Acidic Monday

August 29th, 2011 at 11:28 am

Norik 2011

August 8th, 2011 at 12:07 am

After much work cropping images and searching the depths of my hard drives, i’ve finally finished my portfolio. I’m really excited to share the work i’ve been doing in the last year and a half, i’ve worked with some amazing clients such as Nike, and Honda. I had the honor of redesigning the Nike Running website, it was my most exciting and biggest project yet. There is ton of new personal work to show as well.

As you can also see i refreshed my logo a bit, i’ve been doing a lot of illustrative work, so it made sense to bling it out a bit. For this relaunch I decided to switch from Indexhibit to Cargo Collective, i’m really pleased with the ease of use, and simple interaction. Hopefully now I will update more often.

Please keep your eyes peeled for my store that i’m going to be setting up with Society6, i’ve already got my Arizona print up for sale.

I’m super psyched to announce this, I hope you enjoy the work. Please let me know what you think. Shoot me an email or hit me up in Twitter.

Saturday Night Art Jam

February 6th, 2011 at 7:23 pm

Last night my boy Chaz Rini and I had a little art jam. We used different types of ink and acrylics on thick poster paper. Chaz started it with some of the abstract fluid shapes, and i came with the cylinders and orbs. We traded off doing are respective shapes, and then both contributed to the coloring and shading. Was wicked fun. Definitely going to happen again.

Stickers: From Punk Rock to Contemporary Art

January 24th, 2011 at 11:37 pm

If you’v ever been intrigued by the enigmatic little adhesive treasures found in dense urban areas like NYC, then I recommend checking out an art book simply titled, Stickers. It’s authored by my good friend and colleague DB Burkeman, an old school cat who is largely responsible for pioneering the rave and drum & bass scene in the US . DB came to NYC in the 80′s, when graffiti and punk was still thriving, with already having an affinity for the medium in England, and like anyone coming to NYC with an artistic taste, immediately became enamored by the ever changing creative life of the street.

This book is the culmination of obsessively collecting stickers for many years, and even more so with the help of friends when he discovered he needed to share his collection with the world through this book.

Stickers is very comprehensive, it not only touches on the originating graffiti and punk cultures, but expands from skate graphics, to contemporary art, to big brands with cult followings.

Another reason why i’m plugging this thing. Two pages feature my handmade postal stickers from a couple street campaigns two summers ago (pictured above). It’s really an honor to share a book with some legendary artists and writers like Revs & Cost, and well, pretty much everyone who made a name for themselves. This book really is a who’s who.

The photos above are of the limited edition hard cover version (only 300). Which came with a bundle of hand signed stickers. The last shot is of Typcut artist Lee Trice’s contribution.

Stuck up Piece of Crap blog

War, What’s it Good for?

September 30th, 2010 at 1:00 pm


“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.”
— Dwight D. Eisenhower

Bushwick Film Festival Poster

September 18th, 2010 at 5:29 pm




I was recently asked to design the poster for this year’s Bushwick Film Festival. With only a few days to jam it out, i pulled a few late nights, and here it is.

Typcut Session Vol.1 Winner

September 2nd, 2010 at 1:18 am


The 20 Minute Album Cover Contest winner is Menachem Krinsky / @mkrinsky. A talented art director for Visionary + Flock Los Angeles, and a member of The KDU.

He made clever used of such random elements. Nothing is clashing in his piece and its pleasant palette. I can see he was mindful of a typeface that would jive with the interesting abstraction he created from the Flickr photo.

Thanks to everyone who participated, this was mad fun and i look forward to starting some ruckus on twitter again. If anyone has suggestions of a contest they’d like to see, hit up @typcut or @thenorik on twitter.

I look forward to see what Menachem has in store for us at Typcut.

Typcut Sessions: 20 Minute Album Cover

August 19th, 2010 at 9:34 am


Tuesday I decided to start some random trouble on Twitter. I asked my followers if anyone was interested in submitting work to Typcut. So to garner some buzz i decided to create a little contest out of my recent 20 Minute Album Cover post. I was curious to see what people would create, and was pleased to see some great submissions!

I said the end of today Wednesday would be the cut-off, but this had been pretty fun so far, and i’d love to see more work!

So i’m going to extend this out to a week. Tweet your submissions with a link to your portfolio by Wednesday 8-25, at 11:59pm EST

Winner will get an invite to the design collective i curate: Typcut

Os Gemeos + Futura 2000

August 17th, 2010 at 11:29 am




D.I.Y. America – OS GEMEOS from BlackLake on Vimeo.

Art Of Facts (Feat. FUTURA) from 13thWitness™ on Vimeo.

Os Gemeos and Futura recently collaborated on a huge mural here in the Chelsea neighborhood of NYC. I still have yet to check it out in person, but i hear it’s quite a breath taking spectacle. Futura’s contribution to the project is really a great compliment, it’s cool to see their styles mesh so well.

I also included a couple really well produced videos on both artists. Both Futura and Os Gemeos have such an impressive way of using their aerosol medium, the thin strokes that you’d really only get from airbrushing. I recommend reading up on Futura if you aren’t familiar with him, he’s got a quite an amazing career that began with painting trains in the 70′s to working with The Clash.

I also recommend following Os Gemeos on 12oz Prophet

The 20 Minute Album Cover

August 16th, 2010 at 7:19 pm


I did the fake album cover above with this fun little challenging design exercise:

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1) Band Name

Go to wikipedia and hit the random link. The title of the first article you get is your band name.

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2) Album Name

Go to Random Quotations and select the last 3 to 5 words of the last quote.(i linked to a different random quotes site, the other one i used sucked at randomization)

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3) Photo

Go to Flickr and Explore The Last Seven Days. Pick the third photo, if it’s just completely lame or unusable, grab the second or fourth. If Flickr won’t let you save the photo, take a screen shot.

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4) Typeface

I’d say this is a typographic design exercise more than anything, finding the right typeface and treatment to go along with the name and photo is where your design sense comes in. In this instance i decided to go with the lovely fashionable Didot, designed by Adrian Frutiger.


5) Texturing / Coloring / Vignetting

This step is optional, but i think it adds a nice touch to color correct or colorize your photo (Photoshop’s Hue & Saturation and Levels), add some vignetting, or play with texturizing. In mine i added some vignetting to make the text more legible, and the photo less flat. I also used the above texture from Lost & Taken in the overlay blend mode.

This one took me about 20 minutes. Time yourself and see how long it takes you to do something you’re happy with.