Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Friendly Skies

I've been working on major updates to my graphic design website while I wait for the materials for my next round of merch to come in. Until they arrive and I can post photos of amazing new merchandise, enjoy this awesome photo from Happy Chair is Happy.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Wooden Artillery

These practice rounds are huge (30" tall) and weigh as much as a planet. To save metal they were made from oak, then capped with steel and brass. This weekend I'll start building tabletops to transform these into super-industrial cocktail tables.

The rounds were stored in their original boxes for almost 70 years, which naturally darkened the wood to a perfect honey-brown. I wanted to save the boxes, which were covered in interesting logos and military requisition info. Unfortunately, the cardboard was brittle with dry-rot, to which I am extremely allergic. I tried keeping them anyway, but my legs broke out in hives and I had to drop them at the curb. It's a shame, but I've got even more pieces on the way and some great new projects on the horizon.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A New Logo - Version 1

In the rush to design new products, I've sort of ignored Stockpile's graphic branding. It's sad - I've been slapping the header from this blog on my invoice slips. This weekend I spent a few hours with my notebook sketching out logo ideas, and this one is definitely my favorite. Some refinement is in order, but I think it could set a nice tone for the packaging and distributor catalogs.

I haven't made anything with grenades yet, but I have some pretty interesting stuff on the way. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

New Etsy Store and Sundry News

I started Stockpile with an Etsy store attached to my original account. I'm grateful to everyone who hearted the store and checked out the merchandise, but it was a bit confusing to have Stockpile Designs located at '' The new store is at

To celebrate the new store (and because of a format change going forward) I've reduced the price of the MIG-15 Fagot prints to $6! Grab 'em while they last - it's an essential entry in the history of things with terrible names.