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On this day, back in 2008…

0 - Published September 4, 2012 by in Art, Business, Development, Entrepreneurship, Inspiration, Lacrosse

Here is the FIRST DRAWING ever done for The Art of Lax™. Of course, it had to be a goalie image. The title? ‘Keeper!

“The Creators” (original, framed painting)

0 - Published August 31, 2012 by in Art, Business, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Old School

The Art of Lax unveils “The Creators” Video, which shows the genesis of his newest lacrosse art piece!

Brooklyn Lax Gear for Salt Shakerz Tournament

0 - Published June 29, 2012 by in Art, Business, Development, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Tournaments

Defending champions of the inaugural Salt Shakerz Tournament last year, Brooklyn Lacrosse Club returns to compete, once again. Let’s unveil the champs’ uniforms!

Creating The Perfect Form series.

1 - Published June 14, 2012 by in Art, Business, Development, Entrepreneurship, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Old School

In mid-March, I made a new piece called “The Perfect Form” which had a similar look as my bestseller “Crank”.  The image displayed is of a modern-day player, with a right-handed shot, arms away and level to the eyes.  The actual purpose behind it was to make “The Perfect Form” better than “Crank”.  As much […]

Creating CJ Costabile

0 - Published June 4, 2012 by in Art, Business, Development, Entrepreneurship, Hard Work, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Networking, Uncategorized

A full year after Memorial Day 2010, I got a call from a Duke parent regarding a custom order for his son’s 2012 graduation present. It was Duke’s LSM who scored the winning goal in overtime against Notre Dame back in 2010 – CJ Costabile.

Memory Lane for Memorial Day

1 - Published May 25, 2012 by in Art, Business, Development, Entrepreneurship, Inspiration, Lacrosse

Yesterday, I was organizing (more like cleaning up) my storage area. The feeling reminded me of an episode of “American Pickers” on the History Channel – searching and finding items, long and lost.

Lax Tats–”Got Gear?”

0 - Published May 3, 2012 by in Art, Business, Development, Inspiration, Lacrosse

Back in 2009, my first international custom order was for a person located in Melbourne, Australia. He wanted a piece that depicted him “going in the air, across the crease, faking high and dunking the ball in-between the goalie’s legs…” He also said that he was going to get that image done on his leg as a tattoo!

We’re ALL IN!

3 - Published April 17, 2012 by in Art, Business, Development, Entrepreneurship, Hard Work, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Risk

Yesterday, at 1:00pm-eastern standard time, I turned in my 2-week notice at my advertising job. The Art of Lax™ & The Art of Athletes™ ventures have secured full backing, after almost 3.5 years since inception, it was time to go ALL IN!

“The Perfect Form” Series Pt. 2 (Retro)

0 - Published April 11, 2012 by in Art, Business, Development, Entrepreneurship, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Old School

The Art Of Lax’s newest installment for “The Perfect Form” series made me come back to the “Ol’ Skool” genre or “Retro” as it’s sometimes called.

Revisiting with former Harvard Lax standout & Hollywood producer, Chris Moore

3 - Published April 6, 2012 by in Business, Development, Featured, Hard Work, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Tournaments

Last summer, I attended the CityLax Shootout to benefit the CityLax program. It was the last time I competitively stood in front of the 6′ x 6′ cage. I got the chance to do aninterview with former Harvard Lacrosse standout, and highly accomplished Hollywood producer, Chris Moore.

“The Perfect Form” Series Part 1

0 - Published March 30, 2012 by in Art, Business, Development, Inspiration, Lacrosse

Crank has always been the ArtofLax’s best seller, but it’s time for something new, and with all this talk about shooting overhand going around, The Perferct Form just seems, well… perfect.

“The Ink Tank”

0 - Published March 23, 2012 by in Art, Business, Development, Entrepreneurship, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Networking

The Art of Lax™/The Art of Athletes™ and the Power-Tek Performance Gear Company have combined their expertise’s and add to the business, for you – the customer!  The newly launched addition to the business is called “The Ink Tank”. Design: “Elements put together for reasons of interest.” I had a professor in art school who […]

Brooklyn Lacrosse Club 2012 Uniforms

0 - Published March 9, 2012 by in Art, Business, Development, Inspiration, Lacrosse

It was around 70 degrees yesterday in NYC! The one short break I took to step outside my office in Manhattan to get a cup of coffee, had me saying to myself that “this is PERFECT lax weather”! Brooklyn Lacrosse Club kicks off their 2012 season this weekend against Out East Life at the Aviator […]

LAX-ADS

3 - Published February 27, 2012 by in Art, Business, Development, Entrepreneurship, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Old School

“Doing business without advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark. You know what you are doing, but nobody else does.” -Stuart H. Britt

Working w/ Grant: The Big Apple Pond Hockey Classic

0 - Published February 24, 2012 by in Art, Business, Development, Entrepreneurship, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Networking, Tournaments

Vinnie Ricasio talks about multi-tasking, collaboration and how one man can do SO MUCH! The Big Apple Pond Hockey Classic is on tap this weekend in New York City, and it’s run by a former Princeton lacrosse captain!

Pencil Logo Development

0 - Published February 23, 2012 by in Art, Business, Development, Inspiration, Lacrosse

The whole point of starting a business is to create a customer.  In order for businesses to stand out among their competitors, they each display unique standards to attract their growth of customers from a certain audience.  Aside from their business models, such forms of graphic identity and branding have been common, yet highly effective […]

Brooks Sweet: “Player of the World”.

1 - Published February 23, 2012 by in Art, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Networking

At the 1982 World Games, Brooks Sweet was the best player, and Vinnie Ricasio was lucky enough to coach with him for 3 years in Brooklyn, NY. TheArtOfLax talks about what makes Brooks so special, and why he was the subject of his first celeb drawing!

Team Captain: Lessons in building & leading a lacrosse team.

0 - Published February 17, 2012 by in Development, Hard Work, Inspiration, Leadership

There are many lessons to be learned from building and leading a lacrosse team, especially as a captain. The Art Of Lax shares best practices, stories of success and failure and what it means to be a captain.

My interview with Lacrosse Talk Radio

0 - Published February 7, 2012 by in Art, Business, Development, Entrepreneurship, Hard Work, Inspiration, Lacrosse

The Art of Lax hops on the radio waves to talk about lacrosse and how to make it in the industry! The show aired on Super Bowl Sunday.

The Art of Lax™ on Lacrosse Talk Radio TODAY @ 5:22 EST.

0 - Published February 5, 2012 by in Uncategorized

Just before kick-off of the “Big Game” tonight… log onto Lacrosse Talk Radio as the host will interview The Art of Lax™ discussing the starting points, current works and goals for the business at 5:22pm EST. http://lacrossetalkradio.com/radioshow.htm