Lately my work has been most rewarding when I distill something about a brand or idea into a simpler form. I've been getting such a kick out of doing so that I took the time to make a personal mark. I've always been big on carabiners. Some of my fans in the snow-skateboarding world have even come to know me by the carabiner that holds my keys. The reputation wasn't all. The utility of the artifact, and its representation of the outdoors, helped solidify the mark as a boiled-down version of me and my work.
This past weekend I took a cue from Derrick Castle and translated the carabiner onto a linoleum block. Tangible prints are as rad as the block that makes them. It was a great way to step away from the screen, too.