Modus Bearing Company – Apparel Line 2012

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Finally getting around to posting the apparel work Grease (Kendrick Kidd) did for Modus Bearing Company in 2012. Bearings are often viewed like a commodity in the skateboard industry, no one manufacture standing out from another. Modus however, is making strides to break free from the industry perception by focusing more on the quality of their bearing construction. In 2012 we teamed up and put together an apparel line that reflected their efforts. We had a rad time working with the nice folks over there. Big thanks to Brett for having a clear vision for Modus & trusting us enough to execute it. Hardly seems like work when things go as smoothly as this series did. Hop on over to modusbearings.com and check out the great stuff. – TRON

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REAL Skateboards – Shattered Deck Series

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I recently had the opportunity to help out over at REAL Skateboards with a new deck design. I Can’t tell you how much it means to contribute (however small the amount) to an industry that has been a part of my life for so long. Big thanks to Andy & Jim for literally letting me have a crack at it. Looking forward to more rad deck projects in the future and I can’t wait to get my hands on one of these. Skate or Die Bitches! – Grease

ESPN Magazine Money Issue – Editorial Illustrations

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Grease recently had to opportunity to illustrate a few badges for the nice folks over at ESPN Magazine. The editorial series included a main badge for the Money Issue and several secondary badges specific to each article’s sport theme. Although they didn’t make the cut in the end, Grease really enjoyed the experience and had heaps of fun doing the work. Big thanks to Jason for the opportunity! – TRON

REAL Skateboards – OOZE Team Oval Series

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I recently had the opportunity to help out over at REAL Skateboards with a new deck design. I Can’t tell you how much it means to contribute (however small the amount) to an industry that has been a part of my life for so long. Big thanks to Andy & Jim for letting me drool all over it. Looking forward to more rad deck projects in the future and I can’t wait to get my hands on one of these. Skate or Die Bitches! – Grease

DEVA Type Illustration for Sivanna Spirit Yoga

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A while back the fine folks over at SivanaSpirit.com contacted us about doing some type designs for a yoga line they have on the west side of this great country, California. Now Tron ain’t never been much for yogurt, or yoga for that matter but there are few type projects that I will turn down if I think I gotta handle on it, no matter what kind of stretchy off the shoulder type apparel it may be going on. So we jumped in head first, harnessed our chakras and did the dang thing. I may not be a benevolent divine being or a DEVA if you will, but the final versions of these tee’s are fit for royalty… to sweat in that is, haha. So if yoga is your thing, prepare to get stoked on these sweet ladies tees… because Tron has his opposable thumb on the pulse of women’s yoga fashion! Thanks to Benn for the opportunity to work on these brother! Ohmmmmm – TRON.

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The Deva Cap Sleeve Tee comes in two different color ways – BLACK-TEAL / INDIGO – WHITE
The Deva Flowy Circle Tee comes in four different color ways – BLACK / WHITE and CORAL / MINT

All are available for purchase now over on www.SivanaSpirit.com so get before they are gone. Namaste.

Halftone Def x The Mythical Rhett & Link Show

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The Mythically Good Dudes Rhett and Link recently asked Grease (Kendrick Kidd) to design the logo for their newest web video series “The Mythical Show” that they then turned into a full on 3d Animated intro that is super rad! We get stoked every time we get an email from the boys because we can usually count on it being a super fun and creative project and you just never know how far they will take it and run. Seriously.

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Here are some of the shirts that they produced and have for sale over on their web store to promote the show. So hop on over and took a look and maybe even buy one. The store is pretty awesome, I mean they have their own shoes for gosh sakes. We even hear rumors their might be a mythical poster as well.

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So take break from checkin Dribbble or Facebook or whatever social site we all waste our time on these days and watch an episode of the THE MYTHICAL SHOW! We promise it won’t disappoint. If you have ever seen any of Rhett and Link’s other stuff than you know we ain’t playin around. – Tron and Grease Out!

Liquid Courage Pint Glass by TRON


It’s Finally here!!! Our Liquid Courage Pint Glass for www.creativityfluid.com has finally dropped and man are we stoked! The Pint is $20 and comes in a set of two so you can muster up whatever courage you may be looking for with a buddy, So Erase The Fear With A Cider Or Beer and TRY LIQUID COURAGE!!!

TRON’S Drink of Choice – If a Quart of Hard Cider was enough to give troops the liquid courage they needed every morning before battle, well then by gawd it’s good enough for TRON! Preferably Woodchuck  but just about any cider will do. Non-Alcoholic Option: Homemade Southern Sweet Tea. Xtra Sugar.

Grease’s Drink of Choice – Anything that’s cold, craft brewed and has I.P.A somewhere in the name! 

We are super stoked to be a part of this project with so many other great designers that we admire. Thanks to the Wier/Stewart Crew and North Bound Design for making this whole thing come to life. – TRON

Visit www.CreativityFluid.com to get your Liquid Courage Pint Today! Set of 2 for $20 – That’s A Deal.

Carl Spackler Shirt – Murray Brothers Golf

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So a while back while working at the agency Kendrick still works at, I bonded a relationship with the Murray Brothers Caddyshack folks doing some web, identity, and apparel design for the restaurant and the charity golf tournament. Although that agency doesn’t handle the account anymore, I still get to do some stuff for Bill (Carl Spackler) Murray from time to time which is awesome. Growing up golfing since I was 12 and just being a huge fan of Bill’s in general, I jump when I get the chance to do some of his character work.

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Initially this shirt was a super limited edition run for some of the larger supporters of the celebrity charity golf tournament this year but I think it is now available at the Caddyshack restaurant located at the world golf village in St. Augustine, Fl. Yes, I have been lucky enough to meet bill once and it is a crazy story, Super Awkward but amazing non-the-less. If we ever happen to be having drinks together at a conference or we cross paths at an garage sale or a Chick-Fil-A, just ask me and I will tell you all about it! – TRON

Fonts.com Type Study of Egyptian Slate

Grease recently had the opportunity to work with Fonts.com on a type treatment using the Egyptian Slate family. Here is what he had to say about it… “I’m a sucker for a slab serif & was really stoked to get cracking on the project. I chose my grandfather’s former business for a source for inspiration, B & L Floor Covering and Installation Service (Bud & Lopez). He was a hard working man his entire life & owned a piece of the American dream with his business partner “Lopey”. As soon as I saw Egyptian Slate it struck me as a solid, no B.S., working man’s font – the match up seemed perfect.” Above are a few of the pieces he created to compose the graphic. Big thanks to Ryan and the nice folks at Fonts.com for hitting us up! – TRON!

Click here to SEE THE GRAPHIC IN ACTION or PURCHASE this bad boy and make one of your own!

Texas Monthly – Editorial Illustrations



Just finished up some insanely fun editorial illustration for the nice folks at Texas Monthly. Big thanks to all the people involved in the production of the project. I love it when a group effort comes together like this!


Creative Direction: TJ Tucker; Art Direction/Layout: Brian Johnson; 3D Rendering: Digital Progression and Illustration by the one and only super talented Grease E. Monkey aka Kendrick Kidd – TRON (Mic Drop)

These were also featured today on the homepage of GrainEdit.com So go check them out over there and give those wonderful folks some traffic for their troubles! Click here to view the TX Monthly Article now.

UPDATE: Texas Monthly Illustrations featured on underconsideration.com/quipsologies and NotCot.org

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