]WELCOME[

click on the labels on the right to look at one genre of work: illustration, painting, logo, etc. if you want to see all work on one site, click on the photos archive to browse there.
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PEACE!

December 30, 2008

]ANIMAL FARM PIGS[




I found this George Orwell essay called Why I Write at a flea market. Just like I suspected, I was blown away and inspired by it.

Since then, I've been on a bit of a Orwellian kick. Currently, I'm drawing the characters from Animal Farm in my spare time. I'm sure some will see the influence of Ralph Steadman's illustrated version of Animal Farm but then again when is my work NOT influenced by Ralph Steadman?

I'm happy with the Pigs so far (
from top to bottom: Old Major, Snowball, Napoleon, and Squeeler) I really want to get into some scenery for them and maybe a few story boards. Feel free to comment...everything on this sight is available in print form.
bloktinfo@gmail.com

]UNCLE BLOKT[

It's scary to say this, but I have a nephew who just finished his senior year football season...wow I'm old. His team, the Mountain Lakes Herd went undefeated, won the state championship for their division and got to play their final game at Giants Stadium! Not a bad way to end your High School football career. NICE WORK BUOY!!

It was great to see him play when I was able to get out to Jersey, his team seemed like such a great group of kids that got along well and fought hard.

To commemorate his season, I did this illustration for him.

RRRRR FOOOBAWWW!!! It's so intense you can't even pronounce the 'T' and 'L'

December 15, 2008

]STOGIES[

I was asked to do a mascot for a client, Cigar Report a while back and came up with this...Cigmond the Bulldog and his ├╝ber-foxy arm candy.

Get it? CIG-mond? Sigmund? No? Maybe next time.

Also available in hat version.

]BLOKT[

December 11, 2008

]FELINEABSTRACT[

I had this image that I did of my cat lying around with no real plans of doing anything with it. So, I decided to submit it to the Threadless t-shirt competition. It's sort of out of left field as far as style I know, but I'm really happy with how it turned out.

You can vote on it and other tee submissions on their website.

December 05, 2008

]OUT WITH THE OLD[


A few years ago, a Boston-based world renowned record store, Underground Hip Hop, asked me to do a logo for them.

Since then, the company has grown and Boston has had the sticker I designed pasted all over its streets.
This year, I got a call to re-design the old logo and a few other elements. So, here's the old (top) and the new (bottom).

Can yoooouuu dig it?

]BLOKT[

December 01, 2008

]CORBIS BOOGIE[


First round of Corbis drawings done with Thunderdog Studios used for stock illustrations on their website. This and other illustrations that I've done have been inspired by the Bronx in the 70's and photography of Jamel Shabazz.


]BLOKT[

November 16, 2008

]COM D[

Here are a few versions of a logo I created for the Pratt's Graduate Com D Program.

]LEFT MY WALLET IN EL SEGUNDO[

I did this illustration a while back of A Tribe Called Quest back in my RIT days. It was never used for anything, but I still love the drawing.

October 29, 2008

]VOTE[

Over at thundervote.com, you can download these cool little ballot boxes, print them out and customize them. There are tons of other cool voting related things you can do on the site, so be sure to check it out.

This is one that I did. I decided to keep it simple and somewhat positive in order celebrate the spirit of democracy! aaaww...more like demoCRAZY!!!. I am really into this whole watercolor wash back ground thing. It allows the work to have a very natural, gritty textured look and feel. Even though the watercolor scans themselves are photo-shopped and altered as much as your favorite Britney Spears photo (pre-K-Fed, or maybe post, if you're into that sort of thing), and it's a move away from the slick vector work I've been doing for so long.

The next step might be to actually pick up a damn paint brush and stretch a canvas..hmmm. Anyways, the washes give the work a very chaotic almost violent look to it regardless of what the drawing is.

In this case I think it works very well as like in any election year, this country becomes a very violent unsettling place, even more so than usual.

October 14, 2008

]GO PLAY[

This was a school project during my grad program at Pratt. We were asked to design a product, logo, and build a model of it. Above is GoPlay, a board game concept I came up with, along with the characters, game pieces, and logo.

The game pieces were made of balsa wood and bristol board. All the vector line work was done in Illustrator.

]BLOKT[

October 08, 2008

]PAINTING[

So, I did this painting about 3 months ago and never got it up on the web to try and sell it. I was really happy with it when it was finished. I had just bought my vinyl cutter and wanted to experiment with different paint media using vinyl to mask off shapes and line art. Although spray paint is the tried and true vinyl medium, here I used some spray paint along with white Gesso, Acrylic, and some nice drippy Black Matte Ink.

Anyway, it's three 7x15 pieces of clear plexi-glass screwed together and set apart about a quarter inch from each other, giving it an interesting 3D layer effect.

I'm selling it for $200 OBO, so get at me at bloktinfo@gmail.com if you're interested!!

October 07, 2008

]Z-TRIP POSTER[

Hey all, I just wanted to post this new poster I've been working on for the good people of Meanred Productions.
Came out nice I think. More to come soon...

]BLOKT[

September 16, 2008

]HOWL 2008[

My first live painting gig! This was at Tompkins Square Park in the lower east side of Manhattan. Usually ridden with homeless people and junkies, this time it was full of artists and sideshow freaks...so yeah, I guess not that much of a difference.

I painted this with acrylic on a 10' high piece of canvas...it took me about 5 hours total.


For more pictures of the event, check this out. Or check out Howl's official website.


]BLOKT[

September 10, 2008

]TRIAL RUN[

I figured I should probably do a trial run painting before the live painting show I had at Tompkins Square Park, after a few years lacking in painting experience. This is the result, I thought it turned out pretty damn cool.

acrylic on wood.

]BLOKT[

September 06, 2008

]BEE AMERICAN[

A two-party system? In the year 2009? I mean, I think it's a little ludicrous, but who am I to judge?

Well, for my thesis at Pratt, I decided to be the judge and make an all-encompassing third (fourth, five, seventieth) party mascot, the bee. Because, well, bees work hard, efficiently, and hell, they just look badass.


Depending on the party that it represents, the bee mascot changes colors to fit its new identity.

So here's to "beeing american" and seeing more than just the two parties who daily seem to look more and more alike.

More versions of the masscot and an animation coming soon.

]BLOKT[

September 05, 2008

]CREDENTIALS[

And, just for good measure, here's my resume...

You also contact me at bloktinfo@gmail.com for a PDF version.

]BLOKT[

]INTRODUCTIONS[

YOOO, Paul aka ]BLOKT[ here! I thought I would start up my own blog to keep those who are interested up to date on what's going on with my life, work and what not.

I have so much going on that it's hard to keep sending stuff to my web guy so I thought this would be a more immediate outlet for all things ]BLOKT[.

Aiight, that's all for now. More to come soon!

OUT!
Paul