Friday, May 29, 2009

Jailbreak Betties and the power of ArtOrder

If you have been following my blog for the past 3 months you would know that Friday is when I post my submission for the newest ArtOrder Concept Tuesday assignment. Unfortunately, I will not be taking part in next week's event. It does pain me to miss a week after being active since the beginning and never missing a week. The fact of the matter is that I have been putting to good use the advice and suggestions laid out by Jon Schindehette over at ArtOrder and I find myself very busy with work. So at least I have a good excuse, right? Fear not! I have set aside some time and I have already begun work on my Concept Tuesday piece for the following week (I just couldn't let that one slip by, too much fun.)

Jailbreak Betties
I have posted several Roller Derby related items here on my blog: shoes, a helmet, and poster. I have been active with the local team for a while now but my activity with them has really ramped up since my wife join the Tallahassee Roller Girls "B" team, the Jailbreak Betties. Such as my unsuspecting designing of the Jailbreak Betties logo.

The team was brainstorming and coming up with ideas and my wife had one and asked if I would help her out and quickly mock something up. I am just glad I instinctively started with a 12 x 12 300 dpi file because before I knew it they had selected mine and were moving forward with it. Thankfully it held up beautifully to a live trace in Illustrator and I was able to pass off a vector version to the shirt people. The team got theirs last night at practice and low and behold so did I.

Jailbreak Betties shirt (limited edition rare variant!)

If you are wondering why I have "Mr. Sapien" on my back, it is because my wife's derby name is Babe Sapien, in homage to the Hellboy character Abe Sapien. I was given some ad space in the brochure for this upcoming game and whipped up a surprise bit of encouragement for the wife since this is her first bout.

Good luck Capital Punishment and Jailbreak Betties in tomorrow's games. This is JB's first bout and CP's first WFTDA game! Good luck ladies!

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1 comment:

  1. Lots of interesting stuff here
    Will have to wander through again
    Rock on!