Saturday, March 5, 2011

Smilodon for the Camera

As promised here's another idea for the "clicky-doodle" on our giant spinning prize wheel. I suggested we think of alternatives to antlers thinking they might be too obvious so we discussed the possibility of something feline related. BUT do you know what's even cooler than a cat? A TIGER. Do you know what's even cooler than a tiger? A SABER TOOTHED TIGER! This is what it might look like if a Smilodon got really mad at the Portland Mercury logo.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Giant Spinning Prize Wheel

I'm not sure I've mentioned this on here, but I've got an internship at the moment in the design department of the Portland Mercury, an awesomely bitchin' weekly magazine here in Portland. And it's free! My tasks vary from week to week and some weeks are more interesting than others. For example today our project was to design and build a giant spinning prize wheel. I've been told it's going to be used for various contests and promotions on the blog, but I'm guessing it'll mostly be used to figure out what kind of takeout to get for lunch in the office.

The art director gave me a rough sketch of the design to flesh out and this is what I came up with. I'm not used to drawing without reference, but I think this came out pretty good.

We built the basic skeletal structure today, and will probably end up finishing it sometime next week. It's still up in the air how we're going to decorate the thing (goodbye antlers?) so I drew up a few more possibilities. Tune in tomorrow to find out what they are!

Monday, February 28, 2011


Just a quickie. I've had a great weekend in San Diego, but I also can't wait to go to Diorama night tonight sponsored by SCRAP at Beaulahland, back in Portland. Will I see you there?