Wii the day after we had our conversation about it. I found it pretty ironic, but who cares cuz Wii is awesome! I'm not the best, but who cares it's plentay fun! Mario Striker kudos!

This is why we play Wii..for moments like this:

Never Been There

So in 351 class we had to go somewhere we've never been before. I hardly use the library so I went there since I kinda needed to anyways. I went to the Art reference section for the first time. I didn't even know this existed. We have books on crap I would never think. You could think random thoughts and poof we have a book on it. I don't think people like the reference section because it is creepy quiet. It smells like old books too. Not to pleasant to the olfactory senses. So i'd say my trip was useful since I had to be there anyway, but I didn't have an epiphany or anything.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Art 351 "interactivity"

Today in class we were asked "what is interactivity?" The answers the class came up with are:

  • Performing an action to create an equal action.
  • Getting up and doing something.
  • The Future
  • The Wii
The Wii came up and Miles asked us why people are so intrigued by simple actions and games?  Perhaps it is because we are bored or the Wii creates the illusion that we are actually playing the "sport" or "driving" the only difference is we don't experience the physical labor.