Tim and Jeremy are both waiters at a restaurant in downtown New York City. During slow times at work, to stave off boredom when it is slow, the two young men draw pictures. These pictures are made using ink and what is called the "Triple Dupe Pad," a book of paper used to place orders in the kitchen. The drawings usually take about a week to make, all the while also being used by fellow employees to take orders; this sometimes leads to other collaborators or in a couple cases, to the loss of the work. The drawings are then scanned and colored in Photoshop where they come to life in stunning technicolor! The subject matter varies from piece to piece, as they are made over a long course of time and under various moods and states of mind. They all retain a playfulness that serves as a coping mechanism after spending a night catering to the endless needs of hungry patrons.

Monday, January 16, 2012

#33 "Post Game Urinalysis" April 12, 2011 Colorized!

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This one just needed rainbows. In the last post I didn't talk about Tims Post Game Urinalysis staff at all. There is the technician with the painting, the guy with the beer, and finally the punk who could give a crap about football and is peeing psychedelic urine all over the dance floor. These guys give JB, Howie, and Terry a run for their money as far as the post game shows are concerned. Imagine that? The one guy is wasted, the one guy is so caught up in the technicalities of the game that he can't be understood by the laymen, and the punk just pees everywhere. Thats entertaining television! I made the painting the technician is holding T&J #26 because I think at the time that was Tim and I's favorite one so far. Other than that, it doesn't add so much to the theme. But maybe it does. If you have read this blog at all, you know that I have no idea what these things are about. You could ask your Art History professor about them if you want some actual knowledge into what these mean. They would probably just say that we are lazy waiters and probably give bad service because we are too invested in making these drawings at work instead of actually doing the job that we are getting paid to do. Haha. I did have a great time coloring in the urine. It was the first time that I ever felt comfortable using the rainbow gradient tool in Photoshop. You know? Its a pretty cheesy effect, but for a urine spray? Perfect! That reminds me of the Cafe Loup mens room. Anyone who has ever used it knows that it is the hottest place in New York City. And by hot, I mean warm. For some reason it is way warmer in there than any other spot in the whole place (besides the ovens). However, like a lot of other bathrooms around the world, there is a good deal of graffiti on the walls in the stall. I'm not going to name any names about who put it there, but it's pretty silly. It is mostly political in nature, or deals with poetry and jazz. How lame is that? It all tries to be witty, like "Jazz isn't dead, it just smells funny." Or, "Apathy is a disease... I don't care." It all started years ago with "Jail for War Criminals: Bush, Cheney" and just went crazy from there. Every time I go in there, I roll my eyes and look for the new witticisms. Lloyd felt the same way, and he ended up tagging his own bathroom in response (He owns the place, so I mean the Loup mens room, not his bathroom at home, dig?). He wrote, "I can't believe you people matriculated! -Chef." He wrote that because he believes that the vast number of New School students who come in on Tuesday and Wednesday nights were the culprits. So instead of simply painting over the graffiti and starting over, he decided to flame the fire. In fact, someone did change his graffiti to make it funnier? They changed his name from "Chef" to "Cheech." So now, it's a quotation of Cheech Marin, possibly taken from "Up in Smoke" or one of his other quality films. No one knows. All I know is that the punk who is urinating rainbows is also wearing a Project Jenny, Project Jan shirt that I designed! You can buy it at: 


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