Oh snap is right! The first new blog post in two years. In that time I started full-time work at a job that bit into my freelance schedule, left that job for one that allows for more freelance time, quit smoking, lost 50 pounds, watched every episode of Community, hung out with my wife and cats, read some books, and aged two years. Now that you’re up to speed, we can move on.
My intent with this blog has been to highlight some projects that have crossed my desk. Hopefully, I can get back to that on a regular basis. In the meantime, I have some backlogged work to share.
One of my recent favorites is a cover for an album by Honeycreeper called Oh Snap! The task was to depict an old school hip hop robot carrying a boombox, with the album title in a Yo! MTV Raps speech bubble.
It’s projects like this that make me love what I do. It features nostalgic pop culture references, old school hip hop, and a robot wearing a Kangol and shell toe Adidas with fat laces. How could I not be thrilled?
Every once in a while, I like to sneak a little inside joke or secret into my work. In this one, the sound wave in the robot’s visor is an actual two-second sound wave clip of the early hip hop classic “Rapper’s Delight” by the Sugarhill Gang. I couldn’t resist.