Negative space, Armory Week

When designing a character, movement, or color palette, I like to push an idea as far as possible – taking advantage of the negative space. The way one shape plays against another, pushing a line or curve to create ironical whimsy are tools used to invert visual over-used stereotypes. A big clef chin, small forehead… Read More

Breakfast at the Roadhouse, trip to NYC

“Breakfast at the Roadhouse” Santa Monica Canyon right across the road from Will Roger’s Beach. Patrick’s Roadhouse run by (at that time) a guy named Bob. Greasy spoon, very small with a day glow lime green four leaf clover exterior. When busy hardly any room to move – just like New York. There was a… Read More

Vampire chefs

Vampire Chefs of Melrose Melrose Blvd just after the city of West Hollywood incorporated was all about funkiness.┬áRestaurants, galleries, clothing stores – some X rated. I’d found this wonderful New York small Italian restaurant whose name escapes me. The food was great, we sat at the tiny counter but the second I walked in I… Read More

Madrid, Can’t sleep, lonely. Overdrive

Early 90’s. 2 am Wednesday morning in a nightclub in Madrid. Job starting the next day, couldn’t sleep. Went out and discovered that the rest of the world couldn’t sleep either. Met some guys driving around the city making a movie out of a truck. They gave me a ride to this joint. Who boy…