My Time at – Wraphics Inc.

“What the hell is a Wraphic?” is what I heard all the time at my first good job out of college. I worked there from 2004ish – 2006ish, I think. It was my first opportunity to be creative for a practical purpose and get paid for doing it. Continue reading “My Time at – Wraphics Inc.”

Tear Poster – Rebel Scum Remover

Tear Posters are part art and part advertisement. At least mine are. They are meant as semi-destructible works of street or public art that offer multiple viewers the chance to take part of the art with them.

I got the idea for this from a comic book cover. (I wish I could remember the title.) The cover integrated the main character and a popular brand of laundry detergent. It was a beautiful mix of storytelling and consumer advertising.

If you ever saw Star Wars, Episode  VI, Return of The Jedi then you know this is inspired by a Quote from an imperial officer after he catches Han Solo.

I tried to add as many little Star Wars references as possible to this poster. The serial number on the front is the date Star Wars was first released 5/25/1977. I even mention those awful Midi-Chlorians

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Tear Poster – Green Lantern & Sinestro Corp.

Tear Posters are part art and part advertisement. At least mine are. They are meant as semi-destructible works of street or public art that offer multiple viewers the chance to take part of the art with them.

That said this one is about the Green Lantern Corp. from DC comics. An intergalactic police force that uses magic rings that allow the ring bearer to create any construct of green light that they can will into being.

In the comic books there are several Green Lanterns, several thousand actually. I chose John Stewart of space sector 2814 (The sector Earth is in.) I did this mostly because he’s black. As a white person I tend to draw white characters a lot. Earth has four Green Lanterns and one of them is black, so I drew that one. He’s a great, well written character. He’s also an engineer so his constructs are supposed to be very technical. That makes for fun drawings.

I made his constructs tools and hardware because of the is day job is an engineer. I made the drill look like my #Ridgid 18 volt cordless drill. (@ridgidpowertools) I love my drill plus I’m a very brand loyal person.  Continue reading “Tear Poster – Green Lantern & Sinestro Corp.”

My time at – Good 2 Grow

I worked for Good 2 Grow, the nation’s leading maker of wacky toy tops on top of juice bottles. While I was working there they officially named them #SippaTops. (I wasn’t involved in that decision, but I did oppose it later.) I worked there for about 4 years and by golly it was a swell place to work. I started there as an intern. By the time I left I was officially their Toy Designer. A Title I wanted since I was 14.Good 2 Grow Team

While I was there I learned a lot, made a lot of things, had a bunch of responsibilities and…          I got to go to China. (It wasn’t that great.) Continue reading “My time at – Good 2 Grow”

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A PORTFOLIO/BLOG about Arthur Ball, The Above Average Artist. The Art I make, The Stuff I like, Thoughts I think & Places I go. What will I post next? I don’t even know. (Seriously, I don’t plan this thing out very well.)

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