There was a joke in art school that it was rare to see students with an open book, unless it was a sketchbook to do drawings, of course. Being an artist and business founder requires both conventional and unconventional education and inspiration from a variety of sorts. In this article, I will share seven (7) […]
…As the lacrosse “war stories” came rolling on, he told me to wait and he ran down into his basement. Upon his return, he held in his hand a dyed STX Turbo lacrosse stick, with the town Pelham dyed on the lip, strung in a mesh “Ulman” pocket and fixed on a white, aluminum shaft.
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.
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Recently, I’ve been doing a bunch of offensive players for the portfolio that I decided to commit at least two pieces for the defensive-mind players in us. I’ve been mostly, if not mainly, a defensive player in my lacrosse experience. My parents made me play goal because they thought that, back in 4th grade, it […]
My flight is booked and my equipment will be carefully selected as to making the trip to Thailand on May 31st for the “Grow the Game” event in Bangkok on June 4th. Prior to all this was getting the chance to piece together and design the promotional card for our host, Thailand Lacrosse. Discussing with […]
A few weeks ago, I played a lacrosse game out in Long Island on a rainy, cold, Wednesday night and returned to NYC late. I was starving and thankfully in my neighborhood of Long Island City, Queens has a diner that is open 24-hours. As I sat down and ordered my bacon-cheeseburger w/ fries, the […]
I recently did a quick turnaround for a former club lacrosse teammate of mine named, Jorge Quintana (Brooklyn, NY). Jorge, a former US Marine officer (now tax consultant/preparer) asked me to revamp the USMC logo for a custom tattoo. He gave me all “freedom” to come up with a different style/look but had to contain […]
“Uncertainty and Expectation are the joys of life. Security is a insipid thing.” William Cowper (English poet. 1731-1800) The Art of Lax™ is officially a global business as of February 2011 partnering with Northern Soul Sportswear Ltd., as the exclusive retailer in the United Kingdom and the European Union. Developing such working-relationships TAKE TIME. Looking […]
I’ve been staying up late and working on some ladies recently. Wait, forget that line! I’ve been working late (a bit past midnight), drawing some female lacrosse players to be exact. A few emails and a Twitter Direct Message or “DM” prompted my decision to take action. “Do you plan to make more girls art […]
For the past few months (since the beginning of summer) I’ve been amassing the ongoing requests for custom lacrosse art from people all over. They email a pic of what it is that they want to be artistically reproduced along with the specific requirements which will make the piece “special” to [them] – the customer. […]
This is why I play. I need a release in life. We all need a release(s) in life. I had a boss once say: “You need to have a ‘life’ outside of your life.” Even doing the things you love can get a bit excessive, which is why you need a release or a break […]
During my sophomore year in art school, one of the very few professors (name withheld) who enforced a professional, working nature, said strictly: “This may be just an art form to any of you. A picture is worth a 1,000 words, but outside of here [it] is a business… and TALK IS CHEAP!” I looked […]
Client: Ernie Antonchuk of Calgary, Canada/The Calgary Roughnecks (National Lacrosse League) Subject: Calgary Roughneck portraits of players; Kaleb Toth, Tracey Kelusky and Josh Sanderson/”Canada Day” This was my second international client asking for a custom order. It was also my first time creating the “indoor” side of lacrosse – which is Canada’s popular and dominant […]
There are two things I am known for, which I incredibly love: ART and LACROSSE. Those two are ENTIRELY DIFFERENT. Ten years ago this time, I graduated from The Pratt Institute of Art and Design in Brooklyn, NY with a degree in Communications Design. It was a decision I knew I wanted because growing up […]