Monday, April 30, 2012

Bear Fight's Album Release Show Poster!

The countdown has begun! Only two months and six days until Bear Fight releases their first album! This should be a doozy of a night with heavy hitters like Manray and Lazer/Wulf as the opening bands. It's gonna get sweaty and violent!! Matt Collett (Guitar/Vocals) of Bear Fight asked me to come up with a poster design for the show. He gave me the reigns to do whatever the hell I wanted. So, naturally, I did. Boxing bear. Violent and brootal. The party goes down at The Jinx on July 6th at 10PM with a $7 cover (so save them duckets!). Let's tear Savannah a new one!

Bear Fight! Bandcamp
Bear Fight! Facebook
Lazer/Wulf Bandcamp 
Lazer/Wulf Facebook
Manray Website
Manray Facebook

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Ladies and gents are you ready to sweat off five pounds and dance until you can't feel your toes? Good, then lemme introduce you to my good friend and EDM DJ/Producer, WillRock! If you frequent local wall thumping joints like SEED Eco Lounge, Hangfire, 51 Degrees, or freshly-minted Taco Abajo then you may already be familiar with his skills on the 1s and 2s. A handful of months ago Will asked me to assist him with coming up with ideas for a simple, yet instantly recognizable, branding for his stage name. After going through a few ideas, I ended with the jagged and spaced-out logo you see below.

While I'm not sure exactly where this will end up, I can assume you'll see it on his gig flyers around town (or out of town, whenever he takes that next step!) WillRock is hard at work in the labs creating his own original productions (which I personally can't wait to hear). He has also been releasing a handful of mixtapes called 'The Sound' which you can find on his mixcloud page. Make sure to check him out every Friday night at Taco Abajo for his "Stoopid FR#SH Fridays". 

Friday, April 20, 2012

Tattooing without ever picking up a needle.

While I know I just recently posted about someone getting one of my older designs tattooed on their body, it seems that someone else has taken the plunge! This time it happens to be a fellow deviantart user, Ian aka theGHOSTofCHE. Way back in 2007 he became infatuated with my "Octo" design, so much so that he drew it on his arm in sharpie and posted pictures for me to see.

That was then, now he has finally gone ahead with it and the design is forever on his forearm. I'm  sincerely flattered that anyone would want to permanently alter their skin with one of my designs. The tattoo was done by Cliff at Oshkosh Tattoo and Good Girl Piercing. Good, clean work!

Speaking of tattoos, if you like the design Ian got but don't want it for all eternity then I have some good news for you! As of today, you can now purchase the above design (as well as others) in temporary tattoo format.
Last summer I sold three designs to a website called Dottinghill. Dottinghill is an online community for designers who are looking to apply their craft in a unique medium called "skin accessories" (aka temporary tattoos). Much like the many t-shirt voting sites such as Threadless and Design by Humans, Dottinghill welcomes you with open arms to submit your work to be rated by it's "residents" and your peers.

The beta version of the site launched today after a handful of delays and I hope you all take some time to head over there and check it out! I was the first (according to the lovely write up about me on the front page...daaaw <3 ) to become apart of this amazingly talented community and I hope you'll join me.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Bear Fight!

What the hell is Bear Fight,  you ask? Well, if you don't know yet then you're not cool...don't worry you'll have time to catch up. For those not in the know, they're a Savannah band consisting of some of my good friends and they know how to rip your ears off, stomp on them a bit, and then tell you to quit bitchin' and just sew them back on. The music is loud. I'm talkin' ears ringing on into the next two days, loud. To try and compliment all of Bear Fight's face-melting qualities I came up with some artwork to make your eyes bleed. Bright colors to grab your attention, touches of gore/violence , and some sludge to keep you there. The plan is to have these made up into stickers sometime in the future so keep your eyes peeled, Savannah.

Also of note, Bear Fight's addition artwork has been provided by my brother, Deighton Abrams. Bear Fight will be releasing their first full-length album, 'Gnarmageddon', in late May 2012. Listen to two tracks off their album below and "like" them on Facebook.

Bear Fight! Bandcamp
Bear Fight! Facebook

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Tattoos, Dogs, and Charity...but not tattooed dogs up for charity.

Late last year I was randomly contacted by a man named Brad Jones who had seen one of my older designs over on my deviantArt page and wanted it tattooed. Apparently the girl I had drawn greatly resembled his wife (minus a few color alterations and the original design had a pair of vampire fangs). So we agreed on some colors and I went ahead with the alterations. Well, about a week ago I awoke to an email from Brad showing me the final product! My artwork, permanently embedded into his flesh! The tattoo was done by artist Mike Roche at Hart and Huntington in the Hard Rock in Las Vegas, NV.

In other news, friends and family have been clambering to get an original portrait of their beloved pets from me. I haven't gotten a chance to get any good photos of some of my latest works but I got a spare moment to scan my MOST recent one in. This one was for a good friend of mine, Katie O., who wanted to immortalize her family dog. He is a sweet old half lab/half boxer mix. The scarf around his neck was added because she told me a story of how he used to drag her and her brother around by their scarves. Also, I thought it might make the whole piece that much more interesting.

And last, but certainly not least, if you live in the Savannah, GA area (and haven't been under a rock) then you've more than likely heard of the 'Statts Block Party'. A great benefit show to help raise money for a local artist/legend who was was shot in the neck back in '08 during a senseless crime and is now paralyzed from the neck down. Put on by all his friends and loved ones, the show's goal is to help raise money for his piling medical bills. In addition to a huge line-up of great local bands there will also be raffles and art auctions. I did a small owl piece specifically for the benefit.

One hundred percent of all proceeds will be going directly to Statts. So go out, have a good time, and bid!! For more info on the Block Party or Jason Statts, visit any of the following links.

Statts Block Party Facebook Event
Friends of Statts Facebook Page
Friends of Statts Official Website