Here at Gluekit, we like to imagine possibilities. Here’s one possibility we’ve been working on: Gluekit skateboard decks! We’ve been collecting decks as art objects for a few years now (one of us skating some) and all the nice work out there prompted us to play with some ideas ourselves. These two both draw on a Beastie Boy illustration done for Stereoptype magazine, published by Red Flag Media back in the day. Word to the wise metalheads out there: RFM’s Decibel is something to check out.
In this year of the big election, the VOTE! speech bubble in the Yellow Ch-Ch- design seems particularly apt.
Gluekit likes the grind, the click of wheels on cement, and fresh grip tape!
The March 22 issue of Billboard features a cover illustration by Gluekit! The cover story is about how country music biz is going digital, bit by byte.
Recent illustration for Los Angeles Magazine’s March issue. Art direction by Joe Kimberling. This image was one of five spot illustrations we did for the article, “The 64 Greatest Things about LA.” Disneyland’s right up there.
While working on this project– well, this image particularly– we fell prey to nostalgia and found ourselves listening to Musical Highlights from the Mickey Mouse Club TV Show. Those crazy Mouseketeers cover all sorts of odd and arcane topics. It’s hummable too.
Gluekit loves kiddie showtunes!
It’s a Spring 2008 Yale University Art Gallery Calendar cover! This beautiful piece was designed by Antoine + Manuel, aka Antoine Audiau and Manuel Warosz, Parisian graphic arts duo extraordinaire. As their bio blurb states, “Their unique visual language combines hand drawing and computer illustration with their own typography and photography.” It’s visually compelling stuff.