Tuesday, December 14, 2010


I was recently asked to become a part of the BlackHeart Mountain Collective made by my friends Patrick Taylor and Dusty Neal. The site is basically a great collective that helps young artists release and communicate new ideas/projects. I am extremely thankful to become part of the team and I hope to see a long future for BLACKHEART and everything it represents.


Saturday, December 11, 2010


Just a little illustration I did for Nate Click's printing experimentation: Unconquered Clothing
If you don't know Nate Click or have never been tattooed by him than you must be a homeless man.
A great artist and a great dude in general.

Hopefully the shirts will be printed soon...
P.S. he is creating the text to go w/ the design


This semester, the thought of a "How To" manual started to spark a couple ideas in my head. "How To Rob a Bank" or "How To Eat a Fish" "How to Give a Blowjob" etc blah blah. However, I wanted to do a manual on something that has never seen a "How To" before nor does it even need one. I figured if I was going to do a manual on street art, it would have to be wheat pasting. Not only does the process remain a mystery to some but the fact that I was even starting to make a "How To" manual on something that is as independent as street art was rather funny.

The book I made is called "How To Successfully Posterbomb" and it's 36 pages (16 steps) of a stylistic step-by-step on how to destroy your local city. The book is complete with design, illustrations, photography, and some writing so I definitely put a SHIT LOAD of time into it.

If you would like to buy one, I am selling them for 25 dollars...SO FAR I HAVE TEN LEFT SO HURRY!

Contact me if your interested: wilsontr1@cougars.sf.edu
OR: 260-415-7183

Anyways, I hope you guys enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed making it. Just some lighthearted street-art inspired literature for the underdogs!

Here's some sneak peaks:


Tuesday, November 16, 2010


I recently offered to help out one of my good friends by designing some business cards to advertise her fine art. I was actually really excited to do something like this because I've wanted to design an identity for a fine artist for a long time. Most of the time, those who want business cards, logos, etc. done for them are companies or brand names...but its cool to do some promotional work for an independent painter and a long-time friend. Her work is also so fucking dope too so if you haven't checked her out yet, DO IT:

I am only showing you 2 out of the 3 cards that I made for her...but hopefully they will get printed real soon cause I am really happy with them.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Shirt Design w/ Paco

Recently i've linked with my friend Paco on a shirt design. He does some great screen printing at his own house and is just an overall hard-working, dedicated dude. I was definitely down to collaborate on a shirt design.

It was decided that he would create the type for the shirt and I would deal with the illustration.
I had so much fun drawing this that I want to make a million more now! But this is it for now:

(Shirts coming soon!)

I also thought I would put up a pic of the horrible shape my studio has been in lately.



I recently started the next self-portrait for my Under the Cloud series...
So far I am pretty pumped with how its turning out.
The theme remains the same.

And I had to take this photo/put it up because I love getting new paint:

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Available to do work...

If you guys know anybody that needs some illustration, digital, layout, etc. work done, get in contact with me!
I will definitely respond to any email or facebook message:


I work for reasonable prices and remain flexible with the client's ideas, directions, or concepts.
If you would like to see a resume, I would gladly send you one.



Monday, October 18, 2010

Printed matter

Here is my submission for the new tri-fold brochure from Artlink.
For those of you who don't know, Artlink is an awesome spot in Fort Wayne for upcoming local artists and its reeaaall cheap to become a member so you definitely should. They have a bunch of exhibitions all year round too.
This was an awesome opportunity for me to experiment with type and layout. Layout and type can be some of the most frustrating things in design due to the minute details. However, I had a lot of fun creating the brochure and I hope they pick it.

Here is the a better view:


Also, I had to post the Close Only Counts cd because it was definitely one of the most time-consuming yet rewarding pieces i've done in a while. I had so much fun doing this project that when it finally came out in print I literally couldn't believe how awesome the whole thing turned out. The printing company did an awesome job and the recordings sound good as fuck. The whole process and the record in itself was such a success in my opinion.

Btw im not gonna post the whole album just the front and the back so YOU HAVE TO BUY IT!

some scanner work...

I did these three little quick scanner compilations tonight for class and they turned out pretty awesome.
All of the images I used were cut out of either Vogue Magazine, W Magazine, and a couple other women's fashion magazines. To me, nowadays, I feel that women are exposed to so much authority telling them how to look, what to wear, what body parts to show, and what to eat. Even though I am a graphic designer, the world of advertising becomes sickening to me at many times. I have to respect the magazines for their skills in photography, graphic design, and layout but the content that comes packaged up in these magazines are mostly fucking ridiculous. There are fashion ads for BVLGARI that have a woman naked on the beach with an exotic snake wrapped around her face, what does this have to do with fashion anymore? I feel we have that these magazines have lost their original direction and are somewhat to blame for our constant self-conscious mentality.

So i dissected the women, flowers, and some of the text from the magazines and placed them in the scanner. Then I added some digital flavor.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Dedicated to my brothers and sisters under the cloud...

For the past couple months I've been doing a lot of work involving depression with Chlorine Nights (which should be printed soon) and a couple other pieces including The Black Dog. It's something myself, as well as most of my family, have struggled with throughout our lives. So it seems only natural that I would eventually confront depression in my art. It's also something that I feel most everybody can identify with. Whether or not you have been diagnosed, or you feel sad, or you don't feel any sign of it at all...everyone recognizes that familiar feeling. The cloud of hopelessness, loneliness, or ambiguity has touched everyone's shoulder at least once in life. Whether a loved one died or your heart was broken...the feeling of depression is something we can all relate to. With these new works I want to aesthetically reproduce exactly what depression feels like to me, in simple terms. I want the pieces to be noisy and uncared for. I want to feel rather uncomfortable when painting them. The paint is applied in thick coats while aerosol runs over top. I feel the essence of the dark paint and the thick, muddy aerosol illustrate at least one corner of depression. I don't hope you understand the disease by looking at these pieces, I hope that you can get closure. I hope that you can get a hint of what I feel all the time. And I hope that these works show you that there are people out there that understand. You are not alone.

The first attempt. And yes they are self-portraits

I used a lot of umbers with the acrylic, never any pure black.

The paper I used was a 300lb. Arches paper. Extremely heavy and durable to a ton of saturation.
I then attached it to panel later on.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

SOCA Halloween Bash Flyer

Here is the flyer I made for the University of Saint Francis' Annual Halloween Cookout.
I had a lot of fun drawing up this zombie dude and adding the color digitally. The entire concept of the poster is humorous and pretty awesome.
Little zombie fast food boy!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

New Things...

I've recently got my hands on a couple new things so im going to post them here.

If you haven't checked out Black Magic, White Noise...please do so now.
It features a ton of amazing illustrators, photographers, digital artists, sculptors, etc.

Secondly, if you haven't gotten your hands on any of the Sistine Press releases then your a fucking goon.


Thirdly, im basically finished experimenting around with this recent piece and im submitting it to the Renaissance in Roanoke Festival on October 9th. Definitely excited.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Sam Weber

A friend of mine, Katie Moore, showed me this painter a couple weeks ago and I've been obsessed with his stuff since then...Especially his experiments. Go check out Sam Weber and get some of his prints!


Here's some of the work he did for a Lord of the Flies publication:

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

New piece started

Tonight I started a new painting/illustration involving marker/paint/and aerosol on panel.
The piece is sacrilegious and violent.

much more to go!
Will post finished product soon.

Saturday, August 21, 2010


I just sent in the finished artwork and layout for the new Close Only Counts release, Your Not Gonna Like What I Have to Say. Im super fuckin pumped on this release cause so many people have put sooo much time into it and it definitely shows. It's a giant collaboration involving all of my best friends and thats the best way to describe it. Keep your eyes peeled for a release date and the release show in order to get your hands on one of these. My good friends at Midwestern Decline are putting out the release so go check them out too:

I cant show the whole layout on here but I willshow the individual mugshots that I drew up for the band. You can fid them inside the cd. But this is the overall style I went with:


Sunday, August 1, 2010


I started this new book project a couple nights ago and so far im realllllll pumped.
The book is a somber collection of illustrative, photographic, literary, and digital work done by myself. The book is hopefully going to be a hardback with at least 25 pages of material. Its one of the first times i've real tried successfully compiling illustrative, photographic, digital, and writing into one. I also tried to stick with a much more simple design theory and not litter the page with an excess of detail and brushes and chaos. Essentially, Chlorine Nights is a visual interpretation of depression....as simple as I can put it. All pieces were drawn, photographed, written, and compiled by me.
Here's a couple peeks:

Friday, July 23, 2010


New little piece I finished last night...
9"x12" Watercolor, pen, and a little digital

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Monday, June 28, 2010

New Studio

Recently Eric and I moved our asses into a sweet slab downtown and fortunately, it had an awesome upstairs room that was perfect for a nice little studio. Its an awesome environment to produce work in and I love having a place to store all of my shit. Another thing that's cool about it is that its kinda hidden back behind the kitchen outta sight so its like my own little pad where I can cry and cut myself and masturbate. One down side is that it is summer and it gets SO FUCKING HOT up there sometimes that I cant even work up there. Anyways, I took some pics of it.



A coupla gems!

Some leftovers from sculpture this summer

Got this in Italy. Red book from Mao in Italian.

Some other tight photo books I recently ordered

Traditional Pinocchio print from Italy. Incest.

Here's a retard dog that Dusty drew me lol

Some dumb shit I drew

Also, the back door of the studio opens up to the an attic equipped with an exhaust fan. Spray and Storage room? I think so

My framed magazine cut-out of a Mr. Choe.