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Friday Food 4 Thought: The Road Is Long (Pt. 2)

0 - Published May 1, 2015 by in , , , , , ,

The first part of this series was written a while back. I got wait listed when I applied to the art school I eventually attended – The Pratt Institute.  Looking back, I couldn’t believe it because the 4 years there felt like “cake”.  And coming from a successful, 4 years at a highly rigorous experience spent in […]

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Perfecting ‘The Perfect Progression’ Shirt

0 - Published April 1, 2015 by in , , , , , , , ,

“Without struggle, there is no progress.” (Frederick Douglass) It’s called ‘The Perfect Progression’.  The drawing took about 2.5 years to execute.  It was worth it because it was an idea in my mind for years and one I haven’t seen done before since I founded the business.  But before the official launch to the public […]

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The Making of the Shot Trainer by Crankshooter

0 - Published March 3, 2015 by in , , , , , , , ,

“It is not only one person’s work, it’s really a partnership and collaboration during all these years.” – Christo (Artist) It’s funny how the most popular image in my portfolio, ‘Crank’ shares the same word in the company name that produced the product of the year for my business, as 2014 was coming to a close.  It’s […]

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The Making of the “Brain Bucket”

0 - Published December 5, 2014 by in , , , , , , ,

This new piece is a throwback for us “old-schoolers”.  Looking back, I can’t believe I endured wearing such a heavy piece of equipment on my head.  But its was the standard back then, and so common – the norm!  Mine, like 99.7% of lacrosse players back then, was the LHN 33 by the now nonexistent, Bacharach […]

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Flashback Friday & Friday Food 4 Thought: Being Serious

0 - Published September 19, 2014 by in , , , , , , , ,

“If you take it seriously, they will take you seriously.”  -Tom LaPadula  In grade school, I made sure requirements were met on time.  But that didn’t mean I enjoyed every subject I had.  I was a doodler in class.  Occasionally, or A LOT of times, I would discreetly draw in my notebooks when a class […]

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Friday Food 4 Thought: Brooklyn Men’s Lacrosse Co-Founders

0 - Published August 8, 2014 by in , , , , , , ,

My recent post on Wed. included this pic (above) of me playing in goal, along with the two other people who I co-founded the Brooklyn Men’s Lacrosse Club back in 2005.  Dan Mirsky (#7), Dan Sheff (#8) and myself, Vinnie Ricasio, (#1).  We started the team because NYC needed another post-collegiate lacrosse team and most of […]

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“Full-Tilt” before “Crank”

0 - Published August 7, 2014 by in , , , , , ,

Yesterday’s post made me think a lot on the classic, “Crank” piece, above.  It is the most identifiable piece in my business and portfolio, and one I don’t think I will ever top (at least for now).  But thinking back, there was actually a big seller before “Crank” and that piece is called “Full-Tilt”. This had […]

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“Crank” OWNER–Chris Feehely

0 - Published August 6, 2014 by in , , , , , , ,

(Writer’s note: 5 years ago this week “Crank” was created.  This article is about 2.5 years overdue – that’s right!  I’ve been meaning to do this for such a long time.  This article is for Chris’ mother who recently passed away.  As a business owner, you just want everything to go right, that’s why you […]

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Friday Food 4 Thought: Obsession

0 - Published July 11, 2014 by in , , , , , ,

You see that “work in progress” or “studio pic” in the featured image, above (and below)?  Yeah, that’s me doing work while on a family vacation that had me “away the business” for almost 2-weeks.  While doing this, I constantly thought to myself that this is obsessive – work while on vacation.  But as a business owner, […]