Power Tour Magnetism: Creating the Art
For the third year in a row, I have had the honor of creating the Long Haul Gang magnets given at each stop on the Hot Rod Power Tour. For 2019, I made it a personal mission to man the wheel on Creative Direction as well as producing the art, and at the risk of sounding like an overly-proud parent, this one raises the bar. Let’s tear into the artwork and see what makes it tick, and drop a few tips and tricks your way, too. I’m a giver.
Directing a Design Career Arc
The Gearheads celebrate fifty episodes with an incredible insider’s look at Hot Wheels design and career arcs with Die Cast Hall of Fame members Eric Tscherne and guest-host Carson Lev. It’s a multi-layered episode with not only two influential giants, but a mentoring theme that makes for a masterclass in following your passion.
Three and a Half Nuggets: Mike Alexander Brings the Sauce
Mike Alexander, the man behind FLO Airride Manufacturing, Slam’d Magazine and Rev’n Media joins the Gearheads for an enlightening, empowering and inspirational conversation on the art of work ethic. We talk branding, marketing, sponsorships and the SEMA Show, too. And possibly nipples. Like you’d expect anything less.
Line Weight is Everything
When working on a drawing, little can create impact like line weight. From the most basic uses in describing weight, position in space or even highlighting a featured subject in your work to defining motion, the width of a simple stroke can do many things. I implement this thinking into each piece I create, right from the start, and today I’m throwing down a masterclass on the essentials and value of using line weight to carve out your own signature style.
Star Wars: The Kylo Ren Whitepaper
Round Six’s Brian does what he does (and enjoys) best: He rants about things.
Today, his focus is on Kylo Ren, that mysterious, troubled offspring of Han and Leia, and probes deeply into why his character is such a troubled young man. And all insight leads to one conclusion: Damaged Sperm.