Archive for the music Category

The Field of Dismay

Posted in art, design, music, progression with tags , on 04/06/2011 by g00ba

The Attic Bits are bringing the chiptune scene to NH. If you don’t know what that means, then this interview and this article are probably more insightful than anything I could manage to type here. This is what they sound like. You should probably go and support them now.

I cranked out a poster for them a couple weeks ago, which I posted below. The poster is inspired by the narrative contained within the tracks of the new album. To the untrained ear, one could mistakenly believe the songs are just a buncha cool sounding beeps and boops, which I would not completely disagree with. Undoubtedly however, there is also an underlying story, and through the act of listening to it, you will inexplicably visualize an inner universe that is specific to each individual listener.

Also you can click here to see the initial rough sketch if you’d like. I can’t help but feel there was a certain strength to the original doodle that the cleaner version lacks, I hate when that happens. Lost in translation I guess.

Half a year since I posted anything in here, holy hell! I’m going to play catchup here soon and post some of the older stuff I’ve finished more recently, while hopefully also staying a bit more up to date with current projects. I’ve proven to be woefully inadequate at keeping this place updated, so we’ll just have to see how that goes. It is a spikepit after-all, so please don’t mind the cobwebs.

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wimps and posers – leave the hall

Posted in art, design, music, progression with tags on 04/26/2010 by g00ba

At my last job, I worked with a fellow named Chris Hayes, who happened to be a guitar player in a local metal band from Hampton NH. Since my musical taste occasionally dabbles into the metal genre, and I like to support good local acts, I made a poster to help promote their band Archaic Eclipse. There are a few tracks on their youtube channel here,  if extreme symphonic metal sounds like something you’d like to sample. And if that doesn’t sound like something up your alley, then to quote the mighty ManOWar, “If you’re not into metal, you are not my friend.

Venture further for a step by step of the process. Continue reading

secretive santa

Posted in art, music with tags on 12/31/2008 by g00ba

So now that Xmas is behind us, I can post some of my secret santa projects.

For Naeru, who wanted a battle character portrait…

And Crowleston who is a fan of Flight of the Concords. Hey, me too!

Oh and happy New Year all you internet people.

Flaming Lips

Posted in design, music with tags , on 12/06/2008 by g00ba

An image inspired by the album Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots for another Penny Arcade contest. I actually got the most votes this time, so my life is now completely complete. I didn’t win anything of note, except the respect of my fellow geek interwebbers, but I’m okay with that. I did however get the honor to set the theme for the next contest, which was both an easy and obvious choice.

Also I turned that image into a mock cover for how I would have layed out the front design.

I’ve been pretty busy lately with new job and art projects lately, not to mention having to produce various secret santa gifts I have committed to. I can’t post them yet though, it’d ruin the surprise and we can’t have that.