Sunday, November 30, 2008

Top Secret Preview Pics of Meg's next Poster

Sssshhh! Our agents in the field have turned up an interesting piece of intel:

Turns out Meg has been working on a poster for Team Eight. Apparently, this is just the beginning, but as you can see its obviously gonna be sweet and chock full of malevolent ravens. I can't wait!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


So I play a lot of RISK, the game of world domination, and I got tired of playing on the same map over and over again. With my spare time I redesigned the game based on the boroughs of New York City and east Jersey. (For those unfamiliar with the game the original board and cards are below as well). Also a different variable I added to the game is the bridge blowing card, which one could blow up bridges or tunnels to adjoining territories.

With naming and shaping the territories on the map I apologize in advance to all neighborhoods grossly misrepresented in shape or size or not included at all. But this is a game board not meant to be used as a accurate map of the NYC area, and it would be impossible to include all neighborhoods.

As for the cards, I used the movie, The Warriors, as inspiration. In order from left to right they represent (as from the original game) infantry, cavalry, and artillery. And below is the bridge blowing card and the wild card. Before I carried away and poorly describe all aspects of the game, go to the RISK wiki page for a full explanation the game and its rules.

Dorkly yours,


Friday, November 21, 2008

No worries! Though we were extremely late to do so, Team Eight has managed to donate quite a few of our posters to Donations for Creations. "These works will be traded at our event for food, clothes, and goods to go to the Daily Planet homeless shelter. Everyone benefits—artists and art students can get their work out to a wider audience, the public has a chance to collect art affordably, and the Daily Planet gets the supplies they desperately need this time of year." -

It only made sense since this event was organized by students in Noah's Design Rebels class. So get out there on Saturday and bring some extra clothes or food to trade for sweet art!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Alejandro Chavetta: SKull = Astronaut

After viewing Noah's "Skull a Day" project, I thought that many of you would interested in this guy's work. His name is Alejandro Chavetta and he works as the art director for San Francisco Magazine. Check out the rest of the images he did in this body of work and maybe some of his other stuff here. It's good...


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Barry's Art @ Rumors Boutique

Apparently I make hipster art. No, just kidding. For I don't use stencils, like graffiti or draw deer and owls, but my work will be for sale on the walls of Rumors Boutique ("injecting the south with style") at 404 N Harrison St., Richmond, VA. If your unfamiliar with Rumors, it's an independent clothing/music/etc. store that also functions as a Venue for live music. It's a pretty interesting place to say in the least. Anywho, my work will be for sale until early Dec. so come by and check it out. Thanks Casey!


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

2008 Isotope Award Contenders

Johanna Draper Carlson has recognized Mariya's mini, Howl Before Sunset as one of the top five runners up in the 2008 Isotope Awards for excellence in Mini Comics. Johanna wrote a great little review of the book here. Thanks Johanna, and Congratulations Mariya! Oh yeah, and you can get the mini here.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

METRO MARKET at Metro Space Gallery

This market will feature many local artists and vendors and take place in the heart of First Friday on November 7th, 2008. We'll be there at 119 West Broad Street (across the street from Comfort Restaurant and Theater IV) Richmond, Virginia 23220-4214. So come and see us in time for the holidays. Proceeds will help benefit True Love Press, a local community screen printing shop being set up in conjunction with the gallery. Find out more about Metro Space here.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Our 44th President in Print

To Honor this exciting bit of history, here are a few of the many screen printed posters and shirts that were inspired during this past campaign:

The above was an offering by OBEYGIANT. This screenprint was 24 X 36, three colors and printed as an edition of 350. The proceeds went to fund a larger Obama poster campaign. I particularly love the OBAMA/OBEY logo on Obama's lapel.

This one above was by artist David Choe and later screen printed by Burlesque of Minneapolis as an eight color screen print at 19 x 24. Check out here for some amazing shots of the print process.

Above, this print by Half and Half is a five color screen print on 19x25 Cougar Natural. It features an interesting collage method.

This limited edition print can be found at the etsy store of misterpeach Dimensions are 15" wide by 21" tall. All prints are signed and numbered. The edition has been limited to 30 prints. 10% of the proceeds from this print will go to benefit the Obama campaign.

This one or "That One" rather was by Justin Hampton. A five color print in various shades of metallic silver ink on 100 lb acid free paper stock measuring 24"x24". Signed and numbered edition of only 200 copies.

This was a print by Leia Bell. 12x17 inches / 5-color screenprint / Edition of 120 / 2008

And our friend El Jefe

The following were all commissioned by Upper Playground as part of an amazing collaborative campaign linking artists with Burlesque to screen these amazing posters. The above David Choe print was part of this project.

This is by Cody Hudson.

This one is by Burlesque themselves.

This one is by Sam Flores.

This one is by Alex Pardee.

There's tons more out there but blogging doesn't pay the bills so I'm out.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Becky Cloonan's Rapunzel Print

Final Design, with stamp:

Sadly this was not a TEAM EIGHT print, but Becky put this together in time for it to run through the Team Eight studio and ship back to her for APE. Its four colors silkscreened on white 12.5 x 19 and you should be able to order one soon here.
Usually work that was printed for a client is not posted here, but Becky has done work with us before (calendar 2007) and we very much hope she will again. Plus, a lot of us at Team Eight are big fans, particularly of her poster work.
Becky is a very talented comic artist. She is currently in the middle of a lot of stuff that you can read about here. Check it out and let her know how much you love her work and how she should take a break from all that important stuff and do a print with us.
Oh and I can't wait to see it in person with the stamp.

Here's some process shots, ending with what we sent to Becky who made that sweet stamp to apply herself.

November 4th - you know what that means


And oh yeah we're now on deviantart.


Monday, November 3, 2008

Just a reminder to all those illustrators out there that the deadline for the Society of Illustrators Annual Competition, ILLUSTRATORS 51 is this Friday, Nov. 7th. To make things easier this is the first year that you can enter online. Here's the link below to all those interested:

(The above illustration is by the amazing John Cuneo for the competition)