If you frequent this blog, you know all about my work with IV and you know I designed for the banner for WHUTUPDOE. Well Marcel (WHUTUPDOE.COM) hit me and Randall up about making a collaboration between the two soon-to-be powerful forces to combine into one awesome incredible wall of awesome. And this shirt is what came out of the creation. A shirt that is an expression of everything the two entities is about - the freshness and creativeness of IV and the loves for "BARS!" and cats that go a "rappity rapping" from WHUTUPDOE. Designed by me, the shirt already available for sale as we speak...
But the MAIN reason for the shirts is to also celebrate the launch party for WHUTUPDOE that is happening in Detroit tomorrow at the famous Shelter (yeah, non Detroit people. The same one from 8 Mile) located in St. Andrews. The show is full of dope acts all about the "rappity rapping." Hell, the guy I got "rappity rapping" is gonna on the bill as well! (Buff1…
A typical guys night out with The Revolutionary Times' animal correspondents...
Also on the R. Times tip, we got our first publishing! Thanks to two college papers, "The Voice" in Fayetteville, NC and "The Carolinian" in Greensboro, NC, we will be invading the minds of college student in no time! We also got our first interview in "The Carolinian" thanks to the lovely Ashley J.
You hear that? That's the sound of a grown man giggling about the future. *high fives self*
My girl Jessica Ashburn (future awesome art director/designer/painter) recently put up words that every struggling post graduate art kid (including myself) have been experiencing in this tough economy. "So many creative people have so much to offer, most especially in this economy. And I find it absolutely painful, crushing, annoying even? that so much talent is going to waste because an exceptional amount of employers are not willing to take chances on newcomers..."Click the pic for the rest of the post and make sure to head over to her site to check out her work!
The Revolutionary Times - No. 42 "Ain't Trick or Treatin' If Ya Got It"
Apparently the Stimulus Package is working too slow for Sebastian.
Also we decided to enter the world of the Facebook Fan Page. If you one of the many lovers of the Book of Face, head over to the page and declare your fandom! Also there's a special "mission" just for the fans!
In celebration of James "Jay Dee/J Dilla/Dilla Dawg" Yancey's birthday (Feb. 7th), I thought it'd be dope to do four 'spur-of-the-moment" pieces depicting four moments in Dilla's life on this earth. - The Fantastic/Slum Village era - Welcome 2 Detroit - Ruff Draft - Donuts
REST IN BEATS DILLA!
"Time: The Donut of the Heart" Donuts
"Won't Do" The Shining
Slum Village - "Players" Fantastic Vol. 2
"Do Ya Thang" f. B.R. Gunna (Black Milk/Young RJ/Fat Ray) Dirty District: Vol. 2
Common - "Thelonious" f. Slum Village Like Water for Chocolate
Janet Jackson - "Got Til It's Gone" (prod. by Dilla) The Velvet Rope Q-Tip "Move" (prod. by Dilla) The Renaissance
If you've seen the (RUMORED) album cover for Lupe Fiasco's upcoming third album L.A.S.E.R.S then you probably were thinking, "Meh, pretty bland." Well that's what Photoshop extraordinaire Jonathan "Mr. Fotoshop" Robinson thought so as well. So he put his skills to the test and came up with the amazing version of the cover. The man's talent has no bonds and I've been witness to some of his stuff for a while now. Don't let my words be the only thing that convinces you though. Check out his blog for further proof of this...
Smack|Cuts are unfortunately commissions that for some reason end up on the "cutting room" floor. A couple months ago I was approached by musician and sergeant for Nerd's Honor Rencen Coolbeanz to do artwork for his upcoming album Cyberpimp. The work would have become the booklet for his album along with poster, but unfortunately things didn't work out and he didn't end up using the art. So, with that said, I present to you the artwork that would've been presented for the album...
So even though it didn't work out, I'm definitely sure the music will be on point. So make sure to check out Rencen's album Cyberpimp coming out sometime this year!
So a couple months back, I had the opportunity to work with the revolutionary clothing line dangerousNEGRO thanks to the homie Ketchum. They knew about my art because of JYoung's "Black Nationalists" cover (which they had also turned into a shirt) and soon enough I was asked by the main cat Tre Baker to make a design for a new shirt. Well people I'm proud to present to you that very shirt....
Ranging in sizes S to 2XL, you cop your very own by clicking the picture and it will take you straight to the DN site. Hopefully more work between me and DN will be in the future. Hey, maybe even a Revolutionary Times x dangerousNEGRO collabo? Huh? Huh? Wouldn't hurt to think about it!