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 of project collaborations with Streaker Sports. But we’re not streaking, rather keeping our clothes on and adding some new ones to the list. Not too long ago we released a […]
(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 if” it does work? “What if” it doesn’t? “What if” we don’t try? The last kind of “what if” is the worst! In the summer of 2013 we had quite an […]
(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? He invented almost 1,000 lightbulbs before he finally invented one that worked. This post is not meant to be an attack. It is meant to be a personal driver and confidence […]
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 abnormally busy during a time when summer is usually slow and quiet. That kind of busy was on a number of fronts, projects and clients (one of those makes for a […]
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, LaxAllStars? Hardest working because they literally got 1-2 hours of sleep the night before editing and uploading content onto the LAS platform. But as I was uploading the pics from the WILC […]
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 have a more detailed post about that experience that lasted a couple of days for me. But what struck me when I attended the WILC, was being reunited after 4 years with the […]
“Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.” – General George S. Patton Let’s file this one under a “Flashback Friday”, just because. I was recently asked in a client meeting what my toughest project ever given to me was, and I wondered if it was lacrosse-related, or non-lacrosse-related. Well the answer […]
One of the custom orders that was recently done, that I can show, was done for an existing customer, friend and a mentor for my business named John Moser. The project in mind was for a graduation gift for his youngest son, Dylan, who attended the Westminster School in Simsbury, CT. Dylan will be attending […]
I co-founded the Brooklyn Men’s Lacrosse Club in the fall of 2006 because there was a need, more like a demand, to play organized lacrosse. That demand came mostly from me. The established team in the area was the elite, New York Athletic Club, consisting mostly of former Div. 1 All-Americans in college. When we […]
“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 […]
A little over a year ago this time, I was sitting in the HQ of the CityLax organization with Mat Levine, John Moser and Tewaaraton Award winners; Max Seibald and Rob Pannell. Our goal was to come up and solidify a logo concept for LCNewYork – an elite travel team hailing from my hometown of NYC. […]
“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 […]
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 […]
(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 […]
I was having dinner last night when I received a Facebook notification on my iPhone of being “tagged/mentioned in a post” from a friend. It came from NYC-area based player, George Rohonczy, who’s doing his part in growing the game of lacrosse in Hungary. I opened/clicked on the link and there was a full shot […]
This is the year of collaborations and co-branding!… And one of my favorite groups to work with is the one I also blog for – LaxAllStars. The idea behind this collaboration came while I was on vacation via email from, Krieg Shaw, of LaxAllStars. Prior to that, I just launched my art on iPhone Cases […]
There have been times when random people drop suggestions from the multiple social media platforms that The Art of Lax™ is on. I listen to them!
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.
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 […]
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!