Hard to believe it’s been close to 5 years since bofagroup.com was designed. Keeping busy with other people’s projects does not leave me with much time to work on my own stuff.
So I’ve given the site and blog a slight revamp and finally have the online store up and running. More products to be added in the next couple of weeks.
For now, let me know what you think?
Thanks again to everyone who has visited the site, got some work from me or had a positive word to say regarding my work. It’s all very appreciated!
The Band Geek Mafia are a great ska/punk band from Germany and their record label, Long Beach Records Europe, asked me to do their latest EP cover work and promotional items to go along with it. Check out the band’s website at http://thebandgeekmafia.de.
Logo and home page design for an investment firm called Cultovation, which I completed awhile back.
Toronto based photographer Nick Hannekom asked me to do some pinstriping on his two pet dog’s bowls and this was the final outcome.
Brand new watercolor illustration with some pinstriping on the glass for San Diego’s Edison MFG Co.
Had a blast with this and will hopefully be doing some more in the near future!
I got the chance to do something a little different recently when Canadian director George D’amato asked me to spice up his director’s chair with his name and some pinstriping. It was not an easy job as One Shot enamel paint and raw canvas do not like each other. But with a bit of research and some advice from some great Canadian stripers it soon got done and delivered. With an overly excited client at the end I couldn’t be happier.
I am definitely a huge magazine nerd and any chance I can get, I will spend my hard earned money on hot rod, pinstriping, music and skateboarding magazines. Magazines are, without a doubt, becoming more expensive. But the main problem is that actual, physically printed magazines are slowly going the the way of the dinosaurs and becoming extinct.
Now since moving to Toronto, I’ve known of a magazine called “King Shit“…yes, you read right “King Shit“, and it is a locally produced skateboard magazine based just a couple of blocks down from where I live. I finally found a copy of the mag at a great skate shop called Sanction.
The reason I’m mentioning this magazine is because I think all magazines should be run like this…the magazine is FREE. Everyone likes free stuff and everyone likes to give away stuff. So the stores are looking good by giving away these mags and more people are picking up the mag and reading it, which in turn gives the advertisers a broader marketing base.
I’m not going to argue with anyone that picking up your iPad or laptop and downloading the magazine for free, or next to nothing is a bad idea. But for me there’s nothing better than having that magazine in my hands and being able to store it on the book shelf to read over and over again. “King Shit” is such a mag…the quality of the paper and print is amazing (better than some other skate mags I’ve read), the photography and design is brilliant and a great source of design inspiration and the articles are well written. I’ve read a lot of people complaining about the quality of the interviews and writing but you know what…when you have people offering you a free skate mag with great photos, ads and info, I really don’t think you should be complaining.