Tuesday, September 25, 2007
I think that I have found the most exciting vehicle ever! The Canadian design company, "Verdier", has developed a new, self sufficient, van based on the original VW Westfalia concept. I spent at least 10 years driving a couple of different Vanagons. I do believe that Vanagons are one of the best designed vehicles, ever.
Here is what Verdier says about their masterpiece:
The new Westfalia Verdier Solar Power.
As with the original Westfalia and the hippy culture, the new VERDIER Solar Power is part of a new culture with its own rituals. It is based on GREEN ENERGY and the PLEASURE to be SELF-SUFFICIENT. This new culture also believes that technology should allow people to understand nature and its power.
For the hefty price of $69,000.00, you can put one in your garage! I need to start playing the lottery!
Monday, September 24, 2007
I am always curious to hear people's life stories. I am particularly interested in hearing how people have pursued their passions and made something of it. Whether that be a business, a movement, whatever.
One story that I just stumbled across was an interview with fashion mogul, Marc Ecko (Marc Ecko Enterprises, Ecko Unlimited, Complex Magazine, Zoo York, Marc Ecko Cut & Sew, Avirex, G-Unit Clothing Company, etc) Now, I am not necessarily a fan of the products that Marc Ecko puts out, I am fascinated with the idea that one person (and their team) can do so much. How do you start selling t-shirts out of your apartment and grow that into a dozen different companies?
Anyways, there is a 20 minute video called, "Behind the Business" at the CIT site. You can stream 5 minute segments or download either a full length video or audio podcast.GET IT HERE
Saturday, September 1, 2007
We are very excited to show our latest poster for David Yow's (of Jezus Lizard / Scratch Acid) new band QUI!!! We are huge fans of Yow and we took it upon ourselves to make this poster for him. No, we did not get permission or paid to do this poster. We did it on our own free will. I am much more excited to be doing posters "guerrilla style" rather than waiting around for a commission and then tweaking the art to meet everyone's fancy.
The Qui poster was illustrated by MODESTo's old friend, tattoo artist, Josh Stoneberg. Josh and I have talk about collaborating on posters for years now. This is our first of many, I am sure.
We then hand screenprinted these babies at the MODESTo Studio. We decided to print them using 4 color process in attempts to capture all of the fine detail and colors in Josh's original color pencil drawing.
If you would like a Qui poster, they are available at our Etsy store www.modesto.etsy.com
Look out for a Joanna Newsom poster, coming soon!