Thursday, May 22, 2008

New Toy Site Coming?

Toy Site Design Comp
So my Reactor-88 site is almost two and a half years old. In internet years that's like dinosaur old. Granted it's gotten a few updates, but for the most part the design and code have stayed pretty much the same. There was the migration to XML to dynamically generate my gallery sections, but that was probably more than a year ago. So it's been in the back of my mind since last year to start thinking about updating "the reactor." I started working on some comps a while back, but got more interested in general cleanup and code optimization. Since I've been in a "code mood", I'm thinking about the structure and code requirements I'll need for the new site, but I'm still far off as far as the design and direction I want to go. In the meantime, I've decided to take on a smaller project to get myself in the proper mindset. This smaller project happens to be a subdomain "site" for just my toys. The pic above is a comp that will most likely be what the final homepage of the site will look like. Like it's older, bigger sibling- it will be all Flash/Actionscript. I thought about doing a full CSS/XHTML site sprinkled with some Flash, but now because of some of the feature ideas I had, I think it will have to be all Flash. But as usual, I have about a zillion other priorities right now (shows, commissions, freelance work, and that pesky day job), so it will be a while before this sees the light of day.

iPhone Background #2

iPhone Background #2
These are just too much fun...

Thursday, May 15, 2008

iPhone Background #1

Everybody else is making them, so why can't I? So here's a nice, simple Spade-Skull wallpaper background for your iPhone. I created this at 320x480/72 dpi. I've heard this is the standard size, but I've seen all kinds of sizes floating around out there so who knows. If I actually had an iPhone I could test it and see (one of these days I'll get one.) Keep an eye out for more wallpaper backgrounds...

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Totem Teeter

Totem TeeterHere's my latest commission for another very patient client. My first custom Teeter. I'm slowly working my way through my list. I think if I can get it down to under ten people by the end of the year I'll open it up again- we'll see...Totem Teeter

Derailed Show Follow-up

Derailed Opening
The Derailed Show at Cardboard Spaceship opened this past Friday night. Catch all the great trains over on Cardboard Spaceship's blog here. Great stuff. Here's a better shot of my Totem Train.
Update- there's a nice local write up of the show at