Awww my poor blog I've been neglecting you. I recently made a Tumblr I'm still not a huge fan of it yet but I'm still gonna keep it for now try and make Tumblr a place to share funny little things here and there and keep this blog a more professional blog. Anyways a decent amount of announcements.
The biggest is in August I spent some time bringing together a new branding for myself! Im happy with it and really like the whole theme to it. Originally I was going more towards a food theme since my artist name is Bruckaroni. This was my original mascot I was toying with.
If you like this character fear not he will show up in future projects because I still think he is awesome just not as the face of me!
Now my girlfriend had doodled this mustache in the shape of my name. At first I was like no i don't want that I want food! I continued to work on my idea and made the above character. Then I became stumped trying to tie Bruckaroni together with my real name to still promote myself as an animator. One night the planets aligned and I started thinking about my girlfriends sketch and the rest is history. I decided the mustache idea was awesome and ran with it!
First lemme start by showing off my awesome new logo the talented Stephanie Michios created for me.
Im really pleased with the logo in fact I like it so much I really want to get it tattooed on my finger and literally brand myself! Get it! ??? For a while now I've found mustache finger tattoos amusing but never could justify getting one because it was nothing person just because I thought it was funny. Well now I have a reason I'll be sure to post pics whenever I actually do it but here is the plan!
I also brainstormed long and hard for my new business cards I wanted them double sided, one side showcasing myself and the other with my alter ego Bruckaroni. The Bruckaroni side came to me very fast! The other side however was destroying my brain until one day bam! It happened over night.These are the new designs!
Im really happy with how they came out and enjoy the bright colors. Heres a pic of the final printed version
As part of my branding I also decided to make some stickers. The thing i personally love best about living so close to New York City now is just walking around and finding random little things that you would miss if you were driving or taking the subway or anything but walking. I really like finding awesome graffiti and awesome stickers all over the place and I wanted to add my mark to it in hopes people will find my stickers and get some form of enjoyment out of them. These first batch of stickers I really wanted to focus on people finding out about my website but I have so many characters doodled up that I really plan on making stickers an on going thing because I think they are awesome! I ended up printing 2 different designs. One of each of my branding characters. I also decided to stick a QR code on them so if someone found them and decided to be like oooh i wonder where this will take me and used their fancy little smart phones it would take them to my new website! Anyways here are the designs
I ordered them from the awesome company sticker robot!
They will be arriving in the mail on friday and I cant wait! I plan on mailing them out to any of my friends that want them to help spread Bruckaroni hopefully world wide! More on this once the stickers arrive :)
Also you can see the site above in my designs but for those lazy people heres a real link!
Some of you may look at my previous post and be like what the heck where is the final shot of that 11 second piece. Well my friends for some reason Vimeo is not liking that video and I've been having a hard time getting it to upload on numerous occasions. Fear not! you can check it out under the animation tab on my new site. For those of you wondering this was my 3rd time entering the 11 second club competition and I didn't place very well so I'm just gonna keep on practicing! Im actually working on a new piece which involves MAGIC! OOOooooOOOo spoooky i know not really but heres a little sneak peek!
I know I say it all the time but this blog will be updated more often very soon actually when my stickers arrive! Also stay tooned for the blocking in the following week or 2!