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Category Archives: Totally Awesome

Unhealthy Habits and Totally Starstruck

Indianapolis Monthly recently commissioned this illustration on unhealthy habits (Thanks Hector!). Here’s a close-up of two of my favorites…habits, that is    Actually, If TV static looked all cute and zig-zaggy like this, I would probably sit and watch it. Speaking of television, LOST is coming back soon – rock on, ya’ll!! In addition to [...]

Makeover!

No, I did not get my hair permed. It is my portfolio website, shaneharrison.com, that just received a dazzling makeover. I order you to click the link above and marvel at it’s loveliness! • A dozen illustrations were added to amaze you • Images are now supersized to delight your eyes • A print-quality sample [...]

My New Blue Shoes

My new blue shoes are rocking my little world. When I wear them, this is how I feel: However, I prefer my Olivia Newton John with ribbon-barrettes. I never thought I’d see the ribbon-barrette back on the scene, but thanks to the Broadway version of Xanadu, they are back on the market. You can buy [...]

Things I Like: Pepsi Throwback Commercial

Last night on the boob-tube I caught this fantastic commercial for “Pepsi Throwback”. The ad is clearly an homage to the iconic 1970′s commercials of legendary director Robert Abel, who coincidentally I blogged about last August. Pepsi’s creative team definitely did their homework. For reference, here is the classic 7up commercial from 1974 called “Bubbles” [...]

Twiggy & The Boy Friend

I was going to do a blogpost about the film “The Boy Friend“, but this book cover appears to list all the relevant facts I LOVE this book cover. Twiggy is dead serious, toasting champagne in her silver aviator getup, looking cool as hell. I think the Marlena Dietrich eyebrows are an important part of [...]

Absinthe Cocktails, Toronto Life Magazine

This is a recent illustration I did for Toronto Life about cocktail recipies that use absinthe. “The Green Fairy”, as absinthe is commonly called, is legendary for it’s hallucinogenic properties, which have sadly proven to be untrue. Thankfully, the myth persists, allowing illustrators like myself to get a little groovy and bust out some trippy [...]

Harlin Quist and Mod Crash Pads

While writing an earlier blogpost, about my obsession with Fiorucci, I learned that the publisher of The Fiorucci Book was none other than the legendary Harlin Quist! It seems a perfect coincidence, since Mr. Quist was also the publisher responsible for my favorite books from childhood. In the 1960′s and 1970′s Quist produced over sixty [...]

Fiorucci

Lately I’ve been thinking about Fiorucci. For those of you who have been deprived of fabulousness, Fiorucci was a mind-blowing New-Wave boutique on 59th Street in Manhattan from 1976-1984. It basically looked like Debbie Harry’s dream closet: fluorescent jumpsuits, parachute pants, high-heeled sneakers and kooky disco clothes from Italy. It was the go-to place for [...]

Love is in the Air(waves)

This is a recent piece I did for the Wall Street Journal (Thanks to Orlie!), about the varying ways couples have used technology to stay connected and keep romance alive. One example was the use of pay phones before cellphones became common. I gotta say, Although I have nostalgia for many, many things. I actually [...]

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Here’s wishing everyone a warm & cozy, safe & sound yet totally exciting and adventure-filled 2009! (Hey, thanks for the above assignment, S!)