Music City Original – Block Print

Posted by on Jul 21, 2014 in Journal Entries | No Comments
Music City Original – Block Print

I know it may be a Nashville stereotype but every so often, you find yourself fitting comfortably in that stereotype. Take for example those embroidered western shirts, I love those things. I have quite a collection that I’ve picked up from local thrift and vintage outfitters. Some of my favorites are the styles coming from ...

Buyout rights for design

Posted by on Jul 18, 2014 in Journal Entries, Q&A | No Comments
Buyout rights for design

I was recently asked : I had a large company ask me to design and print a poster. They asked about how much I would charge for buyout rights for the design. Insert :: blank stare :: here. Do you have any advice on this topic? So yeah, I have a lot of experience with ...

Straw Castle vs/ Under Armour

Posted by on Jul 16, 2014 in Journal Entries | No Comments
Straw Castle vs/ Under Armour

Over the course of 2013-2014 I’ve collaborated with Under Armour on 15 or more new designs. These designs span across many of their product lines from hunting, fishing and even The Wounded Warrior project. Ever so slightly, some of these products are making an appearance on shelves. These are amongst the first to be released. ...

Explore Music City – Block Print

Posted by on Jul 14, 2014 in Journal Entries | No Comments
Explore Music City – Block Print

I’ve had a great spring and summer so far this year here in Nashville. I’ve participated in a number of local events across the city. It’s always great getting out and meeting so many new and exciting people. One of the things I love the most is interacting with the folks who stop by the ...

Champagne of Beers – Woodblock

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014 in Journal Entries | No Comments
Champagne of Beers – Woodblock

As some of you know, earlier this spring Miller Highlife and Harley Davidson released their cobranded Artist Series High Life cans and I was a contributing artist for this project. For more information on this project feel free to check out the portfolio post about this project. With the success of this project, Miller came ...

Design Recharge Interview

Posted by on May 23, 2014 in Journal Entries | No Comments

I had the chance to spend some time with Diane from the Design Recharge Show. She asked me questions about my process, techniques as well as trying balancing work and family. Initially we had around 13 questions that we were going to get to but when the interview started, it took on much more of ...

Sevier Park Festival Saturday May 3rd

Posted by on May 1, 2014 in Journal Entries | No Comments

I really should post more, I don’t know why it is so hard to set aside just a few minutes of time to put together a post. But anyway, I just wanted to give everyone a heads up that I will be at the Sevier Park Festival this Saturday in Nashville. I will be setting ...

Porter Flea – Holiday Show

Posted by on Dec 3, 2013 in Journal Entries | No Comments
Porter Flea – Holiday Show

I’m really excited to be participating once again in Nashville’s most premier craft fair event. The Porter Flea Holiday show will be taking place this weekend December 6th for the exclusive pre-show event and December 7th which will be open to the public. The Porter Flea hosts 85 of the regions best designers of modern ...

Kentucky Bluegrass – Block Print

Posted by on Nov 24, 2013 in Etsy Products, Journal Entries | No Comments
Kentucky Bluegrass – Block Print

The “Kentucky Bluegrass” print celebrates our Tennessee neighbors to the north and home state of my Grand Father. The Castle family story began in Kentucky before being driven south to Nashville during the prohibition era exodus. Cheers to Bourbon Country! “Kentucky Bluegrass” is hand carved and hand printed on 12.5×19 inch 100lb French Kraft cover ...

Visit Nashville Today – Block Print

Posted by on Nov 10, 2013 in Etsy Products, Journal Entries | No Comments
Visit Nashville Today – Block Print

“Visit Nashville Today” is an original hand carved, hand printed block print. You think you know Nashville? Unless you’ve been here and seen it through the eyes of a native, you haven’t experienced the real Nashville. This print was inspired by the real music scene you will find in the Nashville underground. Visit Nashville Today! ...