Preview of a graphic I put together for John over at TeamPrint Shop here in Oakland, print shop extrondiare, we are doing a short run of skateboard decks based on this classic photo of Andy Warhol. I think I have seven decks left that are unspoken for so If you’re interested drop me a line. It’s going to be a one time run. And the irony that I am designing a skateboard deck that if I were to ride I would die, or at least suffer a broken back is not lost on me, but I had a great time making it and I hope to have some other designs forthcoming.
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I had originally put this together for a pork chop sheet for my friend Izzy but it ended up as a tattoo so I will keep working on that sheet that I promised him last year. Slow and steady wins the race.
I’m trying to get my chops back in order, after being out of commission for a minute, to paint that sheet for Izzy and I am working on a pork chop sheet of dragon designs first, this being one of the first ones that I laid down.
I have the good fortune of having a friend in Jersey City named Dave, he is a hell of a frontman for a band I really enjoy called Wyldlife, and he was very generous in taking the time to put together an interview for me on the Swallows and Daggers website. Heres the link http://www.swallowsndaggers.net/interviews/entry/jason_phillips_interview/
and if you enjoy the blending of unending hooks and clever clever wordplay, as I am a sucker for, check them out! Rock and Roll is not dead! It just took a little breather.
Two tattoos on a very long time client of mine, a gentleman I much enjoy talking to because his travels make me feel novice. He asked for a heaven and hell scene, I’m not sure what he had in mind, but this is what I had in mind, and I’m glad he digs it . An Enma and a Tennin. Im really happy with how they are turning out in juxtaposition to one another.
This is one of my all time favorite tattoo designs, from the endless stable of Picture Machine west coast 70s classic. I love these designs and am honored to lend my hand to them any chance I get
And, lastly, for all tattooers, there is always that person that passed the torch along to you, with grave warning that it’s a shit show, fraught with the roller coaster perils of ups and downs. For FTW that recipient after thirteen years is Joe Gettler, who is, if you are familiar with the shop, one of the most hard working and capable human beings on every front, it was epic to watch him make his first tattoo at the shop this week. I am anxious to see what the future holds for his talents and if you are an interested party you should call the shop and make some time with him. 510. 595.0389. He is the first and only apprentice of FTW and I think he is going to go super nova with his intentions rooted in doing the best by tattooing for the sake of making good tattoos.
and thats the news for March. Thanks for looking!