2008 Bite of Bend

The Bite Of Bend is coming soon, and the posters are going up. I finished this and another poster for the 2008 BOB. Another fun “Fest” project for sure! Look for them around town, and if you happen to be downtown, you’ll see the banners on the light posts which will be going up next week.

If you go, make sure to check out the Iron Chef competition! Chef Tim Garling from The Jackalope Grill will be a contestant this year, so it’s bound to be a really good show!

Big Island Kona Mix Plate

My friends at Kona Mix Plate are now advertising every other week in The Source! (Keep a look out for their ads.) These guys are the real deal from Hawaii, serving up the traditional Hawaiian plate lunch and dinner along with other special treats you will not find any other place in Bend. Super tasty food (Ahi Poke is so fresh!) and reasonable prices for sure. It’s a family affair w/ Ricky and his Mom in the kitchen and his wife Sheri and niece Shinobu out in front. Mix it Up! Fresh Mac Salad is soooooo good! With over 1,300 friends on myspace, they must be doing it right! konamixplate

Ghost Towns

I Just finished an illustration project which will be showing up on the upcoming cover of The Source Weekly (our weekly pub). I have not read the feature story but it’s entitled “Central Oregon’s Ghost Towns Have a Story To Tell”. Should be interesting.

While researching for imagery I ran across the aptly named GhostTownGallery.com. If you have some time to kill and like images of Ghost Towns, check it out for sure.

thump coffee

If you’re cruising downtown to Winterfest this weekend, stop by thump coffee, for some music and cuppings.

Considering the population of Bend, there’s a pretty large selection of coffee shops to choose from and depending on what your looking for there’s most likely one here for you.

I’ve had the opportunity to work on thump coffee creative for the past year and it’s been great to work with such cool clients. The ‘birds’ illustration for the ad was inspired and originally created by the super talented Simon Oxley. Look for it in the The Source and Cascade A&E.

Winterfest 2008

Winterfest should be cool this year. Looking forward to seeing “The Blakes” and “Hells Belles” (I’m not a big AC/DC fan, but an all girl AC/DC cover band should be a sight). The kids will dig the fireworks and I’ll for sure go to thump coffee to say hola to K&H and the crew. Carol Sternkopf will be there showcasing her work so that’s cool too.

Working on the creative for the 2008 Winterfest was cool for sure and I can’t wait to see it all come together this weekend.

Red Wiggling

Worms. I remember fishing w/ worms when I was a kid. They must have been tasty because fish sure did like them. It was always fun going to the bait shop for a styrofoam cup-o-worms (Night Crawlers actually). They were always in the cooler behind the counter. Little did I know they had a close cousin whose ‘pooping’ ability would one day make headlines around the world. Red Wigglers – the super composting worm. They are the cornerstone of some villages. I’ve been learning quite a bit about Red Wigglers as my wife is “The Wonder Worman” – Invisible car yet to come. ;^) Although slimy, they are quite cool to look at and hold.We are finishing up her site which is launching this week, so I thought it would be cool to post a photo of these cool little creatures.