Monday, January 30, 2012

Spinal Tape

In need of packaging tape? If you do then check out this spinal tape that you can get for $8. Click here to buy.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Simply Complicated Spring 2012 Sneak Peek

T-shirt company Simply Complicated are going to release their new Spring collection on January 31st. You can see a sneak peek of the 6 tees in the video above.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Best Looking Beer Cans

For all you packaging designers out there, this might tickle your fancy. showcases what they believe are some of the best looking beer cans. I will say that some of them are on point and designed well. The two photos I posted are some they chose. You can view their chosen beer cans here.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Sticker Mule contest over at Gomediazine

Lately I've seen Sticker Mule contests popping up on design blogs and that's not a bad thing at all, especially if you're a fan of stickers. If you have a design that you want printed you can head over to Sticker Mule and/or you can try to win a chance to have some stickers made free over at the contest at Gomediazine. I have stickers I want made, so I'm going to enter.

If you're wondering about Sticker Mule stickers, they are some good quality stickers. I've used them and I do like them and their customer service is on point. They're a company I stand behind and recommend.
Head over to Sticker Mule if you want to get your stickers made right now.

Friday, January 20, 2012

New prints by Craig Robson

Artist Craig Robson has some new silkscreened prints available in his store. They are hand printed onto 10 X 12" 300gsm plum Canford paper. They are strictly limited to 30 individually stamped and numbered prints. The prints shipped first class ROLLED in a protective tube.

Purchase here

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Photoshop for LIFE contest by Appsumo

Appsumo is having a great contest, because YOU have the chance to win Photoshop for LIFE. That would be awesome. This ends January 20th at 11:59 CST. Tweet, share on Linked In, like it on Facebook, pass along the link. I'm definitely going after this, but hey maybe you might be the lucky one to get this awesome deal.

Participate here.

Cool Tron & Tron Legacy Posters by Martin Ansin

Martin Ansin has some really great work and I think you should take a look at his portfolio for more inspiration.  View his site at

Click the photos to enlarge.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Burning Desire Illustration by Me, Joe Baron

One of my goals this year is to create more fine art work, besides making some digital art. This was a fun and relaxing little illustration. I entitled this "Burning Desire." This is on a 5" x 7" canvas and I used black and gray markers. I don't know why, but it looks a lot better in person, than when I scanned this. Either way I like it and has me focused on making something better next time I pick up my markers to work on a new drawing.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Art Prints from Paul Granese

Artist Paul Granese has a couple prints that you may like to frame and have in your home/office. They were originally sold at an art show, but he has a few left over. You can purchase one of these bad boys for $15. My favorite has definitely have to be his "Time & Tremors" print. They are screenprinted posters on heavyweight A3 matte finish paper. 11"x 15" You can purchase his prints at

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Android Apps for Designers

If you own an Android you may want to take a look at the apps that listed on their site. From Fontest which can help you with viewing fonts on mobile devices to Color Dictionary. There are some apps that I feel are worth checking out.
Check out the list here

Monday, January 9, 2012

Comic Stormtrooper clones

This is might be a geek favorite, but either way I thought it was kind of cool. The line art was done by Jon Bolerjack, while the colors was done by JJ Kirby.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Computer Arts- Create better annual reports

Computer Arts has a very useful guide on how to create better annual reports for companies. The notes highlight on subjects on focusing on the back cover like you would focus on the front, what typeface is best used for the reports, and more. You can read the article here.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Sports Mascot Logo- Grizzly Bear by me

One of my goals is to create more sports logos/mascots. I post every now and then of sports logos and mascots, so this is another one, except it was done by me. I always wanted to create some bears mascot and here it is. I chose the colors for the helmet and the face mask.  It's okay, I'm not completely satisfied, so I'm sure my next go around on a bear mascot will be a lot better.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Mini Bub Munny Time Lapse Drawing by Me

Happy New Year everyone! I thought it would be fun to kick off the new year on my blog with something done by me. I recorded myself working on my first Kid Robot Mini Bub munny. If you don't know they are vinyl figurines that you can customize yourself. I know I have plenty of improvement and I kind of felt what method works best after awhile. I started off with pencil and then followed it up with my markers. I think I would like to try using paint next time around and see if that's any easier. Also, recording wasn't as easy as I'd hope for either. I think if with this video I'm one step closer in being a hand model.

-Joe Baron