Some Different Graphic Renderings....

Today's post is a piece of graphic art by an artist/architect named Zuki. He used a photo from my shoot with Tim Palen, and turned it into what almost looks like a charcoal sketch at first, but when you look more closely you see it is indeed a graphic art piece. As the artist mentioned, there is a certain "wistful and serene" quality to the image he started with and I think his take on that is striking.  It has a certain melancholy and at the same time is ethereal as the lines fade from silver to grey and drift off into nothing. I hope you enjoy this, because I really do.

Whats New at SIU

Check out some of the new t-shirt designs available at Slick It Up for the end of Summer. David is wearing the Medusa tank inspired by the mastery of C U Next Tuesday also known as Versace, and the New York City T....and there's me in the neon pink Slick It Up Tank.

To pick up any of these shirts, run over to 

Wild Child....Photos by Justin Violini

I know it's been awhile since I've put up a new shoot.  It's taken me a good bit of time to grow the slice out of my hair (keep that in mind if you're considering it) and I wanted my first shots with the new wild curly hair to be something a little more untamed, unrefined, and different; to go along with all the amazing urban and animal inspired pieces I gathered.  After seeing Justin's work and the raw beauty he captures in an almost voyeuristic way I knew he was right to do the shoot.  It's something different and special from most of the work I've posted before so I hope you enjoy this little expose with some of the new pieces from the Jeremy Scott FW 2011 line....and a little Bernhard Wilhelm too!

to see more of Justins work follow the link

Tank by Jeremy Scott, Shorts by Nasty Pig, Watch by Jeremy Scott for Swatch
Leopard Hoody by Jeremy Scott X Adidas

Jacket and Pants by Jeremy Scott X Adidas, Thong by Slick It Up
Shorts and Headband by Bernhard Willhelm

Tiger Hoody by Jeremy Scott X Adidas, Rubber Jock by Slick It Up

Graphic Art by Kai Karenin via Rick Day

I've been watching the works of a really cool artist who works with vectors in his graphic art.  His name is Kai and he's from Russia, and a big sweety. Kai does these pieces on a lot of the really major male models in the world so I'm very honored that he chose to do a piece of me. I've actually been working on some vector art myself, not nearly as conceptual as Kai's work but more like the movie "A Scanner Darkly" (which is a very interesting movie that you should watch if you haven't already, and if you have and you liked it, then go read some of the author Philip K. Dick's books.  He writes some really trippy sci-fi stuff) but this shit is hard to do!!! It takes many hours making little tiny layer after layer, and I have a long way to go. But if you really enjoy this piece by Kai and the type of art he does then please go check out more of his work at  where he has tons of work with all the big hotties of the moment.