Just posting some old skateboard designs
These were made back when I was making skateboard decks to sell to local skaters. Problem was, skaters are often broke so despite the fact that customers were easy to find, PAYING customers were scarce. I probably should have done a better job on the anchor and chains on the left board. It looks very half-assed.
I really liked how simple #26 was. I still have the three little birds board on my wall.
Firebreather is OK, but the rest of this group is pretty bad. This was done between 2003 and 2006
My sister used to say these would make some kick-ass band-aids, though there seems to be some reason the custom bandage printing market has been left widely untapped.
Some custom business card holders I’ve been designing. Laser printed card stock over 1/4” black foamcore. The yellow truck is a replica of the customer’s tow truck with the cards replacing the towing arm. Still trying to see if there’s a market for this kind of thing.
So a new customer calls us up the other day and asks me to price out some real-estate type signs to promote his pizza place. I go by there and talk with him for a bit and notice he has a great looking logo for some place out in the middle of nowhere. Then I heard that it was done by the cop that owns one of the other sign shops in town. This gets me thinking, so I whip out the phone, do a quick google image search using the vague terms of “Dragon Logo” and this guys exact logo comes up on the FIRST PAGE. Turns out sleazeball graphics charged him $200 or so to design a custom logo, then just stole the Dayton Dragons baseball team logo and slapped it on his stuff. Heck, they didn’t even bother to change the fonts or colors.
He got me to redesign his signs, cards and shirts for him after he freaked out about having paid for a plagiarized logo. He requested I keep it similar to what he had, so I sketched up a new dragon and made a custom font that could still utilize the dragon tail in the S. Mine might not look as good, but I didn’t have to rip off a top ad agency’s sports team logo to make it.
Oh, and here’s some more “original work” from Sleazeball Graphics
I guess Batman managed to convince Superman to go wash his Batmobile.