Portland’s finest OBLVN comes through to let us know whats what. . .
1. Tell us who you are ‚what you do and how long your doing it ?
Goddamn! You ever get to that point in your day when you are super anxious to do something but it isn’t whatever you’re doing right now? Perhaps its working? I feel like that right now. I want to be doing something creative, just not what is going on at work today. Most days I don’t mind being at work, I mean it is a means to an ends, right?
I have friends who boost and hustle for a living and you know, they work real hard. And the successful ones come out on top with little to no hassles and a good amount of money in the paypal account. I stumbled upon my own classic scam where I went to school, learned all these skills and now people actually give me money (more that I would have thought) for doing things that I sort of always did.* They say that the best job is one that you would do for free; something you love to do. I suppose design work is sort of the best scam there is and I don’t really hate my job. I get paid to draw and make letters and pictures work together. I do it on the side, I do it in my sleep. I have been doing this since I could hold a crayon and probably will until I can’t hold one anymore.
More and more I find myself in the role of the illustrator and the handmade typographer. I think that deep down I am an “artist” but I always had issues with succumbing to that title so I stuck to design. I am glad that I did, because if the art thing doesn’t work out, I can always do production work. Gotta always think about how bills are going to get paid.
2. Favourite 3 colors?
Hmmmm. I am big on lists so heres a few (More than 3‚Ä¶):
Grabber Green, Rusto Outdoor Redwood, Hardhat Purple, Harbor Blue, Peacock, Coral‚Ä¶
Anything by Curve
And These Guys…
5. Favourite food / drink /?
I love SANDWICHES! All kinds. Ruebens, Croque Madam, Cubano‚Ä¶ The list could go on. And drinks, hands down my favorite is a Cold Coke, either 12oz can or mexican coke in the bottle. Nothing beats it.
Lately my biggest vice is probably collecting. Records. Books. Knick-knacks. Weather its antique stores, estate sales or ebay.
The damn internet! Kids these days‚Ä¶
I just got some Black Leather Mid Janoski’s. Great shoe, all colors/styles.
I can’t narrow down my favorite music to tracks. I celebrate Black Sabbath from S/T thru the lesser popular last two Ozzy albums Technical Ecstasy and Never Say Die along with the Dio ones, Heaven and Hell and Mob Rules. Nothing beats that catalogue and probably never will.
So many influences and inspirations. And you know, I am going to leave it at this statement “you are only as good as your reference”.
12. 3 people you would like to have a pint with?
Cliff Burton. Basil Wolverton. HP Lovecraft.
14. i am lucky/unlucky because . . .
Life is what you make of it.
15. Last time you were caught doing something ?
Caught? I hid for 4 hours in an AC unit.
16. 5 things within arms reach right now…
iMac, Scanner, Markers, Fridge, Phone.
17.What would you grab from your burning house?
“Burn baby burn”
18.3 things to do before you die?
If you’re not doing those things, you’re not living.
Lots of stuff in store, always something new from Winner’s Circle, Clout/High Gloss, 1AM Gallery in SF, Nike SB, lots more but loose lips sink ships…