Today, mewithoutYou premiered their official music video for February, 1878. If you watch closely, you'll see a good handful of projects I worked on, scattered throughout the video. I even make a small appearance around 1:25, as I spent a couple of days on the road with them last March, working directly to speed up the design process. The band is currently offering an HD download of the video, in exchange for donations. Stream the video below:
I'm super excited for all of my friends who worked with on the documentary film Blood Brother, and very proud to have been a small-part of the project. The lineup for Sundance Film Festival was announced yesterday, and the film was one of the 16 selected to premiere at the festival. The crew is currently taking donations to get Steve & Danny to the festival, and gain publicity for the film.
Good Fucking Design Advice is basically one of the coolest websites ever; mix a little humor and expletives, and, well... it's got my approval. I had the pleasure of meeting some of the dudes behind GFDA at WMC Fest, and just found this video online. I was tickled when I saw myself in there, so I had to post it - you can see me with my buddy Andy Hendricks wearing blue shirts around 0:15.
Josh Ritter & the Royal City Band played a special show on New Years Eve this year, and I was contacted to submit artwork for the projected back-drop for the song Wolves. Josh's manager asked that I send them the moon from the shirt I designed for them last year. The first photo is from soundcheck (by Brian) and the second from the performance (by Rich), and lastly is a little peak into the actual imagery I sent.
Merry Christmas Eve, everyone. With everyone putting together their favorite albums-of-the-year lists, I had to put mine together. As always, I'm sure plenty will disagree with this, ("where's the new Beyoncé?!") but these are what I found myself listening to the most that came out this year. That being said, Beyoncé's Countdown is definitely one of the best songs to come out this year.
15. Bon Iver - Bon Iver 14. 13 & God - Own Your Ghost 13. Washed Out - Within & Without 12. Maserati - Pyramid of the Sun 11. Petrels - Haeligewielle 10. Low in the Sky - A Shared Rainbow 9. This Will Destroy You - Tunnel Blanket 8. Touché Amoré - Parting the Sea Between Brightness & Me 7. Bonnie Prince Billy - Wolfroy Goes to Town 6. Talons' - Songs for Boats 5. Hauschka - Salon Des Amateurs 4. Destroyer - Kaputt 3. Trouble Books & Mark McGuire 2. Bill Callahan - Apocalypse 1. Tycho - Dive
If you're in the northeast Ohio area, you won't want to miss this event tonight. Square Records is celebrating their 8th anniversary, and have arranged for an evening of free music. Come see Trouble Books' first Akron show in over a year, alongside Bellows (Low in the Sky) and QIX. Facebook event, here.
If you're here, welcome to my new website! I decided it was time for something new, and I couldn't have done it without the help of web-bear Stephen Knowlton. Steve helped me accommodate this new template for Wordpress, and is responsible for all of the fancy programming work. I'm in the process of adding a few more projects to the portfolio section, but for now, take a look around! Thanks!
Just figured I'd let everyone know that today we finally launched the all new threebearsdesign.com. This new site has been in the making for quite some time. Big thanks to Steve for helping me get it up and running.
It's pretty common in the creative field to have a personalized work environment to assist in filling the creative juices. I've been working a lot for the last few months to create such a space for myself since I moved back to Northeast Ohio. I figured I'd share some photos of my personal studio office. All of the printed pieces which are on the walls are work that I have done, but the packrat in me definitely shows in the way that all empty space on the shelves is covered in either books, or pretty things that are visually compelling to me. The most recent addition is the portable record player. I've stuck to only buying the "dead format," but with the workload I haven't spent time out of the studio, so my 1500+ records weren't getting enough play time. Additionally, keep checking in, as I should have a good amount of new work to show this week and next.