It was 1989. There were only tokens, no MetroCards. Brooklyn wasn’t a “brand”. The Yankees were not known as winners. The Bronx still had a 212 area-code and buying a cup of coffee could get you a fat lip, instead of free Wi-Fi.
Author Archive | Vinnie Ricasio
“You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip and it can crash. Become like water my friend.” – Bruce Lee […]
Take a look at this pic, above. It happened in 1992. Princeton just won the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship. In this picture you will find three (3) very high-profile names in lacrosse. All captured in one moment. Those figures are (from left to right): Scott Bacigalupo (goalie). One of my lacrosse idols growing up. He’s […]
Some call it a “reunion”. Some think of it as the “un-official start” of lacrosse season. Manifestly, it’s a Convention. (Btw, yes, that image used, above, is something new coming soon! One of the many exciting things for 2014)Unfortunately, The Art of Lax™ will NOT be attending the 2014 U.S. Lacrosse Convention. 2013 finished very strong with the new […]
The past few months have been packed with custom orders. Below, are a list of vids of a few pieces that went out to my customers. I’m always jamming the music in the studio. Try not to laugh too much at my variety of music… :o) @TheArtofLax Like on Facebook #ForArtForLax
LACROSSE & ART… So it seems. Ever since launching The Art of Lax™, I’ve been known to be a LACROSSE and SPORTS artist/designer. The lacrosse idea started out as ONE of my TWO themes for my “Senior Project”, or Senior Thesis, as its called in a traditional college environment. Yesterday, being Veteran’s Day, I was […]
“There is no better high than discovery.” – E.O. Wilson One year ago, this week, was one of those “A-ha” moments in the biz. I was searching for a “creative boost”. It was Election Day and I was riding the NYC subway system on the way to cast my vote for President. The train was relatively […]
“If you’re going to be thinking anything, you might as well think BIG.” –Donald Trump During our second year in business, returning customers would inquire for posters, or life-sized images, of the sports art for their walls. Some retailers and vendors made attempts, but we knew there were better, and […]
“A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves as something to aim at.” – Bruce Lee When 2013 started, we knew that a new website was to be a major goal right away. But goals, manifestly plans, do change and a lot of unexpected things came up that halted and took […]
One of my most highlighted projects during the summer was started by a simple “tweet” followed by an email, last year. The customer, who hailed from the United Kingdom, informed me of his upcoming wedding and a thought for a wedding present. The format was to look down the aisle, as if you (the viewer), […]
One of my favorite pieces I did over the summer was for a client pertaining to a new and upcoming, goalie development coaching business, based in Long Island. As a goalie myself, this was “second-nature” for me and I already had the image in mind when the client (a goalie, himself) was envisioning the details […]
I know I’m going to get flak for this, but he (Dan) knew it was coming, as per his request for a write-up. This is for you, Dan Willson! In 2011, I got the amazing opportunity to play lacrosse in Thailand with a select group from Lax All Stars. I remember it clearly – getting […]
There are a few weeks of summer left before it’s back to school. During my “school-days”, my summer was mostly spent working (for pocket money) and reading books (mandatory summer reading for school). Fast-forward to present day, it’s still the same routine, but in a different kind of way. As the summer was rapidly going […]
There are a lot of times where I get inquiries from groups and companies to help art direct their brand identity. So when a start-up camp located in the Tri-State area got a hold of me to commence a piece for them, it was based on one of the most difficult shots to read as […]
Recently, I finished a custom order for an upcoming graduation present. As with most projects that I execute, I documented the process of development. Below, are the series of pics that were taken: Final piece. 18×24 inches. Acrylic on canvas. Interested in a custom order? Click, here.
Yes, that’s right! We’re clearing them out because we won’t be stocking them anymore – just our retailers! Get them, here. Like on Facebook. @TheArtofLax
I believe that in order for something to sell, it has to be seen – pure and simple. But what I DO NOT know is what the eyes of the viewers are thinking. So when the Executive Director from The Tewaaraton Foundation approached me at the U.S. Lacrosse Foundation back in January, I wasn’t fully prepared. […]
I’m always on the hunt to develop new things for the biz! My mind is always churning and cranking. Speaking of Crank-ing… I was thinking of an accessory item and I wanted to make something besides print and/or apparel. Ever since moving to the suburbs back in September of 2012, I constantly see bumper stickers […]
The weather has been very nice recently — that we’ve decided to “nicen-up” and sell these popular tees for $15.00 (originally $19.95)! And they’ve been selling! This cool, comfortable shirt with three, separate images on it, makes it The Perfect shirt! Offer ends tonight by midnight-ish… Get it here.