Well hello there blog, and people who read it. I haven’t updated in an obscenely long time. Apologies. During my unintended absence, I finished and released a Cloud City Cars album called Bar Wolf (http://cloudcitycars.bandcamp.com,) painted a lot, and have been working on new branding and a website/portfolio for RLM Creative. I’ll be doing my best to get the blog back onto a few post a week schedule, and updating the design a bit. In the meantime, party on, live long and prosper, and salutations.
First of all, sorry for the lack of posts in the past few weeks. I have a few things queued up to post soon.
The vast majority of my creative time this year so far has been taken up with my new album, Cloud City Cars – Bar Wolf. Which unfortunately means I have been neglecting this blog, and not spending as much time with design and art in general. On the plus side, the album is very very close to done. My hopeful release date is October 31st, but that is not is not 100% set in stone yet. It will be available for free (or optional donation) on Bandcamp when it is done, just like the last one.
Bar Wolf is 8 songs, 38 minutes long, and by far the most intensely personal work I have ever done. This year has been an intense one on a lot of levels… I don’t post many things about my real life here on this blog, but they all ended up on this album in one way or another. It is largely experimental and at times challenging, but also far more rooted in rhythm and melody than my previous music has been.
Here is the cover (designed by me:)
I have also been working on an 8 page art book to go with it, with a piece to represent each song. At this point that will just be an e-book to go with the download, but if a physical edition of the album happens at some point, there will be a printed version of the book to go with it. I will post those designs here as well once they are fully finished.
When I am done with the album, it is my intention to get on a regular Monday through Thursday daily blogging schedule.
Also, I am currently in the beginning stages of rebuilding my graphic design portfolio. If you’re interested in hiring me for some freelance work at special discounted portfolio building rates, email me.
Part one here. Selected by Theodore Menten, copyright 1972 Dover Publishing, scanned by me.
In order: staircase by Raymond Subes and architecture by Patout. Fabric by Burkalter and rug by Francis-Jourdain. Type by Rene-Herbst, Ch. Siclis, and F. Leveque + R. Cogneville. Interior by Heinrich Straumer. Fabrics by Stepanova and Popova. Book bindings by Pierre Legrain. Rugs by Richard Herre. Interior by Gabriel Guevrekian.
Just in time for summer to be almost over… a Summer style post. As usual, click through for sources.
Photos from the past few months, taken with my iPhone with Camera+ and VSCO Cam. Don’t reuse without permission and whatnot.