Nov 21, 2010

20% off my T-shirts for Xmas!!!

Well, now that it's almost Thanksgiving and all of the tootsie rolls from the leftover Halloween candy have finally been eaten, its that time of year to start thinking about Christmas.

I have two Xmas designs I did last year and more to come for 2010. Get em while their thawing out from last Christmas!!

and as a bonus, all of my shirts, if you buy them on a white T-shirt are 20% OFF!! until Dec 25th.

no promo code needed, just pick white.

thanks guys.



check out my shirts now!
<--this is a link, click it!

dont forget the SF Giants gear while the world series afterglow is still warm.
(thanks to everyone who bought the MiSFits shirt...selling like hotcakes)



Oct 24, 2010

Bruce Bochy's Band of Misfits - the t-shirt

I got interviewed for my latest shirt design by Hall of Very Good:

"Bochy's Band of MiSFits" Get Their Own T-shirt

In 1982, the baseball world was introduced to "Harvey's Wallbangers".

Seven years later, "The Boys of Zimmer" were born.

Starting Wednesday, the San Francisco Giants are hoping to do something the Milwaukee Bewers and Chicago Cubs couldn't.

Win. It. All.

Bay Area graphic artist Kirk Shelton is looking to capitalize on the nickname San Francisco radio station KNBR gave his beloved Giants. I had a chance to catch up with Shelton and get the story behind the "Bochy's Band of MiSFits" t-shirts.

HOVG: You're the designer behind the "Bochy's Band of MiSFits" shirt...what's the story?

READ THE FULL INTERVIEW HERE

You can buy the "Bochy's Band of MiSFits" shirt exclusively throughRedBubble.com. Or if that one doesn't float your boat...check out one of Shelton's other shirts HERE!
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Thanks J-Slim for the idea and Shawn @ http://hallofverygood.com/ for the interview!

It's Magic Inside


GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GIANTS!
2010 NL Champs!!!!

Going to the World Fucking Series!!!

Oct 19, 2010

Happy Birthday!!!

To Me! If you were thinking "oh shit I forgot to get kirk a present for his birthday" worry no more. Just click this button below and enter your amount of choice and all of my birthday wishes will come true.



Times are tough over at the noggins these days and any help blowing out the candles would be appreciated.

Oct 15, 2010

Legal Weed.

My thoughts on prop 19. I've not read it. all i know is what I hear on the radio and stuff but it seems like the natural course for it. I mean, if alcohol and caffeine are legal to buy anywhere why not weed? I know the dealers and shit are against this, well because they're gonna get Walmarted out of the weed game. That sucks I guess but its inevitable right?

Here's a couple foreseeable downsides to this passing, but I think its just a part of life in a capitalist country. Weedies are saying legalize it man, its good for us bla bla bla. Good for us how? Medically yea I guess but in that case, they can just make pills or cough syrup with the active medical ingredients from pot. All these losers with medical pot cards are gonna have to face the music and realize you arent really sick, your just a stoner...and the ones who are really sick need to hit up Walgreens with their prescriptions for weed pills. Not as much fun is it? And all the "its natural and better than cigarettes" people need to get real too. Right now, plants rolled up into zigzags or into a bong, yea that's more natrual and doesnt have all the additives that commercial cigarettes do but tobacco used to be a plant that people harvested and put into pipes. I think its fair to expect that if laws are passed to make recreational use and sales of pot legal then the major corporations will swoop in and turn joints into processed poison-laden mass produced weed cigarettes.

Positives other than the obvious, less drug trafficing for weed, less crowded prisons on weed charges, could be finally lifting the stupid Class A drug definition in federal laws and allowing the growing and exporting of Hemp for all kinds of things.

I dont even smoke weed so whatever. This is the shit i think about when I hear about this stuff.

Oct 12, 2010

Oct 4, 2010

Yea thats not what I was looking for at all..

RePosted from www.27bslash6.com pretty fucking hilarious. As a designer and just because people are fucking morons.

From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 9.15am
To: David Thorne
Subject: Poster

Hi
I opened the screen door yesterday and my cat got out and has been missing since then so I was wondering if you are not to busy you could make a poster for me. It has to be A4 and I will photocopy it and put it around my suburb this afternoon.



This is the only photo of her I have she answers to the name Missy and is black and white and about 8 months old. missing on Harper street and my phone number.
Thanks Shan. From: David Thorne
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 9.26am
To: Shannon Walkley
Subject: Re: Poster

Dear Shannon,
That is shocking news. Luckily I was sitting down when I read your email and not half way up a ladder or tree. How are you holding up? I am surprised you managed to attend work at all what with thinking about Missy out there cold, frightened and alone... possibly lying on the side of the road, her back legs squashed by a vehicle, calling out "Shannon, where are you?" Although I have two clients expecting completed work this afternoon, I will, of course, drop everything and do whatever it takes to facilitate the speedy return of Missy.
Regards, David.
From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 9.37am
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Poster

yeah ok thanks. I know you dont like cats but I am really worried about mine. I have to leave at 1pm today.

From: David Thorne
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 10.17am
To: Shannon Walkley
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Poster

Dear Shannon,
I never said I don't like cats. Once, having been invited to a party, I went clothes shopping beforehand and bought a pair of expensive G-Star boots. They were two sizes too small but I wanted them so badly I figured I could just wear them without socks and cut my toenails very short. As the party was only a few blocks from my place, I decided to walk. After the first block, I lost all feeling in my feet. Arriving at the party, I stumbled into a guy named Steven, spilling Malibu & coke onto his white Wham 'Choose Life' t-shirt, and he punched me. An hour or so after the incident, Steven sat down in a chair already occupied by a cat. The surprised cat clawed and snarled causing Steven to leap out of the chair, slip on a rug and strike his forehead onto the corner of a speaker; resulting in a two inch open gash. In its shock, the cat also defecated, leaving Steven with a wet brown stain down the back of his beige cargo pants. I liked that cat.
Attached poster as requested.
Regards, David.


From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 10.24am
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster

yeah thats not what I was looking for at all. it looks like a movie and how come the photo of Missy is so small?

From: David Thorne
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 10.28am
To: Shannon Walkley
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster

Dear Shannon,
It's a design thing. The cat is lost in the negative space.
Regards, David.
From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 10.33am
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster

Thats just stupid. Can you do it properly please? I am extremely emotional over this and was up all night in tears. you seem to think it is funny. Can you make the photo bigger please and fix the text and do it in colour please. Thanks.
From: David Thorne
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 10.46am
To: Shannon Walkley
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster

Dear Shannon,
Having worked with designers for a few years now, I would have assumed you understood, despite our vague suggestions otherwise, we do not welcome constructive criticism. I don't come downstairs and tell you how to send text messages, log onto Facebook and look out of the window. I am willing to overlook this faux pas due to you no doubt being preoccupied with thoughts of Missy attempting to make her way home across busy intersections or being trapped in a drain as it slowly fills with water. I spent three days down a well once but that was just for fun.
I have amended and attached the poster as per your instructions.
Regards, David.


From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 10.59am
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster

This is worse than the other one. can you make it so it shows the whole photo of Missy and delete the stupid text that says missing missy off it? I just want it to say lost.
From: David Thorne
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 11.14am
To: Shannon Walkley
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster

From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 11.21am
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster

yeah can you do the poster or not? I just want a photo and the word lost and the telephone number and when and where she was lost and her name. Not like a movie poster or anything stupid. I have to leave early today. If it was your cat I would help you. Thanks.
From: David Thorne
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 11.32am
To: Shannon Walkley
Subject: Awww

Dear Shannon,
I don't have a cat. I once agreed to look after a friend's cat for a week but after he dropped it off at my apartment and explained the concept of kitty litter, I kept the cat in a closed cardboard box in the shed and forgot about it. If I wanted to feed something and clean faeces, I wouldn't have put my mother in that home after her stroke. A week later, when my friend came to collect his cat, I pretended that I was not home and mailed the box to him. Apparently I failed to put enough stamps on the package and he had to collect it from the post office and pay eighteen dollars. He still goes on about that sometimes, people need to learn to let go.
I have attached the amended version of your poster as per your detailed instructions.
Regards, David.



From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 11.47am
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Awww

Thats not my cat. where did you get that picture from? That cat is orange. I gave you a photo of my cat.
From: David Thorne
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 11.58am
To: Shannon Walkley
Subject: Re: Re: Awww

I know, but that one is cute. As Missy has quite possibly met any one of several violent ends, it is possible you might get a better cat out of this. If anybody calls and says "I haven't seen your orange cat but I did find a black and white one with its hind legs run over by a car, do you want it?" you can politely decline and save yourself a costly veterinarian bill.
I knew someone who had a basset hound that had its hind legs removed after an accident and it had to walk around with one of those little buggies with wheels. If it had been my dog I would have asked for all its legs to be removed and replaced with wheels and had a remote control installed. I could charge neighbourhood kids for rides and enter it in races. If I did the same with a horse I could drive it to work. I would call it Steven.
Regards, David. From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 12.07pm
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Awww

Please just use the photo I gave you.
From: David Thorne
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 12.22pm
To: Shannon Walkley
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww


From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 12.34pm
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww

I didnt say there was a reward. I dont have $2000 dollars. What did you even put that there for? Apart from that it is perfect can you please remove the reward bit. Thanks Shan.
From: David Thorne
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 12.42pm
To: Shannon Walkley
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww

From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 12.51pm
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww

Can you just please take the reward bit off altogether? I have to leave in ten minutes and I still have to make photocopies of it.
From: David Thorne
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 12.56pm
To: Shannon Walkley
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww



From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June 2010 1.03pm
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww

Fine. That will have to do.

Sep 28, 2010

More Hookers and McDonalds.

So as I'm waiting for my McSkillet Burrito the other day, I notice a limo parked outside. Who doesnt notice a limo? They're big and flashy, only there were no celebrities in this limo.

I see this old crusty black dude walk up to the back door and there was this gnarly fat/slutty/maybe down syndrome white chick opening the door getting out. It was all kinds of wrong. I got like visions of kidnapping or something. But what I could only surmise was that she was one of his "girls". I bet he coaxed her into prostituting for him by saying "...you'll get driven around in style in my limousine" Gross. There was nothing stylish about this hunk of junk yard shit. What initially drew my attention to the back door was the lovely duct tape window. Now drugged and properly assimilated into her new life of style, she now was stopping at the luxurious McDonalds on SanPablo ave to use (I use the word use lightly) their plush bathroom.

Nothing like a fastfood bathroom and the odor of bleach and fried grease to wash the latex and semen taste out of your mouth.

I feel gross just typing this one. sorry about the lame photo. when I'm in such awe I forget I have a camera in my pocket. I guess I dont have what it takes to be a good photojournalist.

You Thought I Forgot...

So, while not having a job/regular schedule almost killed the photofriday action, I'm finding that having a job that makes me physically tired plus having a puppy has all but killed it as a weekly thing. I do still take pictures of stupid shit tho.

Here's a virtual puking of my blackberry's memory card for you all to smell and lick up.

Frankenstien & Rockenstien.

this is Crystal's neighbors' cat. If he was mine I would call him Mr. Pringles. That mustache is too perfect. He looks so sophisticated.

Bruce getting ready to go home from the Doggy Day Care.
old art i found, photographed and threw away.


interesting paragraph.






should be "WANG TONIC"

My dust collection.

no more crate in the car!

Oh shit, Ronald is coming to the ghetto. I hope he has a big red Kevlar vest.


Doodliees




this is a repeat pic but the shit is still there. and still hilarious!!

new airwalk slippers from payless.




what I do most of the day... watch this saw cut rings off a pipe.


chicken motherfucking coop!






took bruce to some park in San Fran. Bruce and I saw a guy laying on his belly in nothing but tighty whiteys getting a rub down from his boyfriend.

sorry didnt get a pic of that. they looked up at us as we walked by and made us feel uncomfortable. you'd think they would be embarrassed. nope... walk on by.
more lame work shit.




Northern California Tree Crab.


No pointing, No fingers, no picking, no downs? I dont get it.




This is the girls happy meal toy de jour. Scariest shit ever!!

cool logo.

Drove passed a grass fire that was next to the freeway.







had a job interview here, for what could have been my dream job since I was 12.
too bad they pay was too low to justify driving to Santa Cruz. I hope they keep in touch.

SC beach.


Danielle sent me this from the Cal Academy of Science. they have my tiny Dikdik on display there.



these werent on the memory card but I wanted to show you. I entered a design contest thingy for a new Coke Zero can in Europe. I didnt win, I never do but I thought they were cool.

this one got a lot of votes and comments.


This one was following the target market they gave. Men 14-25.




OK fuck heads, thanks for reading my crap. I'll try to post more but really, its so much easier to put it on Facebook or Twitter. Oh yea, I started tweeting. It pains me since you all know I invented it before they did, but its something to do on my crackberry. follow me @kirkiscool

oh yea my birthday is next month, send me presents and money on paypal.

I'm gonna go try and sleep now.