I finally got around to installing this piece. I think I ordered this in late 2004… and it has been by the wayside on my install list ever since. Truth be told, it would up in a toolbox, and I forgot about it. Matt had to drill out the existing hole and re-tap it for the VDO temp sender, because for some reason it didn’t fit right out of the box.Install was SUPER easy, and now my oil-temp gauge works!
Matt Foerst stopped by and helped me fix my stripped oil pan. He came armed with a HeliCoil set and had it knocked out in no time. Have I ever mentioned how much of a badass this dude is? Well… HE IS. I watched him change a clutch in my car in 45 minutes once… and he wasn’t even rushing. That same task took me and a friend 6 hours to do. Matt did it in 1/8th the time. BAD. ASS.On a totally unrelated note… I love the HeliCoil logo. It is so stylized in it’s simplicity. The intersecting elements representative of the thread coils are a great element that really makes it what it is.
rnI just finished up a four-page piece for S3 Magazine. This gully SC400 just screamed heavy metal to me, so I went for a darker approach. Within the article, Wooley mentions how people are afraid of it, and seeing it drive down the street is like seeing the shadows of death… so “Creeping Death” seemed all-too-fitting for the title. The second two pages are not actually a double-truck, they are separated by full-page ads. I’m still on the fence about the overall layout. I like it, but I don’t love it. I guess time-crunches can do that sometimes. rnRegardless, it was definitely a fun bit to put together!
I lended a creative helping-hand to Lieze, and did up a poster design for her art show next week. She and I have both been up to our necks in this project. It’s scale is huge, and she still has a million things to complete before the show… but I figured I could take care of the poster, and leave her with one less thing on her plate.The premise of the show is how advertising uses imagery and photographs that relate to our personal lives to appeal to us on a subconscious level. It will be using an array of 35mm slides projected using vintage slide projectors, with a motion graphic advertisements projected on top of the slide projections, using digital projectors. The projections are to be cast on a giant box constructed of plywood, shipping palettes, and analog VHS cassette tapes. She has sourced an insane amount of vintage technology to make all of this work.If you’re in or around Atlanta on March 10th… come on out!