I'm going to get sued by Anheuser-Busch (and, Fun with Politics)

From: , , , By Bevans on Tuesday, May 27, 2008

I spent some time today putting together a design that's been rolling around in my head for a few weeks now. I think it turned out pretty well, and I think I nailed the logo.

As usual, I've put it on various shirts, stickers, pins, and other assorted merchandise, which you can buy here.

This design pretty much sums up my opinion of John McCain. His policies and opinions remind me of Bush, but not quite as bad. He seems to want to continue waging war (and more of them), favoring the rich, and generally carrying on the Bush legacy. I kinda feel bad saying that, because he seems like a nice guy, but then again, so did Bush.

At the moment, I'd say there's about a 75% chance that I'll be voting for Obama. Generally, he seems like a good choice. Not GREAT necessarily, but he has potential. I'm still keeping my eyes open though. I would vote for a third-party candidate if, by some miraculous turn of events, one actually had a chance to win.

I've tried voting for the person I thought would make the best president (Nader in `00), and I've voted for the lesser of two evils (Kerry in `04). These days, I'm basically going by this strategy: Vote out the Republicans, and then vote out the Democrats. In that order. I don't care for the Democrats, but I REALLY don't like the Republicans. And of course, I'm only talking about the most prominent of them all. There are some great leaders in both parties, who aren't afraid to step out from under their party's shadow. Good luck to them in the future.

Angry Cactus, v2

From: , , , By Bevans on Sunday, May 11, 2008

For a while now, I've been trying to think of a way to update one of my favorite designs, the Angry Cactus logo. Since I lost the original file, I decided to remake it and see what I came up with.

In the end, almost nothing changed. I made the "aggravation lines" a little more interesting, and I gave it a much better color scheme. I've learned a lot more about color in the years since I first designed the logo. Originally, it had a gradient of bright yellow in the background, and a very bright green coloring the cactus and words. Ick. This time, I stuck with a complementary color scheme. I actually went through dozens of color variations before deciding that I liked the compelementary ones best. In fact, I'm even thinking of making it available in red, orange, and blue.

So, I've updated the Angry Cactus Shop on CafePress with the new design, so hopefully I'll be able to sell a few more shirts and buttons and stuff. So far, I've sold 8 Angry Cactus items, which is a record for me.