A new American dream has gradually replaced the old one. Instead of leisure, or thrift, consumption has become a patriotic duty. Corporations can justify anything—from environmental destruction to prison construction—for the sake of inventing more work to do. A liberal arts education, originally meant to prepare people to use their free time wisely, has been repackaged as an expensive and inefficient job-training program. We have stopped imagining, as Keynes thought it so reasonable to do, that our grandchildren might have it easier than ourselves. We hope that they’ll have jobs, maybe even jobs that they like.
The new dream of overwork has taken hold with remarkable tenacity. Hardly anyone talks about expecting or even deserving shorter workdays anymore; the best we can hope for is the perfect job, one that also happens to be our passion. In the dogged, lonely pursuit of it, we don’t bother organizing with our co-workers. We’re made to think so badly of ourselves as to assume that if we had more free time, we’d squander it.
had a dream i was skating with @akadune and #jasonlee so i drew a bummed out dude thats pushing with bad posture. i guess its a self portrait.
I recently got to design a vinyl record for Batman: The Animated Series theme song. Mondo was doing villains, I picked Joker. This was the result.
As it’s one of the best animated shows of all time, I was VERY stoked I got the chance to do this.
I miss Australia. Big up, Cale Rodriguez.
sharpies, sharpies, sharpies…
OKAY I’LL BE THERE SOON
a milestone happened last night…
"on the up n’ up."
14” x 18”
acrylic on canvas board.
up for grabs. email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested.