Thursday, December 29, 2011

Monday, December 12, 2011

Hot Diggity Art in Society Of Illustrators 54

Whoa! Two of my illustrations for the Hot Diggity's menu have been accepted into the Society Of Illustrators Annual 54. Totally shocked. Many Thanks to Hot Diggity for hiring me, Tim Gough for reminding me to send stuff in 2 days before the deadline and SI for accepting me into the show (and book).

The Advertising portion of the show will be up from February 23 to March 17, 2012, reception is March 2nd.

Society Of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street
(between Park and Lexington Avenues)
New York, NY 10065

Gilbert's Sausage Artwork and T-shirts

Gilbert's is a super awesome newer hot dog & sausage company out of Wisconsin. Nitrate free and artisanal and all that jazz but also high-quality traditionally seasoned frankfurters & brats that live up to the standard of serious encased meat lovers (not just me). I wrote about their stuff a while back and they commissioned me to do some artwork that they're also using on t-shirts - and an awesome Froman track jacket.

More Gilbert's-

•Visit Gilbert's Craft Sausage
•Gilbert's T-Shirts and Wearables
•Serious Eats post cooking with the Froman
Roadfood review by John Fox aka hotdoglover

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Hot Dog Interior Design

Big thanks to Christa Hayden for sending in these photos of her crazy wall of prints. I don't think I ever expected to see them in such a fancy setting. Looks awesome! The piece above the prints was reclaimed from a torn down house from the 1800's.

Here's some more I've gotten over the years, the above is from the Serious Eats office (the first four I had made)... send in yours and I'll definitely post them.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

NEW PRINTS!! Free magnets with every order & free shipping on sets of 4!

TONS of new hot dog (and burger) prints in my store, including some new & exciting stuff like the giant 24" tall burger print and a whole bunch of more affordable (16 bucks a pop), smaller 8" x 10" prints. These are all high quality giclee prints done by the fine folks at Silicon Gallery Fine Art Prints in Philadelphia. They seriously look almost better than the original paintings.

I'll be shipping FREE sets of five hot dog magnets (ten for big orders) with every order from now until they run out! I have a LOT, they probably won't run out. Selection will be random but if you let me know which you prefer, I'll send it if I have it.

Also for the month of December I'm offering FREE SHIPPING on orders for a set of 4 11 x 14 prints. ($100 even). You can also mix & match and do three 11 x 14 prints and two 8 x 10 prints (or 2 big ones and 4 small ones) for the same price. Order here:
Hawk Krall Prints

Skeeter's is an awesome general store / restaurant in Wytheville Virginia. Glass bottles of coke and famous chili slaw dogs. Also pretty decent pulled pork sandwich.

Ecuador has awesome hot dogs covered in crazy sauces. A set of four with the Torta Salchicha, Perro Caliente and Tijuana Dog prints would make an awesome "Latin American" collection.

Crazy 2 foot tall exploding burger Illustration I did for Cincinnati Magazine a couple years ago about the city's best burgers.

AWESOME Polish Boy / Barbecue spot in Cleveland.

One of the first paintings I did for hot dog of the week.. Flo's famous red shack on Route 1 in Maine.

Awesome mini-chain in South Carolina serving up beautiful all beef dogs topped with pimento cheese on "top split buns" that are all over the south (not just New England!).

Amazing German butcher shop / grocery n Portland that makes their own hot dogs and sausages, and serves them outside right off the grill.

Crazy variation on the Flint Coney which is already a variation of the Detroit Coney (or vice versa, if you're from Flint Michigan). Koegel's natural casing dog, chili, mustard and onions on a hard taco shell! The regular coneys are great too, and Angelo's is an amazing place.

Famous Lunch in Troy, NY serves up tiny hot dogs for something like 65 cents each. Buried under their famous "Zippy Sauce" and onions. Also terrific rice pudding.

See ALL the prints HERE-

Dirty O Artwork & Prints

Unfortunately I don't have the time to do a full-on painting every week for Hot Dog Of The Week (my column on Serious Eats).. these things take me at least a few days to finish... but every once in a while there's a place so awesome that it really deserves an illustration. The Dirty O was one of them, awesome food along with awesome hand painted signs covering every inch of the place. They also sell beer and greeting cards. The vibe was more Philly Cheesesteak stand than hot dog joint.

Anyway check out the process shots below or check out the article on Serious Eats. Or pick up a 10 X 14 giclee print of the artwork here-

Biker Queen

"The Biker Queen was about 12 feet tall it looked and as wide as a tank. Motorcycles zipped around her like flies around a record-breaking bovine turd"

Baltimore Citypaper Illustration for this crazy awesome story by Timmy Reed, 3rd place in the Citypaper's Annual Fiction contest. I definitely swiped some of the tattoos on her from Steve Fawley and Matty Runks. Sorry / thanks dudes!

Baltimore Citypaper Fiction Contest: Biker Queen Fishing Story