Sole-mate

I rember wen I was in the vo-tech and taking graphics designs classes I mint a girl named Amber Jones. She was awesome and I new I loved her first at site.
Everytime I passed by her I’d say “Hi Amber” and she’d say “Hi” back. It was different the way she looked at me when saying it no other boys got that same looke.
Unforchunly, we parted ways afrter gradiation. I hope we can meet again some day becos I think she not only could be the one but is my sole-mate.
So if anyone happens to find her tell her to send an email to brandfantom@yahoo.com cos my cell phone is broke now. Also if I happen to be dating someone elts by then and you see this story remind me to take the post dawn so I don’t get in trouble with my new sole-mate.

Thanks,
BF

Childhood- Hauser the Bully

I remember wen I was  a kid grouwing up in the neybor-hood at age 9 there were a group of guys I used to hang out with and play baseball and Heman with. We always had lots of fun. Of corspe we did have the ocashional fite but always made up.

Well one day this new kid  fat moved in named Pete “Round” Hauser. He seamed cool at first but really upset the ballance in our little group very quick and it started becos of a joke he pulled on me.

I came outside to play afer shcool one day to play with the guys as usuwill. And there was this nonfamilar guy round-faced looking at me like I was the new one. He said “Hi my name is Pete. Who are you?” I was like, “Eddy” cos that’s who I used to go buy when I was kid and a boy. He then told me he had a joke for me and then porceeded to tell this infamus joke of torment.

Pete- “Knock, knock”
Me- “Who’s there?”
Pete- “Frajil”
Me- “Frajil who?”
Pete- “Frajil Package”

Then Hauser kicked me in the crotch.

Boy that hurt. It aslo made me feel halpless cos he was way bigger than me so I couldn’t fite him. The worser thing was it didn’t stop there he told new jokes every time I came out side to play. And they all ended in the same punch line or in this case kick line.

Aventuly I took that hurt out on peole in my family by lashing out with a sowred atitude. My dad notices this and says “Boy you’ve been crotchety lately.” I figured he used that word cos he got the memo abot me getting kicked in the crotch constanly. I didn’t find out till English vocab that crotchety mint to be irratbable in genral not just when some-one like Hauser kicks you in the crotch and makes you angry alot.

Anyways, Hauser got hauled off to juvy 2 years later and we never really heard from hims agian. Xisco told me though that recently Hauser tried to pull this same joke on some guy  at the paper mill he worked at in Missipippi and got charged with assalt and  senshual harrassement. So he’s may-be get  locked away for for a cople years. That’s probly the first time  Hauserd ever gots kicked by his own joke.

2pac Drawing

2pac throwing up West-sides.

2pac throwing up West-sides.

I remeber back in vo-tech there was this guy named Tyreke. He was like the coolest guy at owr school and one of the only Africand- American guys at school. I wanted to get in good with him so we coud chill together so i put on baggy cloths, had my niebor Amy brade my hair in corned-rows and drew this picture of 2pac.
The next day I ran into Tyreke in the cafrateria and said, “What’s up son. Here goes a piture I drew. I been meaning to roll over and give it to you for a minute”. He gave me a differnt look and stared at my picture and says ” Oh, this is that 2pac guy. Someone was talking bout him on NPR last week.” He then mentioned some other stuff and asked me if I was tryign to make a living as an artist. After that he pushed his eyebows together confusdly and asked som e unrealated question about “How the heck do you eat?” The only asnwer I coud think to say was “One bite at a time I guess.” Weird. I mean the food wasn’t great in the cafrateria but it wasn’t uneatble ether. I still don’t know what part of left-feld that quesion came from.
I let Tyreke keep the picture since it looked like he  liked it but I didn’t really hang with him much after taht. Not cos he was africand-american but cos we had differnet lives. He listend to NPR , partied his hair on the right side, dresed kind of preppy cloths and frankly aksed weird personal questions abut other peoples digestive systems. On the other hands, I listend to 2pac, wore brades and sagged in the latest urbane fashons like Tommy, Mosimo and Natical. I just don’t think a close freind-ship was in the cards for us.

Fantomized-VH1 Rebranding

VH1_logo

So. I remember like 8 years ago wen I went to a graphics arts meeting a couple of years ago and the  owners of AdamsMorioka was the key-note speakers. They were telling us how they reecently did rebrandings work for VH1. They basicly said that VH1 paid them $30,000 to put a circle shape around the 1 of their logo (as seens above).

Insanly, a bulb went off of my head. I was like man I can do that and better and more inovadive too and for I woud only charge them like 1/3rd the cost of AM! I now then that they have had other graphics logos sense but they change crap there like every 5 years. I new that VH1 would be looking to rebrand int he future so I have now takin the opurtunidy to put my hat on the ring now. It’s late now but first thing in th e morning I’m going to send my version to the Brander Director of Viacomd.

So as for my logo you can see thats I used some funky/fresh color-skemes  to livvin up the brand look to make it relivant to a mass-stream oddiance. As you may also noticed the logo is a #1 with a “VH” making it. This was an obveus improvment from 1st & 2nd generation logos that you sees above. I also aded the type “Video Hits” so people now what VH stands for. I used the  sweat looking font case called Jazz LET Plain: 1.0 for this part. Belive you me you when I say that was no acidents. I wanted waht I call a Sublemonal Fontage Use™, which is to say in this instance that since VH1 is a music based chanel that the font re-enforces that ideas cos Jazz is music too.

Take that AdamsMoroika! I did more work, aded more zest and opeal, and only for $10,000. I’m also willing to advinture taht I’m honed my skills so much  that i kicked it out quicker than taht over-priced circle they made. My advise to AM in the future is next time too do like me and *KISS it.

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*Denotes – Kick It out Super Speed

Fan art: Ride the Tiger by Xisco G.

Fan Art by: Xisco G, Lowell, AR

Fan Art by: Xisco G, Lowell, AR

Xisco, one of my more serius fans, has working on this picture of one of my idles  for the while. I helped to hone his basic drawing skills about a year ago. His struggles were with perspective and line. It seemes that he was so boxed in by prespectives that it took hours just to finish a single picture.
My philasofy is KISS – Kick It out Super Speed. Don’t wory about perspectives just be fluid like water and let it flow. Rest  your mind and the rest will manifestar. As you can see he has learned it well. Those lessons paid off eh X? But I can’t take all the  credit I think listening to Holy Diver was aslo some awesome inspiring to though.
Thanks for sumbitting X. This is going on my wall of fame at home to.