Saturday, January 14, 2012
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Monday, August 09, 2010
Here's a quick overview of his latest works from Dusted Magazine.
This is the solo project of Brian Pyle, half of California’s Starving Weirdos. While that moniker undersells the virtuosity on hand, Ensemble Economique hits it just about right. Pyle’s solo material differs quite a bit from his work with Merrick McKinlay – he comes across as more of a composer. Not in the traditional sense, mind you, but there’s obviously a lot of thought put into the stitching of his field recordings and original music on both his debut At the Foot of Nameless Roads and Standing Still, Facing Forward, out last month on Amish Records. Matthew Wuethrich wrote of Nameless Roads, “Pyle is very good at blurring the origins of his sounds just enough so that his music does the only thing that really matters with music that aspires to mind-altering status – it evokes a palpable sense of the unknown.”
Sunday, July 04, 2010
This was for a title graphic I did in 2009 at Bent Image Lab for Matt Briggs's documentary Deep Green . After many attempts to use pre-existing fonts - nothing looked right. So I sent 3 of the most promising attempts along with a forth shot in the dark - my own handwriting. To my surprise - it won out. Wild cards usually only get a polite smirk - but every once in a while they work well with others. I'm glad and moved this one did.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Monday, May 04, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
I was invited to help work the MTV HP Engine room booth in Las Vegas this last week by the amazing folks at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners. We took head shots of volunteers then I digitally gave them a make over. Here's a few. It was a lot of fun! Initially I didn't think that I'd like working in public at a fast pace - many people assumed I was running an automated program that altered the faces - some were actually disappointed to learn it was only Photoshop.
I over heard one guy say, "He's cheating though - look at his Wacom tablet."
Ah well. There's always a few odd folks.
But there were a lot of generally interested folks who'd ask questions about my process and would stand behind me or sit on the floor for 10 sometimes 30 minutes. Those curious folks definitely made it worth while and were so fun to talk to.
Sharing the same table with the talented duo Misha Kline and Liz Allen (animator and illustrator) softened the alien experience considerably. I'm blown away by how fast they were able to set up and get underway - a slight taste of their work (sorry - not even slight - unfortunately it's a single photo) can be seen at this link.
Had a blast!