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Friday Food 4 Thought: Biz School/Grad School

See the recent Twitter exchange I had, yesterday, with one of my respected followers.  I'll be honest, I think about this a lot.  But...

Putting on the colors.

Before 2015 came to a close, one of my projects that was a customer's Christmas present, required me to use a mixed-media of pen...

Friday Food 4 Thought: #LaxCon

Happy New Year! In a few weeks our biggest weekend in our biz will happen at the 2016 U.S. Lacrosse Convention, aka 'LaxCon'.  Some will...

The Making of ‘Patient. Proficient. Persistent-2’

Last year we had a piece titled 'Patient. Persistent. Proficient.'  It illustrated human hands stringing a head of a traditional wooden stick.  Stringing a stick...

Friday Food 4 Thought: Happy Accidents

"No mistakes, only Happy Accidents." (Bob Ross) Yes, a Bob Ross quote which I wish could make me relax whenever I make a mistake with work...

Friday Food 4 Thought: Good. Fast. Cheap.

So, you get a call/email (we get these very often) where a prospective client/customer wants a project done that is, in no particular order: Good Fast Cheap What's...

FDNY ‘The Bravest’ portraits

They're called 'The Bravest'.  And I've always admired them when seeing them wherever. I used to play their club lacrosse team in NYC and each time...

The Making of Respect

(Writer's Note: One of my biggest pet-peeves are weak handshakes.  Actually, weak handshakes without direct eye contact.  They bother me, really.) In lacrosse the face-off...

We’re going Streaking!! (Streaker Sports x The Art of Lax)

Ha! You all remember that movie line? It's funny, looking back, how a random and casual meet-up over hot wings led to a great list...

Friday Food 4 Thought: Titan Tea

I'll admit, I think about my biz a lot, especially when I'm away from it. Business owners and founders do that. So during a...

Friday Food 4 Thought: It’s in the Books?

Recently, we did a massive studio clean up after some hefty projects to make space for more upcoming projects, and into the Holiday Season,...

Harpoon Brewery–What If?

(Writer's Note: Let's file this one under "what if?" In the crazy and adventurous world of entrepreneurship, there are a lot of "what ifs" involved. "What...

Friday Food 4 Thought: NIKE–I DID IT!

(Writer's note: Let's file this post under 'PERSONAL'.  Did you know Thomas Edison was told by his teachers that he was too stupid to learn?...

38 hours at the WILC2015

It's going to be almost a month since the WILC (World Indoor Lacrosse Championships) started.  The months leading up to the event, I was...

Friday Fun w/ LAS @ WILC2015

  So what happens when you try to get a good group photo at the WILC2015 with some of the hardest working people in lacrosse media,...

The Making of Tradition

We did a few pieces for an existing client for a future collaboration, but we were able to retain reproduction rights.  I'm a history...

The Making of Ol’ Skool-2

Old School.  Old is Cool... Ol' Skool. One of our newest projects/pieces done for a client goes to a time when things were a bit...

#TBT – Last Time I Saw Jeff Brunelle

Let's file this one for a #TBT, or #ThrowbackThursday.  Not too long ago, I attended the WILC 2015 in Syracuse/Onondaga Reservation.  I promise to...

CONTEST: Where in the WILC2015 is Drew???

Who likes to participate in a contest and win a prize???   You need to find this person somewhere in the WILC2015 (World Indoor Lacrosse...

The Making of ‘Sticks Up’.

"Adapt, or go the way of the dinosaurs." Those were the exact words from one of my visiting professors in art school who was teaching a...