Monday, March 28, 2011

Sock It To Me

In early 2009, I bought some rockin’ socks from Portland-based Sock It To Me. I liked them so much that I shot the company an email: “Hey, I like funky socks. I’m a graphic designer. Maybe we can work together.”

As luck would have it, I ended up speaking to the owner and she was looking for new designs to fill out the Spring line. So, long story short, that’s how several of my illustrations ended up gracing footwear carried in stores across the U.S. and Europe! Pretty sweet.

I’d been playing around in the early TOOMASOOBA style when this all went down and the experience really flipped a switch in my head. If these designs worked well on socks, why not on prints and shirts and other cool items? Hooking up with SITM really got the gears turning and helped shape the direction that I’ve taken with my work.

You can pick up my designs online (here, here, here and here) and I’ll also have a boatload of Bring-It Bot and Astro Cat socks available at April 30’s Handmade Bash in Dallas. Swing on by if you can!

A quick peek at some men's and women's socks

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

2011 Spring Bash

I'm proud to announce that TOOMASOOBA will be a part of the 3rd Annual Spring Bash in Dallas on April 30th! The Bash is one of two annual fairs put on by Etsy Dallas and I feel honored to be a part of it. In the coming weeks, I'll share glimpses of items I plan to offer at the show along with other fun stuff. More details I better get to work!

A photo from the 2010 Spring Bash

Friday, March 11, 2011


I was able to include a TOOMASOOBA piece in the new Artspace exhibit called "Impromptu" -- the show features a ton of talented regional artists working in a variety of styles. From the Artspace website:

"IMPROMPTU is a spontaneous opportunity to showcase the artists in Northwest Louisiana so that the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts and his staff may experience the rich talent and professionalism of our Arts Community."

So there you go! Take a look at some pics below and swing by the gallery if you happen to find yourself in downtown Shreveport with time to kill. Show runs through April 23, 2011.

My piece, along with my buddy Travis' spin on Captain America.
On the left you'll see my favorite of the show, by Rachel Stuart-Haas.
My friend Tony Reans created this sweet Raygun painting.