I love skateboarding, but there are some things about it that I’m embarrassed about. Jenkem does an excellent job of highlighting the parts I love as well as the parts that I roll my eyes at. So I was very excited to be able to work up a few spot illustrations for them.
“Think Japandroids or No Age being born in and embracing the humid and strange American South, and you start to hear GT through the haze.”
Director and Editor: Dillon Hayes
My role was to create animations that highlight particular elements throughout the video.
Faith has been building and fostering the skate community of Birmingham, Alabama for 20 years now. For their 20th anniversary the owner, Peter wanted to have a few different deck designs to stock the shop with. My contribution was the Gucci “Burrrmingham” deck which came wrapped with a sticker sheet featuring various Gucci Mane accessories.
Since 2009, the Montgomery Film Festival has showcased short films from around the world. For the past three years I have worked with the MFF to create titling, various animations and graphics for their always hysterical Intermission.
Before it was known as “MARS” (Montgomery, AL River Skate), it was a prefab Sanctuary skatepark that opened in fall of 2002. I was there for the grand opening and have been going ever since. While in college I even worked behind the counter in the shop.
Being apart of that community for so long has given me the opportunity to work with the shop to produce posters for the regularly held contests and to work on a few shop deck graphics. Designing boards for the shop I grew up in and to have them skated by kids approximately the same age I was when I first started skating is an awesome feeling.
With a extensive background in percussion, Austin Thompson aka "Dino Brawl" is carving out a spot for himself within the New Orleans electronic music scene. As for the name, I will repeat the same quote Austin recited to me.
“When I was a kid, when I was a little boy, I always wanted to be a dinosaur, I wanted to be a Tyrannosaurus Rex more than anything in the world, I made my arms short and I roamed the back yard, I chased the neighborhood cats, I growled and I roared, everybody knew me and was afraid of me, and one day my dad said "Bobby you are 17, it’s time to throw childish things aside” and I said “OK Pop”, but he didn’t really say that he said that “Stop being a fucking dinosaur and get a job’”
Now defunct, Measure for Measure was a pop punk band from Montgomery, AL. I had worked with a few of the members on a few different musical diversions prior to Measure so developing a style and identity was pretty straightforward.
I worked with them on several different graphic assets including t-shirts, posters, flyers, album covers, buttons, zines, stickers, sunglasses, and some promotional items for social media.