In 2009, I started a blog and populated it with friends and professional acquaintances that I’ve made over 20 years in the entertainment industry. This was partly to have some of the industry’s greatest artists and designers in one place, but it also would maintain a high quality bar. Fortunately, they all jumped on board gladly and the blog quickly gained popularity.
By 2012, Scott Robertson, founder of Design Studio Press, was a contributor. Designer Thom Tenery suggested I ask Scott to publish a companion book with the blog designers. Scott said yes and we were off to the races.
The designers all forfeit compensation so that each of the books donate their proceeds to a charity, which speaks very well to the character of the contributor’s who are all very busy professionals.
Volume I - "Oblivious"
Volume I - "Ojai"
Volume I - "Watcher"
Software: SketchUp, Photoshop
Volume II - "Abstraction"
Volume III - "Norman"
Software: Mischief, Photoshop
NUTHIN' BUT MECH
Nuthin' But Mech began as a blog back around 2009-10 as a means of having a centralized location for high-quality robot-themed illustrations and designs by entertainment industry professionals. I have been fortunate enough, over the course of 20 years, to have accumulated a robust network of incredibly talented friends and associates who all agreed to join up. At Thom Tenery's suggestion, I ran the idea of a published version by Scott Robertson, founder of the publishing company Design Studio Press, and he agreed to start a limited book series.
After four amazing volumes, all of which feature hand-selected artists and designers, who agreed to produce original content and donate their proceeds to charity, producing these books has been an absolutely gratifying experience.
To purchase each book visit the Design Studio Press website or through Amazon (visit my store for links):
Volume IV (coming 2018)