Volvofornia Volvo 244 Turbo Coupe California Style

Volvofornia lowered Volvo 244 Turbo Coupe California Style

Volvos are very popular in California, especially the classic 200 series, which seems to be indestructible. Those who know California’s car scene know that many owners of older cars start getting creative once the sun had faded the original paint. This piece is a tribute to all the owners of unique projects who are keeping the roads colorful. Keep it up boys and girls!

Volvo 244 Turbo Coupe T-Shirts at Artsmoto.com

Skating SoCal Chihuahua

Two of the most seen creatures in SoCal: ‪Skaters‬ ‪‎and Chihuahuas.   ©2014 Tom Mayer, Monkey Crisis On Mars – All Rights Reserved.‬ Two of the most seen creatures in SoCal: ‪Skaters‬ ‪‎and Chihuahuas. Another piece I created for my daughter’s room. The idea was born in my sketchbook a while ago. I think the Chihuahua fits the image of the mostly skinny and agile skaters – At least the ones I see around here in San Diego.

Edited in Illustrator, colored with Copic markers, Sharpies and watercolor.

©2014 Tom Mayer, Monkey Crisis On Mars – All Rights Reserved.‬

Happy Birthday America!

Artwork Of Thomas Jefferson wearing modern clothes in front Of Stars And Stripes.

A happy and patriotic 4th of July to everyone out there, especially my followers and readers. I really appreciate your feedback! I couldn’t resist putting another president into casual clothes. So after last year’s hard workin’ Teddy, fat Franky and Hipster Abe here come Countryside Tom!

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Cartoonish VW Rabbit GTI

Cartoonish VW Golf/Rabbit Mk1 GTI
A piece I made for a friend’s son’s first birthday: Dad’s VW Rabbit GTI in acrylic paint, Sharpies on cardboard. Was fun doing it, I should do it more often.

Happy Birthday America!

Artwork of Theodore Roosevelt wearing working clothes in front of Stars and stripes.

A happy and patriotic 4th of July to everyone out there, especially my followers and readers. I really appreciate your feedback! I couldn’t resist putting another president into casual clothes. So after last year’s Fat Franky and Hipster Abe here comes Hard Workin’ Teddy.

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The “Wicked” Wilson Pickett

Portrait of American R&B, Soul and Rock 'n' Roll legend Wilson Pickett by Tom Mayer

It always amazed me that even through highest repressions black musicians where always able to change the history of music .

This portrait of Wilson Pickett was made with Sharpies on acrylic paint.

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Hand Lettering

Hand lettering makes simple text more interesting - by T. Mayer | Monkey Crisis On Mars

It happens a lot when I work with startups that I stumble over the same few fonts that come with computers since the last 20 years. There is nothing to say against the use of timeless fonts like the Helvetica or the Microsoft clone Arial, but it’s mostly the less tasteful alternatives that hurt my eyes. Especially if something needs to look handwritten or hand painted it gets ugly.

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