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Blunt Clothing is Back!

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On the Run Since ’91, not without a break or two. Blunt is back is biz thanks to Ian and yours truly 😉 I just couldn’t stand not seeing Blunt still in business. It wasn’t a matter of brand or style, but management, or lack there-of. I played a big role in part-deux, but things where out of my control when it came down to it. I didn’t make the final call or decisions. C’est la vie. So I’m looking on the bright side and coming at it with a positive attitude. I’ve been archiving for a couple months now and will be doing that for the better part of summer. We still have lots of cool stuff to liquidate, and a hand-full of cool new designs in the works. Check back for updates cause I’ll have some.

Skuffmarx Brand

T-Shirt designs, website, social networks and general direction for Skuffmarx Skateboards/Apparel. An important recognized addition to Skuffmarx was the word BRAND. I introduced it to the first batch of designs and it stuck.

The initial design and direction was skateboard streetwear and inspired by 1990’s spoof graphics that mimic real brands.

During work on the second batch of designs, it was decided to move the style to graffiti-art designs.
Check them out : www.Skuffmarx.com

Klondike Bar Spoof for Skuffmark
Klondike Bar Spoof for Skuffmark

 

ONA, Overseas National Airlines

Overseas National Airlines (ONA) was essentially a charter air carrier. It started in 1950 and it ceased operations on September 14, 1978. Among their former stewardesses was, Arnelle Meyer, now Author and Blogger who is writing about her experiences including two crashes, one major crash in a DC-10 at JFK.

I’m excited to have been chosen to design her book cover, but in the meantime we’re doing other stuff. This includes a postcard, T-Shirt design and Mouse Pads. All going to former employees and fans of this classic airline.

First, I had to recreate the ONA logo with illustrator. There was no other way around it. Luckily, i found a matching font that closely resembled theirs, that saved a ton of work and time.

Complete Branding Package for Ergo

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Ergo by PaddleAir is a surf product designed to relieve pressure from the upper torso, including the ribs and chest. Dave needed a modern touch to his brand to help increase sales, and it worked!

Products & Designs Included:
Business Cards, Vertical-Fold Catalog, Letterhead, Envelopes, Mailer Sticker Labels, T-Shirts, Price List, Magazine Advertisement, Animated GIF, Avatar and Social Network Cover.

 

Additionally , Rib Rocket™  logo for Dave’s new product. Prior to Rib Rocket™, it was called Ergo Extreme. Below you will see sample logos prior to the renaming of the product.

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Custom Mouse Pads

When i mentioned I was printing custom mouse pads, i was asked, “people still use them?” In fact, yes and much more than one thinks. Even a ‘smart’ mouse needs a mouse pad to effectively work. So custom mouse pads are still a great promotional item and create a buzz.

If you’re a roller ball user like myself, there’s no need for mouse pads, but they’re still cool and make great gifts!