Honest Logos Gallery

A collection of what I like to call "honest logos", ones that make no attempt to hide what they're really selling...

Humor/Satire/Pop Culture T-Shirt Designs

Koch Cola
Here you'll find a collection of t-shirt designs of a humorous and/or satirical bent, a few of which were rejected by one or more t-shirt fulfillment places due to "questionable content". I have found this one to be the most forgiving. Well, my rejects needed a home...

A Punk Twist on Road Rules (and Common Sense)

Never Mind the Texting

One day when I am elected governor of the world’s 8th largest economy, I will make it priority one to have this sticker on every vehicle with a California license plate. Ten years apparently isn’t enough time to get used to the fact that residents from Sacramento to San Diego refuse to use turn signals. Just to be sure, I … Read More

Fragrant Fish and the Legacy of Paul Hoeflich

In a previous post, I reminisced about my Syracuse Summer of ’86. It turns out one of the biggest things to happen that summer took place back in my hometown. While I lived the high life (er, on a hill) of glamour and adventure at the home of the Orangemen in Central New York, a longtime friend was recording ┬ásomething … Read More

P.A.R.E.N.T.S.

Some of us will never escape our past. Case in point: My best friend who wrote this poem in grammar school for his mother. His older brother wouldn’t let it die on paper and together we resurrected it in song. This is for you, Jeff. This version was recorded (virtually) in 2006. The original was recorded many years before that.┬áLuckily … Read More

48 Lines About 24 Guys

This was a satire/nod to the 1984 Nails classic “88 Lines About 44 Women”, using the drum track from the original. It was “sung” by my gay alter ego, Robert Spice Gay (a gay version of Andrew Dice Clay, with shades of Freddie Mercury). This was recorded circa 2002. Interestingly, I found this (presumably) official video for the original at … Read More

Home Boy Hits

More material from a black man trapped in a white body (sometimes and sort of). The former was my first stab at hip hop after getting my mitts on a Roland sampler (circa 1998). I had planned on using the musical nom de plume “Hype Machine” until I found out it had already been trademarked. The latter is a tongue-in-cheek … Read More

Whipping Boy Jeans Commercial

A parody of the old Bugle Boy Jeans commercials (circa 1980s), starring Kathy Golde and yours truly (and some drum circle dudes at Delaware Park). Shot in glorious consumer Hi8 in 1997 by Jennifer Shanley Clarke for My City Underground.