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Lazy Saturday.

well…not really, actually. like most days around my office, it’s a hurricane of projects, papers, stickie notes, 5 hour energy shots and itunes. unfortunately for me today, my cat steven had other plans with his attempts to thwart any work getting done. maybe i’ll head to mohawk for a cocktail reprieve right now during their beach party happy hour. are cats on leashes allowed into mohawk? their slogan is ‘all are welcome’.

Steven messing up mama

gotta knock out as much work as i can this week as i’ll be heading to west texas on thursday for two important reasons: to assist my parents as they construct a massive ice sculpture for the us military in el paso (check out their work here) and to collect some photographs and artifacts to include in the promotional photo book i’m putting together for the upcoming film ‘transpecos’. so stay tuned for that!

in other news, for those of you on twitter, i’m a newbie – follow me and help show me the ropes @ChaseMaclaskey! Have a great weekend y’all!

new shirts for houston beer fest.

houston beer fest is right around the corner (june 11, to be exact), so get ready to head to hermann square park in downtown houston for what is sure to be a raging party. the promoters asked for some shirts with simple rugby and lacrosse style images for t-shirts along with the other designs so here’s a sneak peak. i’ll post the ticket and brochure designs for the event soon!

Houston Beer Fest - T-shirt Design

Houston Beer Fest - T-shirt Design

also! if you haven’t already bought the new my morning jacket album ‘circuital’, you can check out the album in it’s entirety here. love me some jim james & co, y’all!

rainbow jimmies.

walked into the studio today to discover 18 baby pink roses and some rainbow jimmy topped donuts for me compliments of moonpie. so sweet! unfortunately, the donuts didn’t last long enough to make it into the photo.

Flowers from Mike.

have a great weekend, y’all! my weekend will begin on monday, when we take a little trip down to the beaches of south padre island (sans a million college students!).

name something that inspires me: grizzly bear.

if ever there were an album of the last decade to hole up in a cabin in the woods and create art to, grizzly bear’s latest release veckatimest would be it. i love everything about it: from the soaring melodies set to instrumentation that some have called baroque pop to the album’s packaging (with artwork by william j. o’brien) and the subsequent music videos in support of it.

of all of the tracks on the album, my favourite is a piece entitled ‘ready, able’. a little bonus to the track is the music video which is fantastically unnerving. and for me, the best artwork is a little bit unnerving. created by the incredible artist and animator allison schulnik, the music video is a mind meld of strange, sad characters that are constantly in a gorgeous state of flux. as a special coincidence, it turns out she’s apparently friends with another artist i posted about a year ago, eric yahnker. anyway, you really need to watch and listen to it for yourself below:



‘long hair hobo #2’ oil on canvas. 2008. by allison schulnik.

‘untitled’ by william j. o’brien.

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