Rhett & Link’s Mythical Carpet Ride!

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Here’s a fun one Grease worked on recently with the super talented internetainers Rhett & Link. Not long ago, the duo relocated to a new studio in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, and were looking to do a bit of decorating to make their new digs feel like home. If you’re even vaguely familiar with the comedy duo, you know that a couple of couches and a fresh coat of paint weren’t going to be enough. Yes, that’s right, I’m talking about Mythical Carpets, the single item that no internetainment studio should be without.

Although Grease had never designed a Mythical Carpet before, the boys assured him that if he handled the design part, they’d take care of “the Mythicalness” (something about a guy named “Unicorn Steve” down at the flea market, I dunno). So after a quick meeting and some back’n’forth with Unicorn Steve, the two Mythical Carpets pictured above were born, along with a brief & highly entertaining demo video.

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Big thanks to both Rhett & Link for making this thing called work waaaay too much fun. Hope you enjoy…

VOID Magazine Volume #1 Feature and Interview

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void_magazine2So our good friends over at VOID Magazine ( aka SurfJaxPier.com ) asked us to be a part of the first edition of their new Local Surf / Arts Publication last month. We were super stoked. We have known and designed with these guys for a long time and surfed with them even longer so we jumped at the opportunity to be first in line. Plus it was one of the best interviews we have ever done. Completely off topic and random as hell, just how we like it! Click here to Read It – TRON!

Click here to read VOID Volume One Magazine online now! Or don’t, You can just keep picking your nose.

Rhett & Link Packaging in CA Illustration Annual

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Yes! We just got the 51st edition of the Communication Arts Illustration Annual, and guess who is up on pg. 77… That’s right folks, Grease Himself Mr. Kendrick Kidd and his pals Rhett and Link. We thought it was going to be in one of the regular issues but to have it in the Illustration Annual is a extra special. “High Five” Kendrick next time you see him or a big ole’ baseball style slap on the bottom would work too! – TRON!

HASHROCKET Poster – Behind The Scenes Pics

This poster series is an initiative developed during Hashrocket’s rebranding effort. While most people consider branding purely an aesthetic exercise, Hashrocket understands and believes that branding also drives action. They wanted to introduce things into thier culture that helped reinforce thier company’s values of craftsmanship and quality. While something more digital would be expected, They wanted to go with something that not only expressed these concepts in the piece, but in the medium itself. Hashrocket hand-screened posters seemed to fit that criteria perfectly.

The concept for this poster was to communicate how hard it is to make something simple. The amount of craft and hard work it takes to make complex ideas and processes into simple interfaces for you to enjoy is often overlooked on the web. We only printed 30 of these posters and they have been giving them out at different conferences and events in the past month or so. They have a couple left but the idea was to only make limited amounts and give them out to people they respected in the industry, clients and friends. Mass-producing these and giving them to everyone would’ve defeated the purpose of this series. So if you didn’t happen to get one of these, stay tuned because we will be continuing to make posters on different topics in the future. – Read the whole article on Hashrockets Blog or View The Poster – Thanks DEBO!

She & Him Savannah Poster Photo Set

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Fresh out the Hand Tuned Garage is the SHE & HIM Savannah Music Festival poster. what we have here is a Hand Screened 3 color poster printed on 100lb French cover with Tangerine/Patina/Chocolate ink. Edition of 100. 14in x 24in. We knocked this sucker out in 7 hours straight like a boss! The inks came out great on the chocolate wood grain background and the French paper is beautiful. Get your hands one of these bad ladies either at the show or in our store. Posters start shipping April 1st and it’s no joke yall! -TRON

Click here to view the whole photo set on Flickr
| Click here to purchase this beautiful poster in our store

SHE & HIM Savannah Show Poster Preview

She And Him Door KnockerSo a couple of months back, TRON’s wife Mrs. Burgundy being the huge fan that she is, found out that SHE & HIM was coming to the Trustees Theater for the Savannah Music Festival in March. Shorty after we found out that we were not going to be able to go due to wedding. Needless to say heartbroken was not the word. But since we could not go, the least we could do is design a poster. So we did. And seeing how the show was is in Savannah, one of our favorite places to visit and also where we got engaged, we happen to know a little bit about Savannah’s charm, southern hospitality, and haunted past. Which is what makes this poster a perfect match with the throwback sounds of SHE & HIM, who lyrics, while adorable on the surface, are a darker shade of red with an emphasis on love and heartbreak. Hopefully if everything works out there might be some at the show, but if not we will definitely have them for sale in the Halftone Def Store very soon! So stay tuned to the site cause im pretty sure these will go fast as we will probably only do a run of around 75-100 and printed on some nice French paper. -TRON

Check out the new album “Volume 2” from SHE & HIM streaming on NPR | also visit www.sheandhim.com

SXSW Goods for Hashrocket & Cliqset

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So even though we didn’t grace SXSW with our physical presence this year, we will be there in limited edition design. Our good buddy Dennis from Thought & Theory and currently HASHROCKET hit us up to do a limited run poster for them to hand out to a select few at SXSW and The good Folks at CLIQSET also hit us up about a month back to make a VOLTRON inspired shirt for them to hand out. We didn’t print these though thank gawd, as you can see they were pretty complex with lots of colors and they were a run of 200. But thanks to Dan @Vivid Images we got that part handled! Until next SXSW next year -TRON OUT!

Rhett & Link featured on CommArts.com

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Cheers to the fine folks over at Communication Arts for posting up the Rhett and Link CD packaging!

After years of entertaining online audiences with their independently produced songs and videos, Web-based musical comedy duo Rhett and Link released a real-live CD in December 2009. The two asked Jacksonville, Florida-based Kendrick kidd (aka Grease) to help design the packaging for Up to This Point, a compilation CD that includes a poster and play-a-long guide. The final result—inspired by the journey of their music-making career and by photography that showed the two trudging through water—is a musical quest with a whimsical, graphic animation style. Click Here To Read the Whole RAD Article – TRON.

IM BOARD IV – Halftone Def Show Decks

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Chad Landenberger’s annual I’M BOARD series is one of our favorite art shows in the Jacksonville area. We grew up skating, and for most of our lives we have been interested in the art and culture that surrounds the sport. So when the opportunity came around for the fourth time, We were stoked to spend some time creating the decks pictured above for Halftone Def Studios, and I’M BOARD IV. Thanks to Chad and all the folks who made the event possible, it was a seriously great night with a heck-of-a-lot-a rad art.

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If you didn’t make it to the show, you can check out a few of the pics taken by Sarah at pointshootenjoy

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